*Photo taken prior to COVID-19 pandemic
Do you have a passion for helping others? Want to work in a dynamic and evolving sector? Are you creative and a good communicator? If you want to make a difference, consider becoming an Intervenor and work with people who are deafblind.
This Ontario College Certificate will prepare you to work with individuals who have a combined vision and hearing loss. You will learn various communication methods to support individuals with deafblindness in accessing information and interacting more fully with their environment.
Program details include:
- This program has been approved by the Ministry and will start in May 2022
- One-year Certificate program
- Unique in Canada
- Semester 1 content will be delivered online (14 weeks), and Semester 2 content will be delivered both in-person (7 weeks) and online (7 weeks)
- Interactions with members of the deafblind community both virtually and in-person
NOTE: For those attending from outside of Ontario, interactive sessions will be arranged in your community
- Field practice and in-person communication strategies may be completed across Canada in your community through George Brown College partnerships
- Learn to work with children and adults with deafblindness
- Study American Sign Language (ASL), a visual language that is adapted to accommodate for the vision loss of those with this dual sensory loss
- Learn about professionalism, values & ethics, health and aging