TAD Grand Ball

Toronto Association of the Deaf
80th Anniversary Grand Ball
Saturday, December 16, 2017
6PM to 1AM
Dinner/Dance: $80
Dance after 9PM: $30
Deadline: December 9, 2017

BUY TICKETS: [http://eventbrite%20tad%2080th%20grand%20ball%20tickets/]https://tad80grandball.eventbrite.com
E-transfer: TAD37Treasurer@gmail.com

Montecassino Hotel & Venue Centre
Buffet dinner menu:
Chicken in Mushroom Sauce
Roast Beef in gravy
Potatoes & vegetables
Assorted French pastries
Dietary restrictions: please contact Sarah Stadnicki at TAD37treasurer@gmail.com

Hotel reservation code: TAD80 (guaranteed until November 16, 2017) 

Special rates:

 Executive room with 2 double beds $115.00 plus HST/ night
Queen Suite ( includes living space & kitchenette) $124.00 plus HST/night

 This includes a complimentary continental breakfast, WIFI and parking.

Contact: Sarah Stadnicki at TAD37treasurer@gmail.com for more information!




ED Video Media Arts Centre in GUELPH is having an OPEN HOUSE for the Deaf and hard of hearing community in Southern Ontario—

Deaf films (also captioned in English), Virtual Reality, Vibration vest technology, Snacks Special Guests…

FREE_ ALL AGES—No video or media experience required.

ASL interpretation

Saturday, November 25, 1 to 3:30pm

Ed Video Media Arts Centre
404 York Road, Guelph
(Parking at side)


• Introduction to the centre: a charitable artist-run centre since 1976, Ed Video’s mission is to foster the creation, exhibition and appreciation of media arts.

• Screening of Deaf films as selected by Catherine MacKinnon, director of the TORONTO INTERNATIONAL DEAF FILM & ARTS FESTIVAL (in attendance!)

• Test out Virtual Reality technologies and vibration subpacs (SubPac is a tactile audio system worn on the body to FEEL SOUND, designed and developed in Toronto)

• Snacks and socializing

Contact and please RSVP (All welcome!)

PLEASE SHARE with your D/deaf friends and contacts
INVITE attached

Dawn Matheson

Naked Heart LGBTQ Literacy Festival

We have ASL interpretation booked for these following events:

Saturday November 11th

Panel: Brown Out : South Asian Writers (2:15  PM – 3:30 PM) @ Buddies In Bad Times
Panel: How To Give Feedback That Matters (3:45 PM-5:00 PM) @ Buddies in Bad Times
Reading: Seizing/Dismantling Gender/Genre (

5:15 PM-6:30 PM) @ Buddies in Bad Times

Reading: Bricolage  (

7:00 PM -8:30 PM) @ Buddies in Bad Times

Reading: Grit Lit (9:00 PM -10:30 PM) @ Glad Day Bookshop

Sunday November 12th

Panel: Rebirth of the Author: Purpose and Process (

2:00 PM -3:15 PM) @ Buddies in Bad Times

Reading: Not to be Upstaged  (

5:15 PM -6:45 PM) @ Buddies in Bad Times

For more information on the Naked Heart Festival please check:  https://nakedheart.ca/

Also check out the Facebook page as well: https://www.facebook.com/nkdhrt/

Deaf, what? Project



So excited about our “Deaf, what?” Project. @alicelo.photography and I have been collaborating together since summer, travelled to Montreal, Ottawa, London and visited with locals to get their headshots and stories told! We will have our exhibition at @tangled_arts gallery from Jan 18th to Feb 17! We will be heading to Vancouver next week. Two weeks after that, Calgary, then Halifax! If you or know someone who would be a great candidate for this project, please let me know via email info@deafspectrum.com – the purpose of this project as stated in the bio, “The history of Canada’s treatment towards Deaf people include acts of audism, spanning more than a couple of centuries. It’s time for more visibility, awareness, and recognition. We are inviting you to explore our lives through our intersectional experiences in ‘Deaf, what?’ ” thank you to Tangled Art & Disability for making this project possible with funding to travel to different cities across Canada. Without your support, it wouldn’t be possible. #DeafTalent #DeafPhotographer #Deaf #DeafWhat#DeafDocumentary #DeafFilmMaker #DeafWhatProject #DeafPride#DeafInCanada #DeafCanadians



Post National

Instructions towards a post national future

“There is no core identity, no mainstream in Canada. There are shared values — openness, respect, compassion, willingness to work hard, to be there for each other, to search for equality and justice. Those qualities are what make us the first post-national state.

— Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, the New York Times, 2015

Was our stylish Prime Minister talking politics or truth? Let’s take a look…

post national is an instruction-based performance exploring the possibility of a post-national future. It is a kind of message in a bottle performance: material made by a group of young people for another group of young people who will perform this material without ever having seen it before.  The original twelve young people (the graduating class of the York Theatre conservatory program in Toronto) will craft a series of tasks and instructions for another group to contend with live on stage. Each group – the authors and the volunteers – will take one half of the show. Identities will be swapped. Who we are will be laid bare. Questions will be asked:

Where were you born?
Do you think that is a good question to start with?
What question would you start with?  

post national is a joint project between Volcano, Deborah Pearson and York University. The team for this project is: writer and dramaturge and Volcano associate artist Deborah Pearson; choreographer and Volcano associate artist Kate Alton; and artistic director Ross Manson. We will work together with our post national Jury of Twelve to determine where Canada stands on the idea of Nation.


The 12 initial performer/creators of the project comprise the Fourth Year Acting Conservatory class at the York University Department of Theatre in Toronto. They are a diverse group, with heritage from the Caribbean, Bosnia, Korea, India, Iran, the UK, South Africa and elsewhere but they all, to some extent, identify as Canadian.

Each performance will feature these original 12 in the piece as well as 12 new performers who have not seen the material beforehand. On Wednesday, November 22nd 7:30pm our guests will be 12 Deaf participants.  Tickets are free using the code welcome2 online Purchase Tickets

Show Details: 

Performances take place at the Joseph G. Green Theatre, in the Centre for Film and Theatre at York University. Click here for directions.  Please note that the performance on November 22nd at 7:30pm will be an ASL performance.




post national
November 22nd, 2017 7:30 pm
Joe Green Theatre, Centre for Film and Theatre, York University
85 York Boulevard, Toronto, Ontario


Guess what? Ontario Rainbow Alliance of the Deaf (ORAD) will be hosting a workshop series called “Healthier Selves, Healthier Relationships, Healthier Communities.”

Dates & Topics


Each workshop will run from 1 PM – 4 PM in the afternoon.

Nov 5th – Mental Health & Self Care

Nov 12th – Exercise & Nutrition

Nov 19th – Drug Use & Harm Reduction

Nov 26th – Sexual Health & Queer Identity

Feb 4th – Boundaries & Communication

Feb 11th – Recognizing Red Flags & Community Accountability

Feb 18th- Social Justice and Human Rights

Feb 25th – Intersectionality & Interdependency

Location: All workshops will take place at the 519 Community Centre on 519 Church Street (north of Wellesley Street). The building is wheelchair accessible. There are wheelchair accessible and gender neutral bathrooms. More Information The workshop series will be free for anyone who wants to attend.

For those who want to attend in person, please come scent free. We will offer healthy refreshments for a healthy mindset. We are offering the workshop series in ASL (American Sign Language).

For people who prefer a different set of accommodations, we will either offer spoken English translation or live transcribing.

If you are unable to attend, do not worry – the event will be live-streamed via ORAD’s Facebook.

Also, we will be having an additional workshop for those who want to learn how to film informative sign language videos – you will need to apply for that as we will be selecting up to ten individuals to participate. So please look out for that vlog soon! Even though the workshops are free, we strongly encourage you to donate to ORAD so we can continue to provide you with all the cool free programming.



Interested in learning how to make a vlog? Want to be a vlogger? Want to learn how to edit videos? Learn how to caption videos? This is the workshop for you! We will be providing you all with the suitable equipment to produce a vlog.

We will be choosing 10 candidates and will be paying them an honorarium for their time.

What are the requirements? Must attend all workshops (either in person or virtually). Why? We will be making fun informative vlogs about what we’ve learned in the workshops!

Priority goes to BIPOC Folks, Trans-identified folks, Low Income Folks, & Folks 50+.


Refreshments provided. $50 honorarium upon completion per film workshop. There will be two workshops.


Note: This workshop is for Queer & Trans identified folks and members of the LGBTQ community. If you identify as both straight AND cisgendered, please do not apply.


How to Apply? Write/sign out a brief paragraph about who you are and why you want to be involved with the workshop. E-mail to INFOorad@gmail.com



RE: Job Order: HBC (The  Hudson bay Company) LOGISTICS :


Job Summary:


  • $13.85 to $14.35 per hour

Job :

  • Warehouse Order Pickers

Day Shift

  • Monday to Friday 6:30am – 3:00pm

Afternoon Shift

  • Sunday to Thursday 3:30pm – 12:00am

Work Location:

Job Type:


  • Full-time


Physical Activity:


  • Standing and  walking  through out  the  shift
  • CSA Safety Shoe required




  • Forward your client’s resume to me
  • Then I will forward to Recruiters.


Thank you



Joanna McCall

Employment Consultant,

Employment Services

The Canadian Hearing Society



Address  271 Spadina Road, Toronto, ON M5R 2V3
Phone: 416-928-2500 ext. 238

Skype  j_mccall

Email     jmccall@chs.ca