About the Learning Centre
The Scottish Rite Charitable Foundation (SRCF) was established in 1964 by the Supreme Council of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Canada and is a registered Canadian charity. The Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite is a branch of the Freemasons fraternity. The SRCF supports initiatives that solve "puzzles of the mind" such as alzheimer and dyslexia. One of the SRCF's initiatives is Learning Centres for children with learning disabilities resulting from dyslexia. Dyslexic children often find reading and writing frustrating and, as a result, suffer with their learning experience in school. There is no cure for dyslexia, but dyslexic individuals can learn to read and write with appropriate education and treatment. SRCF Learning Centres assist dyslexic children with specialized treatment based on the well proven Orton-Gillingham methodology. This treatment is provided at no cost to the family.
The SRCF Learning Centre Calgary is located at 103, 2915 - 21st Street NE and officially opened in September 2012. The SRCFLCC will receive referrals from Calgary and area Boards of Education and Disabilities Alberta. Referrals are not necessary all applications will be assessed by the Centre Director to ensure the child is a fit for our program. The children are then assigned a "tutor" and their sessions begin. Typically, children receive 2 hours of "tutoring" a week between 4pm and 8pm Monday to Thursday. A "tutoring year" lasts for 26 weeks. Lessons are divided into 5 levels and most children take up to 3 years to complete the program.
The SRCFLCC is currently training "tutors" and looking for "children".