President’s Message

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President’s Message

Dear Friends,

Welcome back to a new school year, I am excited to begin my 2nd year as your President and look forward to providing several highlights from our successful year. We have continued to excel and expand our existing Tutor Program through many loyal and committed volunteers who make a difference in our member’s daily lives. With the help of special funding and generous donations, we continue to offer our highly demanded Social Skills Program alongside the Parent Support Group.

Earlier this year, the opportunity to move our Resource Centre down from the third floor adjacent to the main office, has provided staff and members more room and access to our informative Resource Library, filled with a variety of resources for parents, students, and adults. Additional research can be found on our very successful and highly followed Facebook page. The Learning Disabilities Association of York Region’s Facebook page continues to grow a steady monthly following and has successfully shared several of our posted articles among different worldwide groups. You may also connect with us on LinkedIN and follow our upcoming special events on Instagram.

Our fundraising efforts continues with our 5th annual participation in the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon; as well as our selection to partake in the Magna Hoedown this Fall, in hopes to raise additional funds towards our programs and services.

With the amalgamation of United Way York Region and United Way Toronto we continue to meet the mandate and requirements as a United Way partner agency. This upcoming year we will continue to work with them in providing sustainable services throughout our communities. With the incredible work of our volunteers, staff members, Executive Director, and the Board of Directors, we continue to improve and provide tools to support individuals living with Learning Disabilities and/or ADHD. We strongly believe the power to self-advocate and promote our cause will slowly breakdown the stigma for our group.

Stop the Stigma. Pursue Potential.

My goal as your President will be reach out to new communities and continue to spread the word through the power of voice and sharing stories. I will continue to share my journey through my individual experiences including successes and challenges in hopes that we can all work toward a “one voice” action plan.
Thank you for your continual support and I encourage you to check our social media sites for any up-dates. Please continue to spread our journey though sharing online.
Sincerely,

Melissa Chung,
President

Learning Disabilities Association of York Region