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We are Hiring – Program Coordinator

Program Coordinator (contract, 20 hours per week)

The position is responsible for the following duties:

  • Coordination and operation of a hard-of-hearing youth program, including regular events, seasonal events such as a summer camp, and another related program.
  • Coordination and operation of a high-quality mobile hearing loss exhibit to travel to various venues to educate British Columbians about hard-of-hearing issues.
  • Collaboration with other staff on the design and implementation of a fundraising campaign to supplement current efforts.
  • Recruit and work with volunteers who may have hearing loss.
  • Contribute to regular reports, articles, and activity/results metrics as part of regular accountability.
  • Preparing written reports and oral briefings on annual program requirements, including a budget, program design, and correspondence.
  • Collaboration with team members on recruitment of volunteers.
  • Tracking of activities, spending, volunteer hours, and other required metrics in a timely fashion.
  • Participate in team meetings to assess progress, coordinate activities, provide input and utilize resources effectively.
  • Some in-office duties such as email, telephone, and in-person meetings.

 

The candidate should have a university degree, or two years of program coordination experience, or an equivalent combination of experience and training. Knowledge of hearing loss issues is ideal. The candidate should possess superior writing skills, some program expertise, and excellent oral communication skills. Experience in fundraising, youth programs, and working with volunteers is desirable. The ideal candidate will demonstrate flexibility in working on a small team with multiple responsibilities. Duties are carried out in a combination of in-office and virtual/offsite. Duties may vary according to season and subject. A criminal record check is mandatory.

 

Qualified candidates are invited to apply to info@chha-bc.org by July 15th, 2022.

 

CHHA-BC – June 2022

The Way We Hear It! A Community Engagement Exhibition.

The exhibit has completed its showcase for the entire month of May at the Okanagan Science Centre which engaged a total of 2252 members of the general public and our community of people with hearing loss. It was an incredible journey to make this dream a reality for CHHA-BC. Our goal is to make this a modular exhibit that will travel to different regions of the province each year in order to fulfill our mission of increasing awareness of hearing health.

Here are the highlights of The Way We Hear It! 2022:

May 1st: Opening day! Hearing screening was offered for the first week of May by Interior Health audiologists for those who wanted to learn more about their own hearing levels and where to receive audiology services.

May 2nd: Bowen Tang, Engagement Manager of Cochlear Americas hosted two talks at the science centre about “What to do when hearing aids are not enough,” which explored the use and candidacy criteria for cochlear implants.

May 12th: CHHA-BC and the Okanagan Science Centre celebrated the success of The Way We Hear It! in Vernon, BC, with dedicated volunteers and a community of people with hearing loss, community partners and organizations, professionals in the fields of audiology and speech pathology, ASL educators, and members of Vernon’s city council. We had an attendance of over 60 people. This special event
acknowledged the hard work of this innovative project and to come together to celebrate better language and communication month (also known as speech and hearing month). We heard from an exceptional group of guest speakers which include: Jessica Niemela, CHHA-BC-secretary, Victor Cumming-Vernon Mayor, Dione Chambers- Okanagan Science Centre executive director, and Dr. Ruth Warick CHHA-BC president. We also received an inspirational pre-recorded video message from The Honourable Carla Qualtrough-Minister of Employment, Workforce Development, and Disability Inclusion, which commended us on the importance of an exhibition of this caliber for the cause of hearing health awareness. 

May 26th: The Honourable Harwinder Sandhu M.L.A., joined us for a private tour of The Way We Hear It! where we discussed issues related to hearing health, accessibility and our community of people with hearing loss.

May 28th: Deaf educators and community members Delallee Piper and Tara Dyck put on an incredible ASL games/storytime for a group of 14 children at the exhibit. Some children had hearing loss, while others had deaf/hard of hearing family members, or were simply eager to learn more about ASL.

MLA DAN COULTER TO SPEAK AT CHHA-BC AGM

Members and friends of CHHA-BC are cordially invited to the Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Wednesday, May 18th, 2022 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on the zoom platform. Participants are reminded that only members will be allowed to vote on resolutions.

The keynote speaker will be Mr. Dan Coulter, MLA for Chilliwack and the Parliamentary Secretary for Accessibility. Mr. Coulter’s bio is included below. His remarks on accessibility will be of interest to all participants.

BIOGRAPHY OF MLA DAN COULTER:
Dan Coulter was elected as the MLA for Chilliwack in 2020. He serves as the Parliamentary Secretary for Accessibility. While a trustee on the Chilliwack Board of Education from 2013-2020 (and acting as Chair from 2018 2020), Dan was a strong advocate for improvements to the public education system. As former president of CUPE 3787 and a millwright who was severely injured in a workplace accident in 1999, he believes people have the right to safe working conditions. Dan served on the Mayor’s Task Force on Inclusion, Diversity and Accessibility. He is passionate about the rehabilitation of youth in the Criminal Justice System and was a Director for the Chilliwack Restorative Justice Society. Dan lives in Chilliwack with his partner, Rebecca, and their dogs Spencer and Anna-Bella.

Gael Hannan, CHHA-BC Board Member and Co-author of Hear & Beyond, Live Skillfully with Hearing Loss, will conclude the program with a talk of interest to all members and friends.

The registration link is:  REGISTRATION

Thank you. We look forward to seeing you on the 18th.

Sincerely,
CHHA-BC

AGM 2022 – Hold the Date

To all members and friends of CHHA-BC. Please hold the date for the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of CHHA-BC which will be held on Wednesday, May 18th from 6:00 p.m. PDT to 8:00 p.m. PDT on the zoom platform. Further details of the AGM and guest speakers will be provided to you by email shortly. Thank you. Please note that members and friends are cordially invited but only members will have voting privileges.

AGM 2022 – Nomination Form

To all CHHA-BC members and friends. Please use the attached nomination form if you would like to nominate anyone for a CHHA-BC board position. The AGM will be held on Wednesday, May 18th, 2022. Nominations are due on May 2nd, and you will find information in the form about the process and where to direct your nomination. Thank you.