Deaf cultures and Sign Languages of the world: Canada (Canada)

Created 10 April 2000, links updated monthly with the help of LinkAlarm.

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Blogs and Vlogs
Artistic interpreting: Music, poetry, literature, and theater Assistive living devicesBooks on deafness Captioning CDs and videotapes
Cochlear implants Deaf and social services Deafblind Deaf culture Deaf education
Deaf film Deaf health Deaf history and current events Deaf humour Deaf organizations & clubs
Deaf painting & sculpture Deaf performing arts Deaf poetry Deaf rights and advocacy Deaf sports & recreation
Educational interpreting General interpreting issues Interpreter education Interpreting agencies and organizations Legal interpreting
Mailing lists, user groups & chat rooms Oral and late-deafened people Religion & Deafness Sign Languages of Canada Sign Languages of Canada dictionaries
Telecommunications

Artistic interpreting: Music, poetry, literature, and theater

Stained glass bulletYouTube - CharlieRoseSign's Channel.

Stained glass bulletYouTube - NeutralMage's Channel.

Assitive living devices

Stained glass ballBusy Hands. The Deaf girl with the hands that never stop moving.

Stained glass ballCanadian Association of the Deaf / Association des Sourds du Canada. Technology & technical issues / LES DISPOSITIFS TECHNIQUES.American & British flag,French flag

Books on deafness

Stained glass ballBailey, C. S., and Dolby, K. (eds.) (2002). The Canadian Dictionary of ASL.University of Alberta Press. ISBN: 0-88864-300-4

Stained glass ballCanadian Dictionary of ASL. Developed in conjunction with the Canadian Cultural Society of the Deaf, this comprehensive new dictionary of American Sign Language (ASL) has over 8700 signs, many unique to Canada. Material for this extensive work has been drawn from many sources and includes input gathered from members of Canada's Deaf community over the past twenty years.

Stained glass ballDeaf Children's Society of British Columbia: Bookstore.

Stained glass ballDeaf Culture Centre. Click on language, then "Gift shop/Giftshop".

Stained glass bulletKelly-Jones, N. and Hamilton, H. (1981). Signs everywhere: A collection of signs for towns, cities, states, and provinces in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. Los Alamitos, CA: Modern Signs Press, Inc.

Closed captioning

Stained glass ballCanadian Association of the Deaf / Association des Sourds du Canada. Closed captioning / LE SOUS-TITRAGE CODé.American & British flag,French flag

CDs and videotapes

Stained glass ballFamily Network for Deaf Children: Signing videos for families with deaf and hard of hearing children.

Stained glass ballPetrone Stratiy, A. (1999). You think DEAF people have problems? This DVD features internationally-known performer Angela Stratiy in a humorous one-woman comedy show on hearing people, based on her "research," and her perspectives on how Deaf people survive in the Hearing world.

Cochlear implants

Stained glass ballCanadian Association of the Deaf / Association des Sourds du Canada. Cochlear implants / Les Implants Cochléaires.American & British flag,French flag

Stained glass ballProvincial Resource Program for students with cochlear implants (PRP-CI) is a new program funded by the Ministry of Education to support the delivery of effective education and habilitation programs for students who either have or are being considered for a cochlear implant. A collaboration protocol has been developed between PRP-CI and Children's Hospital to assist families and educators from the initial contact and consideration for a cochlear implant to the ongoing support required post implant.

Deaf and social services

Stained glass ballCentre of Excellence for Children and Adolescents with Special Needs - Public Health Agency of Canada. The Centre raises awareness on prevention, early intervention, services and policy related to special needs children and adolescents. Particular attention is given to children living in northern and rural Canada.

Stained glass ballDeaf and Hard of Hearing Services.

Stained glass ballDurham Deaf Services.Canadian flagAmerican flagSign Language icon

Stained glass ballDeafened People Project. Education/ Professional Development, counselling/ private practice, consulting/ policy Development, research and development, motivational presentations, and who are we.

Stained glass ballOttawa Deaf Sports Association.

Stained glass ballWestern Institute for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing is the largest non-profit agency of its kind in Western Canada. In operation since 1956, WIDHH strives to offer high quality services to Deaf, Deafened and Hard of Hearing individuals through innovative products, services, and programs that help to promote accessibility equal to that of the hearing public.

Deafblind

Deaf culture

Stained glass ballCanadian Association of the Deaf/Association des Sourds du Canada.American & British flag,French flag

golden marble bulletDeaf culture vs. medicalization / LA CULTURE SOURDE VERSUS LA MéDICALISATION.

golden marble bulletStatistics on Deaf Canadians / STATISTIQUES PORTANT SUR LES SOURDS CANADIENS.

Stained glass ballKrista P. (Grade 9). The Deaf: Included or forgotten?

Stained glass ballFor the Record Productions, Inc.Canadian flagAmerican flagSign Language iconClick on "Deaf Pride" or "Deaf TV".

Stained glass ballMallach, T. Proud Canuck's ASL VLOG.Canadian flagAmerican flagSign Language icon

Stained glass ballShel: A Deaf Canadian's thoughts.Canadian flagAmerican flagSign Language icon

Stained glass ballSurdité au québec.

Stained glass ballUniversité YORK University. (2002, June 1). Deaf law school grad has spirit to succeed.

Stained glass ballWestern Canadian Centre of Studies in Deafness.

Stained glass ballWoodcock, K. & Aguayo, M. (n.d.) The duality of communication as a barrier between people who hear and people who don't.

Deaf education

Stained glass ballAlberta School for the Deaf. Our school provides learning opportunities for all school-aged students with language learning disabilities. We offer early education, elementary, junior high and senior high programming during the day and in the evening and on weekends our building is used for parent functions and community events.

Stained glass ballAutres Écoles.

Stained glass ballBC Family Hearing Resource Centre is a provincial program that provides comprehensive services to families with young deaf and hard of hearing children throughout B.C. We also provide consultation and training to other professionals working with deaf and hard of hearing children.

Stained glass ballBC Parents' Branch, Canadian Hard of Hearing Association.

Stained glass ballBC Provincial School for the Deaf | Burnaby School District - SD41. To attend the BC Provincial School for the Deaf, students must have a severe to profound hearing loss or a significant learning problem directly associated to hearing loss. Potential candidates are reviewed by the Provincial Education Review Committee for Deaf Students (PERCD). This Ministry of Education committee consists of a multi-disciplinary team of professionals which determines eligibility for provincial resource programs for deaf students based on the educational needs of the individual. Referral to the committee is made by the student's home school district. Once a student is considered eligible, the school district can make application for admission to the BC Provincial School for the Deaf.

Stained glass ballBridge of Signs / Pont des Signes. The Canadian Association of the Deaf is purposely extending its research scope to include non-Deaf children who would benefit from the use of Sign language as their primary means of communication. Children who have been diagnosed with such disorders as Downs Syndrome, Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD), Autism, developmental delays and behavioural disabilities will be included in this study. / L'association des Sourds du Canada étend volontairement l'envergure de sa recherche pour inclure les enfants non-Sourds qui pourraient tirer profit de l'utilisation de la langue des signes comme moyen principal de communication. Les enfants ayant été diagnostiqués comme atteints de désordres tels que le syndrome de Down, l'ensemble des troubles causés par l'alcoolisation fætale (ETCAF), l'autisme, des retards de développement et des handicaps du comportement seront inclus dans cette étude.

