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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.
Supportive Independent Living Program  
The SIL Program provides support to Deaf or hard of hearing individuals on an as-needed basis, giving them the ability to live independently within the community. This program is for those able to live independently in such areas of cooking, transportation and personal care, and needing only a few hours of support each week. Housing is provided in various locations and this is not a residential program. Individuals are responsible for their own living expenses such as rent, food, and clothing.
We provide support in the following:
  • Interpreting/Communicating
  • Crisis intervention
  • Medical appointments
  • Counselling
  • Finances, banking and taxes
  • Employment placements
  • Social relationships
Applicants must meet the following criteria:
  • Non-violent for a minimum of three years
  • Deaf, with a developmental disability
  • Eighteen years of age or more
  • Express a desire to work with the program and improve life skills
Rob Miller
Manager, Supportive Independent Living Program
TTY: (416) 449-2728
Voice: (416) 449-9651 ext. 142
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