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Canadian Cultural Society of the Deaf

Today the Canadian Cultural Society of the Deaf is alive and growing and serves many more with its programming, outreach, cultural activities and award-winning Deaf heritage resources such as Deaf Planet, ASL-phabet and Canadian Dictionary of ASL.


The CCSD’s headquarters, located in the historic Distillery District of Toronto, is the first free standing DEAF CULTURE CENTRE of its kind internationally. It offers an art gallery and as well as a giftshop featuring Deaf artists’ artwork.


Sign Language Institute Canada is a national network of professionals striving to excel in higher standards for teaching Sign Language. SLIC certifies teachers and instructors of Sign Languages through the American Sign Language Proficiency Interview (ASLPI) American Sign Language Instructors of Canada Evaluation (SLICE).

Recent News

Online SLIC Sign Language Instructor Training Program

Sign Language Institute Canada (SLIC) is committed to building capacity in the sign…

Celebrating International Week of Deaf People & International Day of Sign Languages

CCSD/SLIC is celebrating International Week of Deaf People (Sept 19-25) & UN…

Announcement on Hiring New SLIC Trainers – Annonce de l’embauche de formateur·trice·s à l’ICLS

Canadian Cultural Society of the Deaf (CCSD) and Sign Language Institute Canada…

National Train Day – ASL Storytelling

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