Stained glass ballBurnaby South Secondary School.

Stained glass ballCanadian Association of Educators of the Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing / l'Association Canadienne des Enseignants(es) des Sourds(es) et Malentendants(es).UK & American & British flag,French flag

Stained glass ballCanadian Association of the Deaf / Association des Sourds du Canada.American & British flag,French flag

golden marble bulletDeaf youth / La Jeunesse Sourde.

golden marble bulletLiteracy / L'Alphabétisation.

Stained glass ballCanadian Hearing Society / La Société Canadienne de l'Ouïe.American & British flag,French flagThe Canadian Hearing Society provides services that enhance the independence of deaf, deafened and hard of hearing people, and that encourage prevention of hearing loss. La Société canadienne de l'ouïe offre des services visant à devélopper l'indépendance des personnes sourdes, devenues sourdes ou malentendantes ainsi qu'à favoriser la prévention de la perte d'audition.

Stained glass ballCentre d'Education du Langage pour Enfants Malentendants. Le projet d'établissement, soutenu par l'association gestionnaire: l'A.R.E.L.E.H. et partagé avec les familles, est un projet bilingue. Les enfants, en contact avec des professionnels sourds et entendants, ont la possibilité de s'approprier 2 langues: le français oral et écrit et la Langue des Signes Française (LSF). Le français oral est soutenu par le Langage Parlé Complété (LPC).

Stained glass ballDeaf Children's Society of British Columbia. For: (1) Deaf and hard of hearing children. We operate a pre-school with qualified American Sign Language trained instructors. (2) Parents and guardians. We offer counselling, library, newsletters, and social events. (3) Educators and relevant professionals. We offer books, videos, and other teaching materials specifically catered for deaf and hard of hearing children.

Stained glass ballDeafPlanet.com.UK & American & British flag,French flag

Stained glass ballErnest C. Drury Hign School for the Deaf.

Stained glass ballFamily Network for Deaf Children offers workshops, videos, and a newsletter and information bulletins supporting and providing information to parents of Deaf and hard-of-hearing children and the communities that support them.

Stained glass ballNational Deaf Children's Society is the only UK charity solely dedicated to providing support, information and advice for deaf children and young people, their families and professionals working with them.

Stained glass ballNewfoundland School for the Deaf is a Provincial School for the Deaf operated by the Department of Education, Government of Newfoundland and Labrador.

Stained glass ballParenting and coaching with Barbara Desmarais. A parenting coach works with parents to help them become the parent they want to be. Many factors get in the way of us being an effective, wise and loving parent. Often our anger is out of control and relates to issues that are linked to our own childhood and actually have nothing to do with our children, yet too often they become our target. Often we're unfulfilled in our significant relationships and are dealing with unmet needs, abuse, an absent partner, or an uneven distribution of labour. Often despite feeling grateful for our children, our partners, our families and friends, we have a sense that something is missing from our lives.

Stained glass ballProvincial Services for Deaf & Hard of Hearing: Ministry of Children & Family Development.

stained glass bulletpwledrew. (2007, February 7). Ministry of Education puts Deaf students at risk.Canadian flagAmerican flagSign Language icon The Ontario Association of the Deaf host a Community Forum about 8 point policy.

Stained glass ballWareham, T., Clark, G., & Laugesen, C. Providing learning support for d/Deaf and hearing impaired students undertaking fieldwork and related activities. A downloadable .pdf file.

Deaf film

Stained glass bulletDocumentaires sur la surdité.

Stained glass bulletJolanta A. Lapiak: i8media artist. I am a literary and media artist, narrator, poet and performer. My work explores grammatology and various ways of writing with a unique blend of cinematic vocabulary, choreography, verbal calligraphy, visual poetry, and language. My works undermine the logocentric traditions of textuality and poetry. My work advocates for the individual right of another choice of speaking (manually speaking or sign language).

Stained glass ballwww.disabilityfilms.co.uk.

In the company of men. Film (1997) Canada / USA, 97 min, drama.
The trap (1. L'Aventure sauvage 2. The mad trapper.) Film (1966) UK / Canada, 106 min, adventure.

Deaf health

Stained glass ballCanadian Association of the Deaf / Association des Sourds du Canada. Health care / La Santé.American & British flag,French flag

Stained glass ballCanadian Hearing Society.

Stained glass ballDeaf Children's Society of British Columbia. For: (1) Deaf and hard of hearing children. We operate a pre-school with qualified American Sign Language trained instructors. (2) Parents and guardians. We offer counselling, library, newsletters, and social events. (3) Educators and relevant professionals. We offer books, videos, and other teaching materials specifically catered for deaf and hard of hearing children.

Stained glass ballMinistry of Health and Long Term Care, Ontario.Canadian flagAmerican flagSign Language icon

Flu Fact: The flu can spread to others with just one sneeze.
What you should know about a flu pandemic.

Deaf history and current events

Stained glass ballAlberta Deaf News.

Stained glass ballCarbin, C.

golden marble bullet(1996). Deaf heritage in Canada: A distinctive, diverse, and enduring culture. McGraw-Hill Ryerson Limited. ISBN: 0075513781.

golden marble bullet(2005). Samuel Thomas Greene: A legend in the nineteenth century Deaf community. Born in 1843, Greene grew up in Maine, attended North America's first permanent and publicly supported school for deaf children, in Hartford, Connecticut, and the world's first degree-granting college for deaf students, in Washington, D.C. Later, he became an accomplished teacher in Canada at a provincial school for the deaf in Belleville, Ontario. He was a multitalented man who made significant contributions to the development of the nineteenth century Deaf Community.

Stained glass ballDeafTODAY.

golden marble bullet(2004, August 14). Deaf lack adequate mental health services. Most people could simply ask for a referral from a family doctor or trusted friends. But Willans-Théberge, a successful lawyer, was also coping with a severe hearing loss.

golden marble bullet(2004, July 24). Making a joyful silence. Signed scripture reading, invocation, hymns and prayers attract worshippers to churches for deaf Fellow parishioners offered deaf.

golden marble bullet(2004, July 21). Officers' trial lightning rod for ire over discrimination. Community groups are using the trial of two veteran police officers charged with assault to condemn police treatment of people who are both black and deaf, and to lobby for an end to racial profiling.

golden marble bullet(2004, July 21). Coalition joins cause. A coalition of community groups Ñ including the Canadian Hearing Society, the African Canadian Legal Clinic and ARCH: A Legal Resource Centre for Persons with Disabilities Ñ has taken up the cause of a Ghanan-born Canadian citizen, saying he was discriminated against because he is black and deaf.

