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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OUR MISSION

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.

Camp

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

Consumers Engagement Invitation with ASL

FOCUS GROUP PARTICIPANTS NEEDED   The Ministry of Community and Social Services would like to better understand how individuals who use Interpreter services are benefiting from these services and what we can do to improve services and supports for those who...

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...

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