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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

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 –>

Public Forum on Hearing Aid Costs and Concerns Video

The two videos from the April 26th’s Public Forum on Hearing Aid Costs and Concerns is now available on the UBC website.

We have edited out the opening, closing and other housekeeping remarks. The video begins with Ruth Warick, President of CHHA Vancouver, to introduce the keynote speaker Gael Hannan.

The video is in two parts because of a nutrition break half way through the afternoon. It resumes with the question period. Just click on the links below to access it.

CHHA Part 1: http://mediasitemob1.mediagroup.ubc.ca/Mediasite/Play/e8975fb848d542c4b863e7d4a2e891631d
CHHA Part 2: http://mediasitemob1.mediagroup.ubc.ca/Mediasite/Play/4bc421719fc843a78fddab156c61381b1d

Results of Disability White Paper Consultation

From Marilyn Dahl,
CHHA-BC President

On June 17, 2014, the BC Government released their TEN YEAR ACTION PLAN TO MAKE BC THE MOST ACCESSIBLE PROVINCE IN CANADA. It includes items such as the building code, architectural access in public places, accessible homes and more. We will need to ensure that needs of the people with hearing loss are adequately included.

To read the action plan, click on the following link:

http://engage.gov.bc.ca/disabilitywhitepaper/