DeafBlind Ontario Services

Site: Newmarket, Leslie Street

Record Details
Former Name Independent Living Residences for the Deafblind In Ontario (1 Dec 2007)
Office Phone 905-853-2862
Toll Free Phone 1-855-340-3267
Fax 905-853-3407
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Primary Contact Susan Manahan, Director of Development and Communications; Phone: ext 228; Email:
Established 1989
Primary Executive Roxanna Spruyt-Rocks, Chief Executive Director; Phone: ext 222
Funding Provincial - Ministry of Community and Social Services
Description (Service) Services include: 
Residential Services, such as Sensory Excursions that focus on experiences that stimulate the client’s senses, and Snoezelen Rooms, a room designed to give those with developmental disabilities and sensory impairments a multi-sensory experience;  
Community Services such as: partnerships that offer specialized expertise and services to the individual who is deafblind through their supporting agency;  
Bridge, which offers customized training opportunities for organizations that support individuals with a sensory loss and/or communication challenges; 
Sensory Exploration , which promotes and fosters artistic expression among individuals with sensory impairments in a visual arts program
Hours Mon-Fri 8 am-4 pm
Areas Served Cambridge ; Durham Region ; Kitchener ; Middlesex County ; Ottawa ; Simcoe County ; Waterloo ; York Region
Eligibility Referrals come from a variety of sources including: the Ministry of Community and Social Services (MCSS), Canadian Deafblind Association (CDBA), W. Ross Macdonald School, other organizations, associations or individuals interacting with persons who are deafblind or the deafblind person or their representative.
Application Candidates are asked to fill out an initial application form, which is filed on a waiting list; if a vacancy becomes available, a more detailed application is required including details of previous programs, and a medical history; an initial assessment is then completed with the deafblind persons in their familiar environments; the application is reviewed by the Director of Client Services, who ensures that the privacy of the deafblind person applying is protected; referrals can be made to the Director of Client Services at or by phone at 1-855-340-3267
Languages English ; SEE, AITSL, ASL
Site Location Various locations throughout Ontario
Located In Community Newmarket
Address & Map
17665 Leslie St, Unit 15
Newmarket, ON L3Y 3E3
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Accessibility Accessible
Service Categories Life Skills Education ~ Deaf-Blindness
Print Material Our newsletter, Keeping [In Touch] and our Annual Reports are available on our website