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Lotus Centre is a not-for-profit organization which was founded to meet a community need for specialized music education. 


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Who We Help

We work with students from ages two years to adult who have developmental disorders or learning disabilities as well as those with a gifted learning profile.


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How We Help

Lotus Centre is unique in offering music lessons by teachers who specialize in working with students with special needs. 


  • now hiring!

    We are looking for a guitar teacher and a piano teacher to add to our enthusiastic and passionate group of music educators. Must be absolutely devoted to helping students of all abilities reach their full potential! A background in special education is preferred. Training and ongoing support are provided. Please contact Executive Director Dr. Erin Parkes at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

  • volunteers needed!

    We are looking for volunteers to help out with our March Break, PD day and summer camps! We continue to do our best to run our camps almost entirely by volunteers so that we can keep costs low to our familites, but to do this we need your help! Volunteers are needed to help set up for activities, clean up after activities, work 1:1 with campers, assist with feeding and dressing, etc. Only volunteers over 16 years of age can count towards our 2:1 ratio, but we welcome younger volunteers who would like experience working with some awesome special needs kids! Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to volunteer or for more information.

  • March Break and PD day camps are full!

    Unfortunately our March Break camp and all remaining PD day camps for 2015-2016 are full! We are in the process of finalizing our summer camp schedule and will be opening registration in March. Stay tuned for more details!


The Symbol of the Lotus Flower

Our educational philosophy is reflected by the symbol of the lotus flower. Our goal is to help all students blossom into their full potential. We believe that every child has the right to appropriate education in any endeavour they choose to pursue.

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