In 1970, Forrest C. Nickerson conceived the idea for a Deaf Cultural Organization dedicated to enhancing the cultural lives of Deaf people. Nickerson’s love and dedication of his fellow Deaf Canadians is the inspiration for creating the Deaf Culture Centre.
The majority of Deaf children are born to hearing parents. As such, the transmission of Deaf culture is “horizontal”, through contact with other Deaf people in the community. The DEAF CULTURE CENTRE INSPIRES new goals and challenges through the development of creativity, shared heritage, research, education and participation in all areas of Deaf culture.