Ontario Association of the Deaf
Est 1886, Inc 1963

About OAD

Ontario Association of the Deaf (OAD) is Canada's oldest Deaf non-profit consumer organization.

OAD is working for the purpose of ensuring equality and protecting the rights of Deaf Ontarians. OAD was founded in 1886 by two Deaf instructors from the Belleville Institution for the Deaf, now known as Sir James Whitney. OAD depends on both public donations and government funding for our operations.

The organization was incorporated in 1963.

Welcome to the Ontario Association of the Deaf

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We were excited to inform you that the TD Bank Group again proudly supports OAD? Mayfest.  We must thank TD for their true commitment as  a loyal sponsor.  

OAD-AGM-2013 VOICE Articles Infant Hearing Program

25th Deaf Ontario Now!

Mayfest 2014

Premier's Letter From Wayne

Sean Forbes Concert

Text 911 Article

Our Mission  

Working together to ensure a better future for Deaf Ontarians.  

Our Mandate

Provide leadership, resources, and activities that promotes and protect rights, equality, and access of Deaf Ontarians.  

To our valued Deaf Consumers
and Associates

Please fill out the Quality of Life form  and
send to OAD office ASAP

Read the PDF about email and fax.

Brief announcement on 911 text for Deaf (CTRC) Click on image (Wayne) for ASL video

Dated - Feb 4, 2013

OAD received a letter from Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services
Fire code and building code.

Click on image (Wayne) for ASL video
Dated - Jan 24, 2013

OAD Position

on the mandatory

an audible alarm device

OAD send a letter to Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing

Re: an audible alarm device

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by CAD and BCVRS!!!!!


BCVRS is happy to finally share the news about CRTC updates that was well received by the committee ...

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Dated - March 13, 2013





Minister Dr.Eric Hoskins speaks about the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act(AODA)Please note that the video is captioned by clicking the cc icon in the bottom right corner.