Light Up for Learning

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

What is Light Up for Learning, and why are we doing it?

  1. Starting on November 20, National Child Day, and going through November 28, Giving Tuesday, LDS will be travelling around the Lower Mainland in our one-of-a-kind LDS Access mobile classroom to give back to communities!
  2. Our mission at LDS is to ensure all children, youth and adults with learning differences have access to the learning support they need to thrive. We do this every day. For our Light Up for Learning week, we are taking it up a level and offering free consultations, family coaching, intakes and educational assessments. Come and meet us on-site and take the first steps to get the learning support you or your child need!
  3. Check here for updated locations (schedule subject to change):
    • Monday, November 20: North Burnaby, Brentwood and Costco
    • Monday, November 20 pm: Jewish Community Centre & at Canada Place Sails
    • Tuesday, November 21: Hastings-Sunrise
    • Wednesday, November 22: Hillcrest Community Centre, South Vancouver
    • Thursday, November 23: North Vancouver – Lonsdale Avenue (between 13th & 14th) and 230 W. Keith Rd (outside Queen Mary Community School)
    • Saturday, November 25: East Vancouver, location TBD
    • Monday, November 27: Burnaby – SFU, Burquitlam area
    • Tuesday, November 28: Lansdowne Skytrain Station (Richmond) and Surrey – to be announced soon

Would you like to get in touch with us or request us at your location or request support? Contact Rachel at 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.

What is National Child Day?

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. 

What is Giving Tuesday?

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

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