Coming Events

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.


CHHA-Abbotsford will be having their next meeting on Friday, February 17th, 2017, at Chances Abbotsford, 30835 Peardonville Rd., Abbotsford. The meeting commences at 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm and refreshments will be served. A speaker on hearing aid technology will be present and will be available to answer questions after or during his presentation. The speaker is an audiologist from Hearing Life Canada and has been dealing with hearing aid technology for several years. Everyone welcome. For further information please call Jerry at 604 864 2916.


CHHA-BC Chapter, in a joint initiative with CHHA Vancouver Branch, is establishing a web-based Online Mentoring Program (OMP) for individuals with a hearing loss. 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.

We are currently inviting applications from qualified persons to serve as volunteer mentors. For more information and to apply, please click on the icon on the left which will open up to a PDF file format. Deadline is February 28, 2017 at 5 pm.


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 February 2017 is available by clicking here or visit the CHHA-BC Newsletter page.


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:

CHHA-BC AGM will be held on Friday, May 26, 2017 at the Mary Winspear Centre in Sidney. The time for AGM is from 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm.


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:


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 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 5222.3


Experience 150 & Me Royal Youth Reception

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

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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