Welcome to the Saskatchewan Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Website!
Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing was founded in 1880 by A.G. Bell, the inventor of the telephone. Mr. Bell considered himself to be primarily a teacher of the deaf. It was his goal that all hearing impaired children be given the opportunity to acquire spoken language. The Saskatchewan members of the Association share this vision.
Our group was founded in 1985, and is an affiliate of A.G. Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. The membership includes families with hearing impaired children, and educators and professionals who provide support to these families.
The Association draws families, children, and professionals together through conferences, childrenís camps, newsletters and family socials. Since 1997 we have provided post secondary scholarships to students with hearing impairment.
Membership fees and fundraising activities are the Associationís main sources of revenue. We contact businesses and charitable organizations annually for financial support. Our biggest expense has been our childrenís camp held at Redberry Lake in June. We use the donations to reduce the cost of events to enable as many people as possible to attend.
The Association puts all funds to good use in helping children with hearing impairment reach their fullest potential. We have no paid staff, and virtually no overhead costs. We are a registered charity.