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Hello to you all! The ODSA recently received notification that a Standard First Aid workshop is coming up in Belleville and ASL interpreters will be provided. If you are interested in attending, please see the flyer below for contact information.


Standard First Aid Flyer Aug 29 14


The Ontario Deaf Sports Association (ODSA) is committed to maintaining the health and well-being of all its members and participants. As such, the link below will direct you to updated information regarding concussions. You will find a variety of resources including prevention, identification, management and treatment of concussions. If you or someone you know may have a concussion, please see a doctor to ensure a safe recovery. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

This information was collected and made available by the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care.


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We are thrilled to announce that this summer Ontario Deaf Sports Association (ODSA) will be hosting the Ontario Deaf Youth Summer Camp from Sunday, August 17th to Friday, August 22nd. The ODSA will be welcoming children with hearing loss from across Ontario to spend 6 days and 5 nights at the YMCA Cedar Glen in Schomberg, Ontario. This unique program is designed to encourage and develop communication, leadership and social skills through fun activities. Our camp will include children who are culturally Deaf (ASL as a first language), Oral Deaf (spoken English as a first language), Hard of Hearing, and their siblings between 7 and 17 years old. ODSA welcomes campers regardless of their educational backgrounds and whether or not they use hearing aids or cochlear implants. As a result, children will be a part of a diverse group and have a chance to make new friends.

Campers are grouped as follows:

Junior Group: Ages 7 to 10 years

Intermediate Group: Ages 11 to 14 years

Leadership Group: Ages 15 to 17 years

Please help us to spread the word by forwarding the attached brochure to the families that you work with. The brochure lists the full range of fun activities and camper fee information. Should you or the families have any questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch either by email at or by telephone at 416-426-7107. In order to maintain a high camper-to-staff ratio, space is limited to 40 campers, so please encourage parents to register early to ensure their child’s place at camp.

Looking forward to a fun filled summer!

All the best,



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 ODYSC Volunteers Wanted 2014

Every year, the Ontario Deaf Sports Association (ODSA) hosts a summer camp for Deaf and Hard of Hearing children, and their siblings between the ages of 7 to 17 years old. This year, camp will be held from Sunday, August 17th to Friday, August 22nd. This is where you come in! ODSA is currently looking for people interested in volunteering at the camp.

 Volunteer Requirements

  • Age 21+
  • Receptive and Expressive ASL skills
  • Up-to-date Police Record Check with Vulnerable Sector Screening (must be obtained by 2 weeks prior to camp). Contact us for more information.
  • Experience working with children (preferred, not required)
  • Ready and willing to have fun!

 Volunteer positions are open to Deaf, Hard of Hearing, and Hearing people. Parents and family of campers are welcome to apply for volunteer positions; however, please note that there is no guarantee you will be placed with that camper’s group.

 Positions are LIMITED! If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, please email Amy Lawson at to request a registration package. All applicants will be notified by June 30th whether or not they were chosen to volunteer this year.

 All the best,


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If you are interested to play Dart at the Canadian Deaf Dart Championship in November 2014 then you are required to play at the Provincial Tournament before playing at the Canadian Deaf Dart Championship.

Got no team to join?

Contact: Bonnie Lee Kapsa, Acting Dart Commissioner,

Please click below for the Team Entry form:

Dart Mixed Entry Form 2014

Thank you.



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