The Learning Disabilities Association of Ontario (LDAO) does not endorse any particular program, method, or facility for treating learning disabilities and/or ADHD. It is our mandate to provide information on the range of options available, but LDAO does not evaluate the quality of any services or events that may be listed on the website. The inclusion of any specific material on this website should not be interpreted as endorsement or approval of such material.

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As you can see in the lists below, there are many organizations you can look to for assistance of all kinds – and we keep adding more as we learn about them. If you know of exceptional organizations and would like to recommend them for inclusion on this list, please let us know at For information about the services offered by LDAO and our local chapters please see the relevant sections in the left hand menu bar.


College Disability Services

Algonquin College

Centre for Students with Disabilities

Cambrian College

The Glenn Crombie Centre Disability Services

Canadore College

Student Success Services

Centennial College

Centre fro Students with Disabilities

Collège Boréal

Bureau des besoins particuliers

Conestoga College

Accessibility Services for Students with Disabilities

Confederation College

Disability Services

Durham College

Access and Support Centre

Fanshawe College

Accessibility Services

George Brown College

Disability Services

Georgian College

Accessibility Services

Humber College

Accessible Learning Services

La Cité Collégiale

Le Service d’appui et adaptations

Lambton College

Accessibility Centre

Loyalist College

Student Office for Alternative Resources

Mohawk College

Accessible Learning Services

Niagara College

Centre for Students with Disabilities

Northern College

Accessibility Services

Sault College

Accessibility Services

Seneca College

Counselling and Accessibility Services

Sheridan College

Accessibility for Students

Sir Sandford Fleming College

Accessible Education Services

St. Clair College

Accessibility Services

St. Lawrence College

Accessibility Services

Ontario Provincial Demonstration Schools

Amethyst Demonstration School
Contact Phone: (519) 453-4400
Address: 1515 Cheapside St London, Ontario N5V 3N9

Centre Jules-Léger ÉA Difficulté
Contact Phone: (613) 761-9300
281 Lanark Ave Ottawa, Ontario K1Z6R8

Sagonaska Demonstration School
Contact Phone:
(613) 967-2830
350 Dundas St W Belleville, Ontario K8P1B2

Trillium Demonstration School
Contact Phone:
(905) 878-2851
347 Ontario St S Milton, Ontario L9T3X9

Organizations serving individuals with exceptionalities or disabilities

Association Francophone de Parents d’Enfants Dyslexiques ou ayant tout autre trouble d’apprentissage (AFPED)

Association for Bright Children (ABC)

Aspergers Society of Ontario

Autism Ontario

Canadian Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Resource Alliance

Canadian Hearing Society

Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB)

Community Living Ontario

Down Syndrome Association of Ontario

Easter Seals Ontario

Epilepsy Ontario

FASlink Fetal Alcohol Disorders Society

Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Disorder Ontario Network of Expertise (FASD ONE)

Integration Action for Inclusion in Education and Community

International Dyslexia Association Ontario Branch

Learning Disabilities Association of Ontario

Muscular Dystrophy Canada

NLD Networking Group of Ontario

Ontario Association for Families of Children with Communication Disorders (OAFCCD)

Ontario Brain Injury Association

Ontario Federation for Cerebral Palsy

Parents for Children’s Mental Health

Société franco ontarienne de l’autisme

Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus Association of Ontario

Tourette Syndrome Association of Ontario

Tourette Syndrome Foundation of Canada

VIEWS for Children who are Blind or have Low Vision

VOICE for Hearing Impaired Children


Postsecondary Summer Transition Programs 2015

Programs open to students from more than one college or university

Project ADVANCE at York University
Contact Name: Raymond Peart
Contact Email:
Contact Phone: 416-736-2100, x. 77195

Project ADVANCE is a FREE transition program offered through Disability Services at York University. You do not need to be attending York in the fall to attend the July session (the August session is open to York Bound students only) but any post-secondary institution (college or university) in order to participate.

During Project ADVANCE you will have the opportunity to learn about academic strategies, assistive technologies, and the availability of campus support both at York and your home campus.

In addition, you will have the opportunity to examine your individual areas of academic strength and weakness as they relate to the challenges of university studies, and develop your self-advocacy skills. Project ADVANCE is offered twice over the summer. The dates for 2015 are:

July 6th – July 17th

August 17th – 28th – YORK BOUND STUDENTS ONLY


SHIFT and Portage –Ryerson University

Contact Email:

SHIFT (Students Heading Into Full Time) and Portage are free holistic transition programs for students with learning disabilities, ADHD, ASD*, and/or mental health issues who are heading into any post-secondary institution in Ontario. Make friends and build your network while learning about Ryerson’s accommodation supports!

SHIFT 2015: Monday, July 13th through Friday, July 17th
Connect to our Academic Accommodation Support unit, connect to the latest in assistive technologies and funding options, connect to learning strategies, and connect to the campus community.

Portage 2015: Three days during the week of Monday, July 27th to Friday, July 31st
Enjoy a three day adventure in Algonquin Park and deepen your readiness for post-secondary, your confidence, and your friendships.

Private Schools

Private schools which have programs for students with LDs and/or ADHD

LDAO does not endorse or recommend any of the facilities listed or any of the methods, programs, products or treatments offered by such facilities. Our aim is to keep the community informed about services and facilities that are available to people with learning disabilities.


