RISE Now tailors our Research-informed Individualized Student Education (RISE) to the needs of adults with suspected or diagnosed learning differences. The program supports adults in achieving their specific learning, education, or employment goals through targeted support and intervention.


Adults (aged 18+) with suspected or diagnosed learning differences who are looking for individualized support in the area of literacy, numeracy, or executive functioning skills.


RISE Now sessions are offered in person or online via our interactive online platform. In person sessions are available at our  East Vancouver Learning Centre or North Vancouver Learning Center.


Sessions are scheduled on a weekly basis based on student and instructor availability. The length of the program is dependent on the needs of the individual student and is identified during the intake process. 

Our typical hours of services are Monday through Friday 9 am to 7 pm and Saturday 9 am to 5 pm.

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Program Description

RISE Now supports adults with learning differences. If you are an adult with literacy or math challenges and need learning support to meet your goals, RISE Now is for you. Whether you have a suspected or diagnosed learning disability like ADHD or dyslexia, our Research-informed Individualized Student Education (RISE) can meet you where you are in your learning journey. RISE Now gives you support to help you succeed in post-secondary education, a training program or return to the workforce with our targeted support and intervention.

RISE Now is designed for adult learning and meets each individual’s needs, skills, and goals. Each student is paired with a specialized, compassionate instructor to work towards their education or career goals. This program can provide the following:

  • Support for adults undertaking courses or training, including adult education, university courses, or pre-employment programs.
  • Explicit instruction to support literacy (reading/writing) or math skills.
  • Employment basics (resume and cover letter development, interviewing, applications) for entry or return to the workforce.

Next Steps

  • If you are interested in applying for RISE Now, click on the Apply Now button below.
  • Once you’ve completed your application, a member of our team will contact you to schedule an intake.
  • Contact us with any questions you have about the program.
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Program Pricing

Program fees are offered on a sliding scale based on individual/household income to ensure our services are accessible to all. Internal bursaries will be made available for individuals/families who qualify.

Please contact us for more information.

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Preparing for Post-Secondary with a Learning Difference

Have you been accepted to a post-secondary educational institution? Congratulations! Now what?

Read this five-part series on preparing for post-secondary education. Once you have been accepted, it is time to start getting ready!

  1. Accessibility Services
  2. Registering for Courses
  3. Transitioning to a New Schedule
  4. Reading your Program Calendar and Finding Resources
  5. Reading your Syllabus and Talking to your Instructors
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Become a Donor

Thank you to our generous donors, sponsors and funders who make it possible for us to provide bursaries and affordable programs.

If you would like to contribute to our bursary fund, please consider making a monthly or one time donation.

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Thank you to our donors

Our donors play a vital role in sustaining our programming. We are so grateful for their continued support of children and youth in our community with learning differences.