Saeeda Tifow

Saeeda Tifow is a single mother who is Deaf. She is originally from Somalia but moved to Canada after living in the United Kingdom for 9 years. While in the UK she learned BSL (British Sign Language). Saeeda has an amazing son, named Adam, who was born in Canada. Adam is hearing and uses ASL […]

Mohamed Yusuf

Mohamed Yusuf was born in Mogadishu, Somalia and moved to Canada at age six with his parents. He grew up in Ottawa and loved playing sports, especially basketball and soccer. He joined the basketball team in high school. After graduation from high school, he attended Gallaudet University in Washington, D.C., USA. Mohamed was selected to […]

Simone Edwards-Forde

Simone Edwards-Forde was born in St. Kitts. She moved to Montreal with her adoptive family when she was three years old. Simone graduated from the National Technical Institute for the Deaf in Rochester, New York. She teaches Deaf adults in the ALSO Deaf Adult Upgrading Program. Simone became an ASL instructor in 2018. She is […]

Kathy Holmes

Kathy Holmes lives with her husband in Ottawa. Her two children are grown up and starting families of their own. Kathy is now a grandma! She has two dogs – one of which is deaf – that keep her very busy! Kathy worked with hearing parents who have Deaf children for many years. She teaches […]

Denise Deshaw

Denise DeShaw lives with her husband and two children in Ottawa. She has worked with hearing parents who have Deaf children for many years. She is currently a professional ASL instructor at Carleton University, and translates various English documents to ASL on video. Prior to teaching ASL, Denise graduated from Gallaudet University with a Bachelor’s […]

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