Community Partnership

Learning Disabilities Association of Alberta

The Learning Disabilities Association of Alberta (LDAA) is a registered charity established in 1968 that represents the interests of approximately 400,000 Albertans who live with learning disabilities (LD). In partnership with chapters in Edmonton and Red Deer, the mandate is to support people with LD so they may achieve their full potential. Our signature program is Catching Children Before They Fail... the Right to Read Program.

The Program Vision

  • Every child at potential risk for reading problems will be provided with support at the earliest possible stage in their educational career
  • Every child in kindergarten and grade one will be screened for potential reading difficulties
  • All teachers will have the capacity to provide effective intervention to children at risk for reading problems.

The main objectives of the Right to Read program are to screen every Alberta student by grade one to identify potential risk of reading problems, and to give teachers the tools and skills they need to carry out appropriate interventions that will maximize the potential for a child to have a solid foundation in literacy and reading.

The Learner’s Licence Prep Kit is a social enterprise that funds the Right to Read Program.  Available at most registries across the province, the Prep Kits help all types of learners prepare for their Class 7 knowledge test.  Canada’s Citizenship Prep Kits are a new product that helps newcomers learn the essential information in the Discover Canada Guide so that they are prepared for their citizenship exam. AARA has been instrumental in facilitating the relationship between the LDAA and the registries. The efforts of the registry agents to promote these learning tools have resulted in a steady source of income for the Right to Read Program, and have helped thousands of learners pass their learner’s and citizenship exams.

For more information about the Prep Kits visit: www.DriversPrepKit.ca

To learn about the Right to Read Program visit: www.righttoread.ca


Association of Alberta Registry Agents and The War Amps Key Tag Service

When you renew your licence, Say YES to The War Amps Key Tag Service - returning lost keys and supporting local child amputees! With the help of the Association of Alberta Registry Agents, the Alberta Government has updated the procedure for providing the names and addresses of drivers to The War Amps so key tags can continue to be mailed to Albertans.

For more information on the War Amps child amputee program, visit the website at waramps.ca.


Alberta Registries Support Alberta Food Banks

Many Alberta registries collect donations in their offices for their local food banks.

Some of the donations collected have been quite substantial.

As of March 2018, Calgary has raised over $478,908.

As of March 2018, Edmonton has raised over $40,003.88.

Each year, at the Association of Alberta Registry Agents’ annual conference, funds are raised for the food bank in the community that the conference is held in. As a result, we have been able to make donations to the Calgary Food Bank, the Banff Food Bank, and the Edmonton Food Bank, just to name a few.

Alberta registry agents care about the well-being of the communities they serve. Next time you are in a registry, consider making a financial donation to your local food bank.

For more information about Alberta Food Banks, visit foodbanksalberta.ca.


Alberta Registries and Homeless Connect

For many years, Homeward Trust has put on Homeless Connect events in Edmonton and in Calgary to help bring needed services to the homeless community and those at risk of becoming homeless.

These events take place for one day, in one location, in both the spring and fall.

Some of the services include:

  • Mental health assessments
  • Foot care
  • Dental care
  • Haircuts
  • Library services
  • Tax preparation
  • Immunizations
  • Pre-natal support
  • Laundry
  • Housing information
  • Employment and training services
  • And much more

The goal is to equip people with the tools they need to break the cycle of homelessness.

For information on how to obtain an identification card, a driver’s licence, or Alberta Health Care Insurance Plan registration, please contact any member of the AARA or download this informational brochure.

For more information about Homeless Connect, please contact:

Edmonton: www.homelessconnect.ca

Calgary: www.calgaryhomeless.com