Celebrating 40 Years in Toronto (1979-2019)

Remembering our Toronto Centre, 2019 marks the 40th anniversary of the Bob Rumball Canadian Centre of Excellence for the Deaf’s Toronto site (formerly BRCD – Bob Rumball Centre for the Deaf). We are looking for stories to remind us of the last 40 years. How has our Centre impacted you? We would love to know about it and see your photos too!

if you are interested in submitting your story, please email: SocialMedia@bobrumball.org

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About our Founder

The late Reverend Robert Leslie “Bob” Rumball was a pastor and advocate for the Deaf and those with special needs. His legacy began in 1960, when he established the Ontario Camp of the Deaf; and in 1979, opened the Ontario Community Centre for the Deaf (now called the Bob Rumball Canadian Centre of Excellence for the Deaf).

Bob Rumball Canadian Centre of Excellence for the Deaf butterfly logo in white


To provide care and opportunities in a communication-rich environment that enhances the quality of life of those we serve.

Deaf seniors activity in chapel in Bob Rumball Home for the Deaf

Seniors' Services

Services tailored for Deaf seniors’ in the Southern Ontario region, ranging from “in your home” to “out in the community”.

Developmental Services Deaf clients at an outdoor activity posing for picture.

Developmental Services

Improving Community connections for deaf and hard of hearing children and adults with Intellectual disabilities.

PAH! Staff

Mental Health

Mental health treatment for Deaf and hard of hearing children, youth, families and children of Deaf adults.

Deaf teacher teaching Deaf students

Education Services

Educational programs for Deaf and hearing children and adults that encourages active learning, creativity and shared experiences in a supportive environment.

Deaf kids having fun at the Bob Rumball Camp of the Deaf on a tube in the lake.


An inclusive environment where a Deaf child can enjoy everything that a summer camp can offer, without any communication barriers.

About the Foundation

The Bob Rumball Foundation for the Deaf helps fund services, programs and activities that provide a higher quality of life and build a better future for the Deaf and those with multiple challenges.

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Upcoming Events

Sat 23

Volleyball for Deaf Children

March 23 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Milton Ontario
Sat 23

Winter ASL Classes in Toronto 2019 (ASL 1A)

March 23 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Toronto Ontario
Mon 25

TDSB Deaf/Hard of Hearing Programs Afternoon Family Drop-In

March 25 @ 12:45 pm - 3:00 pm
Scarborough Ontario