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Press Release

October 20, 2019

ASL Consultants and Media for Deaf and Deaf-Blind Youth

Halton and Peel Regions - Deaf Literacy Initiative (DLI) proudly announces that It Is launching a new project for American Sign Language (ASL) Consultants for Deaf and Deaf-Blind Youth.

This project focuses on creating and training, which will provide greater access to Video media in the Halton and Peel Ontario areas. It will provide training for Deaf and Deaf-Blind Youth and they will gain the knowledge for developing materials for the Video Media. These materials consist of an ASL Consultants and an ASL Video resource. The project has received a one-year, $75,000 grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation to help with the work.

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What does this mean? This initiative will provide Ontario's Deaf and Deaf-Blind Youth community with knowledge, capacity building and skills development in relationship to video media.


"The Ontario Trillium Foundation Is an organization that Invests In Its community' We are grateful that we at the Deaf Literacy Initiative have seized this opportunity where our Deaf and Deaf-Blind youths can thrive and lead success in their future.


Deaf Literacy Initiative is a provincial non-profit organization. It provides accessible and culturally relevant training, research, networking and resources to the Deaf and Deaf-Blind literacy communities.


Our DLI vision: A world leader providing professional expertise and innovations in specialized literacy services to the Deaf and Deaf-blind communities and other coalitions. Our DLI values are Collaboration, Creativity, Excellence, Inspiration and Commitment. For more Information visit


A leading grant-maker in Canada, the Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) strengthens the capacity of the voluntary sector through investment in community-based initiatives. An agency of the Government of Ontario, OTF builds healthy and vibrant communities. For more Information visit:

For more information, please contact: Chris Kenopic, Executive Director, Deaf Literacy Initiative

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