Category Archives: Announcements

Spotlight on Invisible Disabilities Project

CHHA, in partnership with 18 other disability organizations, has officially launched its Spotlight on Invisible Disabilities Project.   This project is funded by the Government of Canada’s Social Development Partnerships Program – Disability component.  The Canadian Hard of Hearing Association (CHHA) is spearheading the project to conduct consultations and forums to give those with invisible disabilities a voice and an opportunity to contribute to Canada’s planned accessibility legislation. Read more »

January 12, 2017 – Hold the Date!

CHHA Manitoba Chapter will hold an open meeting at 7:00 p.m. January 12th in Room 202-203 at the Society for Manitobans with Disabilities building.  Details provided in the Events Calendar on the right-hand side of your screen!

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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Loop to HEAR Winnipeg

On Monday October 3rd CHHA Manitoba received word that it’s grant proposal was approved and the Manitoba Chapter will be receiving a $4000. donation from the CHHA Foundation to help move forward with its project “Loop to HEAR Winnipeg”‘

The CHHA Foundation is a registered charitable fundraising organization, that  supports the activities and programs of the Canadian Hard of Hearing Association (CHHA).  CHHA Manitoba is grateful for this generous donation which will enable them to implement the project Loop to HEAR Winnipeg.

The Loop to HEAR Winnipeg is a project that CHHA Manitoba plans to implement to increase awareness and the benefits of the loop system.  The planned system is portable, enabling setup at various venues, such as presentations and classes in order to demonstrate the value of improved communication.  CHHA Manitoba Chapter believes that after seeing the system in operation members of the public will willingly advocate for wider distribution of loop systems in public venues.

Congratulations to all the people on the Grant Committee who worked so hard getting this proposal in and approved, great job!

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!

Web Site Update

Our web site is currently being updated and tested. If you encounter problems, please click on the Contact button above and send us a message.  We should be up and fully operational soon.

CHHA National Conference

The CHHA national conference takes place from May 21 to 23, 2015 at the Westin Nova Scotian Hotel located in Halifax, Nova Scotia.  The conference includes a reception, plenary sessions and workshops, an exhibit hall, and a banquet with a special evening event as well as the association’s annual general meeting.  For details, check out the conference information on the national web site at http://www.chha.ca/conference/index2.php

T9-1-1 Service is Now Available in Manitoba

WINNIPEG, Manitoba:   June 5, 2014 – MTS announced today that members of the deaf, deafened, hard of hearing or speech impaired (DHHSI) community can now communicate with 9-1-1 call centres in Manitoba using wireless text messaging through Text with 9-1-1 service (T9-1-1).

The launch of T9-1-1 in Manitoba was achieved through collaboration between the provincial Public Safety Answering Points and the Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association. Visit http://www.textwith911.ca for general information about how to use T9-1-1 and service availability across Canada.

MTS wireless customers who are members of the DHHSI community must register their approved wireless devices for T9-1-1 either at http://www.mts.ca/t911 or through an MTS dealer.

Rogers cellular customers can register for T9-1-1- service at https://www.rogers.com/web/T911.portal?setLanguage=en

Click the following link to see a listing of Manitoba municipalities, towns and cities where T9-1-1- service is available:  http://textwith911.ca/static/MB-Areas.html

National Speech Reading Program

Instructor training is currently planned for six Canadian cities, including Winnipeg.  Read more »

2014 National Conference in Toronto

Registration is now available for CHHA’s national conference taking place May 22nd to 24th at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel in Toronto.  For conference details and to register – http://www.chha.ca/conference/index.php

The annual general meeting will take place at the conference in addition to the many conference activities and presentations:

Notice is hereby given that the annual general meeting of the members of the Canadian Hard of Hearing Association (CHHA) will be held at the Fairmont Royal York, 100 Front Street West, in the City of Toronto, Province of Ontario on Saturday, May 24, 2014, at 3:15 p.m., for the purpose of:

  • receiving and considering the annual report and financial statements for the year ended December 31, 2013 and the report of the auditors thereon;
  • adopting the proposed new bylaw and resolutions for the transition to the Canada Not-for-profit Corporations Act; and
  • transacting such further and other business as may properly come before the meeting or any adjournment thereof.