Our Story

The Learning Disabilities Association of Manitoba (LDAM) was founded in 1966 as The Manitoba Association for Children with Learning Disabilities (MACLD) by concerned parents. It was established as an affiliate of the national organization, the Canadian Association for Children with Learning Disabilities. MACLD was incorporated in 1972. In 1986, our name officially changed to the Learning Disabilities Association of Manitoba.

Throughout our long history of working with Manitobans, we have primarily acted as a referral agency. Increasing the awareness of learning disabilities is through conferences, workshops, and speakers’ bureau.

Other projects implemented by LDAM seek to meet the specific needs of learning disabled children and adults. LDAM encourages advocacy for the rights of learned disabled individuals.


We are proud to be a part of this family's journey.

This father and son duo have been a part of our programming for over two years. Walter is a stroke victim, and before Arrowsmith Timothy could only read 15 words. Today, Walter is back at work and Timothy has gone up several reading levels. Read the full story on United Way Winnipeg’s website.