Who We Are
VOICE is an organization that develops and implements programs and services encompassing advocacy, family support, and public education. VOICE has connected hundreds of parents and families of children with hearing loss and has become one of the largest support organizations of its kind.
VOICE offers multiple programs for parents, educators, teens, children, and newly arrived families. We work through programs of advocacy, support and education to connect those with hearing loss and ensure success in their lives.
Due to the precautions around Covid-19 and the cancellation of all large events, it is with regret that the VOICE Board of Directors has decided to postpone the Annual VOICE conference on May 2/3, 2020. We have secured a new date of October 2/3, 2020.
We will be in touch in regards to our venue as we reach out to our speaker and presenters to see if they are able to commit to our new date.
We would like to thank everyone for their support at this time.
Please take care of yourselves and each other.
Regards,The Board of Directors
Gift of Hearing Fund 2020
VOICE has set up a fund to give back to our members who require financial assistance in order to obtain an upgrade for their child’s hearing technology. This technology includes hearing aids, cochlear implants, and other primary hearing related devices that the child wears. Please consider making a donation so that families can provide assistance to their child.
The Louise Crawford Scholarship 2020
This scholarship is for VOICE Members who are entering an accredited College or University in the Fall of 2020. Please consider making a donation to help a student cope with the financial stress of school fees.
VOICE Summer Camp 2020
Join us for a fun weekend in August 2020 at Bark Lake Leadership & Conference Centre:
1551 Bark Lake Drive Irondale, ON K0M 1X0
Attending this two night weekend getaway will give parents the opportunity to interact and meet other families who have children with hearing loss and kids and teens have the chance to spend a fun-filled weekend together. We are currently looking to secure donations to help send more families and children to camp this year. Please consider making a donation so that families can make memorable experiences at VOICE Summer Camp in August 2020!
By becoming a VOICE Member you are able to contribute to the continuing support of children who are deaf or hard of hearing. You'll be given access to helpful educational and financial resources, as well as be given the opportunity to attend speciality events to connect further with those in the deaf or hard of hearing community.
Connection: You are connected to a larger group banded together to produce positive results for those living with hearing loss.
Conferences / Events: By attending our conferences, you are provided with quality education and networking opportunities with parents who have children who are deaf or hard of hearing, professionals, and educators. VOICE regularly hosts events for children who are deaf or hard of hearing as well so they too, can connect and learn from other children. As a VOICE Member, you're also able to attend these events at a reduced cost!
Public Policy / Advocacy: VOICE values the opinions of its members and has programs centred on assuring that your voice is being heard. By having a network of Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC) professionals and Provincial Parent Association Committee (PPAC) individuals, VOICE is able to reach and share impactful resources and contacts for members more quickly.
Free Informational Services: VOICE keeps members in touch with each other and current issues through the website and email newsletter updates of emerging issues relevant to hearing loss. As a member, you remain informed about the ongoings of deafness and hearing loss in your region.Read more
We need your help
With your help, children and families experiencing hearing loss can recieve the assitance they need. Whether that be connections to hearing loss professionals, therapy, or hearing aid technology. Every donation makes a difference!
For donation cheques please make them payable to VOICE for Hearing Impaired Children or VOICE for deaf and hard of hearing children
The Gift of Hearing Fund and Louise Crawford Scholarship Applications for 2019 are now CLOSED! Stay tuned for more information!
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