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Survey for families with Deaf or Hard of Hearing children

Silent Voice is a not-for-profit charitable organization that offers community and family-based support to Deaf children and adults in American Sign Language (ASL). They provide social-recreational programs in ASL for Deaf children and their hearing brothers and sisters. Silent Voice has been contacted about the possibility of running a one-week day camp in the city of Ottawa for children age 6-14. They are currently conducting a parent/guardian survey for families who want to send their children to camp in Ottawa. If you are a family that has Deaf and Hard of Hearing children and hearing siblings, please take a few […]

A Souperb Donation!

Before various holidays during the year, Cordon Bleu generously donates soup to the ALSO program to allow everyone to enjoy a delicious meal over the holidays and to support food security in Ottawa neighbourhoods where it’s most needed. Take a look at some of our students receiving their soup in time for the Easter weekend in April. Le Cordon Bleu Ottawa Culinary Arts Institute is Canada’s only campus for Le Cordon Bleu.  Every year, students from all over the world, representing more than 100 nationalities, attend our campus to share a common bond in their passion for pastry and […]

Free Online learning opportunities with Deaf Learn Now

Deaf Learn Now is a tuition free, online program run by George Brown College for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Adults who live in Ontario, Canada. There are a range of courses available from English and Mathematics courses to a G1 Driver’s Licence course. One of the newly added courses is WHMIS 2017. If you would like to register for this WHMIS course – visit If you need any information or assistance with any of the Deaf Learn Now online programs, email Sonia Proulx-Prusin at

ASL RAPP Featured Storybook: Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?

On our ASL RAPP family resource website, we have many classic children’s books for viewing. Here is a review of one of them: Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? by Bill Martin Jr. This is a great book for young children of all ages. Babies and toddlers enjoy the bold colours and animal shapes. Beginning readers quickly pick up on the pattern of the book and are often able to predict what animal comes next after only a short time. The rhythm of the question and answer pattern of this book is shown in the way […]

ASL RAPP promotional video

Check out the promotional video just launched on our YouTube channel to publicize our new ASL RAPP web portal.

New ASL website up and running

The fresh, innovative ASL RAPP website ( went live this week as it was officially launched at the ALSO AGM on October 25th. A one-of-its-kind resource, this website is sure to be a wonderful resource for families as they develop their ASL communication skills.


Our ASL RAPP Group has started up again. Join us the last Friday morning of each month from 10-11:30 a.m. at Heartwood House. Please note the date for October is the 21st NOT the 28th. This group is free. Parents, grandparents, caregivers and siblings are welcome! You can call or email Kim to put your name on our mailing list or for more information.  

Congrats to Lynne

Lynne’s goal was to get employment. She moved to another place and has found a new job. Lynne amd her boss Lynne and golf cart

Thank you for coming to Ottawa Circus!

Kids of all ages had fun trying out various circus routines. Kids and parents enjoyed watching the performance from the Ottawa Circus. Watched and learned from performer Thank you for coming to the Ottawa Circus on June 18th in New Edinburgh. We all enjoyed watching the show and learning from the performers from the Ottawa Circus. ALSO would like to say thank you for your support to ALSO Deaf Literacy!