Scottish Rite Charitable Foundation of Canada

Learning Centres for Children - Barrie and Muskoka

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Welcome to the Valley of Barrie, Learning Centres for Children - Serving the regions of Barrie and Muskoka

A Learning Centre is a place where children are important!  There are Learning Centres throughout Canada and the USA.

The Barrie Learning Center is part of a national program initiated and supported by the Scottish Rite Charitable Foundation of Canada. The Centre has received generous support from Masonic Lodges, individual donors and the Ontario Trillium Foundation.

At the Learning Centres, we help children with dyslexia to learn to read. Learning Centres tutor children individually with the Orton Gillingham Approach that accommodates their specific learning differences in a one-to-one setting. There is no cost to the child or family. The sessions are all after regular school hours.

The Scottish Rite Charitable Foundation Learning Centre - Valley of Barrie was incorporated June 1, 2010 and wholly responsible for the governance of the Learning Centre - Valley of Barrie. The Corporation is a separate, stand-alone entity.

The Learning Centre is a positive tool for dyslexic children and their parents to see what dyslexics can achieve.


We are currently providing our services, in and the surrounding regions of Barrie and Muskoka.



The Mission of the Scottish Rite Charitable Foundation

Learning Centres for Children,


... is to provide quality, state-of-the-art, free remedial tutoring to children with difficulties in reading,

writing and related scholastic skills formally identified as ‘dyslexia’.


The Polar Bear

In the United States, where Scottish Rite Masonic bodies have successfully operated Learning Centres for several years, the symbol is a teddy bear. Being Canadian, home of the north, when the first Learning Centre was opened in London Ontario, the polar bear was chosen. Between his paws the Polar Bear holds the symbol of the Scottish Rite Charitable Foundation of Canada, the foundation initiated, and supports, Learning Centres throughout Canada.

The Scottish Rite Charitable Foundation presently oversees learning centres in Barrie, Calgary, Edmonton, Halifax, London, Moncton, Windsor, and Vancouver.