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Empower U Training

We were just informed of a wonderful opportunity, a free all-day workshop in Vancouver on October 28, 2019. Here is the excerpt from Canadian Association of the Deaf.


Empower U: Learn to Access Your Deaf Rights
& Disability Rights

Training on Canadian Human Rights, the Convention on the
Rights of Person with Disabilities (CRPD) and its Optional Protocol (OP)
VANCOUVER – October 28, 2019

This training aims to increase awareness of how to address discrimination using more familiar Canadian human rights laws, such as Human Rights Codes, and the newer laws, such as international Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). This is the training for Deaf people, and for persons with all disabilities. The training is part of the project funded by the Employment and Social Development Canada, and it is implemented by the Canadian Association of the Deaf – Association des Sourds du Canada (CAD-ASC) in collaboration with Council of Canadians with Disabilities (CCD), Council on Rehabilitation and Work (CCRW), ARCH Disability Law, DisAbled Women’s Network, and BC Aboriginal Network on Disability Society (BCANDS).

The event is co-presented by the Council of Canadians with Disabilities, and the Canadian Association of Deaf – Association des Sourds du Canada.

October 28, Heritage Hall, 3102 Main Street (at the corner of 15th Avenue), Vancouver.
Workshop will last from 9:00 to 17:00, with refreshments and lunch included. No cost.

What will I learn?
At the end of the training you will have:

  • Knowledge of how to use the United Nations CRPD and the Optional Protocol, as well as Human Rights Codes and the Accessible Canada Act
  • Understanding the systems where to seek redress for discrimination
  • Ability to access and navigate the system to redress for discrimination
  • These workshops are for people with disabilities, Deaf people, allies, human rights activists, community change makers, students concerned with social justice, and disability support workers.

    Organizer: Pavel Chernousov, Project Director, Canadian Association of the Deaf. Email: pavel@cad.ca

    Please register for the event at: https://secure.neads.ca/register/en.php?id=19BC

    Level One Speechreading – Autumn 2019

    Level One Speechreading

    Let’s Talk!

    Developed by Canadian Hard of Hearing Association)

    TUESDAYS – September 17 – November 19
    THURSDAYS – September 19 – November 21

    TIME: 9:30AM to 11:30AM
    WHERE: 130 – 1555 McKenzie Avenue Victoria

    Register in person or via telephone at 250.592.8144.

    Info Hubs – Autumn 2019

    Here are this season’s Info Hub sessions! Contact us for questions and/or more information.

    1:30PM – 3:00PM
    No RSVP needed.

    September 16: Senior Smart Drive with Colleen Woodger, Road Safety Coordinator
    October 7: Fire Safety with Mike Simpson, Saanich Fire Chief
    November 4: Creating Quieter Communities with Trevor Hancock, Retired UVic Professor
    December 2: Cochlear Implants & BAHA’s with Hugh McCormack, Audiologist

    COST: $8.00 (free to IDHHC members)
    (Annual Membership is $25)

    LOCATION: 130 – 1555 McKenzie Avenue Victoria, BC
    Free Parking!

    Captioning services will be provided. ASL interpreters provided upon request.