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
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.
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:
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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