Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Services for Students

Mission Statement:
The Manitoba Education Consultant Outreach Team provides a wide range of services, resources and information to school teams working with students who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing in the K-12 setting across Manitoba. We assist schools in supporting these students in the areas of communication access, language development, academics and socio-emotional needs.

The Consultant Outreach Team (COT) provides specialized consultative support for students based on the needs of the student and the school team. Manitoba Education staff support students who use a range of communication options, including oral, auditory verbal, ASL, augmentative communication or any combination of approaches. This support may include:

  • Consultation and support regarding amplification, classroom acoustics, auditory skills development, communication access, speech and English language development, American Sign Language development, and assistive technology
  • information/consultation on hearing loss, educational placement and programming;
  • individualized support to assist in meeting goals identified by the school team;
  • opportunities for students in the province who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing to interact;
  • networking and professional development opportunities for staff who support students who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing in the K-12 school system.
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The school teams can also, by request, access specialists from the Manitoba School for the Deaf, including Audiology, Speech-Language Pathology, Social Work, ASL Specialist and Psychology services.

To access services, schools are requested to complete the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services Referral Form. (Adobe Icon 367 KB)


Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services Unit
204 - 1181 Portage Ave.
Winnipeg, MB R3G 0T3
Phone: 204-945-7912

Services for students in First Nations communities:
First Nations schools who receive support from the Manitoba First Nations Education Resource Centre (MFNERC) can contact their Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services at 204-594-1290 (Winnipeg) or Toll Free 1-866-319-4857 (Winnipeg), 1-877-506-1568 (Thompson) or at