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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.
Sign Language Services  

 
Contact
 
Lisa Faria
Coordinator of Sign Language Services
(416) 449-9651 ext. 137

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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 adults, youth and infants.
 
Please see the schedules listed below.
 
For more details regarding ASL Levels, click here.
 

 
ASL: Communicating with the Deaf in Emergency Situations (First contact)
 
We are pleased to be working in partnership with the Humber College in the development and delivery of this workshop.

This 10 hour (2 day) interactive workshop will introduce participants to strategies and techniques for dealing with individuals in the deaf community in first contact emergency situations. Participants will learn the ASL alphabet, basic sign language for emergency situations, and communication strategies to be able to calm, reassure, assess and obtain contact and other necessary information. Participants will also spend time learning about deaf culture in order to have a better understanding on how to communicate with individuals in the deaf community. This workshop will also explore how these techniques and strategies can also be utilized when dealing with individuals who are unable to communicate in English.

Watch our promotional video of the workshop:
 
For more information or register, you can go here: http://liberalarts.humber.ca/continuing-education/workshops.html
 

 

ASL Adult Immersion Summer Camp

These completely silent weeks take place at the Bob Rumball Camp of the Deaf in Parry Sound. Talking is not permitted, this is a full immersion experience! For 6 nights / 7 days (one week) camp includes meals and accommodations, two classes per day and a variety of recreational activities. (Age 18 and up).

 
See the Camp's Panorama Video
 
FOR THE FIRST TIME, OUR 23nd ASL ADULT IMMERSION SUMMER CAMP INCLUDES THE CIVIC HOLIDAY!
 
Saturday August 5 to Friday August 11, 2017.
 Note: Camp is running 1 week earlier than in past years!
 

REGISTRATION FEE (ALL INCLUSIVE)!!

EARLY BIRD FEE                             REGULAR FEE

$400                                                            $550

Take advantage of our early bird fee and save $$!!!

****SAVE $150****


 
Autumn or Winter Silent Weekend Adult ASL Retreats
 
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 in either Autumn or Winter and includes meals accommodations, and recreational activities. (Age 18 and up)
 
This is a fabulous opportunity for adult signers of beginner and intermediate levels to participate in a total American Sign Language (ASL) environment. Deaf Instructors will make meal times, and outdoor & indoor activities an exciting and fun learning experience!!!
 
Click here for more detailed information.

Talking is not permitted, as this is an ASL Immersion experience!
 
OUR 7th SILENT ASL ADULT WINTER RETREAT WEEKEND
 
FRIDAY FEBRUARY 24 TO SUNDAY FEBRUARY 26, 2017
 
**THE EARLY BIRD SPECIAL ENDS ON TUESDAY JANUARY 31, 2017**
 
 
Volunteers Needed for the ASL Silent Weekend Winter Retreat
 

 
ASL Immersion Weeks at BRCD
 
Complete a Signing Naturally Level in just one week by attending one of the ASL Immersion weeks offered at the Bob Rumball Centre for the Deaf. Classes from ASL 1A to 1D take place during the day and are offered during the summer. Young adults enrolled in grade 8 and up can take part in these weeks.
 
 
 

 

 

 
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