DeafBlind Ontario Services is a not-for-profit organization that helps individuals who are deafblind increase their independence and improve their quality of life through specialized services. We currently support clients in locations across York Region, Simcoe County, Middlesex-Oxford, Durham-Peterborough, Kitchener-Waterloo and Ottawa regions. Our main Administrative Office is located in Newmarket, with satellite Administrative Offices in Cambridge and Ottawa where we have our Human Resources, Fund Development, Operations and Finance Departments.

DeafBlind Ontario Services is an equal opportunity employer. Our recruitment process is based on fair hiring practices that ensure applicants with the right skills, knowledge and experience are selected should they be the best fit for the position. When you join our team, you will receive training and professional growth opportunities along with a comprehensive benefits plan.



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Nonprofit Employer of Choice 2015

DeafBlind Ontario Services is a Nonprofit Employer of Choice! 

In February of 2016, ten organizations from across Canada, including DeafBlind Ontario Services, received the first annual Canadian Nonprofit Employer of Choice (NEOC) Award.

The Nonprofit Employer of Choice Awards (NEOC) recognizes organizations whose people leadership and vision has translated into exemplary talent management practices. This new national program helps participating organizations create positive brand recognition and gain a competitive advantage to attract, engage and retain top talent.

All winners successfully completed an Organizational Profile and Employee Commitment Survey.

At the recommendation of the NEOC, we established an Employer of Choice Action Team to assess the report findings and develop a plan forcontinuous improvement and organizing/ implementing solutions. This Action Team also drew up a comparative analysis between the NEOC results and the results from our Employee Satisfaction Survey from early 2014 to see where changes have occurred in the last two years. 


Our comprehensive benefits plan includes the following:

Health Benefits

Full Time and Salaried Employees:

  • Healthcare
  • Dental Coverage
  • Preferred Vision Services
  • Dependent Coverage
  • Employee Life Insurance
  • Long Term Disability (LTD) Income Benefits
  • Accidental Death and Dismemberment and Specific Loss (AD&D) Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Wellness Program

Part Time Employees:

  • Employee Life Insurance
  • Accidental Death and Dismemberment and Specific Loss (AD&D) Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Wellness Program


Financial Benefits

  • Group RSP


Time Off Benefits

  • Vacation Days
  • Sick Days
  • Bereavement Days
  • Jury/Witness Duty
  • Statutory Holiday
  • Voting Day Leave


In 2012, DeafBlind Ontario Services was one of 1700 agencies who took part in the Ontario Leading Indicators Project (OLIP). Participation included a 20-minute survey conducted by the person most knowledgeable about health and safety within the organization. In addition to completing the survey, participants were able to offer consent so their survey data could be linked to WSIB data, including claims data.

When the results of the OLIP were released, DeafBlind Ontario Services had scores in the health and safety sector that averaged higher than other participating organizations. These results demonstrated the commitment DeafBlind Ontario Services has to health and safety in the workplace.

For more information about the study, visit www.iwh.on.ca/olip