Avril Hertneky, (Arabic: أفريل هيرتينكي: born December 6, 1992), is Deaf an Assyrian. She was born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, she was raised in Brampton, Ontario. She graduated from George Brown College in Toronto and earned a certificate as a Makeup Artist. In July 2014, she was a contestant as Miss Canada at the Miss and Mister Deaf International, Inc., held in England. Avril wants to fight, push for reform with the government in order to save Deaf children from her struggles.