Canadian Resources

Alberta Learning – Alberta Learning develops and administers legislation, regulations, and policies related to the governance, funding and delivery of education in the province” (Programming for Students with Special Needs: Gifted and Talented, 2000 Book 7, Alberta Learning). Alberta Learning has also published The Journey: A Handbook for Parents of Children Who Are Gifted and Talented, 2004, which is available on their website.

The Calgary Association for Bright Children (CABC) – To advance education by informing, advocating and supporting the social and emotional development of bright, gifted and talented children in Alberta.

The Calgary Board of Education (CBE) – Calgary Board of Education’s basic description of their GATE program.

ABC (Association for Bright Children of Ontario) – To increase the understanding and acceptance of bright and gifted children/youth at home, at school and in the community.

The Learning Disabilities Association of Alberta – The LDAA is a registered charity that provides information and support for people with learning disabilities. A voluntary, not-for-profit organization of parents, professionals and other concerned people, the LDAA works locally through its chapters and provincially to promote understanding and improved services for children and adults with learning disabilities.

Dr. Judy L. Lupart, Professor (Canada Research Chair in Special Education) – Department of Educational Psychology, University of Alberta


Stanford Pre-Collegiate Studies – Stanford University selects top high school students from around the world to participate in engaging summer academic programs. These programs are ideal for gifted students presently in grades 8 -12.

ERIC Clearinghouse on Disabilities and Gifted Education – Database of abstracts and articles on gifted individuals and education.

The Gifted Development Center – Information about identification, assessment, counselling, learning styles, presentations and resources for gifted children and adults. Includes material on Visual Spatial Learners from Dr. Linda Silverman.

Hoagies’ Gifted Education Page – Provides research on parenting gifted and learning disabled children. Link to legal resources, mailing lists and educational technology pages.

KidSource – Education, Gifted and Talented Students – Presents education articles (over 60) dealing with gifted issues.

Supporting Emotional Needs of the Gifted (SENG) – SENG focuses primarily on the adult in the lives of gifted children. It provides information on identification, guidance, and effective ways to live and work with gifted individuals.

California Association for the Gifted – Resources for the Parent/Questions and Answers includes questions relating to the gifted child’s abilities, emotional development and education.

Center for Talented Youth at the Johns Hopkins University – The Center for Talented Youth is a comprehensive, university-based initiative that promotes the academic ability of children and youth throughout the world.

GT World – An on-line support community for parents of Gifted and Talented kids. This web site is home to information scavenged by parents around the world.

National Association for Gifted Children – An organization of parents, educators, other professionals and community leaders to address the unique needs of gifted children.  Parent Information

Center for Gifted Education – College of William and Mary – The Center for Gifted Education at The College of William and Mary, a research and development center, was established in 1988 under the direction of Dr. Joyce VanTassel-Baska. The Center provides services to educators, policy makers, graduate students, researchers, parents, and students in support of the needs of gifted and talented individuals. Links to publications, articles and other resources.

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