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International Women Day Dinner on March 8th

We are again planing our annual IWD dinner event & hope you are available for ASL interpretation.

It will be March 8, tentatively 6 to 9. This year it will be at the Maritime Labour Center at Victoria Drive & Powell. As in the past we will have a speaker or two & some musical entertainment.

printable poster and PDF:


Kelowna Deaf Coffee on Friday, February 9th

Kelowna Deaf Coffee

Place: Tim Hortons

Where: In Kelowna

Address:3255 Lakeshore Rd/Ritcher(right by Save-On-Foods) By Mission area

Time: 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

When: Friday February 9th



Ad with date Feb 9 2018 DBB

Mental Health and Addictions presentation with the WBP

When: Saturday Feb 10th, 2018

Time: 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Where: Well Being Program at 4211 Kingsway, Burnaby

Presenter: Charlie

Are mental health and addiction related? Why would counselling help someone with a substance use problem? What are some ways to help myself or a loved one if I’m struggling?


Charlie will discuss Mental Health and Addiction and how they are related, and how you can help someone you know.

Naloxone training available from 2-4


Need More Information or Register?

Email: WellBeing.Staff@vch.ca

Voice: 604-456-0900 • Text: 778-987-4174

TTY: 604-456-0901 • FAX: 604-456-0904

Toll-free TTY: 1-800-949-1155

Website: deafwellbeing.vch.ca


Mental Health and Addiction

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Arts Leading The Way

WHEN: Wednesday, February 21, 2018; 9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
WHERE: 100-938 Howe St., Vancouver
COST: $45.00 BC Alliance members | $85.00 non-members | $25.00 livestream
“Untitled” (Portrait of Ross in L.A.), (1991). created by cuban-born artist felix gonzales-torres. | image via mark6mauno on flickr.

The cultural landscape of BC is beautifully diverse, but are arts organizations truly aware of their potential to engage and serve diverse communities? How do the arts in BC include or exclude persons of varying identities? What can we do to ensure that diverse voices and perspectives are authentically included and expressed in the arts? How can we work within our sector to become leaders on the road to justice and equality?

In this 2.5-hour workshop, we will introduce concepts of equity, inclusion, identity and intersectionality. Through activities and conversation, participants will be invited to explore their own cultural identities, begin to deconstruct their cultural biases and critically examine systemic barriers to gain a more empathetic understanding of issues faced by people of underrepresented identities. With the understanding that the arts have a profound ability to impact the health and evolution of our collective communities, we will discuss strategies to implement culturally-competent and authentically inclusive practices within the arts sector.


Naomi Cromwell is a woman of Afro-Caribbean and European descent born on unceded Coast Salish territory (Vancouver). A musician and activist, Naomi is an advocate of community-building and youth empowerment through the arts. Throughout her professional career she has had the honour of developing and leading initiatives with nonprofit organizations such as The National Music Centre, UNITY Charity, Selkirk College and BC Touring Council. She currently spends her time between Vancouver and Nelson.

The Daring Way In ASL at Victoria

The Daring Way™ FIRST ASL Group in VICTORIA
2-day immersion – February 17th & 18th @ 9am – 4pm
Where: Yakimovich Wellness Centre
1454 Hillside Ave, Victoria BC
Experience a deeper self-awareness, richer relationships, and living with greater authenticity with like-minded people. We will examine the thoughts, emotions, and behaviors that are holding you back and we identify the new choices and practices that will move you toward more authentic and wholehearted living. Move beyond perfectionism to self-compassion and discover how vulnerability, empathy, courage, and gratitude are connected. We develop skills to be resilient in life’s daily storms and step into the freedom of knowing we are enough.

Limit: 8 Participants. Includes your personalized manual, your Daring Way™ workbook experiential exercises, coffee, and light snacks.

If you are Deaf or Hard of Hearing, you may qualify for free participation of this workshop (usual registration fee is $500 per person).

Please contact WBP Program Coordinator kristen.pranzl@vch.ca for more information.


– Interpretation of Brené Brown The Power of Vulnerability

Ask to join our Facebook Group for more information!


printable PDF:

Daring Way Flyer – Victoria