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NILD Canada Annual Conference 2023

April 28 - April 29

The emergence of educational neuroscience at the intersection of psychology, pedagogy and neuroscience is cause for celebration, especially for us, as educators. We are indebted to researchers who have taken this body of research and created the bridge for us to understand and support students in our classrooms and in our educational therapy sessions.

We are excited to share this theme of Bridging Science to Education at our 23rd annual conference! We will unpack the Building Blocks of Learning Model as presented by Mather, Goldstein and Eklund in their textbook Learning Disabilities and Challenging Behaviours.

“This model provides a simple framework for explaining why children experience learning and behaviour problems in the classroom.” (Mather, Goldstein & Eklund, 2015, p.7)

We will have the privilege of hearing from our diverse speakers as they share their expertise on various blocks of learning. We are certain you will increase your understanding of why some of students struggle and how you can help them soar!

Dates & Times

Friday, April 28, 2023, 7:00 – 9:00 PM EST
Saturday, April 29, 2023, 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM EST

Location In-person or Online

This year we are again offering two options for attending this year’s conference – in-person or online. We would love to meet you in-person, of course, but we understand that distance can make that a challenge. You pick which option works best for you!


Meadowvale Community Church
2630 Inlake Court, Mississauga, ON, L5N 2A7


If you are choosing the online option, you will be invited to join us by participating through a private conference Facebook group. We will send a Facebook invite closer to the conference dates.

Conference Cost

Regular Rate: $125
NILD Registered Therapist Rate: $110

Conference Speakers

We welcome a variety of speakers from a rich and diverse educational background to share their insights and experiences with us. Local speakers will be presenting in-person!

Dr. Caroline Buzanko – Psychologist, Calgary, AB
Dr. Gabrielle Wilcox – University of Calgary, Calgary, AB
Dr. Tanya Polonenko – Developmental Optometrist, Kitchener, ON
Dr. Deborah O’Sullivan – Audiologist, Stouffville, ON
Mary-Lou Maclean – NILD Canada Executive Director, Meaford, ON

Speaker Bios and Session Descriptions

Conference Schedule
Registration Deadline

April 28, 2023


April 28
April 29
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