The Smiling Room What’s in a Queer smile? Joy, desire, anxiety, disdain, resistance, insight, trickery? We invite all members of Toronto’s LGBTQ2SIA Spectrum community to participate in an artful & intersectional dialogue about queer happiness.
Is there room to smile? Our queer archive is largely of struggle? How do we then come to understand happiness? How do we become happy in our queerness, especially when others are unhappy with our queerness.
The Smiling Room Project hopes to film, and collect stories from folks of the queer and trans community to create an arts installation and a photobook. Food, tokens and an honoraria of $20 will be provided.
The main objectives of this project are to: – Explore the dynamics of Queer Happiness & Resistance – Involve a diversity of people at all points of the project – Collect interesting audio interviews – Film dynamic smiles & smiling experiences – Create a beautiful photo book with an essay, donating proceeds to an LGBTQ initiative – Create an immersive video room installation: video, audio, interactive features – Host a warm website to connect people & archive our project – Host an opening reception with participants and community with an artist talk
We are having our a documenting event on Monday Aug 14th, 3-8pm at the 519 with ASL between the hours of 6-8pm. This exercise will take 45 mins to 1 hour and will involve you sharing in a variety of ways; writing, an interview and recording your expressions, including your lovely smile.
Confirm by filling this Doodle poll on the FB event page. (If the slots 6-8 are filled, we will work something out so you are seen during this time) Thanks The Smiling Room Crew: Naty Tremblay | Alejandra Higuera| Afi Browne

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4th Annual BBQ

We will be having our 4th Annual ASL BBQ for the End of Summer in Wasaga Beach, Ontario on Saturday August 26, 2017 !!!

The menu include:
*Vegetarian hot-dogs and hamburgers
* Beef hot-dogs and hamburgers
* Grill chicken
* Salad/Chips/Drinks

If anyone would like to stay at Cottage on Friday August 25 till Sunday August 27, 2017 ????? Do need a ride ????

Please let us know…

We would love to have you with us for the END OF SUMMER!!!


1) Friday August 25th:
4:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Arrive at Wasaga Beach Cottage

2) Saturday August 26th:
11:00 am – 8:00 pm:
Lunch/Dinner/ Game Activities/ Beach and 50/50 draw etc..

10pm – 3am
Party for the End of Summer in Barrie

3) Sunday August 27th:
11:00 am – 2:00 pm

-Admision: Free to everyone on Saturday ONLY
-Location: 11 22nd St N, Wasaga Beach, ON L9Z 2V9

You are welcome to join the BBQ to have FUN!

What: Community Safety & Well-Being in Halton Area: Deaf Community Discussion
When: Thursday, August 24, 2017
Where: BRCCED Milton: 7801 No. 5 Sideroad, Milton, Ontario L9T 2X7
Time: 6:00pm-8pm (please arrive in MDP at 530pm) so we will start the discussion at 6pm, sharp.

Refreshment & Interpreters provided!

A representative of Halton Region and Halton Regional Police will provide an overview of Halton’s draft Community Safety and well-being Plan. This will be followed by an opportunity to provide input on the Plan and identify safety and well-being issues.


Edmonton, Alberta

Sign Language Interpreting Associates Ottawa Inc. (SLIAO) is seeking to hire Video Relay Service Interpreters at our new call center in Edmonton, Alberta. If you are an active member of AVLIC and interested in serving Canadians, we may have the job for you!