Durham Deaf Services

Deaf Adult Upgrading Program

About the Program

The Deaf Adult Upgrading Program offers free literacy classes for Deaf, deafened and hard of hearing adults. All instruction is conducted in American Sign Language and is offered Monday through Thursday from 9am-3pm.


Courses currently being offered during Sept 2018-June 2019 are: English, Math, Science, Geography, Culinary, ASL, Drama, Basic Computers, Advanced Computers, Art Expression, Biology, Healthy Body and Mind, and Health and Nutrition.


6 week boutique training M.A.S.T-Mindfulness Awareness Stabilization Training (Suitable for all paths, especially employment) Prep Course for Safe Food Handling (Employment path- Individuals wishing to work in the service industry/restaurant business. Financial budgeting/planning.

750 King Street East

Oshawa, ON    L1H 1G9



Phone (voice)


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Maggie Doherty-Gilbert

Contact Person

This Employment Ontario program is funded in part by the Government of Canada and the Government of Ontario and through the Canada-Ontario Job Fund Agreement.

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