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Medical Interpreting Services in BC


Dear members of our Deaf, Hard of Hearing, Interpreting and Medical Services Community in BC,

The Western Institute for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (WIDHH) is the provider of Medical Interpreting Services (MIS) for BC. For the past several years, services for MIS on Vancouver Island has been subcontracted to the Island Deaf and Hard of Hearing Centre (IDHHC) in Victoria and we thank them for their services to the MIS program.

Starting Tuesday, July 3, 2018 at 8:00am all MIS services will be provided through the WIDHH Vancouver office. This will help to create consistency in services across all regions and improve our medical interpreting services across the province.

Please do not hesitate to contact Tim Mallach, WIDHH Head of Interpreting Services with any questions or concerns, email tim.mallach@widhh.com or text 905-299-2696.



Community Living Counsellor (Sign Language) Community Living Society – Burnaby, BC

About Us

The Community Living Society (CLS) is an innovative, non-profit organization dedicated to serving people with developmental disabilities. We have been assisting individuals to live full, productive, and meaningful lives since 1978. We are leaders in providing quality Individualized Supports services, which allow people to reach their greatest potential. We have over 450 employees and serve over 260 individuals throughout the Lower Mainland and Greater Vancouver Area.

About the Opportunity

Your role as a support worker will be providing support and actively engaging a supported individual to live a fulfilling and increasingly independent life. You are a motivated and outgoing person with a passion to for person-centered supports. This means you could be helping an individual to discover more of their community, learn new life-skills, find employment and more. Some of your duties can include:

Providing individuals support with various life goals
Home support duties (including, but not limited to personal care, bathing, bathroom support, meal preparation and light housekeeping)
Community outings (including, but not limited to volunteering, paid employment and leisure activities)
Maintaining records of daily activities and goal progression  

About You

You are interested in supporting others and show an understanding of the person-centered and active support approach. Additionally, you have the following requirements:


Fluent in sign language
Class 5 driver’s license (permanent staff must be willing to obtain Class 4)
Access to a vehicle
First Aid and CPR Certificate
Clear criminal record (paid by CLS)
Clean driver’s abstract


Prior paid or volunteer experience
Nonviolent Crisis Intervention Training
Mandt System® 
Knowledge of Person Centered Active Supports

Our Commitment to You

We make significant investments in our people, which is why we take great care to hire those who we believe will thrive in CLS over the long term. Our progressive and unique culture sets us apart and provides:

Various internal leadership and development opportunities
Interesting and relevant training opportunities
Meaningful rewards and recognition

Hours: Various shifts (weekdays, weekends, overnights, days and nights)

Wage:  Starting at $ 18.75 per hour

Please forward your resume to JGandham@communitylivingsociety.ca


Printable flyer:

Community Living Counsellor – Sign Language – Burnaby

BC Rockies Deaf and Hard of Hearing Ice Hockey Team

My name is David McGregor, I volunteer for the BC Rockies Deaf and Hard of Hearing Ice Hockey team.  We are pleased to announce that we will be hosting a development camp for hockey players of all ages, gender and skill level.  This will be provided to all hearing levels as we welcome a fully inclusive environment for our players.  This is a safe place to learn to play or push your game to the next level.
Additionally, to get you an idea of our success we’ve had this year: we sent two teams to Winnipeg to compete at the Canada Deaf Games.  Both teams had a mix of deaf and hard of hearing players.  Our teams came second and third!  We look forward to building off this success and pursue our goal for gold.  At the same time, we enjoy the social environment with all of our deaf and hard of hearing players.
Here’s a short video highlighting two of our leaders who would be involved in the camp:
Please do not hesitate to contact me or Shawn Mayzes for more information.
See the attached flyer.
Thank you!
David McGregor

Come and see BCSDF booth on July 1 from 10 to 4 pm at Robson Square

Join us for a free day of fun and see us at our booth on July 1 from 10am to 4pm. We will be at Robson Square in downtown Vancouver for the Sport BC Summer Warmup 2018.  See the flyer below!


CDSA and BCDSF are seeking applicants for the voluntary position of Chairperson for the 2021 World Deaf Ice Hockey Championships.

 The deadline to apply is August 31, 2018. See the posting below for more details!

WDIHC 2021 – Call for Application – Chairperson