Join Us Our Annual General Meeting!

Date: Thursday September 21, 2017
Time: 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
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The Bob Rumball Celebration of Excellence

Date: Thursday, September 28, 2017
Venue: The Old Mill
Reception @ 6:30 | Dinner @ 7:00
Dress: Business Casual
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About our Founder

The late Reverend Robert Leslie “Bob” Rumball was a pastor and advocate for the Deaf and those with special needs. His legacy began in 1960, when he established the Ontario Camp of the Deaf; and in 1979, opened the Ontario Community Centre for the Deaf (now called the Bob Rumball Canadian Centre of Excellence for the Deaf).

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To provide a higher quality of life and build better futures for the Deaf and those with multiple challenges.

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Female activity coordinator with seniors.

Seniors' Services

Services tailored for Deaf seniors’ in the Southern Ontario region, ranging from “in your home” to “out in the community”.

Developmental Services clients at an outdoor activity posing for picture.

Developmental Services

Improving Community connections for deaf and hard of hearing children and adults with Intellectual disabilities.

The developmental services coordinators.

Mental Health

Mental health treatment for Deaf and hard of hearing children, youth, families and children of Deaf adults.

ASL teacher teaching sign language.

Education Services

Educational programs for Deaf and hearing children and adults that encourages active learning, creativity and shared experiences in a supportive environment.

Kids having fun during summer camp on a tube in the lake.


An inclusive environment where a Deaf child can enjoy everything that a summer camp can offer, without any communication barriers.

About the Foundation

The Bob Rumball Foundation for the Deaf helps fund services, programs and activities that provide a higher quality of life and build a better future for the Deaf and those with multiple challenges.

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Rumball News

Fall Retreats 2017

Enjoy activities in an ASL immersion environment at the Bob Rumball Camp of the Deaf in Parry Sound. These 2 nights / 3 days retreats are offered includes meals accommodations, and recreational activities. (Age 18 and up) This is a fabulous opportunity for adult...

The Range is open for the season!

The Range is a beautiful new driving range with all of the amenities but, with some very special additions... The majority of the staff employed at The Range are clients and residents of the BRCCED! Various job responsibilities include: maintenance of the grounds...

ASL Classes – Fall 2017

The aim of the Sign Language Services program is to reduce the barriers of communication experienced by Deaf individuals by promoting the use of American Sign Language within the hearing community. A variety of classes and camps are offered throughout the year for...

Upcoming Events

  1. Annual General Meeting

    September 21 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
  2. The Bob Rumball Celebration of Excellence

    September 28 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
  3. DSTO Information Fair

    October 18 @ 1:00 pm - 8:00 pm