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Nadine Anderson
Feb 23, 2021

Black deafblind consumer Nadine says, “Do not discriminate!”

Canadian Helen Keller Centre is a diverse place. Not only the staff, but also the individuals that we serve. It is a reflection of the city of Toronto. Black, Muslim, Pakistani, Indian, LGBTQ, every one of all backgrounds are represented at CHKC. Consumer and employee, Nadine Anderson, lives quite the life. If you were to […]

CHKC Training Centre, March 2021
Feb 22, 2021

March 2021

Below you will find a list of the March 2021 activities. Monday, March 1 World Current Events Club (Zoom) 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 2 Lunch and Learn (Zoom) 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon Friday, March 5 Mindfulness Club (Zoom) 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, March 9 Knitting Club (Zoom) 11:00 a.m. […]

Tasha Archer Featured Image
Feb 4, 2021

When it comes to Black equality, CHKC intervenor Tasha sees progress, but more work on the horizon

As an intervenor Tasha Archer takes pride in being the eyes and ears for persons who are both deaf and blind. “When I think of being an intervenor I think of selflessness. Knowingly putting your own opinions and feelings aside to assist someone in communicating with and understanding the world on their terms.” After four years […]

Fareeda Adam Featured Image
Feb 3, 2021

For Fareeda Adam, culture and background matter

Fareeda Adam became an intervenor because of her niece, who has hearing difficulties. “She had a hard time accepting that being different is okay. At a very young age, I always wanted to work and assist a vast variety of people from different backgrounds and cultures.” A graduate of the Intervenor for Deaflbind Persons Program […]

Intervenor Lisa Marie for Black History Month
Jan 27, 2021

“Be the change,” says Black CHKC intervenor Lisa Marie

Lisa Marie Walsh believes that she is a role model for up and coming BIPOC intervenors. However, she admits that diversity is not represented in the profession as much as it could be both inside and outside of Canadian Helen Keller Centre (CHKC). “I do not know why,” she admits. “I remember my days in […]

Martin Luther King Jr., and his wife, march in Washington D.C. circa 1960s.
Jan 26, 2021

February is Black History Month

For BIPOC community members 2020 was quite a year. This past summer, thousands of people across the globe took to the streets to demand equality for all. Leadership at Canadian Helen Keller Centre took some time to understand what that meant, because like so many others, we are learning, too. It’s not easy to put […]

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