Ottawa Catholic School Board

LINC for Deaf Immigrants & ESL Deaf Learners Program

About the Program


LINC for Deaf Immigrants

This long running program in central Ottawa has been funded by IRCC and offers a small learner: instructor ratio, digital literacy and ASL/ESL instruction and support. Learners are referred through a CLARS centre.

In Ottawa, please contact the Ottawa Y-Language Assessment and Referral Centre (Y-LARC) for an appointment or contact the school directly and we can make an appointment for you.

ESL Deaf Learners Program

This program allows Deaf adults in the Ottawa area who have immigrated to Canada to learn and improve their ASL/ESL skills. Small class sizes offer learning This program is funded by the province of Ontario. It is open to all categories of immigrants and to naturalized citizens and to those learners who no longer qualify for LINC.


330 Lajoie St.

Vanier, ON   K1L 7H4



Phone (voice)


Phone (tty)



Salome Atandi

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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