Rotary Cheshire Homes is
pleased to provide Deaf-Blind resources on our website.
In this section you will find our newsletter, the national
directory of Deaf-Blind resources, links to related service
providers and organizations, and an informative online
2-Hand Manual resource.
To go directly to a resource, please click on one
of the links immediately below.
Directory of Deaf-Blind Resources
Rotary Cheshire Homes and the Canadian
Deafblind and Rubella Association - National teamed up to
compile The National Directory of Deaf-Blind Resources in
Canada, a handbook of 41 profiles of organizations and service
providers across Canada who provide services to persons
with the dual disability of deaf-blindness.
National Directory of Deaf-Blind Resources
Resources on the Web
almost two decades DeafBlind
Ontario Services has helped create homes where adults
with congenital deafblindness can live more independently.
Through its supported living arrangements, trained intervention,
work experience and other specialized support services,
DeafBlind Ontario Services gives each resident the ability
to enhance their independent living skills.
The Canadian Helen Keller Centre
(CHKC), the only training centre of its kind in Canada,
provides free training in skills of daily living and technology
to individuals who are Deaf-Blind. These programs help individuals
who are Deaf-Blind to increase and maintain their independence
and autonomy, access services in the community and decrease
Deafblind Coalition of Ontario (DBCO), is a dynamic group comprised of individuals and organizations who work for the improvement of services for all Ontarians who have the dual disability of deafblindness.
Housing Connections is responsible
for maintaining the centralized waiting list for rent-geared-to-income
housing in Toronto.
Ontario Usher Syndrome Association
"We are people who have Usher Syndrome. We meet
once a month, usually at Rotary Cheshire Homes. Intervenors
are provided for the meetings. We provide each other with
help and support as we deal with losing our vision and hearing.
We share information and personal experiences. We also advocate
for ourselves when relevant issues come up."
Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB)
is a national voluntary agency providing services to individuals
across Canada to whom loss of vision is a central problem
in personal and social adjustments. The CNIB also acts as
a consultant and resource agency to the helping professions,
government departments and private industry.
Intervenor Organization of Ontario (IOO) is comprised
of intervenors and is committed to providing advocacy and
support on behalf of its members.
The mission of the Canadian National
Society of the Deaf-Blind is to advocate for new
and improved services for persons who are Deaf-Blind; to
promote public awareness of issues affecting persons who
are Deaf-Blind and to gather and distribute information
that will assist persons who are Deaf-Blind to become full
participants in society.
The Canadian Deafblind
Association (Ontario Chapter) Inc. is a registered
not-for-profit charitable organization located in Brantford,
For more than 25 years CDBA Ontario has been involved in
providing support and services to individuals who are deafblind
and their families throughout the province.
The Leonard Cheshire Foundation
is the leading charity provider of services for disabled
people in the UK and operate in 57 countries across the
Leonard Cheshire International supports over 250 services
in 57 countries providing day care, skills training and
rehabilitation, independent living and residential care.
Made up of more than 760 non-profit housing organizations
from across the province who manage over 150,000 housing
units, The Ontario Non-Profit Housing
Corporation provides advocacy and support to make
affordable housing happen in Ontario.
Canadian Foundation for Physically Disabled Persons
(CFPDP) was established in 1987 by the Toronto-Don Valley
Rotary Club with Vim Kochhar as founding Chair. Its goal
is to assist individuals with physical challenges to live
fuller lives and raise awareness of their achievements and
contributions to society.
act as the eyes and ears for people who are both deaf and
blind. Students will learn to help people with this dual
disability communicate and become more independent, and
also assist them with the activities of daily living. The
George Brown College Intervenor Program,
the first and largest in the world, was developed in partnership
with a number of service providers and deaf-blind consumer
Cheshire Homes Inc.
101-422 Willowdale Avenue
North York, Ontario