The Scottish Rite Charitable Foundation of Canada has developed a Learning Centre program based on the long and successful experience of the US Scottish Rite Jurisdictions, where over 200 Centres are now in operation addressing the remedial tutoring of children with dyslexia.
The impetus for the program came from a group of Scottish Rite Freemasons in London, Ontario, whose proposals for a series of centres across Canada led to the Foundation authorizing a three-year pilot project which assessed the financial and educational feasibility of extending the centres across Canada.
At the Learning Centres, children with dyslexia are helped to learn to read through individual tutoring in the Orton-Gillingham approach. This approach accommodates their specific learning differences in a one-on-one setting. The sessions are held after regular school hours. The key to the uniqueness and success of the program is that all tutors are trained without charge, and all tutoring is FREE to the children enrolled.