Spring this year brings fresh optimism and new hope as the winter snow melts away. This spring marks the one-year anniversary of the COVID-19 pandemic in Canada. Our families’ routines were upended while everyone tried to adjust to the “new normal” of juggling remote learning and work-from-home schedules over the course of this past year. It’s very challenging for our families as they cope with their children’s education that has been greatly affected by curriculum gaps, LD needs and COVID impact. Yet, there is optimism about our future as it appears that the pandemic’s end is nearing. Most Canadians will be vaccinated by this fall. There is widespread hope that we will return to person-to-person contact in school and at work within this year. Meanwhile our heroic professionals and volunteers in our LD community soldier on – pandemic or not! We are all grateful for their dedication.
Chair, Learning Disabilities Association of Canada