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CHHA-BC Resource Centre office has moved! Our new address as of December 1, 2014 is: #216-9181 Main Street, Chilliwack, BC V2P 4M9. Our office phone number and email addresses are the same.

The CHHA-BC Youth Peer Support Program’s mission is to support deaf and hard of hearing (DHOH) youth, age 13 to 25, in their navigation of academic and social lives in secondary and post-secondary institutions. CHHA-BC Youth Peer Support is looking for a Part-Time Researcher and Webmaster.  Deadline is September 23, 2016.  For more information, check by clicking here.  Acrobat Reader required.

CHHA Vancouver Branch is having its 6th Annual Walk-2-Hear walkathon coming up on Sunday, September 25, 2016 at Jericho Park in Vancouver. More information or make a donation, check out Walk2Hear website. Click CHHA Vancouver.

Christmas Experience Show is happening on Thursday, December 15, 2016, 1 pm at Michael J. Fox Theatre, 7373 MacPherson Ave in Burnaby. Kellie Haines is performing. Children from neighbouring schools are welcome to attend. For more information, please call CHHA-BC Resource Centre office on how to donate. Christmas Campaign have begun!

CHHA-BC Youth Peer Support: Back to School – The first day back after summer break can be tough for everyone, especially if you’re starting at a new school with new teachers and new classmates. If you have a hearing loss, the first day of school may be filled with anxiety and nervousness; but it doesn’t have to be! Below I will outline a few tips for how to succeed on your first day back … more ->

A new handout “Disclosure in the Workplace” has been created by the CHHA-BC Youth Support Program. This handout will be useful when looking for a job this summer! Click here for more details! (Acrobat Reader required)

This month’s CHHA-BC e-LOOP for August 2016 is available by clicking here or visit the CHHA-BC Newsletter page.

Coffee & ConversationThursday Morning Drop In: We welcome hard of hearing persons at the Resource Centre starting at 10:00 am. Join us for coffee and connect with other hard of hearing individuals. Joe and Sharon will be available to discuss various topics such as: coping strategies, advocacy and technical concerns regarding assistive technology.

Save the date! The CHHA National Conference 2017 will be held from May 25-27, 2017 at the Mary Winspear Centre in beautiful Sidney, BC! More details to come: http://www.chha.ca/conference/2017/

Thank you for those who attended the 2016 AGM on May 21, 2016. Click on the for the comprehensive 2016 Annual General Meeting Report.

Prevalence of hearing loss among Canadians aged 20 to 79: Audiometric results from the 2012/2013 Canadian Health Measures Survey – Released on July 15, 2015

Interested in teaching Speechreading Classes in your community? Contact Leslee Scott for more information. Her email address is: leslee@hearinglosseducator.com.

International Federation of Hard of Hearing Young People is pleased to present their 2016 Spring Edition of their Newsletter. Click the link HERE or you can find this newsletter on https://issuu.com/ifhohyp_2/docs/one-on-one-pdf__3_. Check out an interesting article on “Sound of Silence” (see the article on pages 10-11).

CHHA North Shore Branch offers Sound Advice monthly meetings which is held on the first Friday of each month from 10:00 am to 12 noon at the West Vancouver’s Senior Activity Centre, 695-21st Street in West Vancouver. There is no meetings in the months of July and August. Sound Advice is a monthly series of informal workshops and discussions around issues affecting hard of hearing. For more information, call 604 926 5222.

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The deaf and hard-of-hearing should have fair access to the Disability Tax Credit

Friday, April 22, 2016
Press Release from Peter Julian MP New Westminster-Burnaby

OTTAWA – Today, Peter Julian (New Westminster-Burnaby) tabled Bill C-263, An Act to amend the Income Tax Act (hearing impairment), which would enhance access inclusiveness for people with hearing disabilities by allowing them fair access to the Disability Tax Credit. “Canadians with hearing impairments should receive the tax break they deserve. This bill recognizes the reality that these Canadians face, and I am proud to sponsor a bill that prioritizes their well-being,” said Julian. …. more –>

BC Ferries – Induction Loop Hearing System on Queen of Oak Bay

Congratulations to BC Ferries for allowing Advanced Listening Systems to install the Induction Loop System on the Queen of Oak Bay vessel, and creating a new standard for the fleets going forward….

BC Ferries Press Release
Times Colonist – BC Ferries

CBC ANNOUNCES PILOT PROJECT TO MAKE CANADIAN PUBLIC RADIO AVAILABLE TO DEAF AND HARD-OF-HEARING CANADIANS

CBC Media Centre
February 1, 2016

CBC is pleased to share details of its pilot project to make Canadian public radio available to an estimated 1-3 million* Canadians who are otherwise unable to listen. With the help of a grant from the Broadcasting Accessibility Fund, CBC will make text transcripts of CBC Radio One’s The Current available to the public on CBC.ca on a daily basis, and will film, edit and post one American Sign Language (ASL) interpreted radio documentary from the program on CBC.ca each month, starting today….. READ MORE – >