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DDS Annual General Meeting 2023

June 27, 2023 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm


Please join us for our Annual General Meeting this year. The AGM will be held on June 27 at 6:30 p.m. at the DDS office: 900 King Street East, Oshawa.

The AGM is open to DDS members and the general public. However, only members since before March 27, 2023 can vote on decisions.

Refreshments and snacks will be provided. Interpreters will be present.

If you have any questions or concerns, please email info@durhamdeaf.org

Keynote Presentation: “My Journey” by Behishta Mushtaq

About Behishta:

Behishta Mushtaq came to DDS many years ago with no language. Now she works with us as a Literacy practitioner.

Behishta didn’t receive any formal education until she was 22. Profoundly deaf since birth, she was taught how to lip-read Dari, the language used at home in Afghanistan. At 17, she and her family fled to Pakistan and then later immigrated to Canada. It was then that Behishta entered our Deaf Literacy program and began learning to communicate using American Sign Language.

Behishta has since accomplished many feats and is now a full-time Literacy Practitioner in the DDS Deaf Adult Upgrading Program, where she teaches students much like her former self. Her journey is a source of pride – She is proud of her independence, confidence and accomplishments, some of which can be attributed to the skills learned in the DDS literacy program, but all of which are because of her determination and perseverance.”

Please RVSP below in the “AGM Registration” section. We ask that for registrations of more than 1 person, entries are filled out separately so we know how many guests to expect. Thank you!

Need to Renew Your Membership?

There’s still time to renew your membership and get DDS membership perks.

You can also invite new people to become members. You must be a member since before March 27, 2023 to vote at the AGM.


June 27, 2023
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm


Durham Deaf Services
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Durham Deaf Services
900 King St. E
Oshawa, Ontario L1H 1H2 Canada
(905) 579-3328