golden marble bullet(2004, July 20). Peter Owusu-Ansah's nightmare. The first 17 times the police stopped him for questioning, Peter Owusu-Ansah took it. He's young, black and hearing impaired. He knew better than to give the officers any lip.

golden marble bullet(2004, July 20). Deaf man allegedly handcuffed and beaten by cops has case put over. A deaf man who was allegedly handcuffed and beaten by a pair of Toronto police officers two years ago has had his case put over until next month, thanks in part to a shortage of available sign-language interpreters.

golden marble bullet(2004, June 24). Man removed from Tory rally. A deaf man who held up a sign asking why there were no interpreters was escorted out of a packed Conservative rally Thursday night.

golden marble bullet(2004, May 27). Electrical glitches nix hopes of 3 deaf teens. Being deaf wasn't enough to stop them, it was those darn blown fuses. A string of electrical problems derailed the hopes of three deaf teenagers participating in a provincial robotics competition yesterday.

golden marble bullet(2004, May 7). Looking for a sign. English is still the second language for many Canadians. But few list sign language as their first.

golden marble bullet(2004, May 7). Ontario government reaches deal with provincial schools teachers. A tentative contract agreement has been reached between the Ontario government and the union representing teachers at provincial schools for the deaf, blind and deaf-blind.

golden marble bullet(2004, May 7). Teachers of deaf, blind return to classroom. A tentative agreement has been reached between the Ontario government and about a dozen special schools, sending 239 striking teachers back to work, the union said today.

golden marble bullet(2004, May 5). Teacher talks back on. Negotiations resume in Toronto this morning aimed at ending a strike by teachers at special schools, including one here in Ottawa. The 239 teachers hit the picket lines Monday to press for wage parity with counterparts in the public school system. http://www.deaftoday.com/news/archives/004547.html">

golden marble bullet(2004, May 5). Strike shuts school for deaf. Teachers at five special schools in Ontario, including one in London, are on strike after negotiations broke off early yesterday. The strike affects 637 deaf, blind and deaf-blind children and youths in correctional institutions and demonstration schools across the province, including 53 at Robarts school in London.

golden marble bullet(2004, April 20). Dalai Lama's Toronto public talk on Sunday, April 25. During his visit to Toronto, His Holiness the Dalai Lama will be giving a public talk at SkyDome entitled "The Power of Compassion" on Sunday, April 25, 2004. A special American Sign Language section has just been announced for this event, which has already sold over 20,000 tickets and is expected to sell out.

golden marble bullet(2004, April 20). Teachers in schools for disabled withdraw services. Teachers who work in special provincial schools started limiting their services today in a contract dispute. The 239 teachers work in schools for the deaf, blind, deaf-blind and in correctional facilities across Ontario.

golden marble bullet(2004, April 5). Parents of deaf win hearing. The families of two deaf Queensland children are suing the state Government for failing to provide them with an adequate education. The action comes as experts warn that the literacy levels of deaf children are dropping dramatically.

golden marble bullet(2004, March 31). Top deaf teams ready to rock, roll. The Canadian Deaf Curling Championships will be making noise in Ottawa April Teams from across the country will be competing at the RA Centre in men's (nine teams), mixed (five rinks) and senior men's (four teams) events.

golden marble bullet(2004, March 20). Banks taught to aid the deaf. If you have spent your life in a world filled with sound, how do you communicate with someone who is deaf or hard-of-hearing? Does shouting help? Do you have to spend time you can't afford learning some sort of complicated sign language? Is it worth the bother?

golden marble bullet(2004, March 13). Deaf programming joins Omni TV's cultural mosaic. A decade ago, the CBC very briefly tried a weekly Silent News program, with a Deaf anchor. It never really got the chance to fly. But its producer, Peter Reynolds, and his son, also named Peter, approached Omni last year with a new idea.

golden marble bullet(2004, March 8). TrekLogic's Brainhunter teams with deaf association for job searches. The Canadian Association of the Deaf and TrekLogic Technologies Inc. have teamed up to launch a specialized career website to link the deaf community with prospective employers and job opportunities.

golden marble bullet(2004, February 13). Judge orders services for deaf. A Charter of Rights motion granted yesterday by an Ottawa judge, who ordered the province to provide sign language interpretation in a family law case, has sparked a review of the government's policy on court interpretation services.

golden marble bullet(2003, December 23). Belleville - City urged to help the deaf. With a spirited presentation made through an interpreter, David Wren came before the December 15 meeting of city council to urge extra measures be taken to ensure deaf people are included in the social and political life of the city.

golden marble bullet(2003, December 15). Literacy tests are discriminatory claim parents and students. Matt Germain, a 17-year-old student with Down's syndrome and Kristopher Martin, who is deaf, are not like other students. And yet they have to pass the same Ontario Grade 10 literacy test as others in order to graduate from high school. The test is discriminatory, states the lawyer representing six familes.

golden marble bullet(2003, December 11). Deaf-Friendly place to work. Leah Levy owns and operates the deaf-friendly Gulf Island Dog Biscuit Co., a wholesale dog food company in east Richmond. That doesn't stop them from producing some top-quality work, a fact Levy was aware of after working with deaf people in the sporting goods industry.

golden marble bullet(2003, December 3). Belleville-born author opens world of the deaf to readers around the world. Researching her fiction book, Deafening, which hit bookstores in September allowed Itani to return to her Belleville roots and explore the school that her deaf maternal grandmother attended at the turn of the century.

golden marble bullet(2003, November 28). Belleville - When you can't hear, the silence can be Deafening. Author Frances Itani captures the heart of the reader in her book Deafening. Itani was at a Brown Bag Lunch at the Belleville Public Library on November 26, talking about why she wrote the story, reading excerpts and signing books.

golden marble bullet(2003, November 22). Dehumanising the Deaf. Michael Cyr walks up to the woman at the admissions office window and gesticulates that he is deaf. She raises her voice, assuming he'll somehow be able to hear if she does that. He can see the exaggerated movements of her mouth and can only imagine the startled people in line behind him. It's humiliating, but it happens all the time.

golden marble bullet(2003, November 10). Sign language the voice of choice for kids soon to perform. A group of Grade 3 students from Blackfalds School will soon be performing the Canadian and American national anthems for a Red Deer Rebels crowd, but they're going to let their hands do the singing.

golden marble bullet(2003, October 8). SkyFrames and The Canadian Hearing Society Sign Letter of Intent to Establish International Satellite WiFi Hotspots in Support of Deaf and Hard of Hearing People.

golden marble bullet(2003, September 17). Closed captioning dyslexia. Watching the tube used to be a real snooze-fest for me, a hearing impaired 40-something. The dialogue was mumbo-jumbo. But now that my captioner translates the action, a new world has opened for me. "Watch out for slippery sex on the way to work," warned the morning anchor. Or did they mean a slippery "section"?

golden marble bullet(2003, August 24). Canada's first long-term home for deaf seniors a 'much-needed facility.' TORONTO (CP) - "Picture yourself in an environment where you couldn't communicate with anyone." That's what it's like for countless deaf seniors across Canada, says Derek Rumball, assistant executive director for the Ontario Mission of the Deaf. And deaf seniors in nursing homes feel even more isolated since retirement centres rarely take into account the needs of those with hearing disabilities, and most workers at nursing homes lack sign-language skills.

