CanLearn Society

April Highlights

Celebrating Autism Awareness Month and Volunteer Week!

Read on for resources, highlights, programs and events.


Navigating Exams with Autism

As we get ready to celebrate World Autism Awareness Day on April 2nd, it's crucial to shine a light on how anxiety impacts our school journey. For many on the autism spectrum, managing exam stress can be like navigating a maze. But fear not! With the right strategies and mindset, you can conquer your anxiety and ace those exams!

Read the full blog here!

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) - Resource Hub

CanLearn is home to a collection of recommended resources and information for parents, adults, children and teens, and professionals. Our website is your go-to resource for understanding, navigating, and thriving with ASD!

Visit our ASD Resource Page.


Thank you Kiwanis Club of Calgary for Sharing the Magic!

Thank you to the Kiwanis Club of Calgary Chinook for the generous donation of $1,500 to the Share the Magic Program! Your contribution helps us give free books to children who are in need, and literacy resources and workshops to child-care providers and parents. Thank you for helping us share the magic of reading!

Volunteer Week April - 14-20

A big shoutout to our incredible volunteers! From all of us at CanLearn, we thank you for your generosity and continuous support. Here are the Volunteers of the Year from 2023, Liam Godfrey (L) and Stephanie Krug (R) followed by our board of directors.

Administrative Professionals Day - April 24

Meet Courtney, Nicole, and Melanie – the superstars of our admin team! They put their hearts and souls into keeping CanLearn running seamlessly. Big thanks to these wonderful women who bring professionalism and positivity to every aspect of CanLearn!

Spring Programs at CanLearn

Wordplay New Dates!

WordPlay helps Grade K-2 children develop their phonological awareness and early decoding skills.

Register for our upcoming Spring sessions by visiting our website or by contacting Sandy at

“My daughter has ADHD and a learning disability. She struggled with reading, and now she loves to read. She is now able to read many different books. I feel so grateful to the WordPlay Program and your team.”


Friends and Teen Talk New Dates!

Some children and teens have trouble making friends and handling their emotions. We can help with the Friends and Teen Talk programs at CanLearn!

Register for our upcoming Spring sessions by visiting our website or by contacting us at

“Thank you for teaching me about self esteem. I learned that I have value and I matter.”


Reading Pilots New Dates!

Struggling readers learn strategies to improve their reading and develop confidence.

Register for our upcoming Spring sessions by visiting our website or by contacting us at 

“This has been the best program for my son and we've seen major improvement in his reading and academics. It's remarkable."

ADHD, Autism and Career Coaching - Figuring Out Next Steps

Are you struggling to stay focused, organize your thoughts, or manage your time effectively? Coaching could be the game-changer you've been searching for. At CanLearn Society, we believe in empowering individuals with ADHD and ASD to thrive in all aspects of their lives.

No diagnosis is required.

For more information about coaching and academic strategies, visit our website or contact us at

“I liked the accessibility of online. I also liked how safe I was made to feel, and I could be who I was that day each time I met with my coach.”


The Servus Calgary Marathon is One Month Away - We Need Your Help!

You can find CanLearn running the Servus Calgary Marathon on May 26th, 2024! Run, cheer or donate to our running team to help us on our mission of unlocking potential so all can learn. Every bit helps and is greatly appreciated!

Contact Raegan at to register and join our running team!

Show your support by making a donation to our fundraising page!

Advocating for Yourself at Post-Secondary - LD & ADHD Network

Many high school students with disabilities can feel especially overwhelmed by both the transition to post-secondary itself, as well as to their new role as a self-advocate. This sudden transition from being just a recipient of accommodations to now orchestrating them, can be both challenging and stressful. What do you need to consider?

Read the full blog here!

'The Right to Read' Documentary Screening

"...Literacy is one of the most solvable issues of our time." How has early childhood reading become a national problem across demographics, and what's at stake?

Join us for a FREE screening of the powerful documentary: 'The Right to Read' on April 24, 2024.

Learn more and RSVP Here
The Right to Read 2023 Trailer

Date: Wednesday, April 24, 2024

Location: Mount Royal University

4825 Mount Royal Gate SW

Jenkins Theatre Rm. I 115 (Access through East or West Gate Entrance)

Time: 6:30pm – 9:00pm

Calgary Reads Big Book Sale 2024

Do you have books you’d like to donate to a good cause? Or are you an avid reader who loves a deal and the energy of book sales? At the upcoming Calgary Reads Big Book Sale, discover 175,000+ gently used books of every genre imaginable – and help more children experience the life-changing joy of reading.


Donate books: April 26-May

Shop books: May 10-20 (by appt. May 10 & 11)

Learn all about donating and shopping books at the Calgary Curling Club!


Clinical Programs - Ongoing Registration

For Children and Families

ADHD Coaching

Autism Spectrum Coaching

1:1 Friends and Teen Talk

Friends and Teen Talk Groups

Counselling Services

Reading Pilots

Calm Kids Happy Families

For Adults

ADHD Coaching

Autism Spectrum Coaching

Counselling Services

Academic Strategies

Let's Talk ADHD

For Schools

Friends and Teen Talk

Contact us to register by email at or call 403-686-9300 Ext. 102.

Visit our Programs Page

Literacy Programs - Ongoing Registration

For Families

Magic Carpet Ride

Learning Starts at Home

For Children

Share the Magic


For Adults

Taking Charge

Reading Connections

CALL (Community Access to Literacy Learning)

Basic Math for Adults

Contact us to register by email at or call 403-686-9300 Ext. 128.

Visit our Literacy Page
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