Happy Retirement

After 11 years of dedicated service, our colleague Roxanne Beatty will be retiring on June 28th . In her role as Administration and Hearing Health Services Assistant in our Nanaimo office, Roxanne developed expertise in hearing assistive technologies – and her mastery will be missed by staff and clients alike. There was no technical issue that Roxanne couldn’t resolve. She provided outreach and education to several communities during her years with us, and provided invaluable support to adults adjusting to hearing loss and the use of hearing aids. Thank you Roxanne for your commitment and outstanding work! We will miss you, and wish you the very best in your retirement.

Welcome New Staff Member

We would like to introduce the newest member to the IDHHC employment team, Kara Winlaw. Kara has a Master’s Degree in Occupational Therapy and significant work experience in vocational rehabilitation, job coaching, case work and action plans for employment and the social services field. Kara is excited to work with Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals in Victoria to assist them with preparing for employment and their job search. We are thrilled to have her join the IDHHC team.

Annual General Meeting

The Island Deaf and Hard of Hearing Centre Association 2017-2018 Annual General Meeting will be held on Wednesday, June 27th at 6:00 pm. Please note the new meeting location: 130 – 1555 McKenzie Avenue.

As per the IDHHC Bylaws:

Part 10: General and Special Meetings of the Association

10.1 IDHHC’s Annual General Meeting shall be held on Vancouver Island, British Columbia within 90
days of IDHHC’s fiscal year end.

10.2 At the Annual General Meeting, the following business shall be transacted:
a) All annual reports, including a financial statement signed by IDHHC’s accountant shall be

b) The election of next year’s Board; and,

c) Any other such business as is deemed necessary, or of educational/informational interest.

10.3 Written notice of a General Meeting, that is mailed or emailed, as well as all business proposed
to be transacted, shall be provided to the membership at least twenty-one (21) days prior to the
date of the General Meeting at the member’s last address listed in the Register. If revisions to
the Bylaws are proposed, copies of the proposed amendments shall be provided in the notice.
No inadvertent error or omission in the giving of notice of any General Meeting shall invalidate
the notice or the General Meeting or invalidate or make void any proceedings taken at such
General Meeting.

Office Closure

The Victoria office of IDHHC will be closed to facilitate the move to its new address. The office will be closed Wednesday, Thursday and Friday May 30th, May 31st, as well as June 1st.

The office will reopen on MONDAY, JUNE 4th at 8:30 am at the NEW ADDRESS: 130 – 1555 McKenzie Avenue.

** IMPORTANT NOTE ** During that time, Interpreting Services will still be available.
Text 250.818.0479 or Email

Board Nominations

Nominations for the IDHHC Board of Directors are now being accepted by the Nominations Committee, of the Board. The deadline for nominations is May 22nd. All applicants require a completed nomination form, signed by the member wishing to serve on the Board, as well as two other members who support the nomination.

Read More and Download Nomination Form

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MIS Update

Hello, I’m Mark Dunn I am the representative for the Deaf community on Vancouver Island with IDHHC.  I wanted to let you know the good news about MIS.  MIS services on island are provided by IDHHC and that will continue until July 3rdat which time WIDHH will take over coordinating MIS services for Vancouver Island.  So continue to contact IDHHC for any MIS services until July 3rd.  Thank you