Our Mission & Vision

Mission

  • Empowering Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing children, adults and their families to engage fully within their communities.

Vision

  • Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing individuals experience full, equitable lives.

Connect Society Serves:

  • Deaf and Hard of Hearing children and youth

  • Hearing children whose parents are Deaf or Hard of Hearing

  • Deaf and Hard of Hearing adults

  • Families of Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals

To achieve our mission, our beliefs are based on the following guiding principles:

  • Every individual is unique and valued for their diverse talents, attributes and abilities in all aspects of life.

  • The ability to communicate fully is essential to all aspects of living. 

  • Individuals must have access to the communication mode that best facilitates and enhances their full participation in community life.

  • We strive to empower people to access the supports they require to participate as fully as possible in all aspects of community life and fulfill their aspirations.

  • Through our collective efforts the general community recognizes its responsibility to ensure all aspects of community life are accessible.

  • Through healthy and strong relationships we work together to achieve success.