golden marble bullet(2003, August 24). BIGGER DREAMS: A Two Act Play About Deaf Politician Gary Malkowski. Gary Malkowski made history when he was elected to serve in the parliament of the Canadian province of Ontario. He was the first culturally deaf person (one who uses sign language to communicate instead of speaking) ever elected to senior legislative office. In Richard Medugno’s Bigger Dreams: A Two-Act Play About Deaf Politician Gary Malkowski (now available through 1stBooks), his story is made easily accessible to readers looking for an inspirational story about a remarkable life.

golden marble bullet(2003, July 26). Children of deaf adults bridge gap. Usually it's the parents who fret about whether their children will grow up being able to hear and speak properly. But from the time Bo Ladashevska was a boy growing up in Winnipeg, he had to come to terms with the fact that he could hear but both his parents were deaf.

golden marble bullet(2003, July 26). Sign language camp teaches children to communicate with deaf, hard of hearing. The signs are all there Ñ the Canadian Hearing Society is offering an American Sign Language Kids Camp next month. Sign language camp teaches children to communicate with deaf, hard of hearing... "The students will be learning the basics of sign language but it will definitely be done in a fun setting."

golden marble bullet(2003, July 21). High-tech world excludes the Deaf. The deaf community has faced a constant struggle to gain access to everyday technology, says an official at the 14th Congress of the World Federation of the Deaf. "Cell phones still aren't accessible for the deaf," said James Roots, the executive director of the Canadian Association of the Deaf, one of the conference's organizers.

golden marble bullet(2003, July 18). It's a sign: Called to the bar, deaf lawyer is set for the job. Jackson, 26, is one of 220 new lawyers called to the bar during a ceremony at Roy Thomson Hall yesterday, but the only one who didn't actually hear her name called as she was presented to the treasurer of the Law Society of Upper Canada and admitted as a barrister-at-law.

golden marble bullet(2003, July 18). Deafplanet.com a virtual meeting place for deaf children. Imagine a place where signing is the primary language and hearing people needed translators to communicate. Seem like a role reversal from our current social structure? On Deafplanet, a fictional world that exists on the World Wide Web, citizens use American Sign Language, or ASL, instead of the spoken word.

golden marble bullet(2003, July 16). 2,000 participants expected in Montréal for the XIV World Congress of the World Federation of the Deaf. "Montréal's location and multiculturalism make it a very attractive option for conference organizers, especially when delegates are coming from around the world."

golden marble bullet(2003, July 14). For young golf star, deafness is no handicap. Whenever and wherever Jason Plumb chooses to play golf, whether in a tournament or a quick 18 with a pal, he can bank on a critical component of the shot-making process. Silence - guaranteed. Two weeks ago, Plumb, who has been deaf since the age of three, carded a 3-under-par 69 to capture the opening event of this summer's St. Lawrence junior tour.

golden marble bullet(2003, July 13). No sign of suit at city. At least one senior city administrator is wondering what all the fuss is about concerning the proposed long-term-care facility for the deaf on Big Bay Point Road.

golden marble bullet(2003, July 13). City may have dropped the ball. The recent controversy over the long-term-care facility for the deaf, set to be built on Big Bay Point Road, is going to cost the city at the very minimum some poor public relations.

golden marble bullet(2003, July 11). Deaf community slams city with $1-M lawsuit. The ceremonial ground-breaking for the Ontario Long-Term-Care Facility for the Deaf took place Thursday morning, at the site on Big Bay Point Road, near city limits. The building will be the eventual home to hard-of-hearing residents from across Canada. The Ontario Mission of the Deaf (OMD) will build a $13-million, 64-bed facility, on lands abutting Kempenfelt Bay, said Derek Rumball, son of Rev. Bob Rumball, whose work on behalf of deaf citizens is legendary.

golden marble bullet(2003, July 8). Kayakers rescue deaf boy. But when the little deaf boy, riding high in the firefighter's truck, saw everyone waving their hands from side-to-side at him, he grinned. He could see relief on the faces of fellow campers, parents and staff at the Tribune Bay Outdoor Education Centre on Hornby Island. And he could read the applause in the movement of their hands.

golden marble bullet(2003, July 2). Government of Canada funds two literacy projects in St. John's. The projects are being undertaken by the Workplace Literacy Institute Planning Committee and the Newfoundland and Labrador Association of the Deaf.

golden marble bullet(2003, June 19). Deaf students hit next by cutbacks. A group of people who are already dealing with extra challenges in life is the next to be hit by government cutbacks. This week is the last week of a program known as READ 2000, Resources in Education for the Adult Deaf. The program helps students finish grade 12 and supports them while in college. The average student's age is 30.

golden marble bullet(2003, June 3). Recognizing movies with a heart. The Hearing Foundation of Canada and the Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB) presented a plaque to Famous Players in recognition of the organization's leadership in providing an accessible movie service for people who are deaf, deafened, hard of hearing, blind, or visually impaired.

golden marble bullet(2003, May 28). City to provide services for the deaf on demand. The city will be providing interpretive services for the deaf on demand at its weekly meetings. Council passed the resolution at Monday evening's meeting in response to a request by the Yukon Association of the Deaf.

golden marble bullet(2003, May 21). Involve hearing -impaired , council told. Lewis Hartland of the Yukon Association of the Deaf... said there needs to be interpretation and closed captioning on the WHTV telecasts of council meetings so deaf and hearing-impaired residents can participate.

golden marble bullet(2003, April 8). University for deaf brilliant idea. The suggestion Sir James Whitney School for the Deaf become a university for the deaf is a brilliant one. MPP Ernie Parsons championed the idea at a recent public meeting at the school to thunderous applause from the hundreds of family members and interested parties in attendance.

golden marble bullet(2003, March 11). Disabled get high-tech boost. Telecommunications companies are closely examining services popular among deaf and hearing-impaired people of all ages, such as instant messaging over computers and two-way pagers.

golden marble bullet(2003, February 22). Grade 9 classes to remain in Belleville, The Ministry of Education has relented and will allow Grade 9 academic and applied courses to remain at Sir James Whitney School for the Deaf in Belleville and the Robarts school in London.

golden marble bullet(2003, February 22). Queen's Park retracts cuts to deaf classes. Ontario's Education Ministry has backed down on cutbacks to high school courses at schools for the deaf in London and Belleville. Ministry officials issued a statement yesterday saying students bound for college or university could continue to take academic credits this September at Robarts school in London and Sir James Whitney school in Belleville.

golden marble bullet(2003, February 21). Parents' worst fears may be realized. About 200 people filled the auditorium at Sir James Whitney School for the Deaf Thursday and they were given a message the majority didn't want to receive - Grade 9 is leaving the Belleville school.

