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Job Posting: Office Support Secretary for POPDHH

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Office Support Secretary – POPDHH
(Provincial Outreach Program: Deaf and Hard of Hearing)

Part-time 20 hours per week

The Burnaby School District invites application for the position of Office Support Secretary for the Provincial Outreach Program for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. The successful applicant, working with an administrative team, will be responsible for a variety of clerical and administrative tasks.

Successful applicants must have:

  • Fluency in American Sign Language
  • Thorough knowledge of Microsoft office including Word and Excel
  • Typing speed minimum 60 wpm
  • Knowledge of bookkeeping principles and practices
  • Several years experience as an administrative assistant at an intermediate level
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Ability to work independently and use initiative

Interested applicants should apply in writing, including a resume and covering letter (with at least two references) by Friday, September 29th, 2017 to:

Human Resources Department
School District 41- Burnaby
5325 Kincaid Street
Burnaby BC
V6G 1W2

Email to: applications@sd41.bc.ca


ASL Raw Food for Beginners Cooking Class

ASL Raw Food for Beginners Cooking Class

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Learn how to prepare quick, delicious and nutritious meals that won’t leave you feeling bloated, but WILL increase your energy, help you lose weight, give you clearer skin, balance your mood, reduce pain and inflammation and much more! In this fun and informative 2-hour class, you will learn how to prepare three delicious raw food meals, a dessert and nut milk.

Includes: Guided demonstrations in ASL, recipe booklet & samples of all recipes! 

All dishes are organic, 100% plant-based, dairy-free and gluten-free.


  • Energy Green Smoothie
  • Creamy Nut Milk
  • Thai Carrot Coconut Soup
  • Zucchini Pasta with Tomato Basil Marinara
  • Raw Vegan Chocolate Brownies 

WHERE: Choices Market
2627 West 16th ave. Vancouver

October 28th, 2017


 $50 + GST per person

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Meet your instructor: Michelle Garland, CNP
Founder of Plentyfullme Nutrition and Lifestyle Consulting, Michelle is a Certified Nutritionist and Raw Food Chef. 

To reserve a spot email or text 778-995-1028

BCSD’s 2nd Paint Nite Event Fundraiser!

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BCSD is hosting a Paint Nite event again!

Date: Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Time: 6:00 – 8:00pm

Where: BCSD Secondary at the Multipurpose Room (MPR)

Proceeds go towards students’ international trip in March 2019.

Buy your ticket online at: https://tinyurl.com/bcsdpaint17

Thank you!

Christy Jeffery
BCSD Secondary Teacher?

CAD-ASC announces Key Messages for IWD 2017

07 September 2017

The Canadian Association of the Deaf (CAD-ASC) announces
Campaign Key Messages for International Week of the Deaf 2017

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International Week of the Deaf – Full Inclusion with Sign Language!

September 18-24, 2017


The International Week of the Deaf (IWD) is the key week of each year that sees a united global advocacy to raise awareness about human rights in the Deaf community on different levels, initiated by the World Federation of the Deaf (WFD). The Canadian Association of the Deaf-Association des Sourds du Canada (CAD-ASC) is affiliated with the WFD as an Ordinary Member. CAD-ASC promotes and protects the rights of Deaf people in Canada who use American Sign Language (ASL) and langue des signes québécoise (LSQ).


The World Federation of the Deaf has announced the theme for the 2017 International Week of the Deaf as “Full Inclusion with Sign Language!” The theme describes that full inclusion of Deaf people is possible when Sign language is recognized and used widely within our society. Without the actual recognition, facilitation and promotion of Sign language, the rights outlined in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and the recently adopted United Nations 2030 Agenda of Sustainable Development Goals cannot be fully achieved.

A full summary of the WFD’s Key Campaign Messages can be found at https://wfdeaf.org/iwd2017-full-inclusion-with-sign-language/


Canada ratified the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) in March 2010, which is an international human rights instrument of the United Nations that protects the rights and promotes equality of persons with disabilities. It refers to our rights outlined in the Convention to address the articles of the Convention that relates directly to Sign languages are as follows:

  • Article 2 – Definition
  • Article 9 – Accessibility
  • Article 21 – Freedom of expression and opinion, and access to information
  • Article 24 – Education
  • Article 30 – Participation in cultural life, recreation, leisure and sport


The theme for the 2017 International Week of the Deaf: “Full Inclusion with Sign Language!” is essential to our human rights of Deaf people in Canada that is clearly outlined in the CRPD that ensures the right to Sign language recognition in Article 21.

CAD-ASC appeals to the Government of Canada to introduce federal accessibility legislation to recognize our two national Sign languages –American Sign Language (ASL) and langue des signes québécoise (LSQ), which shows the value of the linguistic identity of the Deaf community as we integrate into both English and French societies that requires to remove barriers and to ensure equal access, which is an important step towards to become an inclusive and accessible Canada:

  • Birth Right: Deaf children to access and acquire ASL and LSQ as their first language;
  • Deaf Identity: Deaf people are a cultural and linguistic minority who use ASL and LSQ as their primary languages;
  • Accessibility: Deaf people need access to public information and services via ASL and LSQ videos, and qualified Sign language interpreters through public and private sectors; government services, and profit and not-for-profit organizations on education, employment, health care, transportation, immigration, emergency, court, prisons, telecommunications and broadcasting, and others;
  • Equal Language: Recognizing ASL and LSQ as an equal language as other spoken/written languages;
  • Bilingual Education: is the key to linguistic and cultural identity that provides Deaf students with the opportunities to achieve full citizenship, education and employment;
  • Equal Employment Opportunities: removing barriers to allow Deaf people to participate fully in the labour force, including training opportunities, is a requirement to promote greater inclusion for Deaf people to realize their dreams;
  • Equal Participation: Deaf people to participate fully in personal, public and political areas along with everyone else, to allow full and equal access to the democratic and electoral system during all levels of government’s election campaign activities and election polls; and
  • Lifelong Learning: Deaf people to access education, training and ongoing professional development as a key to gaining, retaining a job, and to be able to make a living.

Please contact the CAD-ASC for more information, and if you want to find out about local or provincial IWD activities, please contact your local or provincial Deaf association.


Everybody Dies in December at the Vancouver Fringe – ASL performance

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Hi there,

My name is Nancy Kenny, and I am the writer/performer behind the one-woman show, Everybody Dies in December that is currently running at the Vancouver Fringe Festival. The play follows Claire, a third-generation funeral director as she navigates her life living with the dead. It’s a dark comedy along the line of HBO’s critically acclaimed Six Feet Under and partially inspired by true events. My mother bought a funeral home a few years ago in my hometown in New Brunswick.
It is with great excitement that I am reaching out to let you know that my Thursday, September 14th performance at 5:10pm will be interpreted into ASL for patrons who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing. The venue is Studio 1398, located at 1398 Cartwright St.
If you would want to spread the word, here is the link to tickets:
Hopefully we’ll see you there!
Nancy Kenny
Actor, writer, producer, social media & arts marketing professional

On the Fringe – September 3, 2017 – Taipei Fringe Festival
Everybody Dies in December – September 7 to 17, 2017 – Vancouver Fringe Festival