Right to Read: DDON response

For release:  February 28, 2022 “It is time for change.” Today, the Ontario Human Rights Commission (OHRC) released the findings of their ground-breaking, two-year Right to Read inquiry into the systemic discrimination facing students with dyslexia in Ontario public schools.

Right To Read: Speech by DDON President Lark Barker

Lark Barker, parent, advocate and President of DDON, presented at the launch of the Right to Read inquiry report on February 28, 2022. Here is the transcript of her speech:

Time for change: Watch the release of the Right to Read Inquiry Report

The time has come! On Monday, February 28, 2022, the Ontario Human Rights Commission will release its Right to Read inquiry report on human rights issues affecting students with reading disabilities, such as dyslexia. Our President, Lark Barker, is honoured to be presenting at the launch. Watch the livestream of the report launch on YouTube. When: Monday, February 28,Continue reading “Time for change: Watch the release of the Right to Read Inquiry Report”

Right to Read: Contact your MPP

The Ontario Human Rights Commission (OHRC) launched their Right to Read Inquiry in 2020. They released their detailed report on February 28, 2022.  We encourage you to contact your Member of Provincial Parliament (MPP) to let them know that the recommendations made by the OHRC — and the proposed changes to the curriculum as announced afterContinue reading “Right to Read: Contact your MPP”

The Science of Reading: 4 Myths and Top 3 resources

By Lark Barker, special education teacher, structured literacy specialist and DDOn President The purpose of the Right to Read inquiry is NOT to investigate and determine what are ‘best practices’ to teach reading. That has already been ascertained by science and data. One purpose of the OHRC inquiry is to determine whether Ontario School boardsContinue reading “The Science of Reading: 4 Myths and Top 3 resources”

Ontario Human Rights Commission releases Right To Read video

In October, during Dyslexia Awareness Month, the Ontario Human Rights Commission (OHRC) released a new video that provides a snapshot of the progress of Right to Read inquiry. The OHRC launched its public inquiry into human rights issues affecting students with reading disabilities in Ontario’s public education system one year ago, and plans to releaseContinue reading “Ontario Human Rights Commission releases Right To Read video”

Right To Read Inquiry Update

In its latest update, the Ontario Human Rights Commission states that the Right To Read Inquiry report is planned for release in Spring 2021. Decoding Dyslexia Ontario welcomes the report, and thanks the commission for their continued work during these very challenging times.

DDON submission to OHRC Right to Read inquiry

Decoding Dyslexia Ontario made its submission to the Ontario Human Rights Commission’s Right to Read Inquiry on April 14, 2020. Read the full submission Download the attached PDF to read our full submission. Summary Decoding Dyslexia Ontario (DDON) welcomed the OHRC’s October 2019 launch of the Right to Read Inquiry. Since 2014, DDON has beenContinue reading “DDON submission to OHRC Right to Read inquiry”

Press release: Dyslexia community applauds launch of Right to Read inquiry

Dyslexia community applauds the Ontario Human Rights Commission “Right to Read” Public Inquiry Toronto, ON – October 3, 2019 – Decoding Dyslexia Ontario and The Ontario Branch of the International Dyslexia Association applaud the Ontario Human Rights Commission (OHRC) decision to launch an inquiry into human rights issues that affect children with dyslexia and otherContinue reading “Press release: Dyslexia community applauds launch of Right to Read inquiry”