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VOICE for deaf and hard of hearing children

VOICE for deaf and hard of hearing children was established in the early 1960s by parents to offer support to other families with children who were deaf and hard of hearing. These Toronto parents wanted their children to be educated alongside their hearing peers in mainstream schools. By working collectively they succeeded in achieving this goal and had the tremendous benefit of sharing information and providing support to one another. Families continue to connect through the VOICE network offering each other support.

Our registered charity has thrived over the years and has developed into one of the largest parent support organizations for families of children with hearing loss in Canada. VOICE has approximately 1,000 members, with chapters in Ontario, and affiliates in Alberta, Manitoba and Quebec. The organization is currently run by a volunteer Board of Directors composed of parents of children with hearing loss and friends of the organization.


Every year, in Ontario, nearly four in 1,000 babies are born deaf or hard of hearing and more lose their hearing later in life as they grow. For parents, this can be shocking and devastating news, and for the child it can be life altering. For over 50 years, VOICE has worked tirelessly to provide support to those parents and help their children to learn to hear, listen, and speak for life. VOICE develops and implements programs and services encompassing three principal areas:

  •                       Advocacy
  •                      Family Support
  •                       Public Education


With your support, we can continue to provide these essential services to children, who are deaf or hard of hearing, by helping them learn to HEAR, LISTEN and SPEAK.


Charitable Registration # 12360 9364 RR0001


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