Connect Society is proud to introduce our new DeafBlind Support Service Program, that was spearheaded by the Alberta Society of the DeafBlind!

The DeafBlind Support Service Program entails both Deaf and Hearing Support Service Providers (SSPs) who have undergone training in Orientation and Mobility, Tactile American Sign Language and basic Pro-Tactile. The SSPs support DeafBlind individuals as well as Hard of Hearing (or Late-Deafened) Blind individuals, individuals with low vision and hearing by providing transportation, accompanying the individuals in transit, as Communication Facilitators who are able to do voice-over, Tactile ASL/Pro-Tactile. The SSPs support the individuals in personal errands, social events, meetings, recreational, fitness, and many more, to promote independence and empowerment.

If you or if you know anyone who meets the criteria to obtain SSP services from our program, please contact us.

DeafBlind Support Service Training

For those wanting to serve as a DeafBlind Support Service provider Connect Society offers a training program. Please contact us for more information.

Click here to visit the training website (a new browser tab will open)

Upcoming Events!

In honour of National DeafBlind Awareness Month we have the following events happening in Calgary and Edmonton:

Fun Introduction to Braille

In recognition of National AccessAbility Week, Connect Society is hosting “Fun Introduction to Braille with Cheing Lo” See the flyer for more details and email deafblind@connectsociety.org to RSVP. Limited space is available, so register today!

 
Image description of the flyer:
Fingertips touching white braille sheet in the background. In Recognition of National AccessAbility Week. Fun Introduction to Braille with Cheing Lo. Wednesday, May 31st, 6:30pm to 7:30pm, Connect Society, 6240-113 Street. Light refreshments! Limited Space – RSVP by May 23rd. Contact: deafblind@connectsociety.org
Connect Society logo on bottom right corner.

DeafBlind Mental Health: Finding Ways to Cope with Stress

Connect Society is offering the following workshop honouring National DeafBlind Awareness Month. “DeafBlind Mental Health: Finding Ways to Cope with Stress” Presented by Debra Coffey, RPC
The workshop will take place on June 17th, from 1-2 pm at Connect Society. Contact deafblind@connectsociety.org to register by Friday, June 9, 2023.
 
 
Image description:
White background with one person’s two hands touching another person’s hand. National DeafBlind Awareness Month. In a text box with blue and black borders, DeafBlind Mental Health, Finding Ways to Cope with Stress, Presented by Debra Coffey, RPC. Saturday, June 17th from 1pm to 2pm. Connect Society. 6240-113 Street. Edmonton. Presented in ASL/Protactile. Light Refreshments. Limited Space. RSVP by Friday, June 9th, 2023. Contact: deafblind@connectsociety.org
Connect Society logo on the bottom right corner.
 
 

Protactile Picnic in Stanley Park

A Protactile Picnic will be held in Calgary at Stanely Park in honour of National DeafBlind Awareness Month. The picnic will take place on June 18 from 12:00 pm-2:00 pm. Please see the flyer for more information and RSVP by June 12! deafblind@connectsociety.org
 
Image Description:
Light blue sky with clouds and sun and white birds flying in the sky with green hills in the background. National DeafBlind Awareness Month. Protactile Picnic, Stanley Park, 4011 1a Street SW, Calgary. Sunday, June 18th, 2023, 12pm-2pm. *DeafBlind only* Food, Games, Social. Limited Space! Please RSVP by June 12th. Contact: deafblind@connectsociety.org
Connect Society logo on the bottom right corner.

To find out more information…

Roni McCarthy

Roni McCarthy

DeafBlind Support Services – Edmonton

Edmonton

Contact Roni:

How do I find out more…

Edmonton

Roni McCarthy

Roni McCarthy

DeafBlind Support Services – Edmonton

  • In Person: Visit the Connect Society on Tuesdays / Thursdays at 9am-1pm
  • 6240 – 113 Street
    Edmonton, AB
    T6H 3L2
  • bookssp@connectsociety.org