ATTENTION: Deaf Community & Interpreters
You are invited to a special meeting, hosted by WAVLI (Westcoast Association of Visual Language Interpreters) on Saturday, November 17th, from 12:30 – 3:30 in Victoria at the James Bay Branch of the public library at 385 Menzies Street.
There is lots of information to share and we really encourage you to attend.
You’ll get a FREE LUNCH too for attending.
Please watch the attached VLOG. There is an English transcript attached at the bottom of the VLOG. You don’t want to miss this important meeting. Hope to see you there!
July 25, 2018 – Two new job postings have been added to the website: Hearing Health Services, Audiologist and Manager, Finance and Operations. Detailed information may be found on both of these positions on the ‘Work at IDHHC‘ page of this website. Both of these positions offer full-time employment and applications are now being accepted.
FROM: Western Institute for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Dear members of our Deaf, Hard of Hearing, Interpreting and Medical Services Community in BC,
The Western Institute for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (WIDHH) is the provider of Medical Interpreting Services (MIS) for BC. For the past several years, services for MIS on Vancouver Island has been subcontracted to the Island Deaf and Hard of Hearing Centre (IDHHC) in Victoria and we thank them for their services to the MIS program.
Starting Tuesday, July 3, 2018 at 8:00am all MIS services will be provided through the WIDHH Vancouver office. This will help to create consistency in services across all regions and improve our medical interpreting services across the province.
Glide: MSH AVXH
IDHHC hosted a Townhall meeting on June 16th for members of the Deaf Community. It was facilitated by Linda Cundy of Edmonton.
For those who could not attend in person, IDHHC has provided the following two ASL videos
(Note: The following ASL to ENG interpretation was done during the presentation, was not rehearsed and has not been edited for the purposes of this video. Please disregard any unintentional errors):
The Provincial Language Service, a program of the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA), is seeking your input. [See ASL Vlog for more info] We have held engagement sessions around the province. The purpose of the engagement is to understand the values and specific needs related to creating a successful provincial medical Sign language interpreting services. Deaf, hard of hearing and Deaf-Blind community members came together and provided valuable input. Engagement sessions were held in Kelowna, Greater Vancouver, Victoria and Prince George.
We are now inviting you to the follow-up meeting in Vancouver where we will report on the feedback we received. TO REGISTER or if you have any questions, please email Emina@rmdelaney.com.
The meeting will take place at:
4:30 pm on Wednesday, June 20
BC Children’s and Women’s Health Centre
Clinical Support Building
932 29th Ave. Bikeway
We have also organized meeting space at five (5) other locations that will join the meeting via telehealth. Remote location details are:
Kelowna General Hospital
2268 Pandosy Street, Kelowna
2. Prince George
Prince George University Hospital Northern BC
1475 Edmonton Street, Prince George
Room: Vern Fraser Rm
Nanaimo Regional General Hospital
1200 Dufferin Cr, Nanaimo
Royal Jubilee Hospital
1952 Bay Street, Victoria
Room: EMP Boardroom 188
Terrace Mills Memorial Hospital
4720 Haugland Avenue, Terrace
Room: Education Rm