About us

About us

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Years Experience
About About Us

About DLI

Deaf Literacy Initiative is a non-profit organization that supports and promotes Deaf and Deaf-Blind literacy in Ontario. Created in 1991, DLI is funded by the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development to provide training, research, networking and resources to Ontario’s Deaf stream literacy service providers.

Deaf Literacy Initiative is Ontario’s umbrella organization for literacy in the Deaf and Deaf-Blind community. Our services are accessible and culturally appropriate and include: training, research, networking, and resources.

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History

In 1991, a group of concerned community members noticed the there is a lack of of standards and guidelines in the Deaf adult learning community and for practitioners. These concerned members formed a network of literacy connecting to literacy ...

Vision

Our vision is to be a world leader in literacy services to the Deaf and Deaf-Blind community providing professional expertise and innovations in these specialized services.

Our Mission

Deaf Literacy Initiative is a leader in:

  • Developing accessible training for practitioners and learners in the Deaf and Deaf-Blind literacy agencies
  • Advancing the Deaf and Deaf-Blind literacy field through consultation, research and technology initiatives
  • Producing accessible and culturally relevant learning resources
  • Supporting and advocating for the Deaf and Deaf-Blind literacy community globally
Values

Values

Collaborate

We collaborate with our partners to advance and empower the Deaf and Deaf-Blind literacy community.

Create

We create innovative tools and resources to enhance literacy within the Deaf and Deaf-Blind community.

Celebrate

We celebrate achievement in the development of literacy in the Deaf and Deaf-Blind community.

Promote

We promote literacy for Deaf and Deaf-Blind people with respect, integrity and transparency.

Inspire

We inspire practitioners and learners in their literacy journey with our passion and knowledge.

Plan Plan

Strategic Plan

Increased Visibility

DLI brings together the Deaf and Deaf-Blind community through outreach and an accessible, Deaf-friendly website.

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Financial Dependability

Supporters

Deaf Literacy Initiative operates with the generous support of the MLTSD: Ministry of Labour Training and Skills Development.

Our Staff

Our Staff


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