Deaf Literacy Initiative is Ontario’s umbrella organization for literacy in the Deaf and Deaf-Blind community. Our services are accessible and culturally appropriate and include: training, research, networking, and resources.
Our vision is to be a world leader in literacy services to the Deaf and Deaf-Blind community providing professional expertise and innovations in these specialized services.
We collaborate with our partners to advance and empower the Deaf and Deaf-Blind literacy community.
We create innovative tools and resources to enhance literacy within the Deaf and Deaf-Blind community.
We celebrate achievement in the development of literacy in the Deaf and Deaf-Blind community.
We promote literacy for Deaf and Deaf-Blind people with respect, integrity and transparency.
We inspire practitioners and learners in their literacy journey with our passion and knowledge.
Deaf Literacy Initiative is a leader in:
Developing accessible training for practitioners and learners in the Deaf and Deaf-Blind literacy agencies
Advancing the Deaf and Deaf-Blind literacy field through consultation, research and technology initiatives
Producing accessible and culturally relevant learning resources
Supporting and advocating for the Deaf and Deaf-Blind literacy community globally
DLI brings together the Deaf and Deaf-Blind community through outreach and an accessible, Deaf-friendly website.
DLI advances literacy opportunities by working with the Deaf and Deaf-Blind community in developing online resources and by providing and advocating for necessary equipment.
DLI sells goods and services to fund new resources and to provide needed support to the Deaf and Deaf-Blind community.
In 1991, a group of concerned community members noticed the there is a lack of of standards and guidelines in the Deaf adult learning community and for practitioners. These concerned members formed a network of literacy connecting to literacy ...
Jeff came to Deaf Literacy Initiative with experiences in working at non-profit organizations specialized in providing services to Deaf and DeafBlind communities.
Board of Directors
Deaf Literacy Initiative operates with the generous support of the MLTSD: Ministry of Labour Training and Skills Development.