IDA Ontario Blog


Free workshop Understanding and supporting your child’s literacy

September 30, 2019

When: Sat Oct 26, 2019 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Where: Beaches Branch, Toronto Library Program Room 2161 Queen Street East Toronto, ON  M4L 1J1 Is your child is struggling […]

New documentary about reading by Emily Hanford!

September 14, 2019

Emily Hanford’s new documentary, At a Loss for Words, explores the disconnect between the science of reading and the current approach to literacy instruction used widely across North America. In […]

Free webinar – Teaching students with dyslexia with Dr. Suzanne Carreker, Sep 10 @ 4pm

September 3, 2019

Hosted by EdWeb.net Teaching Students with Dyslexia: Early Warning Signs and Effective Intervention with Structured Literacy Presented by Dr. Suzanne Carreker, CALT-QI, Principal Educational Content Lead, Lexia Learning Tuesday, Sept. […]

New Volunteer Opportunities at ONBIDA

June 28, 2019

There are lots of exciting things going on at ONBIDA these days.  We are organizing our next conference, planning for October Dyslexia Awareness Month, making changes to our website, developing […]

Interested in presenting at our conference?

June 26, 2019

Call for Proposals ONBIDA 2020 Literacy and Learning Conference Unlocking Potential Saturday, April 25th, 2020 Ontario Science Center, Toronto, Ontario Proposal Submission Deadline August 30th, 2019 We are now accepting […]

Louisa Moats Webinar Video Now Available

May 17, 2019

This week’s webinar with Louisa Moats, “Knowledge and Practice Standards for teaching Reading – Not Just for Dyslexia” was a huge success.  Over 1200 people registered for the event, and […]

Notes from our Annual Members Meeting

May 5, 2019

At yesterday’s AMM we said thank you to two out-going members and welcomed three new directors to the board. ONBIDA President Liisa Freure, presented out-going secretary Loretta Tang with a […]

What Parents of Dyslexic Children are Teaching Schools About Literacy

May 1, 2019

What Parents of Dyslexic Children are Teaching Schools About Literacy This feature story that aired on April 30th, 2019 on the PBS Evening News sums up exactly what we are […]

ONBIDA’S Submission on Accessibility to Queen’s Park

April 10, 2019

ONBIDA has submitted a written statement to the April 10, 2019 Accessibility Town Hall at the Ontario Legislature. The focus of the Town Hall is “Meeting the goals of Accessibility […]

Free Event in Toronto for Kids – Saturday April 6th

April 4, 2019

Bring your kids to the Lillian H. Smith Branch of the Toronto Public Library, Saturday, April 6th at 2 pm, for a reading and Q&A with the author of Dr. […]