A number of resources are available to provide information for parents/caregivers of children who are deaf or hard of hearing.


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The Ministry of Children and Youth Services has developed a number of resources for parents about Ontario’s Infant Hearing Program and what you can do to help your child develop good strong speech and language skills.

There are many agencies that have information, resources and or services available for children who are deaf or hard of hearing. To learn more about any of these services please contact them for more information.

  • Bob Rumball Centre for the Deaf
    Supports the Deaf by providing funding for activities, services and support to further the quality of life of Deaf people in Ontario.
  • Canadian Hearing Society
    A charitable agency and the leading provider of services, products and information which remove barriers to communication, advance hearing health, and promote equity for people who are culturally Deaf, oral deaf, deafened and hard of hearing.
  • Community Care Access Centre (CCAC)
    Provides in home assistance from a personal care worker, nursing, speech therapy, occupational and physiotherapy. There are 14 local offices across Ontario call 416-310-2222 to find your local CCAC office (no area code is needed for this call).
  • Provincial School Branch
    Oversees the policies and operations of schools for Deaf, blind, deafblind and or severely learning disabled students.
  • Parent’s Advocacy in the School
    Informs parents who have issues with schools about how they can use community groups and organizations in direct and meaningful ways, on behalf of their children with special needs.
  • Respite Services
    Assists families of individual with disabilities to connect with respite options in and out of home.
  • Settlement
    Provides information for those new to Ontario.
  • Silent Voice Canada
    A not-for-profit charitable organization that offers community and family-based support to Deaf children in American Sign Language (ASL).
  • Speech-Language & Audiology Canada
    A national organization which supports and represents speech-language pathologists, audiologists and communication health assistants inclusively.
  • Surrey Place Centre
    Helps children living with developmental disabilities reach their full potential.
  • Toronto Children’s Services
    Provides information on child care services, family resource centres, and services for children with special needs.
  • VOICE for Hearing Impaired Children
    Provides support to families who have children with hearing loss and are learning to hear, listen and speak with the aid of hearing technology.

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