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The Training Centre front with snow.
Dec 2, 2020

December 2020

Below you will find a list of the December 2020 activities at the CHKC Training Centre. Tuesday, December 1 Knitting Club (Zoom) 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Seniors Drop-In (Zoom) 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Thursday, December 3 Breakfast Club (RSVP for more info) BINGO (RSVP for more info) 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Friday, […]

Nov 24, 2020

CHKC’s future vision is in plain sight

Canadian Helen Keller Centre has a bold plan to build an eight to nine story building, with 70 residential units, 35 of which would be for affordable housing, of which 13 would be for CHKC’s immediate deafblind consumer housing needs. The ground floor would be for rented community space with the second floor, and possibly […]

Nov 23, 2020

“Intervenors are the eyes and ears for consumers”

At CHKC, Intervenor (IV) Services is imperative for people who are deafblind. An intervenor acts as the eyes and the ears of a CHKC consumer. A consumer is a person who is deafblind, and who accesses programs and services from CHKC. Katie Metauro has worked at CHKC since January 2012, after she graduated from the […]

Nov 17, 2020

“CHKC keeps consumers as independent as possible”

Christine Nichols admits that since COVID-19 she has felt more isolated. A resident at Rotary Cheshire Apartments (RCA) in the Willowdale neighbourhood of Toronto for several years now, Christine has tried to make the best of her ‘new normal’. A former nurse, Christine was diagnosed with retinitis pigmentosa in 1970. “I did not become legally […]

CHKC Executive Director Jennifer Robbins stares out of a window in her offices at RCA.
Oct 28, 2020

Message for Jennifer Robbins on behalf of CHKC

The Leadership Team and staff at CHKC would like to thank our fearless leader Jennifer Robbins for her tireless work during COVID-19. No one could have anticipated that on March 16 all of our lives would change in an instant. Jennifer has rose to the challenge repeatedly to support consumers and staff, to advocate on […]

Helen Landow smiles at the camera.
Oct 28, 2020

Honouring Helene Landow

CHKC is proud to honour Helene Landow with the 2020 Volunteer Award. Consumers have had the pleasure of benefiting from her volunteer work for several years now. After retiring in 2013, Helene, now 88 years strong, was looking for meaningful volunteer work. She learned about CHKC during a Breakfast Television segment in 2014 and wanted […]

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