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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.
Adult Education Program  
The Bob Rumball Centre for the Deaf’s Adult Education Department offers a positive learning environment which assists with the academic, social and emotional development of each Deaf, deafened and hard of hearing learner.
We offer three programs:
Literacy and Basic Skills (LBS):
This program is offered to Canadian citizens, landed immigrants, and convention refugees 18 years of age and older. We provide foundation level programming that focuses on the learner’s goals of independence. We assist learners as they prepare to move onto employment or post-secondary education. Our Literacy and Basic skills program provides lessons in English, numeracy, computers, ASL and various independence skills. This Employment Ontario program is funded by the Ontario Government - Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities, and is offered full time days or part time evenings.
Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada (LINC): 
This program is offered for landed immigrants and convention refugees ages 19 and older. Our Language Instruction for Newcomers program follows the LINC curriculum, offering classes in English, numeracy, computers, ASL and Canadian Citizenship. This program, funded by Citizenship and Immigration Canada, runs full time days.
Employment Services for the Deaf:  
This program provides services to Deaf adults who are permanent residents, immigrants, refugees, or are involved in the Resettlement Assistance Program (RAP).   Workshops are provided on resume writing, cover letters, employment training, interview skills, etc. Deaf individuals can use various resources provided by our on-site Library and they have access to an ASL/English Interpreter for workshops and interviews. 
This program is funded by Citizenship and Immigration Canada.  
All Programs are free of charge.
Christine Nelson
Manager, Adult Education Department
TTY: (416) 449-2728 Ext. 152
Voice: (416) 449-9651
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