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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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Hello everyone,

The CODA International Conference is being held in Vancouver, B, C, from July 12-16. We are sold out at 300 registrants!

We have spaces left for our 3 pre and post conference events for the Deaf community to join us. please check out CODA International.org,

Click on CODA-CAN 2017, then https://www.coda-international.org/CommunityEvents-2016/17

to register and pay for your events. Everyone welcome. Buy your tickets quickly as space is limited.

Wednesday, 12 July 2017

Private Whistler Tour

Wednesday, 12 July 2017
8:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Guests begin the tour at the River Rock Casino Resort, and start their way along the Sea to Sky Highway to Whistler. There will be scenic stops at Porteau Cove, Shannon Falls, & Brandywine Falls. There will also be free time to enjoy various activities, including: Lil’wat Cultural Centre, Peak to Peak Gondola Scandinavian Spa, Zip-line, Bear watching, etc. Departing in the late afternoon, guests will enjoy back through the Sea to Sky Highway returning to Vancouver.

$65.00 Canadian dollars per person

Buses pick up at 730 am at the River Rock hotel


Thursday, 13 July 2017

Vancouver Whale watching tours

Thursday, 13 July 2017
8:00 AM (approximately 3-5 hours)

Relax on your whale watching trip as we transport you through the Fraser River, Strait of Georgia and Gulf Islands in search of the many species found along our coast. Step into the Ocean world of orcas, or depending on the time of year, humpback, mike whales, grey whales, porpoises, seals, or sea lions, eagles and a variety of seabirds.

$125.00 Canadian dollars per person

Buses pick up at 730 am. At the River Rock Hotel


Sunday, 16 July 2017

Capilano Suspension Bridge
Sunday, 16 July 2017

Cliff walk juts out from the granite cliff face above Capilano River taking guests to previously unexplored areas of the park on a series of unobtrusive cantilevered and suspended walkways. Not for the feint of heart, it is high and narrow and, in some sections, glass (very strong glass) is all that separates guests from the canyon far below. Rates always include: Complimentary “I Survived!” souvenir certificates, Site maps/passports in seven languages, Guided history and nature tours, & Seasonal entertainment

Buses pick up at the River Rock hotel at 1 pm.

$37.50 Canadian dollars per person

Click link – CODA International – CODA Community Events 2016/2017

Relax on your whale watching trip as we transport you through the Fraser River, Strait of Georgia and Gulf Islands in search of the many species found along our coast. Step into the Ocean world of orcas, or…




Breath-ahhh Creation Workshop

Hello, I would like to put out a call for Deaf and Hard of Hearing artists who would be interested in creating the Fall production with Theatre Terrific. It’s going to be a great experience. The workshop is ASL friendly and is an open invitation to all abilities. Also, if they are selected for the production, we will compensate them. See more info below.

Kind regards,
Landon Krentz
This workshop is ASL friendly.

The workshop is free with a limited attendance.

 Register today by email to generalmanager@theatreterrific.ca

or call 604-222-4020

When:  June 20th to 23rd  (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday) 

Time:    4:30  to 7:30 pm

Where:  Green Thumb Studios, 5522 McKinnon St, (Off Kingsway and walking distance from    Joyce Skytrain Station, ample parking)

Who:     Susanna Uchatius


Get ready for the Vancouver Fringe Festival!!! 

Theatre Terrific will be leading a workshop in theatre skills and creation.

This workshop will introduce you to basic skills in movement, gesture, breath, how to work within a diverse theatre ensemble, how to collaborate and how to begin to develop a story through group composition. 

If you want to participate in Theatre Terrific’s Vancovuer Fringe Festival production of Breath-Ahhh, it would be a good idea to attend this workshop. Read the synopsis below: 

“The importance of breathing need hardly be stressed. It provides the oxygen for the metabolic processes; literally it supports the fires of life. But breath as “pneuma” is also the spirit or soul. We live in an ocean of air like fish in a body of water. By our breathing we are attuned to our atmosphere. If we inhibit our breathing we isolate ourselves from the medium in which we exist.” – Alexander LowenThe Voice of the Body

We welcome all actors experienced/emerging with or without physical, mental health, cognitive, gender and cultural differences. 

Deaf Yoga Retreat – a few spots left!

Deaf Yoga Retreat 2017 – ‘Yoga taster’

Ever wondered about all the different styles of yoga?

Curious to know more?
Interested in experiencing the different forms?Join us for this 3 day ‘explore yoga retreat’ where will we ‘sample or give you a taste’ in:






alignment based

All yoga classes, meals and private accommodations included.

Cost $375 before June 1st.
After June 1st cost $425.
Retreat is held at Rivendell Retreat Centre on Bowen Island.

