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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 –>

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/

Recommendations for Hearing Accessibility in BC

On April 26th, CHHA-BC Chapter, in cooperation with CHHA Vancouver and North Shore Branches, hosted an open public forum on Hearing Aid Costs and Concerns:What Consumers Need. It was well attended with good audience participation. It was also video-recorded and when the video has been captioned, we will give you the link to view it online.

Below is the document (both in Word format and PDF format) containing the Resolutions which were formulated following the Forum, and which have been sent to those listed in the covering letter.

To learn more about followup actions to the Resolutions and other matters, do attend the CHHA-BC AGM and World Cafe on Saturday, June 7th. Contact info@chha-bc.org for details.

Marilyn O. Dahl
CHHA-BC President

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