Council for Exceptional Children (CEC)
The largest international professional organization dedicated to
improving educational outcomes for individuals with exceptionalities,
students with disabilities, and/or the gifted. CEC advocates for
appropriate governmental policies, sets professional standards,
provides continual professional development, advocates for newly
and historically undeserved individuals with exceptionalities, and
helps professionals obtain conditions and resources necessary for
effective professional practice.
- A Non-Profit Organization
Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
(CHADD), is a national non-profit, tax-exempt (Section 501 (c) (3)
) organization providing education, advocacy and support for individuals
with AD/HD. In addition to our informative Web site, CHADD also
publishes a variety of printed materials to keep members and professionals
current on research advances, medications and treatments affecting
individuals with AD/HD. These materials include Attention! magazine,
the CHADD Information and Resource Guide to AD/HD, News From CHADD,
a free electronically mailed current events newsletter, as well
as other publications of specific interest to educators, professionals
The Learning Disabilities Association of Ontario is a charitable
non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of children,
youth and adults with learning disabilities.
of Education Guide Lines
Children who have behavioural or communication disorders, or intellectual,
physical or multiple disabilities, or who are gifted, may require
special services or programs to benefit fully from their school
experience. Here's what the Ministry of Education can offer.
If you or you child are (is) interested in pursuing (his/her) postsecondary
studies at the undergraduate and even graduate level, there will
be a great deal of resources out there for you or him/her. Following
links are some of these resources.
of Universities and Colleges of Canada
This is an official cite which offers extensive information
about various mechanisms of obtaining scholarships that are both
open to public and to family members of some listed companies. AUCC
administers scholarships, exchanges, research fellowships and co-op
placements geared to Canadian students interested in pursuing their
postsecondary studies in Canada or abroad.
Merit Scholarship Foundation
CMSF is Canada's largest independent granting organization of awards
for postsecondary undergraduate study. The CMSF National Award is
their most prestigious scholarship. It is awarded after a rigorous
process, which includes the written application and extensive interviews
by both the area committee and National Selection committee.
of Toronto Admission & Awards
The Student Awards & Financial Aid Office at the University
of Toronto administers numerous undergraduate and graduate scholarships
and awards. These awards are based on academic achievement and may
include other selection criteria such as extracurricular involvement,
leadership, etc. Click on the above link to find out more about
This link offers scholarships, a brief outline of eligibility
criteria, and application forms at York University. You can also
browse through their links to find out more information about admissions,
tuition fees, financial support, etc.
Ryerson awards more than $10 million annually in scholarships, bursaries
and work-study programs. Each year, this includes more than 520
entrance scholarships ranging in value from $1,500 to $5,000. To
find out more click on the above link!
The University of Ottawa's 2006-2007 admission scholarships program
includes automatic scholarships granted at the time of admission
that do not require an application and excellence scholarships that
recognize academic merit and extracurricular activities. Click on
the above link to find out more about admissions and requirements.