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Seeking Tutor for Psychology and Law 12

Hi, my name is Brayden Walterhouse;

I am a college student at Vancouver Community College. 

Starting in the first week of September 2017, I need a tutor who is Deaf or hearing with full of fluency of American Sign Language to help me with both Psychology 12 and Law 12 courses. 

Therefore, if you would like to tutor me, you would be able to earn $35 per hour for every two hours of tutor per two days weekly. The Provincial Government would pay to you for each of your tutor period with me. The requirement of tutor would be required for three months and an half, from the early month of September to the middle month of December.

Once you let me know that you are interested in tutoring me, the colleagues working for the disability service at Vancouver Community College would talk with you detail about your tutor employment.

If you are definitely interested in tutoring me on Psychology 12 or Law 12, you can reach me by emailing me or by texting me at (778) 549-8703.

Yours truly,
Brayden Walterhouse 🙂

Disabled Community Connection Network


We wish to inform you about our next Disabled Community Connection Network (DCCN) session.

Text on flyer:
DCCN is a monthly communication and information group for people of all ages (16+) with any disability. This group is supported by the North Shore Disability Resource Centre and PeerNet BC.

Our next group is happening on August 17th at 4:00PM – 6:00PM at PeerNet BC, #408-602 West Hastings, Vancouver. We would be very appreciative if you could promote this session in your newsletters and on your social media-feeds.

The session will focus on “Overcoming Barriers to Employment and Education as a Disabled Person.” Come share your lived experiences through lively, peer facilitated discussion. This group is facilitated by and for people with disabilities.

In the future, DCCN will be creating community projects that shine light on the disabled experience based on group discussions.

Our next session will feature Karen Lai an accessibility and inclusion consultant for several different organizations municipalities, and businesses. She ensures that people with disabilities are involved in their community. She will be speaking on her own personal experiences with employment and educational barriers as a proud disabled woman.

ASL Interpretation and food is provided! The space is also wheelchair accessible. Please let us know of any accommodations and dietary needs you require.

Please email or call 604-904-4088 to register.

See our Printable PDF attached.

Thank you for your time,

Lauren, DCCN Facilitator


DHH Accessibility at the Vancouver Fringe Festival

Vancouver FRINGE festival 2017: Sept 7 – 17th


The Fringe is very excited to get more involved with the Deaf and Hard of Hearing community. We are working to improve our accessibility and welcome any feedback!


We work with the Douglas College Program of Sign Language Interpretation to help interpret for our Deaf Volunteers. If you are Deaf or Hard of Hearing and would like to volunteer with us, we have positions available for you! Please click here for more information on how to sign up. If you are an ASL Interpreter and would like to volunteer your skills to interpret for Deaf or Hard of Hearing volunteers, please contact us!


Everybody Dies in December will be interpreted into ASL for patrons who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing on Thursday, September 14 at 5:10pm at Studio 1398.

Lovely Lady Lump will be interpreted into ASL for patrons who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing on Friday, September 15 at 6:45pm at Studio 1398.


If you are Deaf or Hard of Hearing and require priority seating to view any performance, please let our Front of House volunteers know. The house opens 15 minutes before show time and you will be granted priority access to the venue.


The artists have self-reported whether they consider their shows “Deaf and Hard of Hearing Friendly,” which suggests their meaning and enjoyment does not depend on sound elements. We invited the artists to provide notes about the accessibility of their show, which are included below. For full show descriptions and tickets, click the show title.

These shows are largely non-verbal and may also be appropriate for patrons with English as a second language.

Please check this website link to find out what shows would be interpreted and what shows would be accessible to Deaf and Hard of Hearing audience at the Vancouver Fringe Festival.


Friendly Reminder – Testimonials from victims and witnesses

*** REMINDER****

Dear Community Organizations:


Testimonial accommodations allow victims and witnesses to testify behind a screen/other device or outside of the courtroom. The Criminal Code has enabled the use of testimonial accommodations since 2006. In 2015, the Criminal Codewas amended to further expand the availability and accessibility of testimonial accommodations to allow the witness to remain in the courtroom when the witness testifies at a preliminary inquiry or trial.

The Court Services Branch (CSB) is planning to host a community engagement outreach session with justice system staff personnel and community organizations to identify and discuss opportunities, challenges, best practices and lessons learned on testimonial accommodation for vulnerable witnesses and victims.

The main objectives of this workshop will be to:

  • Educate and inform community partners and stakeholders on criminal justice programs and services (court administration and registry services, criminal justice services and victim services)
  • Engage and consult with the community to learn more about community and client needs and desires in relation to court technologies and testimonial accommodation
  • Identify and address various program, policy and service delivery gaps (if any)
  • Use information gathered from sessions to better inform CSB on policy program direction and general purchasing direction on future testimonial accommodation equipment and systems

We will be hosting this workshop on Friday, September 8th, 2017 at the Vancouver Law Courts from 10AM to 2PM.

Lunch will be provided. Participants are responsible for their own travel expenses.

If your organization is interested in attending, please respond to this email with the name, title and email address of the representative.

Space is limited – At this time, each organization is limited to sending only one representative.

Registration is based on a first comefirst served basis.

Official invitations will be sent out once participants have registered.

Feel free to forward this email on to other interested organizations and/or individuals as you see fit.

Should you have any further questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me directly. Thank you for your attention on this matter.



Alvin Lau | Senior Policy Analyst
Policy, Legislation and Issues Management
Court Services Branch (Headquarters) | Ministry of Attorney General
Province of British Columbia
Phone: 250-356-9607 | Fax: 250-356-8152 | Email


Queer ASL Sept Cycle is open for Registration!

Queer ASL is an anti-oppressive, transgender & queer centered environment with a focus on creating an accessible, affordable, and safer space for anyone who wants to learn ASL (allies are welcome). Our classes are taught by local Deaf Queer instructors and our homework features videos of folks from our local signing queer community. To learn more about what we do, please visit our website: http://www.queerasl.com/what-is-queer-asl/

Our classes are held at 2 locations this cycle. Please visit the link below to find out address & access information about each location:

We are offering 101 & 102 classes for the Sept cycle.

If you would like more information and to register, please fill out our registration form: https://goo.gl/forms/hE95UOrTMMgssf0V2

Also, please do spread the word. Feel free to forward this email to anyone you think might be interested and also share our event on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/784433321743437/

Thank you so much for your support!