IWD Comedy Night Update 

At popular request, TAD has added at door ticket sales for $25.00. Online ticket purchases will have reserved seating I’m the front rows.

Date: September 23, 2016
Time: 7:00 – 9:00 pm

John Smith
Renowned Deaf Comedian from the United Kingdom

Ryerson University
350 Victoria Street, Toronto
Room LIB72

Online: $20.00 (Reserved Seating) Purchase Tickets Here
At Door: $25.00 (Open Seating)



Theatre use sponsored by Ryerson University

International Week of the Deaf

September 19 – 26, 2016 

International Week of the Deaf (IWD) 2016 is a world-wide IWDobservation being held from September 19 – 25, 2016.

This year’s theme is: With Sign Language, I am Equal´ to commemorate the 10th Year Adoption of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD), and acknowledge the recent adoption of the 2030 Agenda of the new Sustainable Development Goals.

The World Federation of the Deaf first launced the International Week of the Deaf in 1958. Since then, this week has been observed each year during in September. It is a truly global event that seeks to raise awareness about the Deaf Community on different levels.

For more information about the International Week of the Deaf and this years theme, please visit: World Federation of the Deaf

IWD Celebrations in the Greater Toronto Area

Monday, September 192016 IWD Launch Party

IWD Launch Party
4:00 – 7:00 pm
SIGNS Restaurant
558 Yonge Street, Toronto
$5.00 Admission
Purchase Tickets Here


Wednesday, September 21

Open House & ASL Movie Nightscreen-shot-2016-09-13-at-9-34-41-pm
Bob Rumball Centre for the Deaf
2395 Bayview Avenue, Toronto

  • Free Introductory ASL Lesson at 3:00, 4:00 and 5:00 pm
  • Crafts by Day Program and Adult Education
  • Children’s Activities by the Family Resource Centre
  • Information Booths on Developmental Services, Educational Programs, Seniors Services, Volunteering, and the Ontario Camp of the Deaf
  • IT demonstrations on technologies used by Deaf individuals
  • At 6:30, experience watching a movie in American Sign Language!


Thursday, September 222016 IWD TAD Happy Hour

TAD Happy Hour
6:00 pm – ?
Louis Cifer
417 Danforth Avenue, Toronto
Located near the Chester Subway Station on the Bloor-Danforth TTC line
Free Admission


CHS Creating an accessible world accessibleworld-sept222016
FREE Symposium and employment fair
Time: 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

  • Presentations from employers and success stories from employee (1:15-2:15 pm)
  • Employment Fair (2:15-3:00 pm)

Learn how employers and employees are creating more accessible workplaces for people who are Deaf and hard of hearing, which features:

  • Presentations from employers
  • Success stories from employees
  • Employment fair

 Keynote Presentations:

  • Hannah Reisman, President, H3 Network Media Alliance
  • Sheldon McCormick, General Manager, Uber Canada,
  • Shafiul Hoque, Partner-driver, Uber Canada
  • More presenters to be announced!

Location: Centre for Social Innovation Annex
720 Bathurst Street at Bloor, Toronto

Admission: FREE


Friday, September 23comedynight

IWD Comedy Night
7:00 – 9:00 pm
John Smith
Renowned Deaf Comedian from the United Kingdom
Ryerson University
350 Victoria Street, Toronto
Room LIB72
$20.00 Admission
Purchase Tickets Here
Theatre use sponsored by Ryerson University

Saturday, September 24

Seniors’ Supported Housing Open House
10:30 am – 12:30 pm

Bob Rumble Centre for the Deaf
2395 Bayview Avenue, Toronto
Click here for more information

Sunday, September 25IDW OCSD and Silent Voice flyer 2

ASL Storytelling by Delia Avarell and Gord DaDalt
11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Word on the Street
Harbour front Centre
235 Queens Quay West,Toronto  
Ontario Cultural Society of the Deaf and Silent Voice Booth
Bus from Milton and Mississauga provided
Click here to reserve your seat!
RSVP deadline: September 16, 2016



Joel Barish dcc-joelbarish
Empowering Deaf People Around the World

1:00 – 3:00 pm

Deaf Culture Centre
15 Mill Street, Toronto
$15.00 Admission
Purchase Tickets Here


Like the ‘Roaring 20’s”, the Silent Stars Charity Ball was a roaring success. We exceeded out minimum tickets sales, 91 of 99 registered guests attended and the silent auction sales raised alittle over $2,000, which will go towards the future TAD Community Hub.

More importantly, everyone who come had a good time socializing, dancing and competing in the best costume contest.

For those who could not attend, we will post pictures of the event in the very near future and announce the female and male best costume honorees.

Follow the fun!

People who did not get a Silent Stars Charity Ball can follow the Saturday’s event on Twitter using this hashtag: #TADSSCB.

TAD board members will be tweeting throughout the evening while encouraging our guests to use this hashtag to share their experience with their families and friends!