What we're about

A Meet Up group dedicated to the practice, cultivation, and celebration of ASL in Toronto!

Join us if you would like to practice your ASL, help others practice ASL, or lend your native expertise (being Deaf, H.o.H., CoDA, otherwise native) to learning signers, and have fun, interesting conversations at coffee shops, restaurants, parks, the zoo, or wherever we want to celebrate and utilize this unique and beautiful language!

Please know a little more than the alphabet, and come prepared with lots of patience and enthusiasm. We're here to help one another learn, and constructively advise each other to become the best signers we can. If you're in doubt about your skill level, come out anyways, and see how you feel, and decide from the experience. A respectful, inclusive, positive environment is encouraged from all members. Conversation, with new people, through a new medium, can be exasperating, and controversial. Assume good faith, and seek to do no harm.

Feel free to organize gatherings without my lead. Just invite me, too! ;)

Upcoming events (5)

(Online Event) ASL ZOOM EVENT!

Online event

Let's practice ASL together online! This event is resuming in a new online forum. You may join us in our weekly video chat on Zoom. If you are interested in attending please follow the instructions below. How to join the video chat: 1. RSVP to each event you want to attend. (Only those who have RSVPed will be able to see the link to join the meeting) 2. Click on the link and Open/download the Zoom app on your device (it works on computers, tablets, and smart phones) 3. Enter the meeting ID and passcode if requested 4. Start signing! Remember to be a good participant: - VOICE OFF (keep your device on mute to avoid background noise on the Zoom call. In case your ASL is rusty, common alternatives are: gesturing or sending a message on the chat.) - Be courteous and considerate. - Wait for your turn to sign to avoid confusion. - If you want to stay after the event is over at 5pm, please make sure you are still following these rules as you are still representing our group. Coronavirus (COVID-19) Outbreak Update: In light of the World Health Organization's characterization of the current coronavirus outbreak as a pandemic, we are closely monitoring the Public Health Agency of Canada recommendations. Given the public health guidance for social distancing we have moved this event to an online setting and all future events will be conducted on zoom until further notice. Robart's Library is currently closed. The following conditions must all be met before this group resumes in-person activities: - Public health advice regarding social distancing allows in-person gatherings of 20 or more people; - There are facilities available to conduct the meeting safely (i.e. Robart's library re-opens; and - The facilities available have the adequate measures in place so we can conduct our meetings safely and following public health guidelines. Finally, you may find more information about the status of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, symptoms and prevention at https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/coronavirus-disease-covid-19.html Please ensure you are subscribed to our mailing list for updates and possible event cancellations.

(Online Event) ASL ZOOM EVENT!

Online event

Let's practice ASL together online! This event is resuming in a new online forum. You may join us in our weekly video chat on Zoom. If you are interested in attending please follow the instructions below. How to join the video chat: 1. RSVP to each event you want to attend. (Only those who have RSVPed will be able to see the link to join the meeting) 2. Click on the link and Open/download the Zoom app on your device (it works on computers, tablets, and smart phones) 3. Enter the meeting ID and passcode if requested 4. Start signing! Remember to be a good participant: - VOICE OFF (keep your device on mute to avoid background noise on the Zoom call. In case your ASL is rusty, common alternatives are: gesturing or sending a message on the chat.) - Be courteous and considerate. - Wait for your turn to sign to avoid confusion. - If you want to stay after the event is over at 5pm, please make sure you are still following these rules as you are still representing our group. Coronavirus (COVID-19) Outbreak Update: In light of the World Health Organization's characterization of the current coronavirus outbreak as a pandemic, we are closely monitoring the Public Health Agency of Canada recommendations. Given the public health guidance for social distancing we have moved this event to an online setting and all future events will be conducted on zoom until further notice. Robart's Library is currently closed. The following conditions must all be met before this group resumes in-person activities: - Public health advice regarding social distancing allows in-person gatherings of 20 or more people; - There are facilities available to conduct the meeting safely (i.e. Robart's library re-opens; and - The facilities available have the adequate measures in place so we can conduct our meetings safely and following public health guidelines. Finally, you may find more information about the status of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, symptoms and prevention at https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/coronavirus-disease-covid-19.html Please ensure you are subscribed to our mailing list for updates and possible event cancellations.

(Online Event) ASL ZOOM EVENT!

Online event

Let's practice ASL together online! This event is resuming in a new online forum. You may join us in our weekly video chat on Zoom. If you are interested in attending please follow the instructions below. How to join the video chat: 1. RSVP to each event you want to attend. (Only those who have RSVPed will be able to see the link to join the meeting) 2. Click on the link and Open/download the Zoom app on your device (it works on computers, tablets, and smart phones) 3. Enter the meeting ID and passcode if requested 4. Start signing! Remember to be a good participant: - VOICE OFF (keep your device on mute to avoid background noise on the Zoom call. In case your ASL is rusty, common alternatives are: gesturing or sending a message on the chat.) - Be courteous and considerate. - Wait for your turn to sign to avoid confusion. - If you want to stay after the event is over at 5pm, please make sure you are still following these rules as you are still representing our group. Coronavirus (COVID-19) Outbreak Update: In light of the World Health Organization's characterization of the current coronavirus outbreak as a pandemic, we are closely monitoring the Public Health Agency of Canada recommendations. Given the public health guidance for social distancing we have moved this event to an online setting and all future events will be conducted on zoom until further notice. Robart's Library is currently closed. The following conditions must all be met before this group resumes in-person activities: - Public health advice regarding social distancing allows in-person gatherings of 20 or more people; - There are facilities available to conduct the meeting safely (i.e. Robart's library re-opens; and - The facilities available have the adequate measures in place so we can conduct our meetings safely and following public health guidelines. Finally, you may find more information about the status of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, symptoms and prevention at https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/coronavirus-disease-covid-19.html Please ensure you are subscribed to our mailing list for updates and possible event cancellations.

(Online Event) ASL ZOOM EVENT!

Online event

Let's practice ASL together online! This event is resuming in a new online forum. You may join us in our weekly video chat on Zoom. If you are interested in attending please follow the instructions below. How to join the video chat: 1. RSVP to each event you want to attend. (Only those who have RSVPed will be able to see the link to join the meeting) 2. Click on the link and Open/download the Zoom app on your device (it works on computers, tablets, and smart phones) 3. Enter the meeting ID and passcode if requested 4. Start signing! Remember to be a good participant: - VOICE OFF (keep your device on mute to avoid background noise on the Zoom call. In case your ASL is rusty, common alternatives are: gesturing or sending a message on the chat.) - Be courteous and considerate. - Wait for your turn to sign to avoid confusion. - If you want to stay after the event is over at 5pm, please make sure you are still following these rules as you are still representing our group. Coronavirus (COVID-19) Outbreak Update: In light of the World Health Organization's characterization of the current coronavirus outbreak as a pandemic, we are closely monitoring the Public Health Agency of Canada recommendations. Given the public health guidance for social distancing we have moved this event to an online setting and all future events will be conducted on zoom until further notice. Robart's Library is currently closed. The following conditions must all be met before this group resumes in-person activities: - Public health advice regarding social distancing allows in-person gatherings of 20 or more people; - There are facilities available to conduct the meeting safely (i.e. Robart's library re-opens; and - The facilities available have the adequate measures in place so we can conduct our meetings safely and following public health guidelines. Finally, you may find more information about the status of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, symptoms and prevention at https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/coronavirus-disease-covid-19.html Please ensure you are subscribed to our mailing list for updates and possible event cancellations.

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(Online Event) ASL ZOOM EVENT!

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