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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Tax Clinic Postponed

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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

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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.