Bringing Diverse Communities Together

Bringing Our Community Together!

by bridging the gap between both worlds, the hearing and deaf / hard of hearing communities

Bringing Our Community Together!

by bridging the gap between both worlds, the hearing and deaf / hard of hearing communities


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     Def Events & Beyond’s mission 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.

Our Clients Cannot Stop Raving About Our Events

DEF EVENTS & BEYOND is a company that builds connections between the Deaf/Hard of Hearing and the Hearing individuals within the GTA community. A place to intermingle in an inclusive environment. We run yearly social events for the entire family.


We believe that through our hosted social events in which we aim to combine the two communities; we will give birth to a new wave of interaction, acceptance and equality not only in Canada but around the world.

It is also important to us to create an environment that promotes consciousness and awareness to support the maintenance of the Canada’s ecological footprint of green space and wildlife, through projects and events.




2022 Women of Influence. 
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2022 Women of Influence. To view article, click here.
My name is Andrea Zackary, I’m the founder of DEF EVENTS & BEYOND based in Brampton, Ontario. I grew up hard of hearing from the age of six.

Early in my professional career, I worked in the hospitality industry as a front desk agent. I suddenly became completely Deaf at the age of 25 and I subsequently lost my job as a result. I did not let that stop me! I went back to school to pursue a career as a Personal Support Worker to help seniors within the Deaf community. I completed my studies and immediately found gainful employment, however I realized I wanted to do more for the community.

In 2014, I took a leap of faith and decided to start my own business which is today known as DEF EVENTS & BEYOND.

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I am passionate about empowering the Deaf community (Deaf Ecosystem). My business model brings diverse Deaf/hard of hearing people to bridge existing gaps in society by including hearing customers to attend our events.

2018 & 2019 were years in which I received a lot of recognition. In 2018, my story of persevering through challenges was featured on CTV news and I won the Young Professional of the year award. In 2019, I was one of the winners of the Brampton Board of Trade’s top 40 under 40 award and later in the year I won the Brampton accessibility in business award.

I am a founding member of the Black Deaf Canada organization, a community advocate for inclusion and accessibility and a business mentor for the Deaf and hard of hearing community.

I grew up in a blended family that was very athletic. I am also a Deaf Olympian and a world championship qualifier. I am married to a wonderful man and a mother of 5 beautiful girls. I am a gymnast mom and my daughters perform at provincial level. I guess I’ve become an expert at balancing family life and business. I enjoy reading, relaxing and nature walks. I love fashion and enjoy socializing with like- minded friends. I have a big sweet tooth and love my coffee!


You're attendance at our events, as well as your membership and support by donating to our community makes it possible for us to help Deaf communities around the world.
DEB Donation To Deaf Missionary Haiti
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Countries We’ve Supported So Far
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Voice: 289-480-0118 (via VRS)
Text Only: 647-502-0549
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