Today, the Deafblind Network of Ontario (DBNO) is a dynamic group comprised of individuals and organizations who work for the improvement of services for all Ontarians who have the dual disability of deafblindness.

The DBNO hosts Ontario’s single point of access to Intervenor Services for individuals who are deafblind. The DBNO is working in partnership with the Ministry of Community and Social Services (MCSS) to build a new framework.

The DBNO’s current work includes the very successful “Spirit of Intervenors” annual training symposium that brings together intervenors from across Canada and beyond, attended by approximately 250-300 people annually. The DBNO also promotes awareness of the disability of deafblindness by participating in the National Deafblind Awareness Month initiative.

Vision

The Vision of the Deafblind Network of Ontario is currently under development.

Mission

The Mission of the Deafblind Network of Ontario is currently under development.

The importance of the Network cannot be understated. The field of deafblindness is small and the work is still great after so many years. One common voice is critical, and together the future can only be brighter.