Coming Events

CalendarThe Annual Christmas Experience Show is on December 20, 2018 from 1 pm to 2:30 pm at Michael J Fox Theatre, 7373 MacPherson Avenue in Burnaby. It features a noted Children’s Entertainer and Ventriloquist, Kellie Haines. And of course, a visit from Santa Claus and distribute gift bags to the children. If you would like to sponsor a child, email our Campaign office at campaign@chha-bc.org and they will be happy to email you the information. For more information, call our office at 604 795 9238.

 

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 examines 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.

 

 

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 seeking guidance and mentoring in adjusting to their own hearing loss.

 

This month’s CHHA-BC e-LOOP for November 2018 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

 

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 https://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, 2019 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 will be available online in October, with a deadline of March 31, 2019 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