Joanne Cripps

Executive Director


Sharon Grace

Administrative Assistant

I assist the process of internal audits, documenting donations, mailing out pledge requests and thank you letters. And, I train volunteers. My hobbies include cooking, traveling, jogging, reading, chatting with family through Skype & FaceTime.


Rylyn Lennox

Social Media & Community Engagement Coordinator

I graduated with a Bachelor Degree of Communications – Information Design at Mount Royal University. During the last 2 years of my undergraduate studies, I have discovered my true passion for the not-for-profit sector. I became involved with several organizations on the local, provincial and national level. I am proud to be a part of the Board Directors for several national-level organizations in across of Canada. From CCSD, I work to develop our online presence.


Steven Thauberger


I volunteer at the DEAF CULTURE CENTRE and enjoy interacting with people from around the world.

Melissa Jaganaught


I enjoy volunteering at the DEAF CULTURE CENTRE and appreciate the opportunity to develop my skills bookkeeping while serving our community. My goal is to obtain a degree in Bookkeeping and Accounting from George Brown College.

Support the ASL Advocate Program

Your support is truly needed. Unfortunately, only 1% of Deaf school children have access to sign language. Here at CCSD, we are now working hard to change this reality by developing exciting and innovative initiatives like—a new American Sign Language (ASL) instruction website for children currently in the making.


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Like every child, every dollar counts. Please join us in freeing a child from illiteracy and isolation.

All donations will receive a tax receipt. Registered Charitable Number: 11883 0702 RR0001.