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*NEW* WAVLI Public Service Announcement

On behalf of the WAVLI Board and Committees, we would like to extend the opportunity to check out our new Public Service Announcement. We have worked hard alongside the Deaf community to make this happen and we would like your help to spread the word.

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This video highlights the importance of hiring Registered Sign Language interpreters and that we are lucky to have Occupational Title Protection here in BC. We want to reach out to not only Deaf communities but also other organizations within the hearing community to spread awareness.
Please feel free to post this video on your website and/or send it to anyone who might benefit from this announcement.
Thanks for your support,

WAVLI Technology

Interested in ASL Narcotics Anonymous (NA)?

Would there be interest in starting up an ASL meeting of Narcotics Anonymous (NA)?
NA is a program of recovering addicts (similar to Alcoholics Anonymous).  It is addicts helping addicts, and it is funded entirely by passing a hat at meetings (so we are pretty low budget).

Here are some links with information about NA:



If you would be interested in participating, please contact Ivy at the Vancouver Area of Narcotics Anonymous at email

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Same Workshop—2 Dates

Date #1

When: Wed, November 29, 2017

Time: 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Date #2

When: Sat, December 16, 2017

Time: 10 am to 12 pm


WBP at #300-4211 Kingsway, Burnaby, BC  V5H 1Z6


Jerry Gosling

Cosco Seniors’ Health and Wellness Institute Society

LIFE PLANNING: How to Stay in Charge of your Life

Everyone needs a plan before a crisis happens. Learn how to make legal agreements with your loved ones.

Please register to save your spot.

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

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WBP DeafBlind Workshop Special: Art Therapy

When: Saturday, December 2, 2017

Time: 10:00am – 1:00pm

Presented by: Janine M. Ray, Art Therapist

Facilitated by: Felicia D’Amato, Social Worker

What: Join the WBP for a morning of Art Therapy! The theme of this workshop will be trust and will be mindfulness based. You will engage in painting with a tactile based approach.

Spots: There are a total of 8 spots available. Please email to reserve your spot. Walk-ins will not be accepted.

Where:  WBP Multi-Purpose Room, #300 at 4211 Kingsway, Burnaby, BC V5H 1Z6

Contact and Registration: 

Email: Wellbeing.Staff@vch.ca

Voice: 604.456.0900

TTY: 604.456.0901

Fax: 604.456.0904

Toll free TTY: 1.800.949.1155

Interpreter Requests: Please email us and let us know how we can best accommodate you!

DEADLINE for REGISTRATION: Friday, November 24, 2017

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ONE Contract with Deaf Well Being Program, 300-4211 Kingsway, Burnaby, B.C.

~ up to 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, hard of hearing or deafblind clients in the Okanagan area who have mental illness with the objective of assisting them to achieve their stated goals. You will travel to meet clients to provide services. The successful candidate will be a well-organized individual who exhibits initiative, flexibility, sound judgment and good interpersonal skills.  Duties include one-to-one work assisting clients in achieving goal(s) that are agreed upon by the supervisor and client. You will assist client to acquire new skills or linking with community resources; communicating all relevant information to pertinent staff; and attending bi-monthly peer support worker meetings when required.

Qualifications:  The successful individual will:

  1. Have completed 80 hours of Peer Support Training and a 30 hour Practicum.
  2. Have personal experience receiving services within the mental health system (required)
  3. Be able to be a role model to deaf, hard of hearing or hard of hearing 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.
  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 this Placement:  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 November 15 to:

Patti Dobie

Peer Support Program at
Deaf Well Being Program,

#300-4211 Kingsway

Burnaby, B.C.  V5H 1Z6

Fax:  604 456 0904 or
Email: Patti.Dobie@vch.ca

Website: http://deafwellbeing.vch.ca/

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