Ways to Give:

Online Donation

To give a gift online, click here

Online giving is simple and secure on our fast and easy web page. You will receive your tax receipt immediately and help to reduce costs and environmental impact. Your donation goes to work right away.

Monthly Giving

To give a monthly donation, click here

Monthly giving is a simple and convenient way to spread your generosity over the entire year. It's affordable, saves you time and helps to reduce costs, and increases your impact. This puts more of your money to work helping people in need. Simply fill out the details on our online form and the amount you choose will be automatically withdrawn from your bank account or credit card. You can change your gift amount or cancel your gift at any time. We will send you a tax receipt for your total monthly donations for the year, in time for tax season.

By Phone, or Mail

To make a gift over the phone, please call 1-613-238-5721.

In Memory of Loved Ones

Honor friends and loved ones by doing something special in their memory: make a donation to LDAC Canada, honoring someone special.

To make a gift in someone's memory, click here


Making a gift of cash or property by including a bequest to LDAC in your will is one of the simplest planned giving options, whether you are writing a new will or revising an existing one. When you make a donation through your will, your estate will receive considerable tax benefits, up to 100% of your annual net income, compared to 75% otherwise.*

For more information, contact Claudette Larocque, Executive Director at 1-613-238-5721 or at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Life Insurance

You can make a larger gift than you might have thought possible by naming LDAC as a beneficiary to an existing policy, or you can transfer ownership and receive a tax credit for the cash surrender value. You may also make a gift arrangement of a new policy to LDAC as owner and beneficiary, after at least one premium payment in your own name. Transferring ownership of a life insurance policy also gives you immediate tax benefits while guaranteeing important funding for those we support through our work.

For more information, contact Claudette Larocque, Executive Director at 1-613-238-5721 or at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Gift-in-Kind: Property or Securities

You can give a gift of publicly traded stock or securities, support LDAC and eliminate the capital gains tax. Gifts of appreciated securities, including stocks, bonds, futures, and mutual fund units, give you tax relief within your lifetime while providing important resources to the LDAC. Donors of securities benefit from no taxes paid on capital gains donations versus 50% paid otherwise, making this kind of gift immediately attractive.

For more information, contact Claudette Larocque, Executive Director at 1-613-238-5721 or at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

* It's important to consult with your family and seek legal counsel before making substantial bequests or changes to your estate. Your lawyer can also advise you on estate tax benefits and help you prepare or alter your will to meet your changing circumstances.
LDAC commits to protecting personal information through responsible information handling practices in keeping with the Government of Canada's privacy law. For a complete copy of the LDAC Privacy Policy, please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or at 1-623-238-5721.
LDAC is a registered charitable organization, Canada Revenue Agency registered number BN 11901 0312 RR0001.

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:

  1. According to Statistics Canada, more children in this country have a learning disability than all other types of disabilities combined.
  2. According to Statistics Canada, of all the children with disabilities in this country, more than half (59.8%) have a learning disability.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.

The Learning Disabilities Association of Canada believes that every person with learning disabilities can succeed in school, at work, in relationships, and within the community -- when provided with the appropriate supports and opportunities.

Join LDA in creating those opportunities!

  • LDA is the voice for people with learning disabilities of all ages.
  • LDA is the leading advocate for laws and policies that create opportunities for people with learning disabilities.
  • LDA is a leader in promoting prevention into the nature and causes of learning disabilities.

What LDA Offers:

  • At the national, provincial and local levels, LDA provides cutting edge information on learning disabilities, practical solutions, and a comprehensive network of resources.
  • LDA provides support to people with learning disabilities, their families, teachers and other professionals.

If you live in an area with a local chapter, joining the chapter automatically makes you a member of the provincial/territorial and national organization. Join Now

Benefits of Membership:

  • Affiliation with the Learning Disabilities Association of Canada (LDAC), giving you a national voice and a network of other Learning Disabilities Associations across Canada. (over 50 in 10 provinces and territory)
  • National- LDAC’s comprehensive national newsletter published twice a year
  • Videos, DVDs and other materialsproduced by LDAC are available for purchase through a national LD Bookstore on the web
  • LDAC’s comprehensive Web sites featuring access to current, information on learning disabilities
  • Advocacy on pending national and federal legislation and/or programs which may affect individuals with learning disabilities and/or their families.

Local, provincial/territorial benefits:

  • E-blasts about upcoming meetings, news releases and research updates
  • Information and Referral on local resources, programs, services and contacts in your community.
  • Advocacy through assistance, training and information
  • Support through local groups, workshops, Lecture Series, Conferences and Special Events
  • Access to a borrowing library with current resources, books and videos, DVDs on the latest concerning learning disabilities
  • Information via a toll-free call-in line (877-238-5322)
  • Voting rights at local and provincial member meetings
  • Other benefits provided by your local LDA office

LDA never shares or sells membership information!

How to Become a Member

Membership is purchased at the local and provincial/territorial level. Please contact the LDA nearest you.

LDA Annual Membership Fees

  • $20 in Yukon
  • $25 in PEI, NB, MB, SK
  • $30 in NFL, QC
  • $35 in NS, BC
  • $40 in Alberta
  • $50 in Ontario

LDAC has long provided national leadership in the shaping of public policy and federal legislation, working effectively to ensure that the voices of individuals with learning disabilities are heard by those in government.

You can make a difference by telling government what matters most. Join us in promoting and strenghtening policies and programs that support individuals with LDs.

The Right to Learn Campaign

Learn what you can do to support children and youth with LD.

Sign up now!

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