My name is Andrea Zackary. I’m an oral deaf. I’m the founder of an awesome company based in Brampton, Ontario called DEF EVENTS & BEYOND. I grew up hard of hearing from the age of six. While working in hospitality industry, I worked as a front desk agent. I suddenly became completely Deaf at the age of 25. I lost my job due to my deafness. I did not let that stop me. I went back to school to become a personal support worker to help seniors within the Deaf community. I completed my studies and immediately found gainful employment, however I realized that was not where I belonged. I always knew I wanted to be an entrepreneur. In 2014, I took the leap of faith and I founded DEF EVENTS & BEYOND.


DEF EVENTS & BEYOND is an organization that brings the Deaf/Hard of Hearing community together with the hearing community in a social atmosphere where they learn to communicate with each other through American Sign Language ASL. DEF EVENTS & BEYOND families can come together in laughter and have a good time while they learn and play.


DEF EVENTS & BEYOND provides a wide range of family events throughout the year.

We specialize in a variety of different events such as ; family day activities, farm trips, spring fest, bike-a-thon, summer bbq festivals, beach trips, holiday parties, casino bus trips and much more.

There is no exercise better for the heart than reaching down and lifting people up.

Andrea • Director


DEF EVENTS & BEYOND is an organization , est in 2014 who’s sole purpose is to provides both the Deaf/ Hard of hearing and hearing members of our community living in the GTA a place to intermingle in a inclusive environment all year round through social events for the entire Family.

We have strong track records of uniting both communities together in no threatening/intimidating manner yet providing a mutually inclusive and respectful environment for all those who attend . Our team is often referred to and admired by amn through excelling in excellence at every event.


Our goal is to create an inclusive socially active atmosphere for families/individuals from both the Deaf/Hard of Hearing and Hearing community to enjoy and have fun. We also want to create an consciousness and self awareness to projects that support the maintenance of the Canada’s ecological footprint of green space and wildlife.

In the future we plan to expand our business by purchasing space/facility so that we can provide families/corporations an alternative place to rent space for parties,events, meetings, conferences and youth workshops. Our hope is that this facility will operate on a weekly/monthly basics for our social events in a lounge setting. It will be consist of tasty treats, coffee/tea and beverages . Equipment for rental will include items for table settings. Marquee tents, concession machines for parties wedding decor and show services. We want to provides jobs for Deaf and hard of hearing people.


Creating a sense of belonging. Learn to respect and appreciate the difference between the two communities can form a long lasting friendship for future generations.