Dyslexia Awareness Month 2019: Right to Read, Nancy Young, official proclamations and more!

Highlights of Dyslexia Awareness Month 2019

  1. The Ontario Human Rights Commission launched its Right to Read inquiry into human rights issues affecting students with dyslexia in Ontario public schools. Watch the videos from the launch.
Families and advocates from Decoding Dyslexia Ontario, the International Dyslexia Association Ontario Branch and Dyslexia Canada participated in the launch of the Right To Read Inquiry on October 3, 2019.

2. Across Canada, buildings and monuments were lit up in red lights to show their support for Canadians with dyslexia throughout the month. Check out the photos from Dyslexia Canada’s mark it read project.

3. In Ottawa, Decoding Dyslexia Ontario hosted an event with Canadian reading expert Nancy Young: Every Child Can Learn to Read.

Nancy Young at Ottawa event, October 2019

4. Many Canadian cities released official proclamations for the first time. Proclamations in Ontario include: Ottawa, Thunder Bay and Toronto.