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Important opportunity to give feedback on accessibility standards for Postsecondary Education

The Postsecondary Education (PSE) Standards Development Committee has made recommendations to the Minister for Seniors and Accessibility and their recommendations have been posted for feedback from the public. The PSE Committee was tasked with developing recommendations for proposed accessibility standards for publicly funded colleges and universities. The Committee is comprised of people with disabilities, representatives from disability organizations, and experts from the post-secondary education sector. Their initial recommendations report has now been posted on Ontario.ca for public review and feedback:

Important opportunity to give feedback on accessibility standards for Kindergarten-Grade-12 Education

The Kindergarten-Grade-12 Education (K-12) Standards Development Committee has made recommendations to the Minister for Seniors and Accessibility and their recommendations have been posted for feedback from the public. This is a very important opportunity to influence future education for students with disabilities.

Help Justice for Children & Youth create new resources on accessing special education

Justice for Children and Youth (JFCY) is excited to announce their newest initiative, Enhancing Access to Special Education (EASE). “We recognize that navigating different special education processes can be challenging, and it can often feel like you are alone on the journey. EASE is working to develop accessible resources to support students with special education needs and their families in navigating special education processes. We are asking students, their families, educators, and community supports/organizations to share their experience and expertise with

New website for substance abuse resources

On a new website, Ontario Substance Abuse Resources, you'll find a comprehensive listing of every addiction service available in Ontario including services in over 75 cities in the province.  People can have access to all the 70+ types of services covered in the database, such as treatment, prevention services, & age-specific services. The site's main goal is to help people who are affected by addiction and provide information to help with the prevention of substance abuse.

Opportunity for Teachers of Grades 1 to 12 – ASSIST is recruiting 300 Canadian Teachers

Dr. Penny Corkum, a Professor at Dalhousie University and Child Clinical and School Psychologist, along with a research team of health and education specialists, is inviting teachers to register for the "ASSIST Sustainability and Implementation Study" Canadian teachers in grades 1 to 12 can access this free online professional development. As part of the research study, access to the ASSIST program will be offered at no cost to teachers who register before March 31st, 2021. To Register: https://assistforteachers.ca/research-study What is the program? ASSIST is a self-paced, step-by-step,

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED for a Math Anxiety Study (Queen’s University)

Pamela McDonald and Dr. Derek Berg, of the Mathematical Cognition and Instruction Laboratory, Queen’s University, are looking for preservice and inservice elementary teachers from Canada to complete an anonymous survey exploring teachers’ experiences with and perceptions of mathematics, math anxiety, and learning disabilities. The study will take approximately 25-30 minutes for you to complete and can be completed online. In appreciation of your time, you will be entered into a draw to win one of four, $50 dollar amazon gift cards. Please Click: https://queensu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_9pe2qbXE9ndx8jj

Learning Disabilities Association of Canada Information Survey

Learning Disabilities Association of Canada : "We are studying how individuals find information on learning disabilities in Canada. Learning disabilities refer to a number of disorders which may affect the acquisition, organization, retention, understanding or use of verbal or nonverbal information. By participating in this survey, you will be helping to improve access to information for all Canadians impacted by learning disabilities. All responses are annonymous, and you will never be solicited. " The following short survey is studying how individuals find

Survey Opportunity for Postsecondary Students taking online or blended course(s)

"Hi everyone! Are you an undergraduate student taking at least one online or blended course at a Canadian university this academic year of 2020-2021 and are 18 years of age or older? If so, you are eligible to participate in this study that looks at self-perceptions, beliefs about growth abilities, stress levels, and possible experiences with learning disabilities and ADHD if applicable. The survey will take approximately 20 minutes to complete. All data will be confidential. If you are interested

Request for Post-secondary Research Participants

Project Title: Understanding the experiences of students with disabilities: A study of self-determination and the quality of student life in postsecondary settings Julieta Aguilera is a doctoral candidate in the School/Applied Child Psychology Program at McGill University who is conducting a research study as part of the requirements of her Doctoral degree. This study is funded in part by the Fonds de Recherche sur la Société et la Culture (FRQSC) and has received ethical approval from McGill University. Julieta is currently

Assistive Technology Survey for Grade 6–10 teachers

For grade 6 -10 Teachers Shimin Mo, a researcher at the University of Toronto, under the supervision of Dr. Todd Cunningham, is currently supporting a survey study on teacher's perceptions of assistive technology. The survey should only take around 15 minutes, and after participating, participants will be invited to a webinar on the topic of supporting learners with assistive technology needs in the classroom and at home. Here's the survey