golden marble bullet(2003, February 20). Seeing the Sounds on Purim. The Orthodox Union (OU), best known for its kashrut certification, is also involved in... advocacy for persons with disabilities through Yachad and Our Way. One of their recent projects, developed last year by the OU?s National Jewish Council for the Disabled (NJCD), is a program that enables deaf and hearing-impaired individuals to follow along while the Megillah is read in the synagogue on Purim... developed by Frank Duchoeny, the Montreal Coordinator of Our Way for the Jewish Deaf, a division of NJCD.

golden marble bullet(2003, February 18). Deaf school parents fight removal of Grade 9. Parents are massing to fight the removal of Grade 9 from Sir James Whitney, fearing it could eventually result in the school's demise.

golden marble bullet(2003, February 12). Deaf Rx launch. Deaf and hard of hearing Americans now can save up to 30 to 80% off high quality prescription drugs with the launch of DeafRx.com mail order pharmacy. We are the first Canadian discount pharmacy to specifically serve the Deaf and hard of hearing community.

golden marble bullet(2003, February 6). Donation lets hearing impaired continue to share joy of literature. The Island Deaf and Hard of Hearing agency's brand new book club is wasting no time in tackling some classic Canadiana. The first tome on their list: Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale... But this is a book club like few others. The five people who meet once a month are all hearing impaired. The group is made up mostly of seniors who have lost their hearing later in life so their speech wasn't compromised.

golden marble bullet(2003, January 28). Alternative to ref's whistle works well for deaf. When Matt Grennier hears the whistle blow, he's grateful. The Kitchener Ranger forward, whose older brother Bryan has been more than 90 per cent deaf since birth, knows from watching his sibling that being able to hear is a blessing.

golden marble bullet(2002, November 7). 14th World Congress of the World Federation of the Deaf will be hosting in Montreal, Quebec, CANADA on July 18th - 26th, 2003. Every four years, the World Congress of the WFD provides an opportunity for exchange information, sharing of new research and ideas, appreciation of Deaf arts and theatre, and social interaction with thousands of people from around the world.

golden marble bullet(2002, October 22). Justice served. Facing a Federal Court review of a Canadian Human Rights Tribunal decision against it, CBC-TV will hurry along and ensure that by Nov. 1 all of its programs on the main network and Newsworld, and all network promotions, will be captioned for the hearing impaired. Currently, 92 per cent of all CBC programs and promos are captioned. Vancouver resident Henry Vlug, who is deaf, filed a complaint in 1997 arguing for 100 per cent, and the tribunal backed him.

golden marble bullet(2002, October 18). U of A sign language dictionary a Canadian gesture. University of Alberta Press officially released the Canadian Dictionary of American Sign Language on Thursday. The book contains 8,000 entry words. The dictionary, which took more than 20 years to produce, includes Canadian regional signing variations to common words, and reflects such cultural obsessions as winter sports.

golden marble bullet(2002, October 18). CBC settles closed captioning dispute. CBC Television has agreed to speed up its timetable for providing closed captioning for the hearing impaired on all of its Engligh-language programming.

golden marble bullet(2002, October 12). Man wins moving expenses for daughter's interpreter. A New Glasgow man who paid $2,000 in moving expenses to help lure a sign language interpreter from Edmonton to help his deaf daughter will be getting his money back.

Stained glass ballSenate educational videos. The Senate of Canada is committed to being an open and accessible parliamentary institution. We are pleased to offer our educational video in both standard video format and in video formats for the hearing impaired -- American Sign Language (ASL) and Quebec Sign Language (LSQ). These nine video-clips provide an overview of the Senate, its role and its structure. They also briefly explain the work of senators in Canada’s Upper Chamber, in Committees and around the country. Each video-clip is accompanied by a teacher’s lesson guide (high school level).

Stained glass ballSenate of Canada. Produced for streaming on the Senate of Canada website, this is an ASL educational video about the Senate.

Deaf humour

Stained glass ballPetrone Stratiy, A. (1999). You think DEAF people have problems? This DVD features internationally-known performer Angela Stratiy in a humorous one-woman comedy show on hearing people, based on her "research," and her perspectives on how Deaf people survive in the Hearing world.

Deaf organizations and clubs

Stained glass ballB.C. Cultural Society of the Deaf is the provincial branch of the Canadian Cultural Society of the Deaf, which works to ensure that Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals are able to fulfill their cultural needs and values through performing arts, American Sign Language, Literature, ASL Literacy, Visual arts, and Hertiage resources.

Stained glass ballBelleville Association of the Deaf [BAD].

Stained glass ballBob Rumball Foundation for the Deaf. Services for: Deaf Infants and Children, Deaf Adults, Deaf Seniors, Programs for Hearing Infants and Children, Programs for Hearing Adults.

Stained glass ballCanada Ukraine Alliance for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Persons (CUADHHP) is a non-profit organization registered under the Societies Act of the Province of Alberta. Members of CUADHHP comprise individuals, organizations, academic institutions and corporations interested in working on issues of importance to deaf and hard of hearing people in Ukraine and Canada.

Stained glass ballCanadian Association of the Deaf / Association des Sourds du Canada.American & British flag,French flag

Stained glass ballCanadian Cultural Society of the Deaf / Société Culturelle Canadienne des Sourds.American & British flag,French flag

Stained glass ballCanadian Hearing Society.

Stained glass ballCentre des Loisirs des Sourds de Montréal. Le CLSM qui existe depuis plus de cent ans est un lieu de rencontre des personnes sourdes, malentendantes et leurs ami(e)s de tous âges dans une atmosphère de fraternité et surtout dans la compréhension de la communication du langage des signes (LSQ). Roland Bolduc C'est grâce au travail des bénévoles responsables de la gestion et des activités de loisirs et sports que le Centre a pu continuer son existence au cours des ans. Confiant en l'avenir, le Centre offre un espoir aux générations à venir de se prendre en main et s'entraider entre sourds de la région du grand Montréal. Construisons ensemble un avenir meilleur.

Stained glass ballGreater Vancouver Association of the Deaf. The purposes of the GVAD are: To promote all matters of the welfare of the deaf; To foster the social, cultural, educational, and recreational activities of the deaf; To affiliate and serve with provincial, regional and national organizations of the deaf and hard of hearing; To ensure that the activities of the society always be intended to contribute positively to the Greater Vancouver area or to any other district within the society's areas of operation.

Stained glass ballGuelph Royal Association of the Deaf.

Stained glass ballIsland Deaf & Hard of Hearing Centre. The agency provides a range of programs and services: Family and Community Program, Employment Assistance Program, Interpreting Services, Hearing Loss Resource Program, Resource Development Program. Staff are available to provide a range of deaf awareness seminars/workshops for schools, employers, service providers and the public.

Stained glass ballNewmarket Deaf Club.

Stained glass ballOntario Association of the Deaf.

Stained glass ballOntario Literacy for Deaf People.

Stained glass ballOntario Rainbow Alliancve for the Deaf. Deaf LGBT organization.

Stained glass ballOttawa Deaf Centre is a community organization serving Deaf, Deafened, and Hard of Hearing people and their families. The ODC offers programs, services and activities to meet the educational, recreational, social and cultural needs of this community.

