Silent Voice is a registered charitable organization that serves Deaf adults, youth, children, infants, and their families, in an American Sign Language (ASL) environment. We are dedicated to improving communication and relationships between Deaf and hearing family members and Deaf and hearing members of our communities.
We are currently seeking committed volunteers with a range of skills for positions on the Silent Voice Board of Directors. These positions will be vacant as of the Annual General Meeting in September 2021.
The Board of Directors
The Board of Directors of Silent Voice is responsible for the oversight of the organization and for the development of strategic plans to achieve the mission of Silent Voice.
We were thrilled to have Silent Voice staff member Wanda Blackett interviewed on CTV Your Morning. Wanda shared our excitement regarding Ontario introducing ASL & LSQ credit courses in high schools in the fall of 2021. ASL and LSQ will be offered as part of the second language curriculum project. This will have a definite positive impact on society and is a significant step forward for the general public to learn more about language accessibility in the Deaf and hard of hearing community.
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.
With COVID-19 restrictions still in place, Silent Voice has decided to share our 2019 Annual Report virtualy. The report includes messages (in English and ASL) from the Silent Voice Board Chair, Shelagh Durno, and from Executive Director, Kelly MacKenzie.
Although we are unable to meet in person, we hope that you will find this special edition of our annual report helpful. Please continue to watch for upcoming information on this year’s AGM.
We hope you continue to stay safe!View 2019 Annual Report