Deaf Literacy Initiative is a provincial umbrella organization that provides accessible and culturally relevant training, research, networking and resources to the Deaf and Deaf-Blind literacy community in Ontario.
We will work together with our partners to advance and empower the Deaf and Deaf-Blind literacy community.
Creativity: We strive to develop new and improved tools and resources to promote literacy within the Deaf and Deaf-Blind community. Excellence: We will acknowledge and reward achievement in the development and growth of literacy in the Deaf and Deaf-Blind community.
Inspire: We aim to inspire practitioners and Deaf and Deaf-Blind learners in their pursuit of literacy with our passion and knowledge.
Commitment: We commit to promote literacy for Deaf and Deaf-Blind people with respect, integrity and transparency to achieve our common goals, Contact Us: Location420 Britannia Road East, Unit #109 (ground floor northwest corner of building) Mississauga, Ontario L4Z 3L5
The Canadian Association of the Deaf-Association des Sourds du Canada (CAD-ASC) is the oldest national consumer organization of, by and for Deaf individuals in Canada for having its interests represented at national level.
The CAD-ASC was founded in 1940, as the Inter-Provincial Association of the Deaf by the three major regional associations of the Deaf- the Western Canada, the Ontario, and the Eastern Canada Associations with the support of the Montreal Association of the Deaf. It was federally incorporated in 1948, and today includes membership of local, provincial and national Deaf associations from coast to cast.
The CAD-ASC provides consultation and information on Deaf needs and interests to the public, business, media, educators, governments and others. We conduct research and collect data, issue reports, and provide expertise regarding Deaf concerns and rights. We develop and implement pilot programs and “best practices.” We offer assistance to Deaf organizations and service agencies across the country, and also provide a major library and resource centre on deafness at our office in Ottawa, Ontario.