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PAH! Now providing virtual services in Ontario

By Community Support Services
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Hello children, youth, parents and caregivers,
 
Some of you might be familiar with the PAH! program, others might not be. PAH! is a children’s mental health program supporting Deaf and hard of hearing children, youth, and families as well as hearing children with Deaf parents/caregivers. We work with children from 0-18 years of age. Our services typically cover Halton and Central region.
 
We are opening up virtual services to other regions in Ontario during this difficult time to support Deaf and hard of hearing children and youth who might not have access to other mental health supports.

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Stage 1 Reopening

By Silent Voice

As you all know, the Premier of Ontario has announced that we will be focusing on first stage of the gradual opening of businesses and services throughout the province, as long as they could meet public health and safety requirements.

As part of stage 1, Silent Voice Canada is proud to be part of several network with partners in the social services, health and community sectors who are dedicated to supporting our clients. Together, we are exploring different avenues to ensure that resuming in-person services will meet public health and safety requirements of our staff and clients. We are looking at our city, provincial and federal governments’ public health authorities to ensure that we are meeting their recommended guidelines. This includes considerations related to our physical space, cleaning and personal protective equipment (PPE). At this time, the government is encouraging us to continue virtual and alternative service models, where appropriate.

We are still OPEN online! If you have any questions about services and support, please feel free to contact us at silent.voice@silentvoice.ca.  We would be happy to answer your questions or direct you to appropriate community resources.

Again, we would like to remind you all to stay home and practice social distancing!

Thank you for your support and patience as we navigate through this pandemic together.

Tax Clinic Postponed

By Tax Clinic No Comments

Silent Voice is postponing all three weeks of our Free Income Tax Clinic for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing community until further notice.  That means all tax clinic appointments between March 24 to April 9th have been cancelled.  We are committed to ensuring the safety of all clients, accountants, volunteers and staff during the COVID-19 pandemic.  We understand that your tax returns are important and we are also committed to making sure you will receive this critical service when it is safe to do so.    We will be contacting those who have made an appointment personally once we set up a new date for you to file your 2019 taxes.   

We will also connect with CRA for more information and share updates with you.

Thank you for your understanding and patience. Please stay safe during this difficult time.  Toronto Public Health recommends staying at home whenever possible.

City of Toronto Media Briefings – COVID-19

By Community, Silent Voice No Comments

The City of Toronto will be hosting daily briefings to provide updates about the current situation and response to Covid-19 in Toronto.

Videos can be watched live, and previous videos can be accessed by visiting the City of Toronto’s YouTube channel at: youtube.com/user/thecityoftoronto.

All videos are captioned, and starting Monday, March 16, these media briefings will include an ASL interpreter on screen.

Support the Canadian Deaf Youth Leadership Camp 2020 Team

By Children & Youth Programs, Community

Hello,

We are the Canadian Deaf Youth Leadership Camp (CDYLC) 2020 team, with a focus on outreach and registration. We are seeking your help in finding Canadian Deaf youth to participate in the CDYLC 2020 camp.

The camp is run by Deaf Youth Canada (DYC), and is to be held in Surrey, British Columbia from July 17 to 24, 2020. Our mission is to give Canadian Deaf Youth between the ages of 18 to 30 the ability to become leaders that strengthen and preserve our Deaf community, Deaf culture, and sign languages in Canada. The camp offers workshops, team-building activities, and networking opportunities that will provide them the tools to become potential Deaf leaders in their Deaf communities for generations to come. Read More