Frank Folino was born Deaf in Toronto and he graduated with Honours Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Political Science at York University. His research fields related to political economy and political power in Canadian federalism.
As President of the Canadian Association of the Deaf – Association des Sourds du Canada (CAD-ASC) he brings diverse skills, knowledge and abilities including community outreach and engagement, advocacy, governance, change management and strategic planning. He promotes the linguistic human rights of Deaf people across Canada who use American Sign Language (ASL)/English and langue des signes québécoise (LSQ)/French.
He is Team Leader for Festival Outreach at Pride Toronto, a not-for-profit organization that hosts Pride Week, an annual festival held during the last week of June in downtown Toronto. In addition to his work at Pride Toronto, he is currently involved as an Associate Director at the Toronto International Deaf Film and Arts Festival which promotes cultural diversity and the celebration of emerging “Deaf Cinema.”
He received the volunteer award from Festivals and Events of Ontario (FEO) in March 2009, an organization that promotes economic tourism in Ontario, for his huge efforts in promoting Pride Toronto and he received an Ontario Volunteer Service Award from Ontario’s Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration in June 2010 for his volunteer work in the Province of Ontario. He is also a recipient of the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal.
He enjoys spending time with friends, traveling, adventure, learning & practicing French/LSQ, reading academic journals, and meeting new people across Canada and around the world.
Vice President of Governance and Membership
Jo-Anne Durham was born in Paris, Ontario. She attended the Ernest C. Drury School for the Deaf in Milton, Ontario and the Robarts School for the Deaf in London, Ontario. She graduated with a Certificate in Office Administration and General Accounting from Fanshawe College in London, Ontario.
Jo-Anne was the first Deaf Local Union President for Ernest C. Drury School with 250 employees. She also participated in Deaf Education, Deaf Leadership, and School Fundraising. She sat on the Board of the Ontario Cultural Society for the Deaf (OCSD) as Fundraising Director. She sat on the School Advisory Council and also she was a Stakeholder for the Ministry of Education for 3 years. She joined Ontario Association of the Deaf in 2003 as Project Coordinator for “Travel Hands” for three years, a project that focused on leadership and training development in Ontario, and which was the largest project for the Deaf community in the province.
She moved to Victoria, BC in 2013 with her long-time common-law husband Ron. Jo-Anne has two Deaf sons and four grandsons (2 Deaf and 2 CODA) and also she has two Deaf brothers.
Jo-Anne is very grateful and honoured to join the CAD-ASC Board as Secretary because she is very keen to help the Deaf community across Canada and remove Deaf barriers in education, employment, youth and seniors.
Treasurer and Past-President
Doug Momotiuk was born Deaf in Winnipeg, Manitoba. He graduated with Manitoba School for the Deaf and Gallaudet College majoring in Business Administration. He was representative of Student Assembly and Business Manager of Gallaudet College Student Body Government.
He has participated in Deaf organization Boards (sports and community action) and committees on the local, provincial and national levels for over 35 years especially Canadian Deaf Sports Association, Winnipeg Community Centre of the Deaf and Manitoba Deaf Association.
He joined the CAD-ASC Board in July 2002 as Provincial Director. His objective is to promote the human rights of Deaf people; keep the status of national sign languages; improve employment and education for Deaf people; improve access to information, communication, technology and services.
He works as an accountant at Society of Manitobans with Disabilities. He has four sons. He enjoys spending time at Deaf Community events and conventions, travelling, recreation activities especially curling and reading novels.
Director-at-Large (Wireless Communications)
Lisa Anderson-Kellett is best known for her six-year advocacy work with the BC Video Relay Services Committee (BCVRS.ca). She formed the Wireless ad-hoc committee after learning that numerous Canadian Deaf community members have common concerns about their wireless service providers. More about this Committee’s work can soon be viewed at deafwireless.ca.
Being passionate about telecommunications accessibility issues, Lisa is honoured to work with such a diverse and energetic group of Canadians in the committee, from 7 provinces, to make a difference.
In the past 15 years in her day job, she has been a Workshop Coordinator for the Deaf, Hard of Hearing & Deaf-Blind Well-Being Program in BC. Lisa loves digital photography, travelling, and video editing.
