Empower Deaf Youth with VRS
Canada VRS is creating opportunities for Deaf Youth of any age across Canada
VRS empowers young Canadians to build lifelong and meaningful connections with others, including friends, family and future employers. VRS is FREE of charge and is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and 365 days a year. Registration for VRS is easy. Using VRS is even easier!
- Comfort with today’s cell phone and wireless technologies
- Understanding of proper telephone etiquette and conversational manners
- Confidence in social interactions
- Independence and safety
- Access to many of today’s beneficial youth services
- Opportunity for personal and professional growth
A Deaf child under the age of majority can register to use the Canada VRS app with the authorization of their Parent or Legal Guardian. Parents or Legal Guardians can provide authorization via an online form or a paper form, by following the instructions below:
Authorization via online form
Step 1: A Parent or Legal Guardian must fill in the authorization “form” below and click submit.
Step 2: Once the authorization has been received, a member of our Customer Service team will contact the Parent or Legal Guardian to provide a parental consent form prior to the final submission process.
Step 3: Within a business day or two, the child’s 10-digit number will be sent to the email address provided and they can start using Canada VRS. Please remember to download the app prior to using the new VRS number.
Authorization via Paper Form
Step 1: To register within the Canada VRS App, you must download the app first.
Step 2: As part of the registration process, you must indicate you are registering a Deaf child who is under the age of majority. By doing so, we will automatically email a Parental Consent PDF form to the email address provided for printing.
Step 3: Once the form is printed and completed, scan it and email it to Customer Service at [email protected] or mail the form to:
c/o IVéS Inc. Canada
25 Avenue Mozart Est, suite 303
Montréal, H2S 1B1
Tel. (514) 587-6424
Step 4: Once the signed Parental Consent form has been received, a member of our Customer Service team will contact the Parent or Legal Guardian for confirmation purposes.
Step 5: Within a business day or two, the child’s 10-digit number will be sent to the email address provided and they can start using Canada VRS.
Thanks to technologies like video relay service and all it can offer, the next generation of Deaf Youth can expand horizons further and wider through equal accessibility and empowerment. Register your child for a Canada VRS account and number and give them access to a new world of opportunity!