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The Provincial Language Service, a program of the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA), is seeking your input. We have held engagement sessions around the province. The purpose of the engagement is to understand the values and specific needs related to creating a successful provincial medical Sign language interpreting services. Deaf, hard of hearing and Deaf-Blind community members came together and provided valuable input. Engagement sessions were held in Kelowna, Greater Vancouver, Victoria and Prince George.

We are now inviting you to the follow-up meeting in Vancouver where we will report on the feedback we received. TO REGISTER or if you have any questions, please email Emina@rmdelaney.com.

The meeting will take place at:

?4:30 pm on Wednesday, June 20


BC Children’s and Women’s Health Centre

Clinical Support Building

932 29th Ave. Bikeway

Room V2-222

We have also organized meeting space at five (5) other locations that will join the meeting via telehealth. Remote location details are:

1. Kelowna

Kelowna General Hospital

2268 Pandosy Street, Kelowna

Room: Boardroom

2. Prince George

Prince George University Hospital Northern BC

1475 Edmonton Street, Prince George

Room: Vern Fraser Rm

3. Nanaimo

Nanaimo Regional General Hospital

1200 Dufferin Cr, Nanaimo

Room: 1203

4. Victoria

Royal Jubilee Hospital

1952 Bay Street, Victoria

Room: EMP Boardroom 188

5. Terrace

Terrace Mills Memorial Hospital

4720 Haugland Avenue, Terrace

Room: Education Rm




The Snapping Barriers Show screening: In My Way

The Snapping Barriers Show is open 

Monday, June 11, 1-4pm
Wednesday, June 13, 1-4pm
Friday, June 15, 1-4pm.

There will be a special screening of In My Way, a film by Ladan Sahraei. The filmmaker will be in attendance.

Lynn Valley Centre Mall, 1199 Lynn Valley Rd,
Room 129 – C, just past the shoe repair and elevator.
ASL will be provided on Friday, June 15th  between 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM. 
Please feel free to come!  



Deaf Youth Today Teen Events Summer 2018

DYT – Teen EventsD


All day trip for Deaf seniors from Seattle to Rainer


Administrative assistant needed 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.  We offer a competitive salary and benefits, a friendly and dynamic work environment, and a chance to make a difference.   


Our Interpreting Department is currently seeking a qualified candidate for the following position:

Administrative Assistant
Part-time, one-year contract
June 18, 2018 to June 14, 2019


Job Summary:
The Administrative Assistant is responsible for assisting the Head of Interpreting Services with administrative tasks (power point presentations, scheduling, department operations) and providing team support to the Medical Interpreting Services (MIS) Dispatcher and Community Interpreting Services (CIS) Coordinator. On-site training will be provided for the selected candidate.

Work Performed:

  • Assists with management of online database/scheduling/invoicing of regular and on-call interpreting bookings
  • Schedules and arranges presentations and workshops
  • Reception duties, including answering requests via email, text, skype, facetime, voice phone, TTY, and fax
  • Assists with drop in clients for English-ASL translation of documents
  • Supports clients on use of video relay services
  • Provides data entry support for MIS and CIS


  • Must be fluent in American Sign Language (ASL)
  • Minimum two years client service experience with the public, Deaf, Deaf-Blind and/or hard of hearing individuals preferred
  • In-depth sensitivity and knowledge about Deaf culture, Deaf-Blind needs, and the communication modalities of hard of hearing individuals
  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a team
  • Responsible and positive work attitude
  • Organized with excellent attention to detail
  • Presents professionally and is respectful of confidentiality requirements of position


Application deadline: June 11, 2018.  

Priority consideration will be given to qualified applicants who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing.
Please reply in confidence with cover letter and resume to:

Tim Mallach, Head of Community and Medical Interpreting Services
Western Institute for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
fax:  604-736-7786