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ABOUT
US

A GLOBAL COMMUNITY OF DEAF COMMUNITIES .

In all that we do at EDCI we continually challenge ourselves to develop strong relationships with deaf communities around the world. 

ABBAS ALI BEHMANESH

Vice President

OUR STORY

Our organization was originally incorporated in 2014 in Saskatoon-Canada as Deaf Youth Empowerment Inc. In response to the growing demand of supporting deaf communities locally and internationally, EDCI expanded its role in reimagining deaf communities’ development globally. In 2018 our organization was renamed to Empowering Deaf Communities International Inc. EDCI now has presence in Canada, Greece, and the United States. 

MISSION

Our mission is to build a global community of deaf people empowered to create sustainable changes for themselves and their communities. 

OUR VALUES

Diversity – We're a diverse global community. We recognize and value the differences among us. We believe that acknowledging and celebrating these differences lead to both stronger  deaf individuals and stronger deaf communities.

Inclusion – Bringing together our diverse needs and backgrounds is the key to achieve growth for ourselves and our communities. 

Integrity – It is vital we work with trust, openness, and honesty. 

PARTNERS.

We’re proud for our community partners. Together, we can achieve the most efficient and effective access to education, employment, and full participation in all aspects of deaf people’s lives.

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VISION

We envision a global community that values and supports the full engagement of deaf people and their communities. We work to contribute to an inclusive society where deaf people are given empowering tools to advance their communities and pave the path for future generations.

 

EDCI accomplishes this by bringing together communities that can contribute to a society where deaf people:

  • create their own access to opportunities and success

  • become leaders in their fields

  • shape their own worlds and communities

  • unlock their skills, abilities, and talents.

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EDCI IS COMMITTED TO CREATING SUSTAINABLE SOLUTIONS FOR THE CHALLENGING PROLEMS FACING    DEAF PEOPLE