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Seeking ASL tutor


I am a hearing individual looking for an ASL tutor. I have taken some ASL classes before, and I am looking for a kind and patient tutor to help me develop further.

I am looking for someone to meet about once a week.

Do you know anyone who might want to tutor me?

Talia Albert


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VOICE OVER CASTING FOR A FEMALE DEAF ROLE                           


ROLE: Female (30 -40 years)

“General Amaya”; an intense, imposing female

ROLE Reference:

Brienne of Tarth (Game of Thrones)

Claire Underwood (House of Cards)

Ideally, looking to cast a female to do the speaking part & the signing part in this series.

This property is a fantasy series, not quite Game of Thrones, but with a similar sophistication and geared for a slightly younger audience. This series is the type of show college kids would watch.  Tonally, this show could is similar to a Marvel cinematic movie – vulnerable and funny, but not quite a slapstick. 

Recording: Aiming to record 2 episodes the week of July 12th.

Union:  Auditioning union & non-union talent.

CONTACT – Shelley Taylor / Vida Spark Productions Inc

Email:  vidaspark2@gmail.com

Number: 604.999.8262

Please don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions!

Thank you,

Shelley Taylor



ONE Contract with Deaf Well Being Program, 4211 Kingsway, Burnaby, B.C.

~ 20 hours per month, 6 month contract with potential to renew

Job Description: Under the supervision of the Program Coordinator and staff, you will work with deaf blind clients who have varying degrees of mental illness with the objective of assisting them to achieve their stated goals. You will work with staff during deafblind workshops as team leader to coordinate services for deaf blind clients. The successful candidate will be a well-organized deafblind individual who exhibits initiative, flexibility, sound judgment and good interpersonal skills.  Duties include one-to-one work assisting clients in achieving goal(s), acquiring new skills or linking with community resources; communicating all relevant information to pertinent staff; and attending monthly peer support worker meetings.

Qualifications:  The successful individual will:

  1. have completed a Peer Support Training program.
  2. have personal experience receiving services within the mental health system (required)
  3. be able to be a role model to deaf and deafblind recovering from a mental illness by sharing common life experiences and practical information
  4. have effective strategies for dealing with stress
  5. be able to work cooperatively with mental health staff, consumers and family members
  6. be able to work with a culturally diverse population
  7. be fluent in American Sign Language and Tactile signing with Deafblind.
  8. be able to adequately access public transportation
  9. be able to present in a professional manner, and
  10. be empathetic, patient and supportive.

Duration of these Placements:  6 Months, with potential to renew.

Pay and Hours:  $12.00 an hour, up to 20 hours maximum a month (including meetings).

Start Date: TBA

Closing Date and Location:  Please submit a resume and a cover letter before June 15 to:

Patti Dobie,
Peer Support Program
Deaf Well Being Program
#300 4211 Kingsway
Burnaby, B.C. V5H 1Z6

You can Fax to 604 456 0904.

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Volunteer Opportunity: Interpreters for Deafblind

Hi everyone,
We are looking for volunteer interpreters for a fun event that is happening at the Roundhouse in Vancouver!  THis is a great opportunity for you to give back to your local Deafblind community as we educate peopleon the needs of the community.  Not a lot of interpreting, but lots of conversations and potentially some guiding and intervening opportunities.  Please contact Brenda Erlandson for more info if you are interested in donating some of your time to this lovely group.  brenda_e@shaw.ca or 778-989-4483  We are looking at persons who are able to commit some time (can be 1 or 2 or more hours) between 10am to 4pm.  This is a great opportunity for new interpreters, experienced interpreters, DI’s and/or students!
Date:  June 11, 2017
Time:  between the hours of 10 – 4pm
181 Roundhouse Mews (Corner of Davie & Pacific) 
Vancouver, BC
Thank you in advance for supporting your local Deafblind community!
Brenda Erlandson
Registered ASL Interpreter
Deaf-Blind Interpreter/Intervenor



GVAD Summer Job 2017 PDF

Summer 2017

2125 West 7th Avenue, Vancouver BC V6K 1X9

The Greater Vancouver Association of the Deaf (GVAD) is offering one (1) employment position at its office this summer beginning in June 2017 for a student, funded by Canada Summer Jobs 2017 Program. The length of this position is for 10 weeks, with a total of 400 hours.

