Imagine the world without sound

Growing up in a poor country as a deaf child can be an overwhelming challenge; fewer educational resources means that these children are not given the proper tools to develop their potential and integrate fully into society. As a mother, I understand that communicating with your children is essential to their future growth and that […]


What does Dignity look like?

When someone asks me what IDRF does, I say “we save lives and rebuild communities.” As the IDRF Director of Programs, I have the honour and privilege of seeing the fruits of this mission statement, every day, in the lives of the people that we support. Whether it is through our education projects that enable […]

Legs of many unrecognizable people in a demonstration. View from the ground.

What is Dignity?

Dignity is more than a word: it means being able to live a life where your basic needs are met and you are able to fulfill your potential. To help achieve this goal, we brought IDRF’s story to four cities across Canada last year by launching our Dignity Tour that highlighted IDRF’s programs and emphasized […]