• LDS 2022 Transforming Lives


    Help Us Raise $200K for 200 Kids!

  • Your charitable donation will help LDS and our dedicated expert instructors transform the lives of 200 vulnerable kids with learning differences, like dyslexia, so they can catch up to their classmates, gain confidence, and succeed. All donations will be matched!

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Discover LDS, and the remarkable difference we are making in kids’ lives.

How you can transform the life of a child today.

Please join us in raising $200K to help 200 more students who urgently need specialized learning support but cannot afford it.  


Until December 31, 2022, every dollar you donate WILL BE MATCHED by a generous LDS supporter, doubling your impact and helping us transform the lives of our most vulnerable learners in 2023!


As a registered charity, LDS provides donation receipts. Sending a cheque? Please mail it to:
LDS, 3292 E. Broadway, Vancouver, BC V5M 1Z8



Learn. Develop. Succeed.

We believe that every child should be empowered to achieve greatness their way.

Find Out More About LDS

LDS is a BC-based nonprofit charity that delivers Research-informed Individualized Student Education (RISE) programs to individuals with suspected or diagnosed learning differences, like dyslexia. For over 50 years, we’ve provided exceptionally effective, inclusive, and financially accessible support to help students develop the tools to reach their potential.

Our one-to-one RISE instruction programs span the full development cycle, from early childhood to adult, and are aligned with BC’s Core Competencies and research-based curricula. Learn more about our programs here.

We deliver our technology-enhanced RISE programs and services in several ways, including at our Learning Centres in East Vancouver and North Vancouver, at a growing number of local schools, virtually across BC through our online adaptive RISE at Home learning platform, and on board Access, our fully electric mobile classroom.

1 in 10 Canadian children has a learning difference. With your generous support, LDS can provide them the tools to succeed inside and outside the classroom.

My experience with LDS started after Grade 5. At that time, I was struggling with math really badly. Thankfully, I ended up with Jennifer, who helped me with all of my homework and math problems. The atmosphere at LDS was always inviting, and the staff welcomed the students. I don’t have that much of a hard time with math anymore, and I’m glad that I got help from Jennifer.

Eva, Former LDS Student

Our whole experience at LDS, from the one-to-one instructors to every interaction with the LDS Learning Centre staff, was exceptional. I heartily recommend it, and we will return for additional programs in the future!

Trudy, Mother of a student in one-to-one instruction and speech-language pathology (SLP) sessions

Jennifer is so patient with my daughter and has so many great ways to get her engaged in her work. My daughter can be resistant and distracted, so that’s no easy task! With the session online, it’s lovely to hear the laughter and also the progress. Jennifer is truly a skilled teacher, and we’re so grateful to have her work with us.

Naomi, Mother of a one-to-one student

My daughter loves working with Missy and is always excited for her lesson. With the previous private tutoring, my daughter always begged me before every session to skip the lesson, but she has never asked to skip a session with Missy. It is such a relief that we have found LDS and your amazing Instructors. Thank you.

Sarah, Parent of a one-to-one student

Eliah did an amazing job connecting with my son, who was very reticent and unsure about specialized instruction at first. He always came out of his sessions happy, and seemed much more confident overall, as well as feeling his math skills improved. Thank you so much, Eliah, for making a real difference in my son’s life this year!

Jessica, Mother of a one-to-one student

My son has really enjoyed working with Alison. Alison has been amazing at keeping him engaged and making the lessons fun. We have found that the one-to-one instruction has helped with his learning tremendously, and he has learned tricks that help him remember words and sounds. We look forward to continuing our lessons throughout the summer.

Tania, Mother of a one-to-one student

Every child’s path is unique. Their learning supports should be, too. Help us transform a child’s life today. Give generously now!