Sign Languages of Canada


This exhibit introduces viewers to six Sign Languages used in Canada: American Sign Language, Langue des signes québécoise, Plains Indian Sign Language, Inuit Sign Language, Maritime Sign Language, and Oneida Sign Language. Maps, videos and illustrations explain the histories and unique characteristics of these different languages.

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Enjoy these videos about sign languages on Youtube!
ASL: Lack of access to sign language a growing problem in Saskatchewan
LSQ: La langue des signes québécoise
MSL: How the deaf community is preserving Maritime Sign Language
PISL: Indian Sign Language Council of 1930 and Plains Sign Language camp a new spin on an old way of communicating on the Prairies
OSL: Oneida Sign Language Thanksgiving Address

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Current Exhibits
Consortium Centre Jules-Léger
281 Lanark Avenue
K1Z 6R8 Ottawa , Ontario
Ontario CA
Date: Monday, October 3, 2022 to Monday, October 17, 2022
University of Guelph Library
50 Stone Road East
N1G 2W1 Guelph , Ontario
Ontario CA
Date: Monday, September 11, 2023 to Friday, September 22, 2023

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