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Tips from Video Interpreters (VI) at SRV Canada VRS

SRV Canada VRS has produced three videos with
Tips from Video Interpreters (VI’s), have a watch! 

VI Tip #1 – Preparing for the Video Relay call

VI Tip #2 – How to use the chat box

VI Tip #3 – How to leave a voicemail message for a hearing person


Facebook Video from GVAD’S President Kimberly Wood:


Printable PDF
TEXT Flyer (downloadable)

Greater Vancouver Association of the Deaf (GVAD)


Breakfast for Workshop & Lunch Provided

The morning presentation purpose is to learn about BC Gaming which will lead to motions made in the afternoon AGM. Important to understand the background in order to make or discuss motions.

  • Budgeting Rules
  • Community grant money
  • What are the Rules we must follow?

Presented with ASL interpreters

When:    November 18, 2017

Time:     10:00 am. to 12:00 pm  –  Presentation

Breakfast for Workshop & Lunch Provided

1:00 pm. – 3:00 pm. –                      AGM

WhereRoom N2217

Douglas College, New Westminster Campus,

700 Royal Avenue, New Westminster

TO RVSP, Please contact Kimberly Wood, GVAD President

Job Posting: Visual Language Interpreter – North Vancouver, BC


MS WORD TEXT (downloadable)



North Vancouver School District (NVSD) provides world-class instruction and a rich diversity of engaging, programs to inspire success for every student. Our goal is to bring communities together to learn, share and grow. Our employees enjoy a collegial work environment, competitive compensation, and fulfilling careers.

As Visual Language Interpreter, you will support students who are deaf and hard of hearing with sign-language interpreting services. As the communications link between students and the external world, you are responsible for facilitating communication between deaf and hard of hearing students with their peers, teachers, and the school community. You will play an important role in contributing to students’ Individual Education Plans (IEPs) by helping teachers adapt educational materials, vocabulary and concepts to assist deaf and hard of hearing students learning in a positive classroom environment.

Additionally, you will help students participate in the school community and recreational activities by accompanying students to assemblies, field trips, team practices and club meetings. Ultimately, your work will help students develop the necessary life and social skills to be successful in the future.

The ideal candidate should understand and empathize with Deaf culture and issues pertaining to deaf/hard of hearing students and possess an understanding of issues and challenges related to the educational context with deaf and hard of hearing students.


  • Five years of experience working with children or young adults in an educational or community setting, or an equivalent combination of training and experience
  • Fluency in American Sign Language (ASL) and completion of ASL–Level 8 Interpreter Program
  • Completion of Grade 12 or equivalent plus basic First Aid
  • Membership in the Association of Visual Interpreters of Canada (AVLIC) and Westcoast Association of Visual Language Interpreters (WAVLI)
  • Working knowledge of adaptive technology

If you’re interested in this opportunity, apply online at www.makeafuture.ca/north-vancouver with your resume, cover letter, and references by November 30th, 2017 at 4 pm. In your application, please indicate the position of interest and competition number. We appreciate your interest in applying; however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

From coastal beaches to mountain forests, North Vancouver’s natural setting offers year-round recreational opportunities. The rich multiculturalism of our district is reflected in a wide array of programs and services, including our commitment to supporting the history, culture and traditions of the First Nations communities on whose traditional territories we are located. North Vancouver School District’s values of accountability, creativity, collaboration and collegiality make it “the natural place to learn” for students, and “the natural place to work” for our staff.

Vancouver Public Library ASL Interpreted Presentations


The Vancouver Public Library is pleased to offer ASL interpretation for two upcoming literary events at the Central Library.

Wednesday, November 15th @ 7 p.m.

Louise Bernice Halfe & Joanne Arnott

In Burning in This Midnight Dream poet Louise Bernice Halfe records her journey to reconnect with her Cree heritage, and to reconcile her own connections to a legacy of colonization and residential schools.

Joanne Arnott, a local Métis/mixed heritage writer and arts activist, will share the stage. Arnott’s Halfling Spring explores how people’s deepest connections unveil depths of pain and identity.

With moderator Angela Sterritt, CBC reporter and award-winning Gitxsan journalist.

Wednesday, December 13 @ 7 p.m.

Omar El Akkad Presents American War

Omar El Akkad’s American War imagines a United States at the outbreak of a second Civil War triggered by an environmental catastrophe. El Akkad is an award-winning Canadian journalist of Egyptian background.

El Akkad is joined by Geoff Dembicki, local journalist and author of Are We Screwed? Dembicki’s writing highlights societal shifts created by millennials in response to climate change.

Please feel free to contact me for more details.

Barbara Edwards

Librarian |  Programming & Learning Services

Vancouver Public Library | Central Library

350 West Georgia Street

Vancouver, B.C. V6B 6B1

t: 604-331-3687 | email

Come Support Deaf Hockey Players

Come and support our Deaf hockey players against hockey community.

It is FREE for fans, but donation is appreciated!   Give us a shout and hand wave for this game.

A game is from

Time: 1:30 pm to 2:45 PM on

Date: Sunday October 29th, 2017

Where: Langley Sportsplex (20165 91a Ave, Langley)

Hope to see you there!