Program Highlights

tea timesports
igor painting

igor party

website launch

luminato 1

chris welsh

asl waves




Effective Deaf Sports Collections in Exhibition and On-line                         July 17

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Signing Santa and Elf at the Christmas Market
December 14

Drawing Class by Deaf Artist Maryam Hafizirad
November 30

Glass Painting Workshop By Deaf Artist Maryam Hafizirad
November 16

Sign & Dine Series: An Evening with Joanne Weber
November 15

New ASLPI Training
Toronto, Canada

Scotiabank Nuit Blanche
Toronto, Canada

Scotiabank 5K Run
Toronto, Canada

Cake Decorating Classes by Chef Anselmo
October 26

Youth Defy Awards Sponsored by TD Bank
Toronto, Canada

Vancouver for the Scotiabank Charity Challenge:
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Vancouver, Canada 
June 23

4th Toronto International Deaf Film and Arts Festival:
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Toronto, Canada
May 9 – 12

Deaf Arts Canada:
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Toronto, Canada
May 11


De’VIA Alive
Deaf View Image Art coming to LIVE
Deaf Culture Centre
March 22

ASLphabet has been launched!
View our latest animated interactive website that allows kids to look up words according to ASL using handshapes, locations, and movements of signs:

ASL Parent-Child Mother Goose
Program by Silent Voice at Mayfest
Sponsored by Canadian Cultural Society of the Deaf
May 11

Special Exhibit Opening Reception:
Windows Into Our World & Welcome to My Fish World

Solo Art Exhibition, Maryam Hafizirad, Deaf artist from Iran
June 8

Deaf History International Conference
Royal York and Westin Habour Castle

July 24-28

Knowledge Network for Applied Education Research Workshops
Cultural Space and Identity
Development Among Deaf Youth

Scotiabank Nuit Blanche
A free all-night contemporary art event
7:30pm to sunrise
Creating World featuring Dew On Spider Web by Clayton Valli
Performed by poet Ella Mae Lentz
Peacock performed by international dancer, Yan Liu
Welcome to My Fish World, meet the artist, Maryam Hafizirad
September 29

Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon
October 14: Deaf Culture Team
My Dream
The China’s Disabled People’s Performing Arts Troupe
At the Sony Centre for the Performing Arts

2010 – 2011

View our latest issue of SIGNatures Spring 2011 (Volume 5, Issue 1) SIGNatures

St. Patrick’s Day Party
Social event and fundraiser for
Mar 5
Figure and Ground: Deaf View Photography Exhibit
May 13, 2011- May 2012

Deaf Culture Centre’s 5 Anniversary Party, featuring Signmark
Join us for an fantastic evening with Signmark, a Finnish Deaf Rap Group
May 13, Location TBA
Splish Splat, a Children’s Deaf Heritage book Launch
Check out this PDF for more information and artwork!
May 13 at Mayfest

Toronto International Deaf Film and Arts Festival 
May 14

Nuit Blanche
Scotiabank Nuit Blanche: “Conversation Piece”
All night arts festival! Movement is captured in  live sculptures created throughout the night, mime artistry and DeafView photography.
October 1 7:00pm-7:00am, Deaf Culture Centre

Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon, Half-Marathon or 5k Run/Walk
Participate in the Scotiabank Group Charity Challenge as part of the Deaf Culture Centre Team and raise funds for the comprehensive on-line Animated Sign Language Dictionary for children-
October 16

Deaf Comedy Night
DATE CHANGE- November 26, Yuk Yuk’s Toronto

Signing Santa!
Santa visits the Distillery’s Christmas Festival
December 12, 2010

Family Day
Storytelling and games 
October 17, 2010

Scotiabank Nuit Blanche
All night arts festival
October 2, 2010

De’VIA Photography Workshop
August 22, 2010

Deaf Filmmakers Workshop Series
beginning May 28, 2010
Series organized and presented
by OuterCreations.

2008 – 2009


December 12, 2008 – March 1, 2010
Deaf Filmmakers: Take One!

Saturday, January 12, 2008 – Sunday, June 22, 2008
Catch the Wave: Deaf Sports Exhibit

Saturday, June 28, 2008
Igor Kolombatovic: Legendary Artist
Special Exhibit Private Reception
High Tea, 2:00 – 4:00
Open to Members and Special Guests only

Saturday, June 28, 2008
Igor Kolombatovic: Legendary Artist
SPECIAL EXHIBIT opens to the public
11:00-2:00 and 4:00-6:00
Open to the public until Sunday, December 7, 2008

Friday, December 12, 2008
Deaf Filmmakers
Special Exhibit Private Evening Preview
Open to Members and Special Guests only
(click for video presented by Jane Norman)

Saturday, December 13, 2008
Open to the public until June, 2009


“What’s In A Name Sign?”
“Liberation Stories”
“Deaf Family Clans”



Saturday, March 6


Special Exhibit Evening Preview and Raffle Draw

Exhibit Launch Opens 7:30pm

Raffle Draw at 8:00pm

Sunday, March 7



Open to the public until February 2011


December 18, 2009
2010 Olympic Torch Ran at the Distillery District (click here for video)

December 4, 2009
ASL Animated Dictionary for Children Launch!
(Click here for video of launch)

April 4 and 5, 2009
Deaf Filmmakers Movie Marathon!

