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Office Staff

Emily Glencross (She/Her), B.A., B.Ed. (Candidate)
Program Coordinator – Support Groups

Emily joined the LDANR office staff in October 2018 as a Program Coordinator. Emily has been involved with the LDANR for a number of years in both a volunteer and staff capacity. Emily has a Bachelor degree in Sociology and has extensive experience supporting children and youth with learning disabilities.

Emily is responsible for coordinating the LDANR’s B.E.S.T and Youth-to-Youth program.

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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)., MA. (Candidate)
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 is currently completing her Master of Social Psychology. 

Ushna is responsible for coordinating LDANR’s math programming.


Madeline Maguire (She/Her) B.A. (Honours) Candidate
Program Coordinator – Self Advocacy

Madi joined the LDANR office staff in August 2022 as a Program Coordinator. Madi is currently finishing her Psychology degree at Brock University and has been involved with the LDANR since April 2021. She has previously been a volunteer, instructor, and facilitator for the LDANR’s self-advocacy programs, and she is very passionate about helping children and youth learn to advocate for themselves. 

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

info@LDANiagara.org
Phone: (905) 641-1021
Fax: (905) 641-2336
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