Youth to Youth (Y2Y)

Ages 14 – 24

The Youth 2 Youth (Y2Y) program aims to support teens and youth by creating a space where they can explore issues of concern together. The monthly sessions will create a safe and inclusive environment for youth with learning disabilities and/or ADHD to meet and share their struggles and strategies for success.

Sessions will begin with a guest speaker on a relevant topic to youth, followed by an opportunity for the participants to connect with other youth with learning disabilities and/or ADHD. Youth Ambassadors will be present at the sessions to facilitate conversations and share their experiences living with a learning disability and/or ADHD.

Questions? Contact Program Coordinator, Paige Vaccarella | pvaccarella@Ldaniagara.org


Participant Eligibility

Youth attending the sessions must:

  • Be between the ages of 14 and 24;
  • Have a diagnosed or suspected Learning Disability or ADHD;
  • Have documentation of a suspected or diagnosed Learning Disability or ADHD (e.g., IEP, Report Card, Post-Secondary Accommodations, Psycho-Educational Assessment, Functional Limitations Form etc.);
  • Not be diagnosed/identified with an intellectual disability or have significant behavioural support needs.

2021-2022 Applications Now Open!

2021-2022 Program Details

Cost: Free!
Dates: The last Wednesday of every month beginning October 27th (except for June where the session will be on the 2nd Wednesday)
Time: 6:00 – 7:30 pm
Location: Online (via Microsoft Teams**)
Duration: October 2021 – June 2022

* Fees subject to change. An annual family LDA Membership fee is $50. For more information on the LDA Membership program click here.
** In order to participate, participants must have access to a working device (e.g., computer, tablet, etc.) with microphone, camera, and internet connectivity.

Generously funded by: The Humeniuk Foundation

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 advocacy, research, education and services.

Registered Charity # 73291 9097 RR 0001

Get In Touch

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

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