Program Comparison Help

Decision-making made easy! This tool gives you a breakdown of individual programs offered at George Brown College and how they differ from other programs you’re interested in. Use this tool to select up to 10 programs to compare, helping you make the right choice for the career you want.

1. Under Program Comparison, click Add a New Program

2. Search for one of the programs you’re interested in (either alphabetically, by interest or by job)

3. Click on the title of the program in the menu

4. Click Add to Comparison

5. Continue searching for programs using steps 2-4

6. When you’re done, clicking Program Comparison will give you a preview of the programs and the option to delete, add or clear all

7. Open Program Compare for more details and an easy-to-read comparison of the programs you’ve selected


Learning Environment

A person using ASL

At the School of Deaf and Deafblind Studies, you will have the chance to practice your skills using technology in our new state-of-the-art deaf studies lab. Field education is also an important component of your training. George Brown College takes pride in developing relationships with organizations so students get the richest learning experience. Our partnerships with the Royal Ontario Museum and the Art Gallery of Ontario provide our students with the unique opportunity to act as American Sign Language interpreters or intervenors for patrons.

Mission Statement

To prepare graduates to work as competent, bilingual-bicultural, professional and ethical ASL – English Interpreters in a variety of settings with diverse individuals while respecting the socio-linguistic preferences of these individuals;

To prepare graduates to participate within the field of ASL-English interpretation, through work as practitioners, involvement with professional organizations, continuous learning and involvement within the communities they serve.

Our Vision

George Brown College, ASL-English Interpreter Program faculty’s vision is to be the program of choice, providing excellence in teaching and learning so that graduates are able to facilitate access and empowerment throughout society.

The ASL-English Interpreter Program is proud to highlight several stakeholder groups and partnerships that provide excellent opportunities for our students to garner authentic experiences while attending the program and post graduation. Enhancement of interpreting and ASL proficiencies and experiences are generously supported by the Deaf community and by Deaf and interpreter practicum supervisors and associations.

Our Program Advisory Members include stakeholders from The Ontario Association of the Deaf (OAD), Silent Voice Canada, The Ontario Association of Sign Language Interpreters (OASLI), The Canadian Hearing Society - Ontario Interpreting Services (CHS-OIS), The Provincial Schools of the Deaf and program Alumni.

Program partnerships include:

The Royal Ontario Museum - providing ASL accessible tours
The Art Gallery of Ontario - providing ASL accessible tours
The Canadian Hearing Society, Workforce Literacy Program