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Association Ontarienne des Sourd(e)s Francophones

By October 14, 2020March 5th, 2024Deaf Ecosystems, Organizations/Services, Resources

The AOSF is a non-profit organization that promotes the consolidation of Franco-Ontarian people with hearing loss to meet their needs and aspirations. Its mandate is to enable the deaf community to flourish and grow to their full potential.

The Association aims:

  • At that laws and administrative practice in Ontario meets the legal right of French-speaking Deaf Ontario to have services in their language including among others the use of American Sign Language (ASL);
  • Ensuring the protection, preservation and promotion of Quebec Sign Language (LSQ);
  • Play a role of active participation within the deaf community and with Franco-Ontarian decision-making bodies affecting the social, educational, political and economic community of the Franco-Ontarian deaf;
  • Forge close links with other organizations that share the interests and goals of the AOSF.