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The Bob Rumball Centre for the Deaf
The Bob Rumball Centre for the Deaf is a multi-purpose, multi-program facility that functions both as a community centre for the Deaf, and as a provider of services to the Deaf. The Centre operates a wide variety of programs, as well as offering a home for the activities and offices of Deaf groups and associations. Several of our programs are residential, with apartments on site, and so the Centre is also home to Deaf seniors and Deaf people with special needs.
Educational Programs  

 
Adult Education Program:
Provides a positive learning environment that assists Deaf, deafened and hard of hearing learners to reach their full academic, emotional and social potential. Our aim is to educate our LINC and LBS learners as they work towards their individual goals of independence, post-secondary education or employment.
We also offer Employment Services for the Deaf to permanent residents, immigrants, refugees, and individuals involved with the Resettlement Assistance Program (RAP).   
For more information on the program, click here
 

 
BRCD Board of Directors to close the Rumball Early Education Centre. 

We would like to take this opportunity to thank all of the families and staff of the Rumball Early Education Centre/Happy Hands Preschool for 35 wonderful years.  We also want to thank the BRCD senior management, the Board of Directors, and Toronto Children’s Services for their ongoing support and guidance.


 
Rumball Family Resource Centre/
Ontario Early Years Centre:  
The Ontario Early Years Centre at the Bob Rumball Centre for the Deaf is a free drop-in playgroup which provides a fun and interactive environment where Deaf, hard of hearing, and hearing parents and caregivers connect with one another and learn about new ways to stimulate their child’s development.   Children ages birth to 6 years will learn through play, developing social skills and emotional security. Staff communicate in American Sign Language and English. 
For more information, click here
 

 
Parent/Infant Program 
Offers a child and family focused playgroup for parents with children, birth to age 6, who have been identified with a hearing loss. We provide parents with individual support in acquiring information, making critical decisions and implementing goals for their children with regards to communication, behaviour, cognitive and emotional development.   Families attending this program also have free access to the McDonald’s Family Resource Library which offers information, toys and materials that address their unique needs and experiences. 
For more information, click here
 

 
Sign Language Services:
Provides American Sign Language instruction to the hearing community, including infants, youth and adults. Our classes and camps aim to create awareness of the Deaf community, its culture and language while helping to reduce the barriers of communication experienced by Deaf individuals.
For more information and to apply, click here
 

 

 
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