Welcome to LDAO

The Learning Disabilities Association of Ontario is a registered charity dedicated to improving the lives of children, youth and adults with learning disabilities. Our mission is to provide leadership in learning disabilities advocacy, research, education and services and to advance the full participation of children, youth and adults with learning disabilities in today’s society.

Our 8th annual Learning and Leadership Corporate Breakfast

LDAO's 2015 Corporate Breakfast

Date: Thursday, March 12, 2015

Time: 7:30am – 9:30am

Address: The Fairmont Royal York, 100 Front St. W, Toronto, ON

Message from the Co-Chairs

It is our pleasure to return as Co-Chairs of this primary fundraiser for LDAO, which has just passed its 50th year as a charitable organization. We are pleased to welcome our underwriting sponsors, notably Scotiabank, EY, Heathbridge Capital Management, C.J. Graphics and The Co-operators, to date. We can’t thank them enough for their help and as a result of their continued support we have now raised almost $700,000 from this annual event. We hope that you also will support the 8th Annual LDAO Learning and Leadership Corporate Breakfast by joining these sponsors or purchasing a table. The cause is worthy indeed.

This year’s event will feature an entirely new format where we will be hearing from three senior executives about their parental journey, as well as a renowned Canadian expert who will give his views of current thinking on getting the best from a child’s strengths. As part of LDAO’s awareness campaign of Don’t Dis My Ability, hear about the difference it can make if you focus on the strengths of an individual with LDs rather than their weaknesses. Help be part of raising a record $200,000 to support LDAO and continue their important work.

Regardless of if you’re a parent, uncle, grandparent, niece or employer you will never look at those around you with a learning disability in the same way!

We look forward to seeing you there!

Jay Mandarino
CEO and President,
C.J. Graphics Inc.
Rob Richards
President,
Heathbridge Capital Management
Co-Chair Co-Chair

The Parent Panel: A Candid Conversation

This year, LDAO is proud to introduce a panel of senior executives who will offer a candid insight into their personal journeys as parents of children with LDs. This panel will highlight the impact of LDs on the family unit, the success and failures experienced as a parent, the impact on the work-life balance and more.

Join LDAO’s President & CEO Lawrence Barns, also a parent of two sons with LDs, who will be moderating the panel.

Panel Members:

Kevin McKenzie, Global Client Service Partner & Business Development Leader Canada – EY, and Chair of LDAO

Carol Poulsen, Executive Vice President and CIO – The Co-operators

Arlene Russell, Senior Vice-President of Shared Services Group – Scotiabank

Joining them will be Dr. Todd Cunningham whose innovative research investigates the integration of assistive technology and learning strategies for children with learning disabilities. Todd teaches a variety of courses at the University of Toronto. He is a psychologist who obtained his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at the University of Toronto, and completed his Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Hospital for Sick Children.

Available Sponsorship Categories

Platinum Sponsors – $20,000 :: BUY ONLINE

Scotiabank

  • Opportunity to speak
  • Company logo on the podium
  • A representative invited to sit at the head table
  • Name and logo will appear prominently on promotional material associated with the event
  • Recognition of support on the large-screen video
  • Two designated tables of ten each in a prominent location
  • A prominent full-page ad in event program
  • Recognition in 2014-2015 annual report, Communiqué newsletter and LDAO website with company link for one-year

Gold Sponsors – $15,000 :: BUY ONLINE
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  • A representative invited to sit at the head table
  • Recognition of support on the large-screen video
  • Two designated tables of ten in a prominent location
  • A prominent full-page ad in event program
  • Recognition in 2014-2015 annual report, Communiqué newsletter and LDAO website with company link for one-year

Silver Sponsors – $10,000 :: BUY ONLINE

  • Company listing on the acknowledgement board
  • Recognition of support on the large-screen video
  • One designated table of ten in a prominent location
  • A half-page ad in the event program
  • Recognition in 2014-2015 annual report, Communiqué newsletter and LDAO website
    OR
  • Sponsor two tables of ten students and educators from the school of your choice
  • Company logo on the student tables you are sponsoring
  • Recognition of support on the large-screen video
  • A half-page ad in the event program
  • A thank you and acknowledgement from the sponsored schools
  • Recognition in 2014-2015 annual report, Communiqué newsletter and LDAO website

Bronze Sponsors – $5,000 :: BUY ONLINE
The Cooperators

  • Company listing on the acknowledgement board
  • Recognition of support on the large-screen video
  • One designated table of ten in a prominent location
  • 1/4 page ad in the event program
  • Recognition in 2014-2015 annual report, Communiqué newsletter and LDAO website

Corporate Table Sponsors- $2,500 :: BUY ONLINE

  • Company listing on the acknowledgement board
  • One designated table of ten for the breakfast
  • A listing in the event program
  • Recognition in 2014-2015 annual report, Communiqué newsletter and LDAO website

Sponsor a School – $1,500 :: BUY ONLINE

  • Sponsor a table of ten students and educators from the school of your choice
  • Company listing on the acknowledgement board
  • Acknowledgement from the local school and/or nonprofit organization
  • A listing in the event program
  • Recognition in 2014-2015 annual report, Communiqué newsletter and LDAO website

Individual Ticket – $250 :: BUY ONLINE

Non-Profit Organization Ticket – $100 :: BUY ONLINE

Select this link for the Invitation Brochure and the Registration form (PDF File)