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2019 Annual Report

By Silent Voice

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
Discover Settle in CANADA. Are you a Permanent Resident interested in becoming a Canadian Citizen? Join our two-part series: Canada in ASL and Discover Canada. Online via Zoom Tuesdays and Thursdays 1:00-2:00pm September 15th to November 3rd, 2020. Register today, please contact Rosaria Skarp r.skarp@silentvoice.ca Skype: deafsettlement VRS: 289-801-4469

Settle in Canada: Free Two-Part Digital Series

By Community, Community Support Services, Events, Silent Voice

Are you a Deaf/hard of hearing newcomer or a Permanent Resident in Canada interested in becoming a Canadian Citizen?
Join our Free two-part series online: Canada in ASL and Discover Canada. Classes run Tuesdays and Thursdays, September 15th to November 3rd from 1:00-2:00 via Zoom.

To register, please contact Rosaria Skarp:
Email: r.skarp@silentvoice.ca
Skype: deafsettlement
VRS: 289-801-4469

Annual General Meeting

By Silent Voice

 

Every year Silent Voice hosts its Annual General Meeting (AGM). This year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have applied to Corporations Canada to postpone our meeting. Our application was approved. At this time we have not set a new date; however, we will let you know.

In its place, we will be posting our Annual Report. The Annual Report will reflect our fiscal year 2019. It seems strange to focus at this time on 2019 as so much has happened in 2020: COVID-19, staying at home, working from home, services provided remotely; it has had a global impact.

The Annual Report will include: the message from the Board Chair, message from me the Executive Director, our audited and approved financial statements, and more.

Our AGM will be postponed and we will announce the new date. And very shortly we will post our Annual Report in both English and ASL.

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.

COVID-19 Stay Home Corner

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A new website now available to keep you up-to-date on the latest COVID-19 information!

The information shared on this site is from trusted sources.  Some information is collected by Silent Voice and put into ASL.  There are also videos and links that we feel are important resources to share with our community.

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City of Toronto Media Briefings – COVID-19

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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.