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Special Announcement from WIDHH Interpreting deptartment

The Interpreting Services department at the Western Institute for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (WIDHH) has an exciting announcement for you!

WIDHH is the largest provider of ASL interpreting services in Western Canada. We offer two distinct interpreting services: Community Interpreting Service (CIS) and Medical Interpreting Service (MIS). MIS provides interpreting services for Deaf and Hard of Hearing British Columbians in most interactions with health care providers. CIS provides interpreting services for non-medically related appointments in the community.

Here is the link to the YouTube video:


Intervenor Needed!

Richmond Society for Community Living is a medium sized non-profit agency that provides support and services to children and adults with developmental disabilities. We are currently accepting applications for an:

Intervenor (35 hours weekly)

This role is responsible for providing on-going Intervention to persons who are deafblind. With regards to persons who are deafblind, Intervention is a method that enables a person who is deafblind to receive non-distorted information so that they can interact with their environment.

The Intervenor is responsible for providing communication and information to the person in their preferred mode of communication. The Intervenor will give input and participates as part of the team, in the overall program development, while following the philosophy of Intervention, and ensuring the health and safety of the person.

As an Intervenor you will be a key member of our support team in:
•Assisting individuals in reaching their full potential by communicating their needs, likes and preferences, and empowering clients to make informed decisions and be active participants in all areas of their lives.
•Working as part of a team to support the client(s) in making informed choices and decisions. Follows activity plans, based on client’s personal plans and provide input on the client’s progress to the team.
•Assisting with the development and implementation of client strategy plans.
•Providing personal care support as required.

The successful candidate will be flexible, open to change and working with a focus on person centered supports and positive behavior supports. Having a high level of sign language is essential, and related education as an Intervenor, as well as advanced skills using Augmentative Communication is essential.

What you can expect from us:
• A competitive salary
• Comprehensive orientation and commitment to ongoing training
• Excellent benefit plan, including access to pension plan

If this opportunity if of interest to you, please send your resumes by closing date to:
Human Resources
Richmond Society For Community Living
170-7000 Minoru Boulevard
Richmond, BC V6Y 3Z5

Fax: 604-279-7048 Email: humanresources@rscl.org

DIY Succulent Workshop at Burnaby South MPR

BCSD students are hosting a DIY Succulent Workshop on Tuesday, April 10th from 6pm-8pm. It will be held in the MPR at BCSD-Secondary.

Tickets are $45.00. Proceeds go towards their trip to Hawaii in April.

Please register online at http://tinyurl.com/BCSDplant


Printable PDF and DOC:

Succulent Fundraiser

Succulent Fundraiser


Queer ASL 101 and 102 courses available!

Registrations are finally open for our April classes! We are offering 101 & 102 and quite possibly 103 starting in April!

*Our ASL 102 has been re-designed as well, it’ll have a lot of familiar content but some new stuff as well so if you’d like the practice and to learn a bit new stuff & do new activities, you should for sure register for ASL 102 even if you already took it before.*

Location & Access information:

Queer ASL Locations & Access Info

Registration form:

Also, please do spread the word. Feel free to forward this email to anyone you think might be interested and also share our event on facebook: http://www.facebook.com/events/1857446601217404/

Thank you so much for your support!