Brandon and District Chapter of the Learning Disabilities Association of Manitoba Inc.
For the past 43 years, the Brandon and District Chapter of the Learning Disabilities Association of Manitoba Inc., has worked diligently with our community partners to provide resources and various levels of programming and support to those individuals being Identified as having a learning disability and or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). The Brandon and District Chapter of The Learning Disability Association of Manitoba, Inc. (LDAM) is a non-profit volunteer-based organization with 1 employee, 1 contracted tutor, and 1 volunteer. The current Executive Director was hired in November 2021. The Board of Directors are volunteers.
The current mission of the Brandon and District Chapter Learning Disabilities Association of Manitoba Inc.:
LDAM is a team which advocates for the best interest of children and adults who live with a learning disability. A team who provides support to individuals with learning disabilities and their families.
The current programming for 2021 and 2022 is Math Tutoring for Children in grades 5-8, Reading Program at Western Manitoba Regional Library for children ages 5-9. We plan to start an Adult Life Skills Coaching Program in December 2021. We offer Lego and Coding Camps for children during July and August. We plan to offer psychoeducational assessments for Children, Teens and Adults once we have found a licenced Manitoba psychologist in 2022.
National Association History:
Canadian Association for Children with Learning Disabilities (CACLD) founded by a group of parents and professionals.
CACLD Incorporated Nationally
Name changed to Learning Disabilities Association of Canada (LDAC)
Manitoba Association History:
Manitoba Association for Children with Learning Disabilities (MACLD) founded by a group of parents and professionals.
MACLD officially incorporated.
Name changed to Learning Disabilities Association of Manitoba (LDAM)
Brandon and District Chapter History:
Brandon and District Chapter formed a local group of parents and professionals.
The Resource Centre opened at 816-26th Street (J.R. Reid School).
Resource Centre relocated to 638 Princess Avenue (Library Basement).
Resource Centre relocated for 108 6th Street.
Resource Centre relocated to 129 B-12th Street.
Revival of Incorporation Status for Brandon & District Chapter Learning Disability Association of Manitoba
Our primary funding source is the Brandon and District United Way. In 2020 our Executive Director applied for and received the Gap Grant from the Province of Manitoba which helped keep us going during the first 18 months of Covid. Our Executive Director has applied for other grants through Westoba, Inspire Community Grant program, The Brandon Area Community Foundation and City of Brandon.