IT HAS BEEN FOUR YEARS SINCE Canada’s Parliament passed a national proclamation recognizing June as a month for reflection on the issues and common needs facing Canadians who are deafblind. This proclamation, which was spearheaded by Canadian Helen Keller Centre (CHKC), Honourable Vim Kochhar and three of his Senate colleagues, helped bring agencies and consumer groups together in a coordinated, national effort.
This year, CHKC is once again laying the groundwork to dream even bigger– this time, by leading a coordinated global drive to raise awareness of deafblindness and the issues encountered by people who have a dual loss of hearing and vision.