Contact Phone:
(416) 963-4962
Address: 245 St. Clair Ave. W. , Toronto , M4V 1R3
Ages 5-adult

Contact Phone:
(416) 932-8273
Address: 240 The Donway West., Toronto, M3B 2V8
Grades K -12


Contact Phone:
(905) 844-3240
Address: 1484 Cornwall Rd., Oakville, L6J 7W5
Grades 9-12


Contact Phone: (416) 778-6336
310 Danforth Avenue, C-1 Toronto, M4K 1N6
Grades 1 – 9


Contact Phone:
(416) 483 9215
21 Deloraine Ave., Toronto, M5M 2A8
Grades 1-8

Contact Phone: (905) 686-4800
Address: 520 Westney Rd. S., Ajax, L1S 6W4 Grades 1-8

Contact Phone: (416) 249-1500
4 John Street, Ste. 2, Weston, M9N 1J9
Ages 10-18


Contact Phone: (519)449-2983
Address: 1249 Colborne St. W., Brantford, N3T 5L7
Grades K – 6

Contact Phone:
(416) 489 3636
Address: 41 Roehampton Ave., Toronto, M4P 1P9
Ages 6 – 14


Contact Phone:
: (613) 829-2694
Address: 985 Pinecrest Ave., Ottawa. K2B 6B4
Grades 1-8

Contact Phone: (416) 469 2008
4 Montcrest Blvd., Toronto, M4K 1J7
Grades JK-8

Contact Phone: (705) 734-8648
Simcoe County
Grades K – 12 in a one-room schoolhouse set-up.

Contact Phone: (519) 888-0807
888 Trillium Dr., Kitchener, N2R 1K4
Grades 1 – 10

Contact Phone: (416) 781 4754
801 Eglinton Ave.W., Ste. 201, Toronto, M5N 1E3
Grades 7 – 12

SPHERE COLLEGE (bilingual)
Contact Phone:
(613) 842-9111
1095 Quigley Hill Rd., Ottawa, K4C 1H2
Grades 7-12

Contact Phone:
(905) 891-1555
Address: 1587 Cormack Cres., Mississauga, L5E 2P8
Grades JK- 8

The STUDY Academy
Contact Phone:
(416) 929-1630
20 Glebe Rd. East, Toronto, M4S 1N6
Grades 5 – 12

Contact Phone:
(905) 279 7200
275 Rudar Rd., Mississauga, L5A 1S2
Grades 1-12

VENTA PREPARATORY SCHOOL INC. *(Residential & Day School)
Contact Phone:
(613) 839 2175
2013 Old Carp Road, Carp, K0A 1L0
Grades JK – 10


Contact Phone:
(416) 444-7644
55 Scarsdale Rd., North York, M3B 2R3
Grades 1-12


Contact Phone:
(416) 928-0124 Ex. 31400
Address: 15 Breadalbane St., 3rd Flr.
Grades 9 – 12

Scholarships and Bursaries

Scholarship and Bursary list

Student Awards

LDAO Scholarships & Bursaries

Roy Cooper Memorial Scholarship

Summer Camps

Camp Kennebec

Camp Kennebec welcomes campers with a range of exceptionalities, including ADHD and learning difficulties. Optional 1:1 academic tutoring with onsite teachers and educators

Camp Kirk

Established in 1993, Camp Kirk is a residential (overnight) camp for boys and girls 6 to 13 years of age who have Learning Disabilities and/or ADHD Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder), including those with incontinence or enuresis (bedwetting) difficulties. Camp Kirk’s mission is to provide a nurturing, non-competitive and structured environment that allows these children the opportunity to enjoy a residential camping experience and to develop social, emotional and physical skills, thereby raising their self esteem.

Camp Kodiak

Kodiak campers range in age from 6-18 and include children & teens with and without learning disabilities and attention deficit disorder. They come from Canada, the U.S.A. and around the world. An academic program is available.

Camp Towhee

Camp Towhee is a residential therapeutic program for children and adolescents with learning disabilities and related psychosocial difficulties. Located on a beautiful lakefront property in Haliburton, Ontario, Camp Towhee provides the perfect environment for making new friends and experiencing success.

Camp Winston

Camp Winston operates a residential recreational summer programme for campers with complex neurological disorders such as Tourette Syndrome, and Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder. In August, we serve children and teenagers with Autism. Camp Winston also provides Behaviour Management and Skills Workshops and various weekend retreats.

Summer Camp at The Kinark Outdoor Centre

Providing Outdoor Education, Skill Development and Adventure-Based Programming for schools, agencies and faith communities since 1985.


University Disability Services

Algoma University

Learning Centre/Disability Services

Brock University

Services for Students with Disabilities

Carleton University

Paul Menton Centre for Students with Disabilities

Lakehead University

Support for Students with Disabilities

Laurentian University

Accessibility Services

McMaster University

Student Accessibility Services

Nipissing University

Student Accessibility Services

Ontario College of Art & Design

Centre for Students with Disabilities

Queen’s University

Health, Counselling, and Disability Services

Redeemer University

Disability Services

Ryerson University

Student Learning Support

Trent University

Student Accessibility Services

Oshawa campus

Trent University Accessibility Services Office – Durham

University of Guelph

Student Accessibility Services

University of Ontario Institute of Technology

Student Accessibility Services

University of Ottawa

Access Service

University of Toronto

Accessibility Services

University of Toronto at Mississauga

AccessAbility Resource Centre

University of Toronto at Scarborough

AccessAbility Services

University of Waterloo

AccessAbility Services

University of Western Ontario

Services for Students with Disabilities

University of Windsor

Student Disability Services

Wilfrid Laurier University

Accessible Learning

York University

Counselling & Disability Services

Learning Disability Services: