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The School of Liberal Arts and Sciences is pleased to be working in partnership with the Bob Rumball Canadian Centre of Excellence for the Deaf in the development and delivery of this workshop.

This 10 hour (2 day) interactive workshop will introduce participants to strategies and techniques for dealing with individuals in the deaf community in first contact emergency situations. Participants will learn the ASL alphabet, basic sign language for emergency situations, and communication strategies to be able to calm, reassure, assess and obtain contact and other necessary information. Participants will also spend time learning about deaf culture in order to have a better understanding on how to communicate with individuals in the deaf community. The workshop is designed to apply what is learned in practice scenarios.

No previous knowledge of Sign Language is required to take this workshop.

At the end of the workshop, participants receive a USB with over 100 practice videos to review the material covered in the workshop and a Humber College Certificate of Participation.

The cost of this workshop is $150.00.

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"As a future nurse, I want to be able to provide the best care as possible to anyone I may encounter. After attending this workshop, I have gained skills on how to communicate with the deaf. The workshop was ever so life changing, especially on how important it is to communicate with individuals in the Deaf community. I learned how to sign questions that I can definitely use in the workforce like, where is your pain, have you taken any medications, how are you feeling. It was such an amazing workshop, the instructors just made it so much fun to learn! I would definitely recommend this workshop to everyone, especially individuals who will be present during emergency situations - it will make a difference in the care provided to individuals who are hearing impaired." - Cheyenne Hosein

"Having been with Lisa and Cathy for only 2 days, I have deepened my understanding of the deaf culture and I feel so pleased to be able to communicate with people using Sign Language. In particular, if I came across an emergency situation requiring Sign Language, I could assist through the use of ASL. This workshop also inspires me to volunteer in the field. The teachers were passionate in their presentation and the classmates were very supportive of one another in the learning process. This workshop was terrific!" - Yulian Liao

"I have been in Canada for almost 11 years and this is the first time I ever interacted with anyone from the Deaf community. As a nursing student here at Humber, I found that the ASL workshop was useful in preparing me for emergency situations involving the Deaf community and I have already recommended it to all my friends as a great way to learn and be prepared for any instances involving individuals in the deaf community.” - Thaila Rawlins

"I attended the ALS workshop in April . It was one of the best learning experiences I've ever had. I walked into the class knowing nothing about sign language, and by mid day I was able to ask questions, and add to conversations. Lisa the professor is absolutely wonderful, she makes the experience. After the program ended I thought seriously about continuing my education in a program with Lisa and sign language. I think it's definetly something that will benefit me and my hopes in becoming a police officer." - Marleah Richards

Upcoming Workshops

North Campus

ASL 010 525 – Saturday, April 13 and Sunday, April 14, 2019 – 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Lakeshore Campus

ASL 010 717 – Saturday, April 13 and Sunday, April 14, 2019 – 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

We can also arrange workshops for your organization on site, with dates and times of your choice.

Here is the link to the campus maps and directions.

Parking on campus is free.


Online Registration

OR  call the Registration Office at 416-675-5005

emergency workers

Watch the video on "Communicating with the Deaf in Emergency Situations". 

For those interested in continuing to study Sign Language, here is the link to our Sign Language 1 class.

For more information, or to arrange a workshop for your organization, please email, Paul Ward, or call 416-675-6622 ext. 75006.


Solid grammar skills are a sign of professional competence and a desirable asset for employment and promotion. The Grammar Crash Course for Workplace Writing is an intense, fast-paced workshop for professionals who wish to enhance their skill-set by improving the clarity and accuracy of their writing. We will cover the top grammar and punctuation errors that compromise professional communication and provide hands on practice using a variety of current workplace documents. Participants are invited to bring their grammar questions and their own documents for feedback. Students who complete the workshop will receive a Humber College Certificate of Participation.

  • The Workshop is six hours in length.
  • The cost of the Workshop is $125.00.

Upcoming Workshops

North Campus

GRAM 010 525 – Saturday April 27, 2019 – 9:00 am – 4:00 pm


Online Registration

OR call 416-675-5005 and ask to register into GRAM 010

For more information please contact:

Vivi Tsoukalas
416-675-6622 ext. 74122