The Ottawa Deaf Community has helped to establish a culturally appropriate long term care setting for Deaf seniors in the Ottawa-Carleton area. As well, volunteers have formed a Deaf Palliative Care Team to support the Deaf community as they or their family near the end of life.

Since 2008 SLIAO has committed to working with the Deaf community to provide access wherever needed to meetings, training and information about palliative and long term care. As funding for interpreting in these settings is not well established, SLIAO provides the interpreting at reduced, minimal, or no charge to these organizations while at the same time helping them research sustainable sources of funding for future interpreting needs.

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