Assistive Technology: Harkla
Learn more about Harkla, a calming weighted blanket, and how LDS families can access this assistive technology for free!Learn More
Please join the LDS team as we light up for learning at Canada Place on Monday, November 20. From 5-6pm, we will meet at Canada Place, where the sails will be lit in LDS colours to celebrate the kick-off to our week to Light up for Learning.
Would you like to get in touch with us or request us at your location or request support? Contact Rachel at ED@ldsociety.ca or 604.345.9129
Note: all services obtained or booked during this week will be free of any fees for any household that falls anywhere on our sliding scale or faces other substantial barriers to accessing specialized education support.
National Child Day is celebrated in Canada on November 20 in recognition of our country’s commitment to upholding the rights of children and two historical events: the 1959 signing of the UN Declaration of the Rights of the Child and the adoption of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child in 1989.
The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child sets out children’s rights, with 54 articles providing a solid road map of what is needed to raise healthy and happy children and youth.
This year’s theme is the right to participate. A child’s right to participate is a main pillar of achieving self-actualization. Children have the right to participate in activities such as play, family, culture, and, very importantly, learning. They also have the right to participate when decisions are made about them. Empowering young people from all backgrounds to participate in decision-making and activities helps grow their voice and confidence.
GivingTuesday was built by various partners, including charities, schools, community groups, small businesses and corporations. These partners have one important thing in common – they are committed to generosity and creating positive change. Typically, charities are asking for donations on this day. This year, LDS is flipping it to Giving Back Tuesday, where we bring even more programs, services, assessments and support to those families and learners most in need!
– Rachel S. Forbes, Executive Director
LDS is a community of dedicated professionals who write collaboratively. We recognize the contribution of unnamed team members for their wisdom and input.