Oct 022014
 

In a month dedicatedTraveller to learning disability awareness we encourage you to explore the stigmas surrounding learning disabilities and to challenge them wherever possible.

Many people still do not understand what a learning disability is and this leads to a great deal of isolation for people living every day of their lives with this reality. If you have a learning disability, we encourage you to teach those around you what it means living with an LD in this Province. By speaking about LD proudly- we challenge the stigma that exists that is making students and the adults they become, feel ashamed for being different. 

While having a learning disability means you learn things differently than many of your peers- it certainly does not mean that you are unable to achieve the very same things.

Some facts to consider:

-Learning disabilities are caused by an alteration to one or more areas of the brain related to learning. The information, then is processed in a different part of the brain, or needs to follow a different pathway to reach the intended destination. This often causes the need for interventions, like a better understanding of your learning profile, tutoring, using adaptive technology and/or adjusting your environment for optimal success in order to prosper.

-A learning disability is NOT a developmental or intellectual disability. It is not the same thing as Autism, Down Syndrome, ADHD or Mild Intellectual Disability- among other things. While these disorders may affect one's ability to learn as a bi-product, they are not classed as 'learning disabilities'. Students with learning disabilities by definition have average to above average intellegence, they simply have weaknesses in specific areas of learning- not all areas of learning.

-Some of the greatest minds of our time; entrepeneurs, entertainers, inventors and leaders of industry have struggled with learning disabilities- and by using the strengths of their unique minds to overcome these challenges- have fulfilled their dreams and even changed the world! Some examples include: Winston Churchill, Tommy Hilfiger, Whoopi Goldberg, Richard Branson, Cher, Steven Speilberg and Magic Johnson! These are just some of the faces that we easily recognize for their talents- but rarely would consider 'disabled'.

This October, take some time to share what you know with someone, and to always try and learn more! Students with learning disabilities are a precious resource for our society- and if they are believed in, there isn't a single reason why they can't accomplish their dreams. As Henry Ford (another famous Dyslexic) so famously said, "Whether you think you can, or you think you can't- you're right."

Celebrate what makes you unique this month- and then every month afterward!

Jan 122013
 

Students with learning disabilities represent a huge resource for our society, and with the proper tools and support, they can pursue (and achieve) a post secondary education – an opportunity that might not otherwise be open to them. At The Justin Eves Foundation, that’s exactly what we strive to do: secure revenues that will directly assist students with learning disabilities to achieve a post-secondary education at an institution that can accommodate their needs.

The Minds In Motion awards were established to help with the costs of tuition, specialized software, tutors, note takers and other essential accommodations that are needed so that students with learning disabilities can achieve their potential at school. Since 1997 over 400 Ontario high school graduates have received financial support to help them achieve their dream of post secondary education.

Jan 112013
 

The application deadline for the 2014-2015 year has now passed. We are happy to report that we will be awarding $89,000 in grants to deserving students this year.

Applications and supporting material must be submitted to the Justin Eves Foundation prior to

April 30, 2015 to be considered for the 2015-2016 academic year.

*Please note that at this time only Students from Ontario, Canada are eligible for funding, not all applicants will be granted a bursary, and the applicant must fit the LDAO definition of a primary learning disability- students struggling with ADHD, Autism and other disorders without an additional LD diagnosis are not eligible for funding. For more details, please review our application requirements. Thank you!

Download an application form!

Aug 252011
 

Justin Eves Foundation Annual Charity Golf ClassicOur 19th Annual Golf Fundraiser was held on September 8th, 2014 – and it was a great success! Thank you to all involved.

It was held at Glencairn Golf Club in Halton Hills.

For information on future events please contact the Justin Eves Foundation office (416) 586-0085 or visit our Tournament page.

Jul 172014
 


Jan 122013
 

Last year the 18th Annual Justin Eves Foundation Charity Golf Classic was held on September 9th, 2013.

The tournament was once again held at Glencairn Golf Club in Halton Hills "The closest you’ll come to Scotland without crossing the Atlantic."

Please take some time and browse through the Photo Gallery of this year's event.

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A special thank you to all those who participated and for their generous contributions. We hope to see you again next year!