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Settlement Services

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About the program

Silent Voice supports Deaf newcomers and immigrants in settling and integrating into Canadian society by providing orientation to useful and accurate information needed when making settlement decisions, and understanding life in Canada, its laws, rights, responsibilities and how to access community resources.  We conduct needs assessments; help you set short and long term goals and the steps to achieve them; and we offer one-to-one support.

If you are a Permanent Resident of Canada, a protected or convention Refugee, or Persons in Need of Protection, contact our settlement services.

 

Silent Voice Canada welcomes Deaf and Hard of Hearing people from all countries throughout the world regardless which signed language you use. We are committed to accommodating your preferred sign language and/or communication approach while providing Deaf and Sign Language-centric settlement services.

Our team members are all Deaf and fluent in several sign languages including International Signs. If you wish to access French language training and/or French settlement services, please let us know and we are more than happy to connect you to appropriate settlement services in French.

Silent Voice Canada accueille les personnes sourdes et malentendantes de tous les pays du monde, quelle que soit la langue des signes qu’elles utilisent. Nous nous engageons à tenir compte de la langue des signes et/ou de l’approche de communication que vous préférez, tout en offrant des services d’établissement accès sur les Sourds et la langue des signes.

Les membres de notre équipe sont tous sourds et parlent couramment plusieurs langues des signes, y compris les signes internationaux. Si vous souhaitez bénéficier d’une formation en français et/ou de services d’établissement en français, veuillez nous en informer et nous serons ravis de vous mettre en relation avec les services d’établissement appropriés en français.

Who can access settlement services?

  • Permanent Residents of Canada
  • Protected Refugee, Convention Refugees  or Persons in Need of Protection
  • Individuals who have been selected, in Canada or overseas, to become permanent resident and have been informed by letter from Citizenship and Immigration Canada
  • Convention refugees and protected persons overseas who have been selected for resettlement in Canada by Citizenship and Immigration Canada
  • Temporary Residents working in Canada with a work permit under the Live-In Caregiver Program
  • Applicants overseas who have been informed, by letter of confirmation from Citizenship and Immigration Canada, of the approval of their temporary work permit.

Settlement Services at Silent Voice

  • Needs Assessment and Referrals
  • Information and Awareness
  • Language Learning and Skills Development (referrals)
  • Employment-Related Services
  • Community Connections
  • Support Services
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Common Forms in ASL

Need help to understand forms? You will find some common forms with ASL translations on our Resources page!

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