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Blissymbolics Communication Institute - Canada
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Blissymbolics Communication Institute - Canada

  • CA OTUED 8
  • Collection
  • 1952 - 2023

This collection contains a variety of materials relating to the development, dissemination, use, and study of Blissymbols by Blissymbolics Communication Institute - Canada, and by affiliate organizations, scholars, educators, and users of augmentative communication around the world. The collection additionally includes administrative records, promotional material, and memorabilia of the BCIC.

Blissymbolics Communication Institute Canada

Blissymbolics - International

This series contains a variety of materials related to the international community of Blissymbolics. It includes material from BCIC affiliates and partners, research, teaching materials, and workshops on Blissymbolics, as well as Bliss user communication displays and textual creations. This series also contains children's books written in Blissymbols, some with translations in a variety of languages. The majority of this series consists of non-English material.

Promotion and Publicity

This series includes material surrounding the promotion and publicity of Blissymbols and Blissymbolics Communication Institute - Canada. It contains promotional materials created by BCIC including pamphlets, signage, and collections of publicity clippings from a variety of newspapers and articles.

Miscellaneous Administration & Correspondence

This subseries contains miscellaneous files relating to administrative activities from BCIC, including the files and correspondence of staff and Executive Directors, such as Dave Martin and Dr. Harry Silverman. It also includes records relating to conferences and events held in association with OISE.

Blissymbolics Learning Centre

This subseries contains meeting minutes, reports and correspondence from the Board of Directors of the Blissymbolics Learning Centre.

The Blissymbolics Learning Centre (also referred to as The Blissymbolics Leaning Centre - Muskoka and the Bala Learning Centre) was a project of BCIC funded by the Ontario Federation for Cerebral Palsy (OFCP) between the years 2001-2006, alongside the support from President Mark Murphy, Ontario Trillium Foundations and other financial donors. The Learning Centre supported Blissymbol users and alumni. In 2006, the OFCP funding ended and the Centre was eventually taken over by a charitable group in Gravenhurst.


This series contains records related to the administrative processes of Blissymbolics Communication Institute - Canada. It includes a variety of files including annual reports, affiliate reports, and correspondence; files related to donors and finances; as well as other miscellaneous administrative files such as the personal files of BCIC and OCCC staff.


This subseries consists of theses in which Blissymbolics is involved or the direct topic of study. The theses come from a variety of different scholars and universities.

Publications - General

This series contains books, journals and other research in which Blissymbols are the topic of study. It includes materials that were not published directly by Blissymbolics Communication Institute - Canada, but they may have involvement by way of granting copyright for the use of Blissymbols.

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