Learning Disabilities (Learn more…)

  • 1 in 10 Canadians has a learning disability, representing approximately 3.4 million Canadians, and 600,000 in the GTA.
  • People with learning disabilities are twice as likely to drop out of high school.
  • Nearly 1 out of 3 parents who have children with a learning disability cannot afford the learning supports their children require to succeed academically (e.g. tutoring).
  • People with learning disabilities are 2 to 3 times more likely to report high levels of distress, depression, anxiety, suicidal thoughts, and visits to a mental health professional and poorer overall mental and physical health compared to the general population.

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