A career as an intervenor is an incredibly rewarding one. If you enjoy working with a wide variety of people, are interested in learning a range of communication methods, look forward to new challenges and change as opportunities, and embrace opportunities to grow both personally and professionally, a career as an intervenor may be for you! Intervenors work with individuals who are deafblind to provide adequate information and communication, such that the person who is deafblind is aware of who and what is going on around them, can anticipate future events, travel safely within their environment, and make informed choices. Intervenors work with individuals of all ages and abilities, ranging from young children who are deafblind to seniors and have the opportunity to work in educational settings, in specialized residential school programs, for organizations providing intervenor services to adults who are deafblind within the community, within specialized residential homes, and directly for families and individuals who are deafblind. The field of intervenor services is growing rapidly and can open the door to a variety of new and exciting opportunities. Below are programs currently available to train intervenors in Canada, however, many intervenors come from backgrounds other than those listed below and receive additional on-the-job training.


Currently, George Brown College offers the only 2-year “Intervenor for Deafblind Persons” diploma.

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The Provincial Outreach Program for Students with Deafblindness and Richmond Continuing Education offer a Deafblind Intervention Certificate.

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The Canadian Deafblind Association Ontario Chapter offers a series of e-learning courses in deafblindness and intervention, available online.

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