The Canadian Hearing Society is inviting everyone, whether Deaf, deafened, hard of hearing, a family member of a deaf or hard of hearing person, or a concerned member of public, to contact the Ontario government and tell them that they need to implement the following:
- The Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care to include visual fire alarm devices under the Ministry’s Assistive Devices Program (ADP) in the ADP expansion
- The Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services amend the Ontario Fire Code to incorporate visual fire alarms and duty of landlords, owners of rental housing and long-term care facilities, and home builders to comply not only for public spaces but also in residents’ dwellings.
Each CHS office will have postcards with our message available for you to sign and send in.
If you do not have an office near you, we also offer a printable version of the Visual Fire Alarm letter. Please print it out and mail it in a stamped, addressed envelope to the Premier of Ontario at:
Hon. Dalton McGuinty
Premier of Ontario
Main Legislative Building