If you are a student and are interested in working for GVAD this coming summer, please note the following: Students attending community colleges or universities must:

  • be between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of the employment
  • have been registered as a full-time student in the previous academic year and plan toreturn to school on a full-time basis in the next academic year
  • be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person to whom refugee protectionhas been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act
  • be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial/territoriallegislation and regulationsKeep in mind that the position is subject to funding. Application process:

    Applicants must submit a cover letter, a current resume, and a reference list (with 3 references) by emailing to the attention of the Summer Jobs Committee at gvadoffice@gmail.com.

    Or send the documents by mail to:

    Summer Jobs Committee
    Greater Vancouver Association of the Deaf 2125 West 7th Avenue
    Vancouver, BC
    V6K 1X9

    Closing date:

• Application for Program-Event Coordinator – by Friday, May 26, 2017

NOTE: Working hours may be flexible, and some weekend work may be required. For more information: Contact Summer Jobs Committee at gvadoffice@gmail.com

Please read the following pages for job descriptions.

Program-Event Coordinator


The Program-Event Coordinator must be organized and have strong English skills. Knowledge of American Sign Language is preferred. The applicant must also be able to multi-task, think

outside the box, and troubleshoot problems. The Program-Event Coordinator must have the ability

to work with all types of people.

The Coordinator assists the GVAD President and designated supervisor in planning events and workshops that meet the demands of the Deaf community and the public at large.

  • The Program-Event Coordinator (PC) can interact with people from different backgrounds
  • PC has a cheerful nature, is easy to talk to and has a pleasant personality
  • PC needs excellent interpersonal skills to be able to work with different people inGVAD.
  • PC should be able to work under pressure because this can be a challenging role andthe PC must know how to deal with issues appropriately.
  • Knowledge of Word, Excel, PowerPoint and other internet-based apps
  • Knowledge of Deaf Culture an asset
  • Knowledge of American Sign Language beyond basic level.
  • Can meet deadlines
  • Work as a team player
  • Valid BC Driver’s License an asset
  • Can work with little supervision
  • Equivalencies of qualifications will be considered.RequirementsThere are no set educational requirements, but experience in working with an organization is preferred. The Program Coordinator is responsible for planning events and programs of different types which could include fund-raising events, recreational events and community workshops. The PC assists the President and/or the appropriate GVAD committees in management, fund-raising and project research.
  • ResponsibilitiesThe duties of the Program Coordinator include:
  • Planning and supervising tasks such as activities and workshops
  • Searching for locations and booking meetings, events and workshops
  • Writing letters for donations or support for programs or activities
  • Organizing and ensuring that the programs are operated efficiently
  • Doing fund-raising tasks and writing applications for grants from foundations
  • Researching potential projects and creating long term projects with the President
  • Writing publications, preparing materials,and doing public relations tasks for GVAD under supervision of the GVAD Media Committee.


  • Working with the Membership Director to set up a membership drive
  • Work with the President to recruit volunteers and workers required for programs
  • Assigning duties to the volunteers/staff according to their expertise, supervising and guiding volunteers in each event or program.
  • Revising and updating any GVAD material such as brochures and the program files
  • Assisting in scanning and transferring printed historical materials to digital format. Work with the Archives Committee or volunteers to preserve GVAD and Deaf Community history.
  • Planning and coordinating the 39th Annual CornFest and activities celebrating Canada’s 150th Anniversary of Confederation and ensuring the inclusion of Deaf immigrants and new citizens.
  • Perform other related duties as requiredReports to: GVAD President or delegateSupervises: other paid workers and volunteers as directed by the President.

    Salary Details

    Hours per week – 40 hours
    Salary – to be discussed at the time of interview

. We acknowledge the financial support of the Province of British Columbia.