What is the Deaf Resource Centre (DRC)?

History of the DRC


Deaf Centre Manitoba Inc. (DCM) is a non-profit Charitable organization which recognizes the value of Deaf Culture and American Sign Language. The purpose of the organization is to coordinate and/or provide resources, programs & advocacy that enhance the development of the Deaf community.

The Deaf Resource Centre (DRC) is an information clearinghouse operated by Deaf Centre Manitoba Inc. DRC responds to inquiries about a diverse range of topics related to Deaf, Deaf-Blind, and Hard of Hearing persons including culture, education, health, and family.

The Deaf Resource Centre houses a library (DRC library) enabling Deaf, Deaf-Blind, Hard of Hearing and other Manitobans to access important and accurate information pertaining to deafness, Deaf Culture, and healthy communication.

DRC is also posting news through social media ( website, Facebook and Twitter) but we are not responsible for receiving resumes for any organization's job advertisement which is posted through social media.

DRC has partnered with other service agencies to provide appropriate services and to enhance the accessibility of services to the Deaf Community.


Deaf Centre Manitoba Inc (DCM Inc) Board 2012-13:

Chairperson- Liette Gervais
Vice Chairperson-vacant 
Secretary- Len Mitchell
Treasurer- Doug McKechnie
Board members: 
  John Ruppel
Jack Watts
Doug McKechnie
Gunars Butkans


Canadian Hearing Society
Societe Candienne de L'Ouie

In January of 2012, DCM Inc. partnered with the Canadian Hearing Society (CHS) to provide a service of making communication devices more available to the Deaf Community. Consumers can come in to DRC to view the devices on display, browse through product catalogues, and order CHS products. Some products are:
  • Alerting Systems
  • Smoke & Carbon Monoxide Alarms
  • Personal Amplification Systems
  • Assistive Listening Devices and Accessories
  • Teletypewriters (TTYs) and Accessories
  • Alarm Clocks & Watches
Note: These products will be available online soon!

Community Connections

Community Connections facilitates Internet access to the Deaf Community and other Manitobans. We have over 500 members. There are 4 public computers that the Deaf Community uses.

Deaf Resource Centre Library
Books, Materials, and DVD Topics are:
  • American Sign Language
  • Children/Youth
  • Consumer Education
  • Coping with Hearing Loss
  • Deaf Culture & History
  • Education
  • Guidance
  • Religion