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Learn about the Deaf Well Being Program What are our services and What is Mental Health?

ASL video:

Learn about the Deaf Well Being Program

What are our services and What is Mental Health?


When: Saturday March 24th

Time: 1pm to 4pm



Cranbrook Chamber of Commerce

2279 Cranbrook Street North



1pm—Welcome and coffee

1:30-3:00—WBP presentation

3:00-4:00—Discussion, ask questions and socialize


We will have coffee and snacks.

Come to meet staff from WBP and learn about our program services.

We will discuss “Mental Health” and what that means for everyone. WBP provides services to support your mental health, we will discuss what this means and why it can be helpful.

We want to hear your ideas about workshop learning and how WBP can be involved in Cranbrook.


Will you travel to Cranbrook? WBP can help to cover some travel costs. Please email Kristen to discuss: kristen.pranzl@vch.ca

Need More Information or Register?

Email: WellBeing.Staff@vch.ca

Text or FaceTime: 778-987-4174

TTY: 604-456-0901

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



Direct link to our event on our website: http://http://bit.ly/2p0l6l2

ASL for LINC Communication classes: April 9th 2018 – June 29th 2018 (Monday to Thursday 8:30 am-2:45pm) At VCC(Broadway Campus)

Are you (or someone you know) a newcomer to Canada who is deaf and/or hard of hearing? Do you have limited or no English language ability?
If ‘yes,’ the ASL for LINC Program may be for you.


ASL for LINC is a 12 week program designed to provide American Sign Language (ASL) instruction for Deaf and Hard of Hearing (DHH) Newcomers to Canada. Additionally students benefit from individualized and one to one settlement support as needed, assistance with essential community services, government documentation, transit, and referral recommendations. Vancouver Community College is a leader in providing long-established DHH programming and English language training for Newcomers to Canada. VCC (Broadway Campus) is easily accessible by public transit and is located within walking distance of the VCC-Clark Millennium SkyTrain station.


Students are required to:

-have Permanent Resident (PR) or Convention Refugee status in Canada; not a Citizen of Canada

-be deaf and/or hard of hearing

-be able to commit to a 12 week program

Students may: – have limited or no English language ability

– enroll even after start date

Please contact us for more information:

Contact: Peter Fischer Tel: 604-871-7000 ext. 8322 Email: pfischer@vcc.ca

Printable PDF: ASL for LINC flyer April-June 2018


OVAD meeting and Oingo





Special Announcement from WIDHH Interpreting deptartment

The Interpreting Services department at the Western Institute for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (WIDHH) has an exciting announcement for you!

WIDHH is the largest provider of ASL interpreting services in Western Canada. We offer two distinct interpreting services: Community Interpreting Service (CIS) and Medical Interpreting Service (MIS). MIS provides interpreting services for Deaf and Hard of Hearing British Columbians in most interactions with health care providers. CIS provides interpreting services for non-medically related appointments in the community.

Here is the link to the YouTube video:


Intervenor Needed!

Richmond Society for Community Living is a medium sized non-profit agency that provides support and services to children and adults with developmental disabilities. We are currently accepting applications for an:

Intervenor (35 hours weekly)

This role is responsible for providing on-going Intervention to persons who are deafblind. With regards to persons who are deafblind, Intervention is a method that enables a person who is deafblind to receive non-distorted information so that they can interact with their environment.

The Intervenor is responsible for providing communication and information to the person in their preferred mode of communication. The Intervenor will give input and participates as part of the team, in the overall program development, while following the philosophy of Intervention, and ensuring the health and safety of the person.

As an Intervenor you will be a key member of our support team in:
•Assisting individuals in reaching their full potential by communicating their needs, likes and preferences, and empowering clients to make informed decisions and be active participants in all areas of their lives.
•Working as part of a team to support the client(s) in making informed choices and decisions. Follows activity plans, based on client’s personal plans and provide input on the client’s progress to the team.
•Assisting with the development and implementation of client strategy plans.
•Providing personal care support as required.

The successful candidate will be flexible, open to change and working with a focus on person centered supports and positive behavior supports. Having a high level of sign language is essential, and related education as an Intervenor, as well as advanced skills using Augmentative Communication is essential.

What you can expect from us:
• A competitive salary
• Comprehensive orientation and commitment to ongoing training
• Excellent benefit plan, including access to pension plan

If this opportunity if of interest to you, please send your resumes by closing date to:
Human Resources
Richmond Society For Community Living
170-7000 Minoru Boulevard
Richmond, BC V6Y 3Z5

Fax: 604-279-7048 Email: humanresources@rscl.org