May 7 and 9, 2009
“Florilegium” and “The Apple Tree Maiden”
Czech Deaf Theatre (for more info, click here)

May 9, 2009
Deaf Culture Centre Anniversary Celebration

August 17 – 21, 2009
Workshop for Filmmakers
at Deaf Culture Centre (
for more info, click here)

October 3, 2009
Nuit Blanche all night arts festival (for photos, click here)

November 1st, 2009
5 KM/10 KM Run/Walk
in collaboration with the Running Room


May 10, 2008
8 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.
2nd Year Celebration of the DEAF CULTURE CENTRE
35th Anniversary of the Canadian Cultural Society of the Deaf
DEAF CULTURE CENTRE Virtual Museum Website Launch Preview!

Saturday June 14, 2008
11:00 – 6:00
Luminato: “Journeys”
Delight in a full day of performances:
– A Fashion Journey by clothing and jewellery designer, Charlene Malcolm
– Celebrated Storyteller and Mime Artist, Chris Welsh
– ASL Waves, Sign Dancers
Performances throughout the day in collaboration with Distillery District performance schedule.

Saturday, June 28, 2008
11:00 – 2:00 and 4:00 – 6:00
Canada Day Celebrations: “Canada the Free”!
We will feature the artwork of 89 year old, legendary Deaf artist Igor Kolombatovic, who found freedom in Canada as a young refugee from Europe, demonstrate art in progress by senior Toronto artist and known illustrator, Hubert Greene and feature sign language dancers “ASL Waves” for an inspiring rendition of “Oh Canada” as a tribute to Canada Day celebrations interspersed throughout the day. Enjoy powerful art of a free man and cake to celebrate “Canada the Free”

Saturday, October 4, 2008
NUIT BLANCHE, 7:00 pm to 6:00 am
Gallery open to the public throughout the night
“Links- Connections”
View the magnificent art work of Igor Kolombatovic
Bass music provided by DJ “Sonic Events”, sign language dancers, ASL Waves link participants in a wave of dance throughout the space, storyteller, Teresa Fleming from Winnipeg, links tales among participants throughout the night and Pamela Witcher De’VIA artist from Montreal links participants as they co-create giant works of art to be seen on a huge screen outside our space!
Performance times: 7:30 p.m., 9:00 p.m., 10:30 p.m., 1:00 a.m., 4:00 a.m.

Sunday, October 26, 2008
Deaf Run/Walk 5 and 10 KM Marathon
In collaboration with the Running Room


Please check for current classes
Langue des signes quebecoise (LSQ)
American Sign Language
Culinary Arts
ASL Parent-Child Mother Goose program
0 – 2 years old and 2 -4 years old


School tours available upon request designed to meet class specifications.
School tours designed to include the following:
Tour of museum and art gallery
ASL Poetry
ASL Storytelling
ASL Puppetry
Multimedia Development



Summer 2012
8th Deaf History International Conference
“Telling Deaf Lives: Biographies & Autobiographies”

Deaf Culture Centre
Toronto, Ontario

July, 2012
Deaf Canada Conference
Toronto, Ontario


Winter 2011
17th Winter Deaflympics Games
High Tatras, Slovca

Summer 2011
16th World Congress, World Federation of the Deaf


May 23-30, 2010
13th World Deaf Magicians Festival
Cattolica, Italy

July 11-18, 2010
Deaf Canada Conference
Vancouver, BC


March 5-7, 2009
Visuel Film Gala
Örebro, Sweden

March 13-15, 2009
Internatonal CODA Conference
‘Les Yeux Pour Entendre’
Paris, France

April 10 – 18, 2009
1st Deaf World Ice Hockey and Curling Championships
Winnipeg, Canada

May 4, 2009
Deaf Short Film Festival
Wellington, New Zealand

July 3-5, 2009
Festival Clin D’Oell 2009
Reims, France

August 4 – 8, 2009
7th Deaf History International Conference
“No History, No Future”

Stockholm, Sweden

August 21-23, 2009
ASLIA National Conference

Melbourne, Australia

Summer/Fall 2009
21st Summer Deaflympic Games
Taipei, Chinese Taipei

September 9, 2009
New Jersey, U.S.A.

September 18-20, 2009
European Forum of Sign Language Interpreters
Tallin, Estonia

September 23-25, 2009
5th International Deaf Clownery Festival
Kiev, Ukraine

November 4-7, 2009 (Cancelled)
1st WORLDEAF Cinema Festival
Gallaudet University, Washington, D.C.

November 7, 2009
REMARK! Film and TV Awards
London, England


July 22 – 26, 2008
8th Deaf Canada Conference
“Unity for Deafhood”

TELUS Calgary Convention Centre
Calgary, Alberta

July 15 – 22, 2008
Canadian Deaf Youth Leadership Camp
Ages 18 – 30
Camp Woods, Alberta

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