For the first time, CHKC has received funding from the Ministry of Community and Social Services (MCSS) to provide training to deaf-blind individuals throughout the province of Ontario. In 2012-2013 thanks to the MCSS Capacity Building initiative, CHKC hosted residential students from the GTA, Eastern and Western Ontario, and from as far North as Marathon, Ontario. During this time we have been working very hard to reach out to individuals who have never had access to our services before and ensuring that more individuals learn about CHKC and the disability of deaf-blindness.
Due to the high demand of these very popular workshops, CHKC held 2 full days of iPad® workshops in July and October 2012, and 3 MacBook® Workshops in the early months of 2013. These sessions provide the opportunity for consumers to learn about the many accessibility features of Apple® technology and includes tips on Apps that are particularly useful for individuals who are deaf-blind. Thanks again to the MCSS Capacity Building Initiative which provided funding to purchase the technology and deliver these workshops. CHKC plans to offer more of these workshops in the future. If you are interested in learning more about iPad® tablets and MacBook® computers please contact us firstname.lastname@example.org.
Are you deaf-blind and over 60? Do you want to get out more often and meet some new people? CHKC hosts a senior's drop-in bi-weekly on Tuesdays from 1:30pm to 4:00pm. Every meeting features a different activity such as: health care clinics (diabetes, heart health, foot care), guest speakers, cooking and nutrition, games, and of course time to socialize and have a cup of tea.