DeafBlind Ontario Services

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Record #: NKT0701 Last Modified: 24 Nov 2014 Last Full Update: 25 Mar 2014
Record Details
Former NameIndependent Living Residences for the Deafblind In Ontario (1 Dec 2007)
Office Phone905-853-2862
Toll Free Phone1-855-340-3267
Primary ContactSusan Manahan, Manager of Community Development; Phone: ext 228
Primary ExecutiveRoxanna Spruyt-Rocks, Executive Director; Phone: ext 222
FundingProvincial - Ministry of Community and Social Services
DescriptionSupports persons with deafblindness in residential or community settings 24 hours a day 7 days a week or as needed by the client
HoursMon-Fri 8 am-4 pm
Areas ServedBradford ; Durham Region ; Georgina ; Innisfil ; Kitchener ; London ; Newmarket ; Peterborough ; Richmond (Ottawa) ; Richmond Hill ; Waterloo
EligibilityReferrals 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
ApplicationCandidates 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 ensuring the privacy of the deafblind person applying is protected; referrals can be made to the Director of Client Services at or 519-936-8279
LanguagesEnglish ; SEE, AITSL, ASL
Site LocationVarious locations throughout Ontario
Located In CommunityNewmarket
Address & Map
17665 Leslie St, Unit 15
Newmarket, ON L3Y 3E3
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Mailing Address17665 Leslie St, Unit 15 
Newmarket, ON L3Y 3E3
Service CategoriesLife Skills Education ~ Deaf-Blindness
Print MaterialOur newsletter, Keeping [In Touch], and our Annual Reports are available on our website