Stained glass ballRecherche d'associations et organismes.

Stained glass ballSir James Whitney School for the Deaf. It is the mission of Sir James Whitney School for the Deaf to provide for the educational, social, cultural and emotional growth and development of students within a supportive, safe, nurturing, bilingual bicultural environment. Students will be challenged daily to: be an active learner, be positive members of the school culture, demonstrate learned skills and growth.

Stained glass ballSouth-East New Brunswick Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services Inc.

Stained glass ballVoice - For Hearing Impaired Children.

Stained glass ballVoice Ottawa.

Stained glass ballWindsor Association of the Deaf.

Deaf painting and sculpture

Stained glass bulletCanadian Cultural Society of the Deaf

golden marble bulletForrest Curwin Nickerson.

golden marble bulletHelen McNicoll Boudreau.

Stained glass ballHand Nation: The visual art of Sign Language - Art prints and screensavers.

Stained glass bulletNorval Morrisseau: Canadian Ojibwe -- founder of Medicine Painting. Norval Morrisseau is founder of a Canadian-originated school of art called Woodland or sometimes Legend or Medicine painting. His work is influential on a group of younger Ojibwe and Cree artists, such as Blake Debassige, Tom Chee Chee, Leland Bell. He has had many exhibits in Canada and Europe (especially France), but is not well known (except to northern Indians) in the U.S. This may change; recently Morrisseau had an exhibit and well-attended showing at the McLeod-Maslak Canadian Art Gallery in Santa Fe, the heart of what's trendy in U.S. Indian art.

Stained glass bulletNorval Morrisseau original paintings. Coghlan Art proudly presents available work by this great Canadian artist. Norval was instrumental in the creation of our studio and continues to work closely with us. His presence is a reminder of what an artist really is. Norval's work is in museum and private collections around the world.

Stained glass bulletVanessa Vaughan’s paintings reflect an awe and passion for one of Canada’s most cherished icons – the canoe. This series embraces a fascination with the architectural simplicity and sophistication of the canoe. Vaughan’s broad spectrum of work features paintings that reflect an appreciation for the Canadian landscape as seen and experienced through cottage life.

Deaf performing arts

Stained glass ballDeaf Utopia. Workshops on ASL (American Sign Language) and Deaf culture are provided; as well as solo comedy shows.

Stained glass ballFor the Record Productions Inc.Canadian flagAmerican flagSign Language icon is an award winning video production company located in Toronto. We produce content for television, including documentaries, series pilots, commercials and PSA's. In addition, we also produce educational and advocacy videos for community and non-profit groups. We offer a wide range of services, including shooting, editing, scriptwriting, training and streaming audio and video production.

Stained glass bulletJolanta A. Lapiak: i8media artist. I am a literary and media artist, narrator, poet and performer. My work explores grammatology and various ways of writing with a unique blend of cinematic vocabulary, choreography, verbal calligraphy, visual poetry, and language. My works undermine the logocentric traditions of textuality and poetry. My work advocates for the individual right of another choice of speaking (manually speaking or sign language).

Stained glass ballMaximime. Before bringing his unique physical comedy style to Vancouver in 1992 Max Fomitchev got his performing start at age 13 in his birthplace Moscow, Russia. An amazing and well-studied Mime Artist, Max was frequently the only deaf performer in his advanced classes, and competitions.

Stained glass ballVlad! has gained recognition among adults and children as both a performer and an instructor of mime, drama, stage movement and visual-gestural communication. In 2002, he was asked to teach his workshop, "Express yourself: Facial and body expression" to over 400 international sign language instructors at Deaf Way II, held at Gallaudet University in Washington, DC.

Stained glass ballWhat's Up! with Gordon in performing arts.

Deaf poetry

Stained glass bulletJolanta A. Lapiak: i8media artist. I am a literary and media artist, narrator, poet and performer. My work explores grammatology and various ways of writing with a unique blend of cinematic vocabulary, choreography, verbal calligraphy, visual poetry, and language. My works undermine the logocentric traditions of textuality and poetry. My work advocates for the individual right of another choice of speaking (manually speaking or sign language).

Deaf rights and advocacy

Stained glass ballCanadian Association of the Deaf / Association des Sourds du Canada.American & British flag,French flag

golden marble bulletAccessible transportation / LE TRANSPORT ACCESSIBLE.

golden marble bulletCanada Census / LE RECENSEMENT CANADIEN.

golden marble bulletDeaf seniors / ÅGéES SOURDES.

golden marble bulletEmployment and employability / L'Emploi et l'Employabilité.

golden marble bulletHuman rights / Les Droits de la Personne.

golden marble bulletImmigration & medical admissibility / L'IMMIGRATION ET l'ADMISSIBILITé MéDICALE.

golden marble bulletIncome tax, custom duties & postage rules / L'Impôt sur le Revenu, les Droits de Douane et les Règles d'Affranchissement.

golden marble bulletInternational concerns / LES PREOCCUPATIONS INTERNATIONALES

golden marble bulletPolitical participation & activity / LA PARTICIPATION ET L'ACTIVITé POLITIQUES.

golden marble bulletSocial security & assistance / La Sécurité Sociale.

golden marble bulletUniversal design / CONCEPTION UNIVERSELLE.

golden marble bulletUniversal symbols of access / LES SYMBOLES UNIVERSELS DE L'ACCESSIBILITé.

stained glass ballCanucksForFSSA.

golden marble bullet(15 October 2006). A series of clips of the first Canucks for FSSA rally/tent city at Riverside Park, Toronto.Canadian flagAmerican flagSign Language iconTent City Clip #1, Tent City Clip #2, Tent City Clip #3, Tent City Clip #7, Tent City clip #8.
golden marble bullet(24 October 2006). Edmonton FSSA Tent City & Rally. Representation from British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba (Western Canada) in support of FSSA at Edmonton.

Stained glass ballDisability Law. (22 August 2006). Landmark Deaf rights case in Canada. All government services must be available in sign language free of charge, according to a court ruling hailed by the deaf community for giving their languages de facto official status alongside English and French.

Stained glass ballDisability rights acts summary. Aimed at LD and ADD, but the summary is relevant to deaf people.

Stained glass ballDREN. (20 October 2005). Deaf Rights Equal Now.

stained glass ballForTheRecordProductions. (15 October 2006). On October 15, 2006, the Deaf community held an emotionally charged rally at Riverdale Park in Toronto. The rally was in support of Deaf students, faculty and alumni, protesting the recent selection of Jane K. Fernandes to be the next president of Gallaudet University. Video produced by www.fortherecordproductions.com.Canadian flagAmerican flagSign Language icon

golden marble bulletTent City Rally - Toronto (Part 1 of 2).

golden marble bulletTent City Rally - Toronto (Part 2 of 2).

Stained glass ballMinistry of Community and Social Services. Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 (AODA).

Stained glass ballOntario Human RIghts Commission. What is disability?

Stained glass ballOntarians with Disabilities Act (ODA) Committee.

