Help us build a caring community. Volunteer for the Learning Disabilities Association. Volunteers are people who donate their time to help out and make a difference in their community. Give the gift of yourself, your time, your effort, and discover the benefits of volunteering.
Come and grow with us as we work for Canadians with learning disabilities. If you’ve ever wondered about the value of supporting LDAC and its affiliates, consider these facts:
- According to Statistics Canada, more children in this country have a learning disability than all other types of disabilities combined.
- According to Statistics Canada, of all the children with disabilities in this country, more than half (59.8%) have a learning disability.
- Statistics Canada reports that 3.2% of Canadian children have a learning disability – that’s the equivalent of one child in every school bus full of children.
- Statistics Canada reports that as children make the transition from home to school, the number diagnosed with a learning disability grows by nearly 25%. These transition years are a key time during which we need to assess children and begin accommodating those with learning disabilities so they can reach their full potential.
- According to Statistics Canada, more than half a million adults in this country live with a learning disability, making it more challenging for them to learn in universities and colleges, and on the job.
- According to Statistics Canada, learning disabilities increased considerably between 2001 and 2006 among Canadians aged 15 and over by almost 40 per cent to 631,000 people, making it one of the fastest growing types of disabilities in Canada that isn’t related to aging.
(Participation and Activities Limitations Survey, 2006, Statistics Canada)
Volunteers are needed in many ways:
In the library; after school programs; special events; registration for workshops or conferences; fundraising; public relations; tutoring; board member, etc.
For more information on volunteering contact the LDA nearest you.