Volunteer Opportunity

This is an opportunity for someone with training and experience as a webmaster to provide valuable support to an organization that focuses on delivering information and programs to Manitoba’s hard of hearing community as well as their families, friends and colleagues. The job does not require a major time commitment, but performing the work will provide a significant benefit to others.
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Contacting Us

We often receive inquiries via our site’s “contact” button but recently there have been some inquiries where the contact email bounced back our responses as “mail delivery failure”.  If you’ve left an inquiry but have not heard back, please try again and ensure that the email address you provide is complete.  Thanks from the website admin team!

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Check Out Our Events Calendar!

CHHA Manitoba Chapter has many special presentations and regular meetings coming up.  Be sure to check out the listing on the right side of our home page to see what’s happening!

Winnipeg Taxi Cab Study – 2016

The Taxicab Board has engaged MNP Consulting Services to complete a review of the Winnipeg Taxicab industry to ensure access to quality, safe and efficient taxicab services including:

  • A taxicab supply that effectively meets demand
  • Affordable fares that support a healthy, viable taxicab industry
  • High quality customer service and customer satisfaction
  • Safety and security of passengers and drivers
  • Compliance with all applicable laws including accessibility standards.

The review will include consultations with cab companies and drivers, the public, and organizations with an interest in taxi and limousine services in Winnipeg.

Background information about the industry in Winnipeg and access to online surveys is available on the Winnipeg Taxi Study webpage at www Winnipeg Taxi Cab Study 2016

Please email questions or concerns to participate@mnp.ca or call 877-500-0795 toll-free.

Newborn Hearing Screening

Hearing tests for newborns will be available at 13 health-care facilities across Manitoba starting September 1, 2016.

Read the CBC report here: CBC Manitoba: Newborn Hearing Screening Expands Across Manitoba or the Winnipeg Free Press report here: Winnipeg Free Press: Hearing Program for Infants Launched

Accessibility Legislation

The Government of Manitoba Disabilities Issues Office (DIO) wishes to share an important opportunity to contribute to a national discussion on accessibility legislation.  The Government of Canada is inviting Manitoba youth with expertise in a broad range of disabilities to participate in a national conversation about accessibility.  These discussions will be part of a day-long National Youth Forum planned in Ottawa in November 2016.  Honourable Carla Qualtrough, Canada’s first Minister of Sport and Persons with Disabilities, will host the forum.

To learn more about how all Manitobans can participate in the national consultation on-line and in person, and how youth can apply to the National Youth Forum, please visit Government of Canada – disability consultations  and click on National Youth Forum.  The deadline for submissions to the Government of Canada is September 15, 2016.

Campaign for Better Hearing

The National Association of Federal Retirees and its hearing professional partners has launched the National Campaign for Better Hearing.  The campaign’s first goal is to ensure that Canadians over the age of 60 can get a free hearing test.  Participating hearing health professionals will donate $4.00 for every test performed towards a fund to help provide hearing aids to those who cannot afford them.  In 2015 the campaign collected $2.00 for every hearing test, but with this year’s increased donation, the goal is to raise $250,000.  For more information, please visit Campaign for Better Hearing or phone 1-888-903-3316 to book an appointment


Congratulations to Gael Hannan on the highly successful launch of her book, The Way I Hear It: A Life With Hearing Loss.  The book reached number two on McNally Robinson’s best seller list for non-fiction for the week of May 22 to June 1, 2016.

Video from May 26, 2016 book signing

A special event CHHA Manitoba Chapter sponsored as part of Speech and Hearing Month in 2016 was a book-signing held Thursday May 26 at the McNally Robinson book store in Winnipeg.  The event featured Gael Hannan discussing her new book, The Way I Hear It: A Life With Hearing Loss.  Gael is a sought-after speaker known for her funny and insightful performances on living with hearing loss. Here’s a link to the video posted on YouTube.  The video was shot using a cellphone from the back of the room so the quality is not perfect, but it’s still good!  You may have to increase your volume to hear it properly. Gael Hannan book signing May 27, 2016