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golden marble bullet(2007, May 16). ASL/LSQ belong to Deaf people. Every deaf person has a right to use either ASL or LSQ.

golden marble bullet(2007, May 16). ASL/LSQ Deaf Children Now. Every Deaf child has the right to language and education. The Ontario government does not uphold Deaf children's right of access to American Sign Language. They say they are working with us. It is not true!

golden marble bullet(2007, May 16). March on Queen's Park. People protested against the governmnet for forbidding deaf children with CI to learn either ASL or LSQ.

golden marble bullet(2007, April 23). May 11 Rally at Queen's Park. ASL/LSQ Regulations need to be impelemented now.

golden marble bullet(2007, February 7). Ministry of Education Puts Deaf Students at Risk. The Ontario Association of the Deaf host a Community Forum about 8 point policy.

golden marble bullet(2007, April 23). OAD is hosting a community forum in Ottawa.

golden marble bullet(2007, May 16). Parent of Deaf child. Every child has a right to go everywhere just like a hearing child!

golden marble bullet(2007, May 16). Support Deaf children's language rights. Every Deaf child has the right to language and education. The Ontario government does not uphold Deaf children's right of access to American Sign Language. They say they are working with us. It is not true!

Stained glass bulletThe Open & Closed Project is a new research project headquartered in Toronto. Our main goal is to improve quality by setting standards for the four fields of accessible media – captioning, audio description, subtitling, and dubbing. We’ll develop those standards through research and evidence-gathering. Where research or evidence is missing on a certain topic, we’ll carry it out ourselves. We’ll test the finished standards for a year in the real world, then publish them. (You’ll be able to download them for free or buy them in several formats.) Then we’ll develop training and certification programs for practitioners. It will finally be possible to become a certified captioner (or audio describer or subtitler or dubbing artist). We’ll also develop and test improved fonts for captioning and subtitling (already underway). We’ll develop a universal file format.

Deaf sports & recreation

Stained glass ballAssociation de Sports des Sourds du Canada / Canadian Deaf Sports Association.American & British flag,French flag

Stained glass ballBritish Columbia Deaf Sports Federation.

Stained glass ballCanada - Deaf motorcycle links.

Stained glass ballCanadian Deaf Bowling association / Canadienne de Quilles des Sourds.American & British flag,French flag

Stained glass ballCanadian Deaf Golf Association / Association Canadienne de Golf des Sourdes.American & British flag,French flag

Stained glass ballCanadian Deaf Sports Association.

Stained glass ballCanadian Deaf volleyball.

Stained glass ballDeaf motorcycle links.

Stained glass ballInternational Martial Arts Federation of the deaf: Canadian Deaf Martial Artists.

Stained glass ballOntario Bowling Association of the Deaf.

Stained glass ballOntario Dart Association of the Deaf.

Stained glass ballOntario Deaf Sports Association.

Stained glass ballOntario Fishing Club of the Deaf.

Stained glass ballOttawa Deaf Sports Club.

Educational interpreting

Stained glass ballEducational_Interpreters_Ontario. An organization of interpreters providing English/Sign Language interpretation in Ontario Schools.

General interpreting issues

Stained glass ballCanadian Association of the Deaf / Association des Sourds du Canada. Interpreting / L'Interprétations.American & British flag,French flag

Interpreter education

Stained glass ballAVLIC - education.

Stained glass ballDouglas College: Sign Language Interpretation.

Stained glass ballJournalCommittee. A committee of the Conference of Interpreter Trainers (CIT) whose goal is to establish a journal for interpreter educators.

Stained glass ballmation aux entreprises - PERFECTIONNEMENT EN INTERPRÉTATION VISUELLE.

Stained glass ballVancouver Community College: Sign Language Studies.

Interpreting agencies and organizations

Stained glass ballAssociation of Translators and Interpreters of Alberta / Association des traducteurs et interprètes de l'Alberta (ATIA) is an association of translators and interpreters with members throughout the province. Association members may be freelancers, independent translators, employees of translation / interpretation firms, government or corporate in-house translators. All members of the Association are bound by a Code of Ethics ensuring the quality of their work and guaranteeing confidentiality. The primary aim of the ATIA is to meet the needs of clients by ensuring, through its standards and certification procedures, that their interests are protected, and by facilitating their contacts with professional translators and interpreters.American & British flag,French flag

Stained glass ballAssociation of Visual Language Interpreters of Canada is a national professional association which represents interpreters whose working languages are English and American Sign Language (ASL). The Objectives of the Association are: to promote standardization and uniformity in the quality of interpreting services, to provide an open forum for discussion of issues pertinent to visual language interpreters and consumer groups, to advocate and provide for professional development opportunities, to implement and co-ordinate accreditation of Visual Language Interpreters, and to encourage the development of programs designed to facilitate the education and training of potential interpreters.

Stained glass ballOntario Association of Sign Language Interpreters.

Stained glass ballOrdre des traducteurs et interprètes agréés du Québec.

Stained glass bulletStill talking revolutionizes the learning experience for you. We talk you through the interpreting process by providing you with real-world prep interaction with the participants, helpful hints and suggested interpretations following each statement and ending with a modeled interpretation. 5 CDs: (1) ARGUMENTATIVE, (2) INFORMATIONAL, (3) PROCEDURAL, (4) PERSUASIVE, and (5) EXPOSITORY.

Stained glass ballWest Coast Visual Interpreters. WAVLI supports the aims of the Association of Visual Language Interpreters of Canada and in doing so, its members adhere to the Code of Ethics of the Association of Visual Language Interpreters of Canada. We provide a support network and professional development opportunities for Sign Language Interpreters in British Columbia and other areas. In doing so, we also work to support the Deaf, Deaf-Blind, and Hard-of-Hearing communities of British Columbia by taking an active role in a variety of areas including: encouraging excellence in interpreters and interpreting services, creating greater public awareness and understanding of interpreting and the role of interpreters, andencouraging high ethical standards and understanding in interpreting services to individuals who are hearing, Deaf or hard-of-hearing.

Stained glass ballWikipedia. Interprétation français/langue des signes québécoise.

Legal interpreting

Stained glass ballFederal Court: Between the Canadian Association of the Deaf, James Roots, Gary Malkowski, Barbara LaGrange and Mary Lou Cassie, Applicants, and Her Majesty the Queen, Respondent. This case is about access to government by the hearing disabled. The applicants submit that the federal government’s Guidelines for administration of its Sign Language Interpretation Policy deny deaf and hard of hearing Canadians the opportunity to fully participate in government programs. They seek a declaration that the individual applicants’ rights under section 15 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms [1] were violated on the basis of disability and that professional sign language interpretation services are to be provided and paid for by the Government of Canada, upon request, where a deaf or hard of hearing person accesses services from the Government of Canada or seeks input in government decision-making.

Mailing lists, user groups & chat rooms

Stained glass ballaeipalumni. George Brown College {Toronto, Ontario} ASL-English Interpreter Program {AEIP} Alumni Chapter.

Stained glass ballCanada Deaf Chat Group.