Please contact samayoga.bc@gmail.com to register.
Thank you & Namaste??

Facebook Page: Samaya Yoga Canada

Queer Literary Reading with ASL Interpretation


TIME: Doors open at 6:30, show at 7:00 sharp!

WHERE: We’ll be in the Roundhouse Exhibition Hall, 181 Roundhouse Mews

The time has come to take a final bow! Join us for a poetic extravaganza to celebrate the work, community, and art this series has created over the last 4 1/2 years. This event takes place on unceded Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh land.

The event will begin with a welcoming by Lorelei Hawkins.

Featuring an incredible set of readers who are all REVERB alums, cake and other delights, a photobooth and community feedback station, and most likely some emotional speeches.



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We ask for $5 at the door but no one will be turned away for lack of funds.

Event poster by our two incredible artists-in-residence from the past three years: April Alayon and Tiaré Jung.
Check out more of April’s work here: http://www.aprilalayon.com/
Check out more of Tiaré’s work here: http://tracreative.com/


ASL Interpretation Provided.

We offer free on-site childcare! With cozy kid zones combined with facilitated free-range mobility, it won’t be our crew’s job to keep kids quiet or hidden from view, but rather keep ’em safe and create space for them to do their thing and participate on their terms. Toys, books, pillows, art-making, and more! No need to register, just show up! If possible though, please drop us a line at: reverbqueerreadingseries@gmail.com and be sure to include your kiddo’s allergies and access needs.

There will two active listeners available if people need to check in with someone throughout the event.

For the Roundhouse:

This space is fully wheelchair accessible.
RAMP (the Radical Access Mapping Project) performed an accessibility audit for the Roundhouse in August 2011; the space has remained the same since.

Access overview: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1QHUwp36z-6krVXM5P8vB81RRCibNF81QUpbwnRMqpOg/edit

Full access audit: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/18SHY747x6TN8-QBdmXQjlkJCKvmAdl6YQN3LvzR2DRI/edit#gid=

If you’re attending and would be made more comfortable by the addition of a cushion, please bring one with you — and if you don’t have one you can bring, let us know and we’ll do our best to rustle up something for you. Seating is all Roundhouse standard theatre seating.

There are two multi-stall all genders washrooms with wheelchair accessible options, as well as a single-stall all genders, wheelchair accessible washroom.

In order to create a space where folks with multiple chemical sensitivities can participate, please refrain from wearing perfumes, colognes or other scented products (including essential oils) and smoke far away from the entrance to the space. Consider if any of your clothing has been washed with scented detergent or dryer sheets recently and if so, please pick a different outfit! We do clear out the space with an air purifier prior to the event.
For info on how to support folks with multiple chemical sensitivities, visit:http://www.peggymunson.com/mcs/fragrancefree.html

We provide snacks! Including gluten-free and vegan options, and do not sell alcohol at the event. All of our snacks are nut-free and we ask that any food you bring into the event be free of tree nuts (including coconut and pine nuts) so the space can be accessed by folks with airborne anaphylactic allergies.

We’ll have a photographer taking photos at the event — if you don’t want to be included in photos, all you need to do is grab some tape at the door and stick it on your hand or personally let the photographer know you don’t want to be photographed. We will also have a photobooth and would love for you to make use of it!

Some people get sick from the electromagnetic radiation from cell phones, wireless and electrical devices. If you’re able to completely power off your cell phones, wireless and electrical devices during the event, please do so!


REVERB: A Queer Reading Series aims to support and showcase emerging and established LGBT2QI writers through a quarterly reading series with an anti-oppressive framework. We believe that writing is a radical act that can transform dominant narratives about whose lives and loves are important and valued, and that sharing that writing can empower, inspire and transform ourselves and our communities. We write and read on unceded Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh land, and are committed to radical inclusion in our series, recognizing that access to the world of writing, literacy, and even queerness continues to be limited. As organizers, we endeavour to create a reading series where white-identified readers are always in the minority to ensure a space that centres the voices of Indigenous, Black, mixed writers and all writers of colour. All our writers self-identify on a spectrum of queerness that centres trans and femme experiences. All of our events are held in physically and financially accessible spaces, and with every event, we make at least one change to ensure that REVERB becomes more and more accessible. We promise to do all we can to create a safer space — bring your suggestions! Check your assumptions at the door; REVERB is a body-positive, anti-racist, anti-sexist, and hella queer- and trans-positive event.

REVERB began in January 2013 and will be ending in June 2017, i.e. this is the very last REVERB reading!

Facebook: REVERB: A Queer Reading Series
Twitter: @ReverbQueers