Our Mission

The LDAV exists to ensure that children with Learning Disabilities and their families have access to the tools they need to increase self-esteem and achieve academic success. We do this by delivering remedial teaching programs and by providing individualized support to children and families. Our vision is to ensure that children and youth with Learning Disabilities recognize their unique strengths and have the confidence and tools to achieve academic success.

Meet The Team

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Kate Raven

Executive Director

Kate comes to LDAV with over 10 years of experience in community development, specializing in youth and child programming in both public and non-profit sectors. She holds a B.A. from Wilfred Laurier University, a B.Ed. from the University of Edinburgh and a specialization in Special Education from York University. As Executive Director, Kate works alongside schools, community partners and like-minded professionals to ensure that each and every child with a Learning Disability receives the support they need in order to be successful at school.

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Norlan Cabot

Education Consultant

At the Learning Disabilities Association Vancouver, Norlan Cabot helps children overcome those challenges and reach their full potential. With over 30 years experience as a school psychologist and special education teacher, Norlan brings a wealth of expertise and leadership to the LDAV. Trained by some of the most influential names in learning disabilities, she now leads a new generation of teachers in cutting-edge instruction with the help of the University of British Columbia and community partners. Norlan gives her close, personal attention to every family at the LDAV and ensures they have the needed resources for their child succeed in school and in life.

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Kate Anstey

Program Manager

Kate is new to our team having moved here from the UK where she has extensive experience growing and managing youth development programs in the not-for-profit sector. Her background includes working in disadvantaged communities, establishing programs that will enable and empower those who are socially excluded to achieve their full potential. She graduated from the University of Birmingham in England with a B.A. in Philosophy and also volunteers her time coaching community sport. In her role as Program Manager Kate will be leading on LDAV's program design, development and evaluation, supporting the continued growth of our work.

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Georgia Gordon

Administrative Assistant

Georgia joined the LDAV in August 2017, after also moving from the UK. She studied American Studies and Film Studies at the University of Sussex and has administration experience in a wide variety of different industries including film production and publishing. As Administration Assistant, Georgia is the first point of contact for clients, and is responsible for registration, scheduling, and answering all general inquiries.

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Niki Hurst

North Shore Program Coordinator

Niki comes to LDAV with an extensive background in community development and community programming. She has worked in sectors of youth health and wellness, chronic illness lifestyle management and sports endurance but specializes in educational programming and development. She has been working closely with school boards in the Lower-Mainland and Sea to Sky corridor developing specialized programs for three years prior to joining LDAV. Niki is focused on expanding LDAV’s presence on the North Shore and is excited to be working alongside community partners, teachers and parents to aid students in recognizing their unique skill-set and to foster a lifelong love for learning.




LDAV is governed by a diverse group of individuals, who are committed to using their talents to create a strong agency that makes a difference in the lives of the children and families we work with. LDAV is grateful to these passionate volunteers. To reach our board, email board@ldav.ca.


Susan Aitchison

DialoguePro Consultants



Kevin Riley




Brigid Lumholst-Smith

Maple Leaf Foods

VP of Industrial Relations


Sterett Mercer

UBC, Faculty of Education

Associate Professor, Chris Spencer Foundation Professor in Dyslexia


Pamela Sack


Naval Engineer


Virginie Vigeant


HR Manager


Greg Sullivan

Shoreline West Asset Management

President and CEO

Employment Opportunities

The work we do is made possible by the committed and passionate staff and volunteers who work to bring our programs to life. If you are interested in working with us please contact info@ldav.ca or call the office at 604-873-8139.

Now Hiring LD Insturctors

Become an instructor at Learning Disabilities Association of Vancouver and empower students with one-on-one remedial instruction.

Previous experience not required. In-house training available for new instructors.

Required Skills:

  • Ability to assess client’s needs using a variety of assessment strategies and instruments to
    provide appropriate remediation
  • Ability to communicate effectively with staff and parents
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English

Note: Completion of a BEd is an asset, but not required. Other assets: Certification in Orton-
Gillingham; special education training/experience; and experience tutoring children one-on-one.

Hours: Flexible hours, minimum 6 hours per week after school & weekends OR be based in one of our partner schools, 9 – 3pm Monday – Thursday.

Locations: East Van location (Broadway and Rupert) OR the North Shore location (3rd and Lonsdale) and/or a partner school site.

Our delivery of service includes:

  • Establishing baselines for instruction
  • Design of remedial program to include three measurable goals
  • Monitoring of progress and end of term reporting 
  • Interaction with our Educational Consultant

LDAV has a high standard for all educational programs.  We also provide a positive and supportive working environment.

Apply to become a tutor today by emailing your resume to katea@ldav.ca

Join Our Team

FULL-TIME: Learning Support Coordinator

The Learning Support Coordinator(LSC) is a crucial role in the service delivery and growth of the LDAV. The position will organize, maintain and integrate services at LDAV, with direction from the Education Consultant. The LSC will develop, oversee and monitor each individual child’s learning program. This program will be based on documentation (IEP, Psycho-Educational Assessment) provided by parents and/or information from the child’s home school.

Key Responsibilities:
• Work to support the Educational Consultant
• Planning, Implementation, reporting and evaluation of up to 100 children’s learning programs and progress
• Connect with parents, teachers and other relevant professionals on an as-needed basis

• Teaching and supporting instructors to develop goals, objectives and strategies.
• Establish best practice direct instruction in collaboration with instructor
• Consult with instructors regarding the design and learning strategies on an ongoing basis

Skills and Qualifications
• Bachelor of Education
• Membership in the BC College of Teachers
• Minimum 3-years of classroom and resource room teaching experience
• Excellent written communication
• Ability to discuss student needs, explain Psycho-Educational Report outcomes and demonstrate progress to parents or colleagues

• Masters degree in Education or related discipline
• University level courses in:
o Strategies for adapting curriculum to meet diverse needs
o Teaching students with special needs (Learning Disabilities) and/or Diploma in Special Education
• Excellent writing skills
• Self-motivated and proactive, ability to work as a team and independently
• Experience in a non-profit environment an asset

Key Details
• $31.00/hr, Full Time (35 hours/wk), Permanent Position

How to Apply
Email a short cover letter (500 words) and resume to kater@ldav.ca with your and the name of the position in the subject. Applications accepted on a rolling basis, so apply ASAP. We regret that due to high volume of applicants, only those selected for interviews will be contacted.

Location: Vancouver LDAV Office, 3292 East Broadway (Broadway at Rupert)