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Welcome to ONBIDA!

The Ontario Branch of the International Dyslexia Association is committed to providing information, support and advocacy for individuals with dyslexia, their families and educators  in Ontario.   We hope the many resources on this website are helpful in giving you a better understanding of dyslexia, the importance of early identification and effective intervention and other ways to support a child or adult with dyslexia.

Liisa Freure, President, ONBIDA

Latest News

Free Webinar – Helping Your Struggling Reader PART 2

06 February 2019

Helping Your Struggling Reader PART 2by Jan MacLeanWednesday, February 27, 2019 @ 7:30-8:30 p.m. EST ONBIDA is hosting a follow-up to the Helping Your […]

Free Webinar – The Science of Reading Tues Jan 15

11 January 2019

The Science of Reading – Free Webinar Tuesday Jan 15, 2019 9PM-10:30PM EST Cathy Johnson is presenting this free webinar. […]

Nancy’s Ladder of Reading

09 January 2019

Check out Nancy Young’s Ladder of Reading that emphasizes how structured literacy instruction is beneficial for all children but essential […]

Top 18 in 2018: The year dyslexia pride was born

09 January 2019

ONBIDA has been recognized in this recent blog post (check out #8). Lots of other great work recognized as well! […]

Free All Day Online Symposium – Reading, Math & the Brain. Mon March 11, 2019 @ 8:30am – 3:30pm EST.

20 December 2018

AIM Academy near Philadelphia is offering a free in person and on-line symposium about Reading, Math & the Brain, Connecting […]

Free Webinar – Why is Writing so Darn Hard, Jan 9, 2019 @ 8-9pm EST

20 December 2018

Free Webinar: Why is Writing So Darn Hard Wednesday, January 9, 2019 8-9pm EST (Hosted by the Upper Midwest Branch […]

Henry Winkler & dyslexia

23 November 2018

Thank you Adath Israel Congregation for inviting ONBIDA (Tracy Shepard) to meet with Henry Winkler  (The Fonz-Happy Days ) who […]

An Evening with Henry Winkler in Toronto

13 November 2018

An Evening with Henry Winkler Henry Winkler, award-winning actor, shares stories from his career, the Holocaust and overcoming dyslexia. November […]

In Conversation with Maryanne Wolf – Toronto, Thurs Nov 8 7pm

05 November 2018

In Conversation with Maryanne Wolf  Join Indigo’s CEO and Chief Booklover, Heather Reisman, as she welcomes author Maryanne Wolf to discuss her […]