One in 10 Canadian children has a learning difference (LD).

Consistent learning support is especially critical for students with LDs. Even during the best of times, students with LDs struggle to keep up with their peers academically. Within the public education system, we see a mindset that each school can and does support every student’s learning needs. While this is a laudable aspiration, the reality is that few schools have the human resources, finances, or expertise to fully support students with learning disabilities to the extent required for these students to succeed.

Your support and giving allow children with LDs to build confidence, learn how to learn with their disability, and increase their chances of succeeding in school and life.

LDS Access

We are bringing accessible learning support to children with learning differences across the lower mainland through our new mobile classroom, LDS Access. 

Learn more about this innovative solution here or view our press coverage here

Will YOU help make a difference?

Our current sponsors

LDS technology sponsors

LDS would like to thank the following companies for supporting our commitment to technological innovation adoption to enable accessibility for all vulnerable learners. Please see more about our AT Studio here.

Our Donors

Thank you for supporting children and youth in our community with learning differences

Alice Santilli

Almunir Kamdar

Alysia Baldwin

Amy Chessell

Andrea Davidson

Andrea Prout-Bernett

Angus Reid

Anna Wex

Anonymous Donors

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