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Growing Room Feminist Literary Festival

Growing Room: A Feminist Literary Festival is Room magazine’s annual literary festival, a celebration of diverse Canadian writers and artists. This year we will feature several ASL interpreted events, occurring March 2-4.

The complete event list is available here: http://https://roommagazine.com/festival




The 2018 ConnecTra Abilities Expo & Job Fair


The 2018 ConnecTra Abilities Expo & Job Fair on March 2 is bigger than ever.

New at this year’s FREE event is a roster of presenters showcasing activities and opportunities that can help foster greater inclusion and quality of life.

We’re excited to announce keynote speaker Marco Pasqua, Accessibility and Inclusion Consultant for the Presidents Group, who will be presenting about The Impact of Accessible and Inclusive Workplaces.

It’s going to be a full house in the exhibition hall, with more than 30 new and returning service providers and employers including Parq Vancouver, HSBC Bank Canada, Open Door Group, the Public Service Commission of Canada, BC Centre for Ability, Vancity and the Canadian Council on Rehabilitation and Work.

11:30am to 4:30pm
Friday, March 2

Roundhouse Community Centre
181 Roundhouse Mews (Davie & Pacific)

Join us! Reconnect with familiar faces, meet some new people and engage with a community of resource providers for the Metro Vancouver disability community.

Note: Keynote speaker Marco Pasqua presents at 1pm – be sure to be there for that!


?A.J. Brown will be selling her greeting cards and small original artworks at this event.?

Provincial Language Consultation on February 16, 2018 at 1795 Willingdon Avenue, Burnaby


PLS Consultation meeting— Transcript vlog

GVAD President, Kimberly Wood in her Black top with white scarf.

Hello everyone, I m here to let everyone in Deaf Community, as well reminding everyone about upcoming this Friday. The Provincial Language Services is having an Consultation meeting at their building, starts at 6:30 pm, this Friday, February 16th in Burnaby. Their address is 1795 Willingdon Ave. Try to be there before 6:30, like at 6:15 to get ur seating and be ready before meeting starts.

The PLS hired that consultation firm called Delaney+ Associations, they want to meet with us members of the Deaf community, in purpose of gathering our feedbacks related to our needs in the medical field. They want to understand what are our values, and our needs towards Deaf, Hard of Hearing, and Deaf Blind to help them develop centre based approach for services in the Provincial of B.C. for medical interpreting services.

PLEASE COME TO THIS MEETING, they wanted to limit the audience to 15 people, but I told them it wouldn’t be good idea, and think it should be open to deaf community and please let me know if you are coming so I can let them know how many people to expect.

This Friday is our LAST opportunity to give them our feedbacks in what we really want for our medical interpreting services in the province of B.C. Really important to tell them what you see needs to be improved, or what is not satisfactory to you. We need to show them that we do cherish our Medical Interpreting Services.

If you have any questions or want know more, please feel free to contact me at gvadpresident@gmail.com.

I also wanted to let you all know that there will be an survey coming out that we have to go through and will give out the link to the survey when it’s ready. Do the survey and let them know and emphasis how MIS means to us as it’s related to our health. This is important.

Again, if any concerns or questions, please feel free to contact me anytime.

WAVLI Public Service Announcement

Anti-Oppression Workshop & more…

Calling all those involved in climate/environmental justice and indigenous sovereingty movements! This is a session you don’t want to miss!

The amazing Ruby Smith-Diaz will be leading and a not so basic anti-oppression workshop – the badass Billie Pierre will be giving an update on Kinder Morgan Resistance on Nlaka’pamux territory and beyond – and we will eat together!

Space is limited!

Please RSVP to: Registration to confirm your spot.
Facebook “attendance” does not count! 😉

Facebook event link: https://www.facebook.com/events/2022584341319354/

The Workshop:
Getting Real with Yourself (Not your Basic Anti-O Workshop)
“It has often been said that our social interactions and social circles offer us the most honest perspectives on who we truly are. So what happens when there’s a disconnect between our “best intentions” and the actual impact of our actions on the affected communities we are working with that are being reflected back at us? And what is at stake for the impacted communities if we don’t commit to disavow harmful hegemonic systems, even when there is risk involved?
In this workshop, participants will use arts based facilitation tools to gain an embodied, honest and meaningful understanding of the importance of knowing our personal triggers well; learn how they can affect our capacity to take in and transform feedback; and use these skills to create stronger and more cohesive movements.”

Learn more about Ruby @ tierranegraarts.ca !

Cost is by donation – $20+ suggested – but no one turned away!

Accessiblity info can be found here!: http://spartacusbooks.net/wordpress/accessibility/

ASL interpretation provided by Douglas College Students
(please let us know if you will be using the interpreters)

Children as always are welcome.

For more info or for questions please email:
Kale or Registration