About ldabc The Learning Curve (formerly the Learning Disabilities Association of BC South Vancouver Island Chapter)

LDABC The Learning Curve supports families, and educates and advocates for children and youth experiencing learning and/or behavioral challenges.

The South Vancouver Island Chapter was formed in 1981 by a group of committed parents and teachers who were concerned about their children, or children in their classrooms who were not reaching their potential. LDA-SVI is the only organization on Vancouver Island providing these specialized programs for children and youth.

Each year The Learning Curve’s staff and an army of volunteers serve over 2,500 children and youth, their families and concerned professionals. We currently offer the following programs and services to our community:


  • Academic Skills Program
  • Reading and Writing Program
  • Emotional & Social Development Program
  • Individual Support Programs for Parents and Children


  • Annual Professional Development Conference
  • Resource Centre/Lending Library
  • Outreach Program
  • Displays/Presentations
  • Lead and AD/HD Workshops
  • Parent Education/Support Events
  • Publications and Websites


  • Parent Support
  • Youth Support
  • Know Your Rights booklets
  • Systemic Advocacy at the provincial level