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Chris Kenopic

Chris Kenopic

Executive Director

Chris comes with 25 plus years experience as a Consumer Driven Leader in the not-for-profit sector.  He has held many senior executive positions and is currently the Executive Director of the Deaf Literacy Initiative. He served as the Ontario Association of the Deaf first Executive Director and then later becoming the CEO and President of the Canadian Hearing Society. He has been an active volunteer serving on many organizations. His achievement was serving as Chair and President of the World Congress of the World Federation of the Deaf hosted in Montreal, 2003.

    Anselmo DeSousa

    Anselmo DeSousa

    Project Coordinator

    Anselmo joined DLI in August of 2009 as a Project Staff – Researcher on the Adult Literacy Curriculum for Signposts and the Independence pathway. Before joining the DLI team, he worked for 12 years at the Office of Provincial Advocacy for Children and Youth.

    During his free time, Anselmo enjoys watching movies and going swimming.

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