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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: gshyng@widhh.com Fax: 604-736-4381

For more information and to find out how to apply, please visit: http://www.widhh.com/about-us/careers.


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Head of Interpreting Services – February 2018

WAVLI Public Service Announcement



To order online, login or register at
http://www.purdysgpp.com and use our group #13875


Online Orders are due Wednesday, March 7th


Chocolates will be ready for pickup at BCSD Secondary (5455 Rumble St, Burnaby) on Thursday, March 15th between 3:15pm – 5:45pm.

We will be traveling to Honolulu from April 21 – 28 (to be determined once airfare & hotel has been booked). We will also visit the Hawaii School for the Deaf and Blind. We are very excited about our trip!

Thank you for your continued support. We’re almost at the finish line!


BCSD Hawaii 2018


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Realwheels Theatre presents: SEQUENCE By Arun Lakra

Realwheels presents SEQUENCE, by Arun Lakra, which runs at Presentation House Theatre from March 14 – 24, 2018. We will offer ASL Interpretation on Sunday, March 18 (2pm). Please note that we are offering a $20 ticket price throughout the run for persons who are Deaf or live with disability with the promo code SEQ2018.

Realwheels Theatre presents:
By Arun Lakra

WHEN: March 14-24, 2018
Media Opening: March 15, 8pm
*Preview: March 14, 8pm *(All proceeds from the preview performance will go to Realwheels Society to cover production costs)
Performance Times: March 16-17 & 21-24, 8pm
Matinee: March 18, 2pm


333 Chesterfield Avenue; North Vancouver, BC

RUNNING TIME: 80min, no intermission

TICKETS: Adult: $28 | Deaf; PWD: $20 (USE PROMO CODE SEQ2018) | Senior: $20 | Student; Arts Worker: $15 | School Groups: $10 per student
On sale now at Presentation House’s Box Office, by phone at 604.990.3474, or at www.tickets.phtheatre.org

Enjoy a post-show discussion on Wednesday, March 21
ASL Interpretation on Sunday, March 18 (2pm)
Live Description by VocalEye for people who have vision loss on Saturday, March 17 (8pm) & Saturday, March 24 (8pm)

ADVISORY: Mature content – not suitable for children.


“I have noticed that even people who claim everything is predetermined and that we can do nothing to change it, look before they cross the road.” – Stephen Hawking

(Vancouver, BC) – Join Realwheels Theatre for an intellectually sexy and thought-provoking evening as they present SEQUENCE, the award-winning science thriller by Arun Lakra.

Taking place at Presentation House Theatre in North Vancouver from Wednesday, March 14 to Saturday, March 24, this production integrates a cast of four professional actors, including two who live with disability. The casting speaks to Realwheels Theatre’s ongoing commitment to fostering interchange between mainstream and disability arts sectors.

Is our luck programmed in our genes? Is there an innate ‘right-ness’ to biological outcomes that’s rooted in our fundamental DNA? SEQUENCE is a fast-paced, science thriller that explores the intersection of math, nature, and spirituality.

A professor confronts a student who has defied probability by taking a multiple choice exam only to get every answer wrong. Meanwhile, the “Luckiest Man Alive” – with his uncanny ability to predict the winner of the Super Bowl coin toss for 20 years running – is confronted by a young woman who claims to know his secret. In SEQUENCE, two different paths converge. Belief systems clash, ideas mutate, and order springs from chaos!

Directed by Rena Cohen and featuring performances by Amy Amantea (Comedy on Wheels), Jake Anthony (Just Watch Me: A Trudeau Rock Musical), Byron Noble (The Foreigner) and Krista Skwarok (Peggy Sawyer in 42nd Street), SEQUENCE explores questions of determinism versus free will via two stories that interweave like a strand of DNA. This production of SEQUENCE will be the first-ever to be performed by an integrated cast, giving audiences a rare glimpse into the lived experience of disability.

SEQUENCE is written by Arun Lakra
Director: Rena Cohen
Producer: Lindsey Adams
Associate Producer: Jayson McLean
Featuring: Amy Amantea, Jake Anthony, Byron Noble, & Krista Skwarok
Scenographic Designer: Joel Grinke
Lighting Designer: Nicole Weismiller
Costume Designer: Christopher Gauthier
Stage Manager: Jenny Kim

For more information on Realwheels Theatre, please visit the following platforms:

Website: http://www.realwheels.ca
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/RealwheelsTheatre

YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/RealwheelsTheatre


About Realwheels Theatre:
Realwheels creates and produces performances that deepen the audiences’ understanding of the disability experience. We are committed to full inclusion and integration of disability, both on and off Canadian stages; a barrier-free, diverse performing arts world that reflects the real world and all of its people. www.realwheels.ca

About Presentation House Theatre:
Presentation House Theatre is your neighbourhood professional performing arts centre with all kinds of shows for all kinds of people. We are the place where children, youth, and adults from different communities come together for a shared experience in professional theatre and performing arts. We create this shared experience by building bridges between professional artists with over 10,000 hours of experience and the community, eager to appreciate quality artistry; between generations with programming that brings in very young children, as well as adults and seniors; and between the diverse cultures of the North Shore with programming that reflects our diversity in taste and experience. So come visit us to Laugh, Cry, Think, and Learn. http://www.phtheatre.org


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Realwheels Theatre_Press Release_SEQUENCE

Schools for the Deaf Class Action (Ernest C. Dury School for the Deaf,Sir James Whitney School for the Deaf and the Roberts School for the Deaf)


We would ask that you review the attached Notice and American Sign Language (ASL) video (see link below), and provide them and/or the information they contain, to any of your clients who may have an interest in this matter.


Thank you.

Schools for the Deaf Class Action Administrator

Toll Free: 1-855-823-0656
TTY: 1-877-627-7027
Toll Free Fax: 1-888-842-1332
Email: Schoolabuseclassaction@crawco.ca
Website: www.Schooolsforthedeafclassaction.ca


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FINAL Proposed Long Form Notice – Fairness Hearing (Motion for approval) Jan 24-18