Deafblind Ontario Services Blog
Congratulations to our CEO, Roxanna Spruyt-Rocks, on winning the 5th Annual JT Award!
At sundown in Toronto on Friday, June 5th, the country’s tallest tower illuminated blue to commemorate Deafblind Awareness Month. DeafBlind Ontario Services’ signature colour, blue, shone bright throughout the city between sundown and sunset, except during the CN Tower’s regular light show at the top of every hour.
Since 2000, June has been proclaimed Deafblind Awareness Month across Ontario.
Recently a motion was passed in the Senate of Canada to have June declared Deafblind Awareness Month across Canada. The month celebrates the life of Helen Keller, a widely recognized deafblind person known for her perseverance and achievements. She is an inspiration to the deafblind community.
Mr. Peter Z. Milczyn: I rise in the House this afternoon to speak about DeafBlind Ontario Services.
DeafBlind Ontario Services was at Queen’s Park this past Wednesday, celebrating 25 years as an organization supporting individuals who are deaf-blind across this province through their residential and community services. I want to congratulate this incredible organization for the wonderful work they’ve done supporting people over the last 25 years. Today, DeafBlind Ontario Services cares for more than 60 individuals and operates 15 residences and three apartments in York region, Simcoe county, Middlesex-Oxford, Durham-Peterborough, Kitchener-Waterloo and Ottawa.
April 27, 2015
In 2013, the Ministry of Community and Social Services launched the Intervenor Services Program Renewal Strategy. The goal is to transform and modernize the Intervenor services program with the support of people who use Intervenor services, their families and Intervenor service agencies.