L.E.A.D. Conference - 2015

The Leading Educational Advancement in Deafness (LEAD) conference was held in June, 2015 at Kings University College.  There were 100 in attendance and the theme was Intersectionality.  Please click here for the agenda. the Below you can access the two keynote addresses:

The afternoon was filled with workshops and role plays where ASL interpreters and mental health clinicians worked through different clinical settings.

In 2015 Our name was officially changed from LEADS to The Centre of Deaf Education and Accessibility Forum (CDEAF)

The CDEAF Mental Health Conference: Here and Beyond was a success!!! With over 120 participants, we had excellent presentations and informative discussions. Thanks to all Dr. Pollard and Dr. du Feu for their tremendous keynote presentations as well as the agency presentations in the afternoon by PAH, Silent Voice and CHS Connect services. We are pleased to post the presenters' powerpoint presentations on our website. 

Please check our website periodically. For those who have joined CDEAF, we will be in touch. 

Thanks again for all your support and participation and see you in two years! 

Agencies in Ontario providing mental health support for Deaf people will present afternoon sessions followed by a panel of experts. This conference will be beneficial for Deaf people, family members, and all professionals who may intersect with Deaf clients in terms of mental health including family doctors, nurses, psychiatrists, social workers, interpreters, lawyers, personal support workers, teachers, educational assistants, guidance counselors and administrators. For more information please contact Dr. Cathy Chovaz - cathy.chovaz@uwo.ca