Job Posting 83650

Researcher - Langue des Signes Quebecoise (LSQ) Supports for Deafblind Community
CNIB Deafblind Community Services
Work From Home - From Anywhere
Canada (nationwide remote)
closes in 8 days (Tue, 31 May)
rfp (request for proposal)

Title: Researcher - Langue des Signes Quebecoise (LSQ) Supports for Deafblind Community

Location: Canada (nationwide remote)

Status: Request for Proposal

Project timeline: July 1st, 2022 to Dec 31st, 2022, flexible working hours, project-based

Reports to: Provincial Project Coordinator

Closing date: May 31st, 2022

Watch the job posting in American Sign Language (ASL) here. 

CNIB Deafblind Community Services is seeking proposals from qualified individuals to assist in the development of a resource guide related to support services for people who are Deafblind whose first language is French and/or langue des signes du québécoise (LSQ) in Canada, with an emphasis on Ontario and Saskatchewan.


The French Language Services Act (FLSA) guarantees a person’s right to have services available in French from government ministries, head offices and agencies that receive funding by the government.

As always, when supporting members of the Deafblind community, we focus on communication rights, and we want to ensure we support LSQ/French Canadians equally. Therefore, a comprehensive overview of what services and supports currently exist in Canada is critical.  This overview will provide instructions on how we can refer or partner with other agencies to ensure Canadians who are Deafblind are able to access the appropriate services. This would include information on where intervenors and/or interpreters (current staff or potential recruits) can learn LSQ. The final resource guide will be created in accessible, digital format and will be produced in both French and English.

We are interested in receiving proposals of interest that will provide an overview of services for French community members who are Deafblind. This may include a historical review of LSQ, the number of current users, where it is predominantly used and which service providers currently offer services in LSQ, etc.

Key Deliverables

  • General history of LSQ in Canada
  • Demographics of users
  • Overview of service providers who support LSQ users (this will include an interview with at least six agencies that provide services in LSQ)
  • Suggested referral process
  • List of LSQ resources – books, courses, etc.


Given the scope of this project, a budget of $6,000-$8,000 has been allocated for the development of this resource guide.

How to Apply

Interested individuals and organizations may submit their application to CNIB Deafblind Community Services by emailing J

Please include the following in your application:

  • A resume with details of your qualifications including skills, experience as a researcher and methodologies used
  • Your experience demonstrating understanding of the project requirements (this can be provided in writing or by video in ASL or LSQ if preferred)
  • Two professional references
  • A detailed breakdown of the proposed budget and timeline

DBCS is committed to creating and fostering an inclusive culture and welcomes applications from diverse candidates, including but not limited to Indigenous peoples, women, candidates with disabilities, and candidates of colour. We strongly encourage applications from applicants who are Deaf or Deafblind. Direct lived experience would be a definite asset. We're excited to review your application.

Please submit your proposal by May 31, 2022.

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