Bob Rumball Canadian Centre of Excellence for the Deaf

Site: Milton - 5 Sideroad

Record #: MHH0469
Last Full Update: 16 Aug 2023

Contact Information

Office Phone 905-878-4932 or 416-449-9651
TTY Phone 905-875-4368 or 416-449-2728
Fax 905-878-4934 or 416-449-8881
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Primary Contact Babette Oliveira, Director, Seniors Services; Phone: 416-449-9651 ext 126
Alternate Contact Darin Kilfoyle, Director of Programs, Developmental Services; Phone: 416-449-9651
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Agency Information

Description (Agency)

A registered charity that provides better futures for deaf and deafblind children and adults with special needs, to help them reach their full potential, to experience a higher quality of life and strive to be contributing members of society

Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Established 1985
Primary Executive Jane Hooey, Chair of the Board
Alternate Executive Monte Hardy, Chief Executive Officer; Email:
Funding Donations * Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services * Ontario Seniors' Secretariat * Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care * City of Toronto

Description and Service Details

Description (Service)

Offers a variety of care and support services to deaf children, adults and seniors with a variety of needs including:

  • troubled youth
  • intellectual disability and deaf plus individuals
  • youth and adults with behavioural, emotional or psychiatric problems
  • young offenders
  • dually diagnosed individuals

Services include:

  • children's and adult's group homes
  • PAH Children's Mental Health Program: partnership with Reach Out Centre for Kids (ROCK) * provide specialized children's mental health service for the deaf and hard of hearing children, youth and their families
  • Assisted Living Program for Deaf Seniors age 65 and older who require personal assistance with activities of daily living
  • Outreach Services: Personal Support Workers (PSW) provide in-home assistance with personal care (bathing, dressing, medications reminder), light housekeeping, laundry and meal preparation
  • Respite care and parent relief: provides deaf individuals with special needs who live at home the opportunity to meet new friends and become involved in new activities in a signing environment while offering parents a break from the challenges of daily care * subsidized by an Individual’s Passport funding, respite options can also be purchased in Toronto or Milton during the day, overnights and weekends as well as a number of activity based camps and workshops are offered throughout the year
  • Sign Language Services: Classes are offered for hearing individuals from Grade 9 and up * courses are provided in Toronto and Milton & American Sign Language (ASL) instructors are certified to teach using the Signing Naturally Curriculum
  • Bob Rumball Home for the Deaf (BRHD): 64-bed home long-term care facility in Barrie provides a home-like atmosphere while supporting resident’s independence, sense of belonging and dignity * services include 24-hour nursing care, physicians, physiotherapy, personal support workers (PSW) to assist with the activities of daily living * activities and programs are directed by residents * housekeeping, hairdressing services, foot care, dental and eye clinics are also available * all meals are cooked on site

Services and Programs:

  • Community Participation Supports - Adult Day Services
  • Ernest C. Drury School for the Deaf
  • PAH!

Administration: Mon-Fri 8:30am-5:30pm

Areas Served Milton
Boundaries Milton
Eligibility Deaf, deafblind and hard of hearing with special needs

Visit the website to download program applications

Languages English ; French ; American Sign Language (ASL)
Fees call the office for fee details

Site Information

Site Location Milton (Old Milton)
Located In Community Milton
Address & Map
7801 5 Sideroad, L9T 2X7
Milton, ON
Intersection Hwy 25 and 5 Sideroad
Mailing Address 2395 Bayview Ave 
Toronto, ON M2L 1A2
Physical Access Fully Accessible

Categories and Classification

HCSD Main Heading Arts / Culture ; Child / Family Services ; Disabilities ; Employment / Training ; Health Care ; Housing / Shelter ; Older Adults ; Youth
HCSD Sub Heading Children with Disabilities ; Disabilities Employment Program Resources ; Disabilities Employment Programs ; Health & Physical Disabilities ; Health and Physical Disabilities ; Home Support Programs ; Language Instruction ; Long Term Care Homes ; Long-Term Care Homes ; Programs for Home Support ; Resources for Children with Disabilities ; Resources for Youth with Disabilities ; Supportive Housing ; Youth with Disabilities
Service Categories Adult Out of Home Respite Care ~ Hearing Loss ; Group Homes for Children and Youth with Disabilities ~ Hearing Loss ; Nursing Facilities ~ Hearing Loss ; Prevocational Training ~ Hearing Loss ; Sign Language Instruction ; Supportive Housing for People with Disabilities ~ Hearing Loss


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