The organizations and associations of the Deaf flourished across Canada since the 19th century.
The Canadian Association of the Deaf (CAD) was founded in 1940 as the interprovincial association of the Deaf by three major regional associations of the Deaf. Then, it became officially the Canadian Association of the Deaf, federally incorporated in 1948. This non-profit organization is run by Deaf people to advocate for deaf people's rights. The Deaf charter members were David Peikoff, Robert McBrien, Howard Lloyd, Joe Rosnick, and Donald Kidd.
Trivial fact: "The Canadian Association of the Deaf is the first and oldest national-level disabled persons organization in Canada." -- CAD History.
More information: http://www.cad.ca/history.php
The Canadian Cultural Society of the Deaf (CCSD) was founded in 1970 by a Deaf person, Forrest C. Nickerson, dedicating to cultural activities of Deaf people in Canada. More information: http://www.deafculturecentre.ca/Public/Default.aspx?I=98&n=CCSD
The formerly name "Federation of Silent Sports of Canada Inc" was incorporated in 1964 and now is a registered charity under the name of Canadian Deaf Sports Association (ASSC-CDSA). For more information: http://www.assc-cdsa.com
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