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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 Vancouver Branch is looking forward to our annual Walk2Hear Walk-a-thon on Sunday September 24, 2017 at Jericho Beach Park, East End (meeting place between 2nd Avenue and Wallace Street). Registration will take place from 1:00 – 1:30. The 2 Km walk will start at 1:30 after some very important stretches, of course! For more information and to register or donate, go to CHHA Vancouver’s Walk to Hear at Canada Helps!

Christmas Experience Show is on December 14, 2017, 1:00 pm at Michael J. Fox Theatre in Burnaby, BC. This annual Christmas Experience Show lasts about an hour and a half, and this year it features noted children’s entertainer and ventriloquist Kellie Haines, as well as a visit from Santa Claus. All of the children receive a gift bag from Santa.

CHHA-BC Chapter, in a joint initiative with CHHA Vancouver Branch, has established a web-based Online Mentoring Program (OMP) for individuals with a hearing loss in British Columbia. The purpose of this program is to provide a medium for peer interaction, guidance, and the practice of coping skills through one-to-one mentor support. Check out CHHA-BC’s Online Mentoring Program as there are links to general information on various aspects of coping with hearing loss, from people who themselves have hearing loss; confidential one-to-one chatroom for those seeing guidance and and mentoring in adjusting to their own hearing loss.

 

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 ->

This month’s CHHA-BC e-LOOP for September 2017 is available by clicking here or visit the CHHA-BC Newsletter page.

 

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@idhhc.ca.

 

International Federation of Hard of Hearing Young People is pleased to present their 2016 Fall Edition of their Newsletter. You can find this newsletter on https://issuu.com/ifhohyp_2/docs/pdf__2_. Check out an interesting article on “Human Rights and CRPD – What does it mean to you and me?” (see the article on pages 6-7).

 

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 5222.1170a

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Text with 9-1-1 now available for DHHSI Community in Fraser Valley

Chilliwack, BC – Getting emergency services in the Fraser Valley just became a lot easier for those who are Deaf, Hard of Hearing, or Speech Impaired (DHHSI). The Fraser Valley Regional District (FVRD), in partnership with E-Comm and the BC Chapter of the Canadian Hard of Hearing Association (CHHA-BC) launched a new Text with 9-1-1 service in observance of National Access Awareness Week and Speech and Hearing Awareness Month… MORE->

Experience 150 & Me Royal Youth Reception

October 18, 2016

Bowen Tang, co-founder of CHHA-BC Peer Support Program attended the Experience 150 & Me – Royal Youth Reception. You can find his write up by clicking below:

Experience 150 and Me

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