Growing Room Feminist Literary Festival

Growing Room: A Feminist Literary Festival is Room magazine’s annual literary festival, a celebration of diverse Canadian writers and artists. This year we will feature several ASL interpreted events, occurring March 2-4.

The complete event list is available here: http://




The 2018 ConnecTra Abilities Expo & Job Fair


The 2018 ConnecTra Abilities Expo & Job Fair on March 2 is bigger than ever.

New at this year’s FREE event is a roster of presenters showcasing activities and opportunities that can help foster greater inclusion and quality of life.

We’re excited to announce keynote speaker Marco Pasqua, Accessibility and Inclusion Consultant for the Presidents Group, who will be presenting about The Impact of Accessible and Inclusive Workplaces.

It’s going to be a full house in the exhibition hall, with more than 30 new and returning service providers and employers including Parq Vancouver, HSBC Bank Canada, Open Door Group, the Public Service Commission of Canada, BC Centre for Ability, Vancity and the Canadian Council on Rehabilitation and Work.

11:30am to 4:30pm
Friday, March 2

Roundhouse Community Centre
181 Roundhouse Mews (Davie & Pacific)

Join us! Reconnect with familiar faces, meet some new people and engage with a community of resource providers for the Metro Vancouver disability community.

Note: Keynote speaker Marco Pasqua presents at 1pm – be sure to be there for that!


?A.J. Brown will be selling her greeting cards and small original artworks at this event.?

Provincial Language Consultation on February 16, 2018 at 1795 Willingdon Avenue, Burnaby


PLS Consultation meeting— Transcript vlog

GVAD President, Kimberly Wood in her Black top with white scarf.

Hello everyone, I m here to let everyone in Deaf Community, as well reminding everyone about upcoming this Friday. The Provincial Language Services is having an Consultation meeting at their building, starts at 6:30 pm, this Friday, February 16th in Burnaby. Their address is 1795 Willingdon Ave. Try to be there before 6:30, like at 6:15 to get ur seating and be ready before meeting starts.

The PLS hired that consultation firm called Delaney+ Associations, they want to meet with us members of the Deaf community, in purpose of gathering our feedbacks related to our needs in the medical field. They want to understand what are our values, and our needs towards Deaf, Hard of Hearing, and Deaf Blind to help them develop centre based approach for services in the Provincial of B.C. for medical interpreting services.

PLEASE COME TO THIS MEETING, they wanted to limit the audience to 15 people, but I told them it wouldn’t be good idea, and think it should be open to deaf community and please let me know if you are coming so I can let them know how many people to expect.

This Friday is our LAST opportunity to give them our feedbacks in what we really want for our medical interpreting services in the province of B.C. Really important to tell them what you see needs to be improved, or what is not satisfactory to you. We need to show them that we do cherish our Medical Interpreting Services.

If you have any questions or want know more, please feel free to contact me at

I also wanted to let you all know that there will be an survey coming out that we have to go through and will give out the link to the survey when it’s ready. Do the survey and let them know and emphasis how MIS means to us as it’s related to our health. This is important.

Again, if any concerns or questions, please feel free to contact me anytime.

ASL Board Games Night at Coquitlam Douglas College

Hello ASL community of Vancouver,
Douglas College’s Sign Language Interpretation program is hosting ASL Board Games Night!
The fun will happen on Monday, February 26 @ 6-9pm. We will be in room D1019 in the D building of Douglas College’s David Lam Campus in Coquitlam at 1250 Pinetree Way – about a short 5 min walk from Lafarge Lake-Douglas SkyTrain Station.
Deaf community members are welcome. Professional interpreters are welcome too. ASL students and hearing allies who use ASL are, of course, more than welcome as well. This event is all ages and is wheelchair accessible.
DATE: Monday, February 26, 2018
TIME: 6:00 – 9:00 PM
ADDRESS: Douglas College – David Lam Campus, 1250 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam
ROOM: D1019 (D Building)
If you have any questions please email the hosting students –


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Games Night Posting Feb 26th 2018

Head of Interpreting Services (full-time, permanent position) at WIDHH

Established in 1956, the Western Institute for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (WIDHH) is a unique charity serving the needs of Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals throughout British Columbia. Our Agency provides services in Audiology, Employment Counselling, Seniors Outreach, Sign Language Interpreting and Communication Devices.

Our agency is current seeking a qualified candidate for the following position:

Head of Interpreting Services (full-time, permanent positionJ


– Post-secondary experience in the interpreting field as a Deaf Interpreter, preferred

– Evidence of active membership and participation within culturally Deaf community

– Demonstrated sensitivity to working in a culturally diverse environment

– Native expressive and receptive ASL skills required

– Strong understanding of the Deaf Community and its needs

– Ability to facilitate communication in any work environment with hearing interpreters and deaf people simultaneously present

– Innovative problem-solver, with a creative interest in program development

– Effective public presentation skills

– Strong written communication skills and proficiency in various computer programs

– Experience or ability to prepare grant proposals

– Experience in budget management and program development preferred

– Interest in emerging technologies and practices for interpreting/real-time captioning services

– Good organizational skills; able to work well independently Interested applicants are requested to forward their cover letter, resume and list of references by Monday,

February 26th, 2018. Priority consideration will be given to qualified applicants who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing.

Please reply in confidence to: Grace Shyng, Acting Executive Director
Western Institute for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing 2125 West 7th Avenue, Vancouver, BC. V6K 1X9 Email: Fax: 604-736-4381

For more information and to find out how to apply, please visit:


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Head of Interpreting Services – February 2018