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COVID-19: Updates from VOICE

As we adapt to these challenging times and follow precautions recommended by public health authorities, our thoughts are with you and your families. Thank you for doing your part to #FlattenTheCurve by staying home. We would like to keep you informed about events, resources and advocacy updates.

Important Dates

Dress Loud Challenge #VOICEDressLoud

May is Speech and Hearing Awareness Month! We invite you to celebrate and join in the Dress Loud Challenge in May by wearing your loudest, wildest and wackiest shirts, ties or other clothing. Take a photo or video and share with us by tagging  us on social media and use the hashtag #VOICEDressLoud. Three winners of an Amazon gift card will be announced in May.

In previous years we have celebrated Dress Loud Day with families, schools and professionals across Canada. Find out more about Dress Loud Challenge.

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The Louise Crawford Scholarship: Application Deadline Extended to 30 June 2020

Will you be entering a College or University in the Fall of 2020? Sign up for the Louise Crawford scholarship to get funding for tuition. Learn more how to apply for The Louise Crawford scholarship.

In consideration of the challenges faced by students and families during this time, we are pleased to announce that the deadline for applications for the scholarship has been extended to June 30, 2020.

Annual VOICE Conference

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.

Great Wolf Lodge

Similarly, we have to cancel the Great Wolf Lodge event this year. We will let you know if there will be a new date later in the year or if we will have to wait until June 2021.

Learning Resources

Learning Resources and Accessibility Tips during COVID-19

While families and professionals adapt to these challenging times, we encourage you to stay resilient and invite you to make use of the resources we will share with you on the COVID-19 Resources page.


Advocacy Updates

Ontario: Sign the Change.org Petition for continued Infant Hearing Screen Tests in Hospitals during COVID-19

Due to COVID-19 Infant Hearing Screenings in Ontario have been cancelled and are not being performed in hospitals before a newborn is discharged. Early detection is vital to early intervention. Learn more and sign the petition to continue infant hearing screening.  We invite you to let your voice be heard by Christine Elliott and Ministry of Health Ontario.


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Tel: 416-487-7719
VOICE For Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children
P.O. Box 30045, Dundas Neyagawa
Oakville, Ontario
L6H 7L8

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