Rumball organizations recognize and embrace our responsibility to ensure we welcome and contribute to a healthy society, which includes equal respect and attention to topics of diversity, anti-racism, discrimination culture and faith.  We encourage continuous dialogue, reflection and education to ensure we focus on inclusivity for all people.

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

OUR MISSION

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.

Camp

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

EarlyON

Free drop-in programs for families and children from birth to 6 years old.

Sign Language Services

Learn ASL here!

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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Rumball News

A message from the Board of the Ontario Mission of the Deaf

April 23, 2020 Friends of the Camp of the Deaf I write to you today on behalf of the Board of the Ontario Mission of the Deaf. We are living in very strange and unusual times. This does impact the use of the Deaf Camp. The camp was shutdown in early March ahead of...

HELP! PPE needed for Barrie (BRHD)!!

HELP! PPE needed for Barrie (BRHD)!!

We have an urgent need at our Long Term Care home in Barrie (BRHD) to meet the critical demands of our healthcare professionals who are working tirelessly to help keep our community healthy and safe. You can help by donating supplies! As we continue to move through...

Upcoming Events

Thu 24

Virtual Drop-In

September 24 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am
Oct 01

Virtual Drop-In

October 1 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am
Oct 08

Virtual Drop-In

October 8 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am