Office Staff

Emily Morrison (She/Her), M.Ed., B.A.Sc.
Program Coordinator – Literacy

Emily joined the LDANR office staff in February 2021 as a Program Coordinator. Emily has a degree in Child, Youth, and Family and her Masters in Education. She also has a graduate certificate in Autism and Behavioural Science and is a Registered Early Childhood Educator. Emily has extensive experience supporting children and youth with various disabilities throughout the Niagara Region.  

Emily is responsible for coordinating our Reading Rocks program and S.L.A.M. Summer Camp.

Ushna Malik (She/Her), B.A (Honours)., M.A.
Administrative Assistant & Program Coordinator – Math

Ushna began as a volunteer for the Math Program offered by LDANR in 2016. Since then, she has continued to be involved within the organization, both as a volunteer and staff, thus gaining ample experience helping children with learning disabilities. Ushna has a Bachelor degree in Sociology and Political Science, and recently completed her Master of Social Psychology. 

Ushna is responsible for coordinating LDANR’s math programming.

Madeline Cipriano (She/Her), B.Sc (Honours)., M.Ed (In Progress)
Administrative Assistant & Program Coordinator – Math

Madeline was previously the Administrative Assistant and Math Program Coordinator prior to welcoming her son in 2022. Her background is in Psychology and Education, and she has extensive experience both hands-on and administratively supporting children with learning disabilities. Madeline is passionate about advocating for children who have special education needs and their families, and providing support and resources to those individuals to assist them with their learning and day-to-day life.

Madeline is responsible for coordinating LDANR’s math programming.

Taylor Lloyd (She/Her), B.A. (Honours)
Program Coordinator – Self Advocacy

Taylor joined the LDANR office staff in January 2023 as a Program Coordinator. Taylor has a degree in Child and Youth studies and has extensive experience working with children and youth in the Niagara Region. Taylor is passionate about providing quality programming with a focus on helping youth foster self-advocacy skills.  

Taylor is responsible for coordinating the LDANR’s CHAMPS program, as well as the secondary and post-secondary transition programs.  

Samantha Sendzik-Sinclair (She/Her), M.A., B.Ed., B.Sc.
Executive Director

Samantha joined the LDANR office staff in August 2015 as a Program Coordinator. In April 2016 she became interim Executive Director before taking on the Executive Director role permanently in April 2018. Sam has been involved with LDANR for a number of years in roles such as program volunteer, facilitator, summer student, and research assistant. Following teacher’s college, Sam studied learning disabilities as a graduate student at Brock University.

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Our Mission

Our purpose is to provide resources and support to individuals who are affected by learning disabilities within the Niagara Region. We provide leadership in learning disabilities awareness, advocacy, research, education and services.

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Get In Touch

Learning Disabilities Association of Niagara Region
The Branscombe Centre
1338 Fourth Avenue
Unit S215
St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada
L2S 0G1

Phone: (905) 641-1021
Fax: (905) 641-2336