Stained glass balldeafknit. Welcome to a groovy knitting group for Toronto-area Deaf, Deafened or Hard of Hearing knitters, crocheters and stitchers of all kinds! This group is for people who want to get together with other members of the Toronto Deaf Community for some good conversation while keeping their hands busy in more ways than one!

Stained glass ballEducational_Interpreters_Ontario. An organization of interpreters providing English/Sign Language interpretation in Ontario Schools.

Stained glass ballterpsontario. This group is for Sign language Interpreters and those who work with the Deaf/ Hard of Hearing. These people may or may not work in an educational setting. This group is established to provide a place where we can share ideas, ask questions, and maybe even find some answers! : )

Oral and late-deafened people

Stained glass ballDeafened People Project. Education/ Professional Development, counselling/ private practice, consulting/ policy Development, research and development, motivational presentations, and who are we.

Stained glass ballHearing Foundation of Canada.

golden marble bulletHearing Center online.
golden marble bulletThe ABC's of hearing - What if you can't hear the ocean?

Stained glass ballHearing Loss News is a roundup of news items about hearing loss, hearing aids and other issues related to deafness. While not a disabilities activist, the editor has had a profound hearing loss since birth, and thus has a personal interest in the issues surrounding hearing loss and the deaf community.

Religion & Deafness

Stained glass ballCanadian Deaf Ministries International [CDMI] exists to provide Tools and Inspiration for adults and children with a Hearing Problem. The materials will help build a relationship with Jesus! Resources are provided to strengthen family life & personal relationships. Many Internet links are provided to other helpful resources. Sometimes we don't fully agree with the religious views, etc., of other Christian sites. We have provided them because we feel they offer excellent reference material.

Stained glass ballDeaf Alive Revival Evangelism. The Mission of Deaf Alive Revival Evangelism (DARE) is that.. We DARE to serve Christ to make the DEAF community ALIVE through a ministry of REVIVAL and EVANGELISM. Our Core Objectives Are To... DARE to preach the full gospel to people throughout the whole world. DARE to share the gospel in American Sign Language (ASL) through pantomime & gesture, and the use of technology. DARE to reach the unreached by preaching the gospel, encouraging life change and helping to plant churches in unreached areas. DARE to revive believers to whole-heartedly serve God in their areas of gifting for ministry.

Sign Languages of Canada

Stained glass ballAmerican Sign Language: A language used in Canada. Scroll down to the section on Canada.

Stained glass ballASL Teaching Services. The content for the courses in ASL is broken into introduction, sign production, extended comprehension, interaction, and breakaways, which include team-building, facial expression, visualization, command, and finger spelling. Also, it includes cumulative reviews in which students learn how to make appropriate introductions, how to get someone's attention and how to negotiate the environment of signed conversations. Exposure to the Deaf Community improves abilities as mentioned earlier.

Stained glass ballBienvenue sur le site du cours de la langue des signes québécoise (LSQ).Quebecoise flagSign Language iconNous vous souhaitons la bienvenue au cours à distance sur la langue des signes québécoise (LSQ niveau 1). La Fondation des Sourds du Québec est heureuse d'offrir ce cours dont le but est de vous donner les outils de base nécessaires pour pouvoir communiquer avec les personnes sourdes de votre entourage. La langue que nous utiliserons dans ce cours est une langue gestuelle dans laquelle le son n'existe pas. Objectifs: Acquérir un vocabulaire de base, S'initier à la langue visuelle, à l'expression faciale et corporelle, S'initier à la culture sourde, Dialoguer en LSQ.

Stained glass ballCanadian Association of the Deaf / Association des Sourds du Canada.American & British flag,French flag

golden marble bulletLanguage / La Langue.

golden marble bulletOfficial languages [of the Canadian Association of the Deaf] / Les langues officielles [de L'Association des Sourds du Canada].

Stained glass ballDeaf Utopia. Workshops on ASL (American Sign Language) and Deaf culture are provided; as well as solo comedy shows.

Stained glass ballFondation des Sourds du Québec - Site du cours. La Fondation des Sourds du Québec a décidé de dispenser ces cours de formation à distance pour rendre davantage accessible l'apprentissage de la LSQ à toute personne qui a besoin de communiquer avec des Sourds.

Stained glass ballGroupe de recherche sur la LSQ et le bilinguisme.

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golden marble bullet(2006, July 8). Chris. The Deaf Culture Centre.
golden marble bullet(2006, July 8). Christine. An interpreting student from Halifax.
golden marble bullet(2006, July 7). AVLIC 2006 Wayne.
golden marble bullet(2006, July 7). Deaf Culture Centre. Hilde has been working here at the Deaf Hilde has been working here at the Deaf Culture Centre in Toronto's historic Distillery District.

Stained glass ballInternational bibliography of sign language. Click on appropriate initial letter, then on "Canadian Sign Language", "Providence Island Sign Language", or "Quebec Sign Language".

Stained glass ballLangue de signes.

Stained glass ballLe Groupe de recherche sur la LSQ et le bilinguisme sourd a été créé en 1988. Les objectifs de recherche sont, d'une part, la description de la LSQ dans le but de produire une grammaire descriptive de même qu'un dictionnaire et, d'autre part, l'élaboration de stratégies efficaces pour l'enseignement du français aux sourds. Ce site vous informe à propos de nos activités. Nous avons regroupé une partie importante des productions scientifiques réalisées. Nous présentons les membres de notre équipe de recherche ainsi que les activités et productions accomplies.

Stained glass ballMaritime Sign Language: A language of Canada.

Stained glass ballQuebec Sign Language: A language of Canada.

Stained glass ballSignPuddle. Littérature Quebec.

Sign Languages of Canada dictionaries

Stained glass ballBailey, C. S., and Dolby, K. (eds.) (2002). The Canadian Dictionary of ASL. University of Alberta Press. ISBN: 0-88864-300-4

Stained glass ballBar-Tzur, D. Indigenous signs for cities: Canada.

Stained glass ballCanadian Dictionary of ASL. Developed in conjunction with the Canadian Cultural Society of the Deaf, this comprehensive new dictionary of American Sign Language (ASL) has over 8700 signs, many unique to Canada. Material for this extensive work has been drawn from many sources and includes input gathered from members of Canada's Deaf community over the past twenty years.

Stained glass bulletKelly-Jones, N. and Hamilton, H. (1981). Signs everywhere: A collection of signs for towns, cities, states, and provinces in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. Los Alamitos, CA: Modern Signs Press, Inc.

Stained glass ballSignPuddle.

golden marble bulletDictionnaire Quebec.

golden marble bulletUSA, Canada.

Stained glass ballSigns around the world: Quebec. Individual country videotapes feature native Deaf male and female signers from that country. Each tape is separated into three sections which include personal introduction, vocabulary, and narrative.

Telecommunications

Stained glass ballCanadian Association of the Deaf / Association des Sourds du Canada.American & British flag,French flag

golden marble bulletTelecommunications / Les Télécommunications.

golden marble bulletTerminology: "TTY" vs. "TDD" / La Terminologie: "TTY" v/s "TDD".

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