There are different resources available to people with disabilities to help you connect with relevant programs and services, provide advocacy help, or support.
The organizations included below are not endorsed by WirelessAccessibility.ca.
Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC)
CRTC is an administrative tribunal that operates at arm’s length from the federal government. CRTC regulates and supervises broadcasting and telecommunications in the public interest.
Commission for Complaints for Telecom-television Services (CCTS)
The CCTS is Canada’s national, independent, industry-funded organization created to resolve complaints from consumers and small business retail telecom customers about telecommunications and television services fairly and free of charge.
Canadian Association of the Deaf – Association des Sourds du Canada (CAD-ASC)
CAD-ASC is a national information, research and community action organization of Deaf people in Canada. CAD-ASC’s mandate is to protect and promote the needs, rights, and concerns of Deaf people who use American Sign Language (ASL) and langue des signes québécoise (LSQ) in Canada.
Canadian Hard of Hearing Association (CHHA)
CHHA is a consumer advocacy organization representing the needs of the nearly 4-million people living with hearing loss. With a network across Canada, CHHA works cooperatively with hearing loss professionals, service providers, government and provides life enhancing information, support, and advocacy to ensure people with hearing loss are able to overcome barriers in all aspects of their lives.
Canadian Hearing Services (CHS)
CHS provides clinical services, products, education, and is a source of information for the Deaf and hard of hearing.
Canadian National Society of the Deaf-Blind (CNSDB)
CNSDB advocates for new and improved services, promote public awareness of deaf-blind issues and gather and distribute information in order to help empower individuals who are deaf-blind to become full participants of society.
Deafness Advocacy Association Nova Scotia (DAANS)
DAANS works with the public, private and non-profit sectors to remove old barriers and prevent new barriers faced by an estimated 58,000 Deaf, hard of hearing, late deafened and Deafblind Nova Scotians in a variety of areas including communication access, education, employment, health, legal services and recreation.
Communication Disabilities Access Canada (CDAC)
CDAC is a Canadian, non-profit organization that promotes social justice, inclusion and accessibility for people who have speech, language and communication disabilities, not caused by significant hearing loss.
The CNIB Foundation delivers innovative programs and advocacy that empower people impacted by blindness to live their dreams and tear down barriers to inclusion. The CNIB Foundation, Vision Loss Rehabilitation Canada and CNIB Deafblind Community Services make up the CNIB Group.