Who We Are
VOICE is an organization that develops and implements programs and services encompassing advocacy, family support, and public education. VOICE has connected hundreds of parents and families of children with hearing loss and has become one of the largest support organizations of its kind.
VOICE offers multiple programs for parents, educators, teens, children, and newly arrived families. We work through programs of advocacy, support and education to connect those with hearing loss and ensure success in their lives.
As we adapt to these challenging times and follow precautions recommended by public health authorities, our thoughts are with you and your families. We will keep you informed about events, resources and advocacy updates. Read more in Covid-19: VOICE Update.
Registration is now open to members to join the AGM coming up on November 21st at 2pm. Register now.
VOICE for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children (VOICE for Deaf Kids) appeals to everyone to join the #HearEarly Campaign to advocate with the Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services (MCCSS) for funding for Infant Hearing Program (IHP) Services to resume safely in person.
How can members of the community participate?1. Send your concerns to the MMCCSS Inbox - Email MinisterMCCSS@ontario.ca
3. Cll 1-888-789-4199 the Office of Hon. Todd Smith, Minister of MCCSS about your concerns.
By becoming a VOICE Member you are able to contribute to the continuing support of children who are deaf or hard of hearing. You'll be given access to helpful educational and financial resources, as well as be given the opportunity to attend speciality events to connect further with those in the deaf or hard of hearing community.
Connection: You are connected to a larger group banded together to produce positive results for those living with hearing loss.
Conferences / Events: By attending our conferences, you are provided with quality education and networking opportunities with parents who have children who are deaf or hard of hearing, professionals, and educators. VOICE regularly hosts events for children who are deaf or hard of hearing as well so they too, can connect and learn from other children. As a VOICE Member, you're also able to attend these events at a reduced cost!
Public Policy / Advocacy: VOICE values the opinions of its members and has programs centred on assuring that your voice is being heard. By having a network of Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC) professionals and Provincial Parent Association Committee (PPAC) individuals, VOICE is able to reach and share impactful resources and contacts for members more quickly.
Free Informational Services: VOICE keeps members in touch with each other and current issues through the website and email newsletter updates of emerging issues relevant to hearing loss. As a member, you remain informed about the ongoings of deafness and hearing loss in your region.Read more
For donation cheques please make them payable to VOICE for Hearing Impaired Children or VOICE for deaf and hard of hearing children