She joined the CAD-ASC Board of Directors as the Director-at-Large (Wireless Communications) and Chair of the Deaf Wireless Canada Committee to liaise these issues with the Board.
She also enjoys tech toys and the company of her beloved deaf Jack Russell Terrier.
Kenneth R. Anderson was born in Camrose, Alberta and he attended the Saskatchewan School for the Deaf in Saskatoon from 1956 to 1967 where he was editor for the monthly newsletter and was involved with sports, especially the 100 metre dash, long distance running, and walking/high jump.
After he was finished school, he moved to Winnipeg where he has been involved with various organizations in the Deaf community. He served the Winnipeg Community Centre for the Deaf as President, Secretary and Treasurer for many years. Currently, he is Treasurer for the Manitoba Deaf Sports Association and a Board member for the Winnipeg Church of the Deaf.
He was involved in hosting the 3rd Western Canada Deaf 55+ Games in Winnipeg on August 16 to 22, 2015. As a Director-at-Large for CAD-ASC, he will focus on Deaf seniors issues.
He loves to walk long distances, collect maps of the world, do jigsaw puzzles, and travel around the world. He is happy married to Elaine Harris and they have three lovely children.
Myles Murphy is the Executive Director of the Newfoundland and Labrador Association of the Deaf (NLAD) and also employment facilitator with NLAD Employment Services in St. John’s, NL. He studied Business Administration at Gallaudet University, and obtained a Post-Secondary Instructor certificate at Memorial University in Newfoundland.
Myles has taught ASL and Deaf Studies at Saint Mary’s University in Halifax, NS, and was a coordinator / instructor of ASL and Deaf Studies at the College of North Atlantic and Academy Canada for a period of five years. He established the Deaf Literacy Program for Deaf Adults in St. John’s in 2005 and was the instructor / coordinator for that program.
He was appointed by the Newfoundland and Labrador Government to the Provincial Advisory Council for the Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities where he served from 2009 to 2014. He has sat on numerous municipal and provincial boards and has worked with several community organizations in a volunteer capacity in an effort to improve the quality of life for Deaf individuals.
He is an active member of Association of Visual Language Interpreters of Canada and a freelance Deaf Interpreter (DI) for many years. He was awarded The Queen’s Golden Jubilee Medal in 2002 as well as The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee medal in 2012 for his proactive advocacy work in the Deaf Community across the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador.
Myles is currently Director at Large with CAD-ASC. He resides in St. John’s with his wife, Sandra.
National Francophone Director
Patrick Lazure was born hearing and became Deaf as the result of meningitis at the age of six months. He studied recreation at CEGEP Saint-Laurent, and is involved in a number of activities for Deaf youth across Canada and throughout the world.
As the National Francophone Director of the Canadian Association of the Deaf-Association des Sourds du Canada, his greatest concerns relate to the education of Canada’s Francophone Deaf children. He strongly believes that access to education for Deaf children is of paramount importance. He has also been a member of the board of directors of the Association de la langue des signes québécoise [Quebec Association of Sign Language] (ALSQ) ever since it was created, and he is a political activist in the Quebec sign language community.
He was on the Board of Directors of the World Federation of the Deaf Youth Section (WFDYS) from 2003 to 2007. In addition, he was the CAD-ASC Youth Director from 2001 to 2003. He has given workshops to Deaf associations in other countries and he was involved in the 2005 Canadian Deaf Youth Leadership Camp, Camp Kakepitay, Ontario.
Patrick has received several awards. First, he received an award in recognition of his dedication as part of the 3rd Pan American Games for Deaf youth on August 13, 2004. He then received the Volunteer-Quebec tribute award and more specifically, the 8th edition of the Young Volunteer – Claude-Masson award, on June 2005. And lastly, he received the Council of Canadians with Disabilities national award in 2006 in recognition of his outstanding contribution to Canada’s disability rights movement. He has made great contributions to his involvement with Deaf youth in the Quebec Sign Language community.
Patrick is honored to join the CAD-ASC board and to accept the appointment as National Francophone Director, and is prepared to help the Francophone Deaf community across Canada. He also promotes equality between ASL and Quebec Sign Language and the removal of barriers to education, employment, and youth development for the Deaf community. He loves to travel with his family as well as spending time with friends.
President, Deaf Youth Canada