Who We Are

Cheryl Redhead

Cheryl Redhead

CEO

About the Connect Society

Founded in 1963, Connect Society exists to strengthen connections among Deaf, Hard of Hearing and hearing people. We are a nonprofit community agency providing individuals and families with resources to help them fully participate within families, relationships and the community. We believe the ability to communicate fully is an essential and basic need. This is our purpose.

Over the years, Connect Society’s commitment to meeting the needs of families affected by hearing loss has inspired a variety of center-based and outreach services that are now responsible to a broad range of groups, needs and abilities. Connect Society’s success is built on these 5 Service Programs.

Kathy Holinski

Kathy Holinski

Early Intervention Program Manager / Family Support Manager

Early Intervention Program

Early Intervention Program (EIP) provides children newborn to 31/2 years of age who have a hearing loss or are children of Deaf parents (CODA) with in-home and community support.

Family Support Services

Family Support Services assists families affected by hearing loss to obtain services and resources within their community. Family Support staff also support families of children enrolled in ECS and EIP programs.

Marnee Cebula

Marnee Cebula

Early Childhood Services – Edmonton

Early Childhood Services – Edmonton

Early Childhood Services (ECS) offers a preschool and kindergarten program for children 3 to 6 years who have hearing loss or a family member with a hearing loss. The ECS program offers specialized speech and language programming and includes instruction in both English and American Sign Language (ASL).

Teresa Foy

Teresa Foy

Early Childhood Services – Calgary

Early Childhood Services – Calgary

Early Childhood Services (ECS) offers a preschool and kindergarten program for children 3 to 6 years who have hearing loss or a family member with a hearing loss. The ECS program offers specialized speech and language programming and includes instruction in both English and American Sign Language (ASL).

Kelly Ilkiw

Kelly Ilkiw

Community Living Support Services Manager / Stay and Study Program Coordinator

Community Living Support Services

Community Living Support Services assists Deaf adults who have developmental delays to fully participate in their communities.

Stay and Study Program

The Stay and Study Program facilitates students from outside of the greater Edmonton area to participate in specialized educational programs by connecting these students with Host Families.

Marilyn Calkins

Marilyn Calkins

Literacy Coordinator

Literacy Program

The Literacy Program includes Family Literacy and Adult Literacy programs. The Family Literacy Program provides home and centre based activities that promote early literacy and social interaction skills for children. The Adult Literacy Service provides community and…

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Reception Hours

Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

General Inquiries

Telephone/TTY:
Edmonton (780) 454-9581
Calgary (403) 828-1937

Text:

Edmonton (587) 921-3478
Calgary (403) 828-1937

Fax:
(780) 447-5820

Edmonton Address

6240 – 113 Street

Edmonton, Alberta  T6H 3L2

Calgary Address

4631 85 Street NW

Calgary, Alberta  T3B 2R8

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