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Literacy is a Right:Dyslexia Advocacy & Professional Development Fundraiser

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Canadian Museum for Human Rights

85 Israel Asper Way

Winnipeg, MB R3C 0L5

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Parent-Educator Partnership for Literacy Achievement for Specific Learning Disabilities for families, educators and community members

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We are a group of parents and educators who have founded the Parent Educator Partnership for Literacy Achievement (PEPLA) (Registered Non-Profit Incorporation). We view literacy as a basic human right.

  • Doors open - 8:30 a.m.
  • Opening Remarks - 8:45 a.m.
  • Conference Begins - 9:00 a.m.

Manitoba Advocacy and Professional Development non-profit fundraising event for families, educators, and interested community members for Specific Learning Disabilities and literacy achievement

  • Dr. Linda Siegel (Professor Emeritus at UBC and reading disabilities and dyslexia expert in Canada)
  • Brent Sopel (originally from Saskatchewan, NHL alumni, Stanley Cup winner and founder of the Brent Sopel Foundation for Dyslexia)
  • University of Manitoba and University of Winnipeg - research-based collaborative work on understanding why some children struggle with learning to read
  • Manitoba school teams sharing how they use structured literacy approach to support ALL students, including those with dyslexia
  • Manitoba families sharing their stories of hope with dyslexia

In support of the PEPLA Student and Educator Scholarship Fund to support improving literacy skills in Manitoba.

  • Please see website for more details. https://sites.google.com/view/parenteducatorpartnership/home

MANITOBA HAS DECLARED OCTOBER AS DYSLEXIA AWARENESS MONTH.

https://www.bsd.ca/News/Documents/Dyslexia%20Awareness%20Month%20Proclamation%20(ENG).pdf

The Brent Sopel Foundation is a registered 501(c)(3) charitable organization dedicated to helping people with Dyslexia. Brent Sopel, an NHL alumni and 2010 Stanley Cup Winner with the Chicago Blackhawks, is the founder. Brent also has dyslexia and dysgraphia.

Our Manitoba Parent-Educator Partnership for Literacy Achievement event will build momentum from the Ontario Human Rights Commission (OHRC) launch: Right to Read, a public inquiry into human rights issues that affect students with reading disabilities in Ontario’s public education system.

Students who can’t read will struggle in all aspects of school, and are more vulnerable to mental health disabilities, behavioural issues, bullying and dropping out. Life-long consequences can include under-employment, homelessness, involvement with the criminal justice system, and even suicide.

We align with the National Research Project on Literacy and Essential Skills as a Poverty Reduction Strategy funded, in part, by the Government of Canada’s National Essential Skills Initiative.

Some of the report findings are:

  • Recommendation 1 - Governments should recognize literacy as a basic human right.
  • Recommendation 2 - Literacy should be recognized as a policy priority requiring cross-departmental and cross-jurisdictional cooperation.
  • Recommendation 3 - Literacy should be a central pillar within any comprehensive poverty reduction strategy.

https://www.frontiercollege.ca/getattachment/Get-Involved/RevealPotential/Frontier-College-National-Research-on-Literacy-and-Essential-Skills-as-a-Poverty-Reduction-Strategy-Highlights-EN-FOR-PRINT.pdf.aspx?lang=en-US

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