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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 Residential Program  
ARP aims to provide a semi-independent environment to deaf adults who have an accompanying disability (social, physical, emotional, intellectual), need additional support to accomplish a goal of living in the community independently and are currently inappropriately placed. All residents are charged a rent fee.
We provide support in the following:
  • Life skills training
  • Community awareness
  • Socialization and recreation
  • Public transportation and other travel
  • Communication
  • Education and Vocational training (by referral)
  • Life plans
Applicants must meet the following qualifications:
  •  Not in need of intense behaviour modification
  • Demonstrated potential and desire to live in the community
  • Deaf with an additional disability that impedes normal development
  • Expresses desire to live in the program and improve life skills
  • At least eighteen years of age 
Tracey Switzer
Manager, Adult Residential Program
TTY: (416) 449-2728
Voice: (416) 449-9651 ext. 164
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