Deafblind Ontario Services Blog
In February, Hilborn:ECS and partners CCEOC Inc. and The Goldie Company announced the recipients of the annual Canadian Nonprofit Employer of Choice (NEOC) Award.
Colourful Christmas lights, which adorn the city streets, sparkling freshly fallen snow, and the warm sound of carolers… These are just a few of the many sights and sounds that enhance the spirit of the season.
For those with a limited range of senses, like combined vision and hearing loss, the holiday season can be filled with silence and darkness.
Just weeks after celebrating a milestone birthday, Fort Frances resident Dawnelee Wright started experiencing what she thought was a mild ear infection. After consulting her doctors and undergoing rounds of tests, she discovered that she had a “neuropathic deficit” resulting in hearing loss. What started out as a time to relax and spend quality time with her family, ended up being a Family Day weekend she will never forget.
DeafBlind Ontario Services believes that all persons with disabilities deserve every opportunity to build life skills, gain independence and contribute to the greater community with the assistance of appropriate supports and services.
Zoom In & Redefine – Seniors Sensory Loss Partnership is a new collaboration with CNIB, the Canadian Helen Keller Centre and DeafBlind Ontario Services to research and address the needs of seniors with dual sensory loss in the province of Ontario. This project is funded through an Ontario Trillium Foundation Grant.