About Us

We are Blissymbolics Communication Institute Canada (BCIC), the Canadian arm of Blissymbolics Communication International (BCI), a global network of educators and Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) workers that originated in Canada.

Persons around the world who are non-speaking have benefited from the pioneering work of a clinical team in Ontario in the early seventies.

For over forty years, we in Canada have worked with persons with cerebral palsy – helping them improve their communication and literacy skills. Included in this effort was providing leadership to the international application of Bliss.

In 2012, we were pleased to support the transfer of the international role and responsibilities of Blissymbolics Communication International, to our colleagues in Sweden, the other Nordic countries and Europe. For more information on the international group, please visit blissymbolics.org.

Blissymbolics Communication Institute Canada is now focussing on helping our Bliss users and alumni, providing resources for our Bliss community in Ontario and participating, as a Member, in the work of Blissymbolics Communication International.

For more information about BCIC please contact us:

Blissymbolics Communication Institute – Canada | Mailing address: 1210 Don Mills Rd. Suite 425 Toronto,ON Canada M3B 3N9 |

Board of DIrectors

Our current board of directors is:

Shirley McNaughtonChair
Elaine DroverVice-Chair
Katherine SeyboldTreasurer
Robert LoreeSecretary
Dean BurningBoard Member
Russell GalvinBoard Member
Christine JimenezBoard Member
Samantha MillarBoard Member
Amanda Boc-NielsenBoard Member
Paul SullivanBoard Member
Joe JessopBoard Member

The History of Bliss in Canada

Timeline of Bliss and BCIC development