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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.
Seniors Supportive Housing  

The SSH Program is a residential program committed to assisting Deaf seniors age 65 or older with their day-to-day needs while promoting independence, quality of life, dignity, communication and a holistic perspective of health. We believe that that the isolation of Deaf seniors can be prevented in an environment which promotes and preserves Deaf culture, language and heritage.

Fees depend on apartment unit and rent subsidies are available. There is no charge for support services, and a minimal charge for transportation and escort services. Meals may be purchased on a day-day basis, or through our meal plan.
  • Bachelor apartments with kitchenette and full bath
  • 1 bedroom apartments with full kitchen and full bath
  • 2 bedroom apartments with kitchenette and 2 full baths
  • Ample storage space
  • Access to lounges, dining room, gymnasium and activity room
  • Parking
We provide the following services:
  • Support Workers
  • Meals available through Congregate Dining Room Program
  • Communicator/Intervener
  • 24 hour emergency response
  • Hairdressing
  • Assistance with shopping
  • Transportation
  • Escorts
  • Activities
  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry



  • Must be 65 years or older, although younger applicants will be considered onan individual basis
  • Requiring personal assistance
  • Deaf or hard of hearing
  • Complete application form and submit to manager
  • A waiting list may be in effect
Babette Oliveira, Manager
Phone: (416) 449-9651 ext. 126  
TTY: (416) 449-2728
e-mail: boliveira@bobrumball.org
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