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 Accessible Learning

Cambrian College

The Glenn Crombie Centre Disability Services

Canadore College

Student Success Services

Centennial College

Centre for Students with Disabilities

Collège Boréal

Bureau des besoins particuliers

Conestoga College

Accessibility Services for Students with Disabilities

Confederation College

Student Accessibility Services

Durham College

Access and Support Centre

Fanshawe College

Accessibility Services

George Brown College

Accessible Learning 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 2016

Pre-Flight Summer Transition Program at University of Guelph
Contact Name: Tania Green
Contact Email:

Pre-Flight is a week-long, jam-packed summer preparation program geared to give students the skills and information they need to be successful at university. Students with Learning Disabilities can face many unique challenges in the university setting and Pre-Flight attempts to help ease this transition.

Pre-Flight is held on-site at the University of Guelph July 3 – July 9, 2016 and is open to all current high school students who plan to attend any Ontario University in the Fall. The program provides students with the opportunity to:
Live in residence; Find out about campus resources; Learn to use adaptive technology; Find out what to expect at university; Experience life on campus; Learn effective academic strategies; Learn about themselves; Meet other new students; and Get prepared.

Students are required to complete an application for the Pre-Flight program. To request an application please e-mail the Pre-Flight Coordinator: Tania Green

SHIFT and Portage at Ryerson University
Contact Email:
Contact Phone: 416-979-5290

SHIFT (Students Heading Into Full Time) and Portage are our free holistic transition programs for students with disabilities who are heading into any post-secondary institution in Ontario. These programs offer participants a space to explore possibilities for personal empowerment, and a positive start to their academic studies.

Pre-SHIFT 2016: August 12
The pre-SHIFT orientation day is offered to any student who may benefit from the additional support of an early introduction to the post-secondary environment. A morning and afternoon session will be offered (students only have to attend one of these sessions) in which staff from Academic Accommodation Support will review the schedule for SHIFT, prepare students for SHIFT week, and offer both campus and Student Learning Centre tours. Student Accommodation Facilitators will be available to answer questions about Academic Accommodation Support and transitioning to university. Both parents and students are welcome to attend. Lunch will be provided at noon for both groups.

SHIFT 2016: August 15 to August 17
This dynamic program of on-campus orientation activities and workshops is all about connection. 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! Want to know more? View the 2015 SHIFT Draft Schedule.

Portage 2016: August 18 to August 19
Enjoy a two-day, urban/outdoor adventure to the Toronto Islands and deepen your readiness for post-secondary, your confidence, and your friendships!

Registration Register for Pre-SHIFT, SHIFT or Portage.
For further inquiries about registration and future opportunities with SHIFT, please contact or 416-979-5290.

Project ADVANCE at York University

Project ADVANCE is a FREE transition program offered through Disability Services at York University. It is designed to prepare students with documented disabilities (e.g., learning disabilities, mental health disabilities, physical, sensory and medical disabilities) for success in their post-secondary studies.  During Project ADVANCE, students will have the opportunity to learn about academic strategies, assistive technologies, and the availability of campus support at York.  In addition, there will be an opportunity to examine individual areas of academic strength and weakness as they relate to the challenges of university studies.

Project ADVANCE is offered as a two-week intensive program each summer.  In August 2016, Project ADVANCE will run from Monday, August 15th to Friday, August 26th.   Students interested in taking part must be accepted into York University for the upcoming year (summer 2016, fall/winter 2016-2017) and they must complete our online Project ADVANCE Application Form.

Parents or other support persons who have a child taking part in Project ADVANCE can attend our one-day parent orientation.  This orientation was designed to address parental concerns regarding the transition to post-secondary studies for students with disabilities.  “Parent Orientation” takes place on the first day of Project ADVANCE, Monday, August 15th.  To take part, parents must have a child attending Project ADVANCE in summer 2016.

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 6 – 17

Contact Phone: 705 741 -4800
Address: 366 Parkhill Road E. Peterborough, K9L 1C3
Ages 6 – 17

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 K-8

Contact Phone: (416) 249-1500
4 John Street, Ste. 2, Toronto, M9N 1J9
Pre-teens & Adolescents


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

Contact Phone: (613) 592-3398
Address:  325 Sandhill Road, Kanata, K2K 1X7
Grades 1 to 6


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: 905-427-3120
Address: 162 Rossland Road E., Ajax, L1T 4V2
Grades JK -8
Arrowsmith Program Gd. 1-8

Contact Phone: (705) 734-8648
Mailing Address: 86 Idlewood Dr.,
Midhurst, ON, L0L 1X1
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 9 -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., Toronto, M3B 2R3
Grades 1-12


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

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: