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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 Canadian Hard of Hearing Association (CHHA) is pleased to collaborate with the Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) and the Broadcasting Accessibility Fund (BAF) which promote accessibility measures and ensure they are in place. CHHA is grateful to the Broadcasting Accessibility Fund for its support of the creation of this guide. This guide will examine the kinds of accessibility regulated by the CRTC which are designed to support people living with a hearing loss. Full Access – A Guide for Broadcasting Accessibility is available for loan at CHHA-BC office or your local branch as a hard copy, or you can find the Guide in pdf format at CHHA’s National Accessibility Hub’s website.

 

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 mentoring in adjusting to their own hearing loss.

 

CHHA-BC Youth Peer Support: Hear Your Way to Success – Career Panel – is on Tuesday December 5th 2017, 5pm to 7pm at Burnaby Central Secondary, 6011 Deer Lake Parkway. This workshop is for high school and undergraduate students. Light food/refreshments and captioning will be provided. Five panelists lined up whom are either working in their career field or have done co-op/internships: registered nurse, engineer, financial planner, auto mechanic, and teacher. Come and hear their experiences navigating the workplace. Click here for more information and to register! Deadline is December 1st.

 

This month’s CHHA-BC e-LOOP for September 2017 is available by clicking here or visiting 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 2017 Fall Edition of their Newsletter. You can find this newsletter on http://www.ifhohyp.org/new_site/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/ifhohyp_newsletter.pdf. Check out an interesting article on “Finding your Way” by Bowen Tang (see the article on pages 8-13).

 

CHHA North Shore Branch offers Sound Advice monthly meetings which are 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 are 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 individuals. For more information, call 604-926-5222.

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Scholarship Opportunities for Students with Hearing Loss

Are you a post-secondary student who lives with hearing loss?

Apply for the CHHA Scholarships for financial assistance!

The Canadian Hard of Hearing Association (CHHA) is pleased to offer financial assistance to students who live with hearing loss. If you meet the eligibility criteria, you have until March 31, 2018 to apply to any of CHHA’s three scholarships:

Frank Algar Memorial Scholarship ($1,000)
The Frank Algar Memorial Scholarship was created in 2004 by the Algar family in memory of their father who was one of the founding members of CHHA and provided outstanding service for many years to the work of the association at the National, Chapter and Branch levels. He received numerous awards on behalf of his advocacy for the hard of hearing and people with disabilities, including the Marilyn Dahl Award of Merit in 2002 and the President’s Award in 1996.

The Dr. Charles A. Laszlo Scholarship ($1,000)
This scholarship was created in 2007 by Dr. Doreen Laszlo to honour the commitment and work of her husband on behalf of hard of hearing people. Dr. Charles A. Laszlo was the founding President of the Canadian Hard of Hearing Association and served on its Executive and Board of Directors in various capacities for 16 years. He also served as President of the International Federation of Hard of Hearing People. Dr. Laszlo also served a six-year term as the President of the Canadian Hard of Hearing Association Foundation.
This scholarship is awarded to hard of hearing students who have shown both academic achievements in their post-graduate program and commitment to work on behalf of other hard of hearing people.

Carrell Hearn Memorial Scholarship ($1,000)
This new scholarship is being offered by the North Shore Branch in memory of Carrell Hearn a resident of West Vancouver, BC who passed away in 2014 at the age of 105. Carrell was a long-time member and generous supporter of the CHHA North Shore Branch as well as a number of other local North Shore charities.

If you are a post-secondary student who lives with hearing loss, you can apply for any of the CHHA Scholarships. To confirm if you meet the criteria to apply, please click on Scholarship program eligibility. The 2018 scholarship application form is now available online, with a deadline of March 31, 2018 at 3 pm (EST). Please click here to access the application or here for more information on the other scholarships offered by CHHA.

Canadian Hard of Hearing Association
2415 Holly Lane, Suite 205, Ottawa, ON K1V 7P2
VOICE: (613) 526-1584 TOLL FREE: 800-263-8068
FAX: (613) 526-4718 TTY: (613) 526-2692
EMAIL: INFO@CHHA.CA

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