Our mission is to ameliorate discrimination against Deaf people in critical situations by:
- Ensuring that front-line staff and emergency services have the capacity to understand and interact with the Deaf community with positive outcomes and a respectful approach.
- Working towards changing the unemployment levels within the Deaf community by providing Deaf experts and people in the Deaf community with employment and business.
- Showing the wider community that the Deaf are capable of working, teaching, being professional, and have skill and expertise.
Brí is an Irish word, and depending on the context it can be used in several ways: energy, expression, meaning, fight, go, life, might, sense, significance
Having studied Professional studies in Learning Difficulties, in Manchester, England, combined with his personal experiences, Caylan works towards providing accessibility for all. Having moved to Canada in 2011, and entering the ASL program at George Brown College, he graduated from the ASL and Deaf-Studies program, and entered the AEIP for 2 years, before transferring to the Community Worker program.
Since then he has been working for the Ontario Association of the Deaf, helping to facilitate and provide leadership, activities, and resources that promotes equality and access, and protect rights of Deaf Ontarians, as well as to collaborate with government ministries, institutions, and community organizations to ensure a better future for Deaf Ontarians.
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Caylan has a great passion to empower Deaf youths for their future. Not only that, he wants to build bridges for people to accommodate Deaf community by educating them to be aware of their capabilities and increase their knowledge about Deaf culture.
I've known Caolan since we were kids back home in Ireland. He is a generous person who cares a lot about social justice and community rights. He wants to make the world a better place for the deaf community. I have admired his energy in running deaf children’s camps and youth exchanges. That shows you that he is very passionate about our community’s future, fighting for ASL and deaf community rights, making it easier for our deaf children to live in today’s contemporary Canada.