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News & Events

Interpreting Presentations in BC

Come out and meet WIDHH's Head of Interpreting Tim Mallach and learn more information about Medical and Community interpreting services.  All are welcome - Deaf, Deaf-Blind, Hard of Hearing and their Hearing families.


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There will be several presentations throughout BC and we will update the list of presentation dates and ...

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WIDHH’s New Building Info Session

Rendering of WIDHH's New Building


 


The Western Institute for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (WIDHH) has waited a long time for a new place to call home.



For almost five decades, WIDHH’s Head Office has operated out of a renovated convent building on West 7th Avenue in Vancouver. This aging building is deteriorating ...

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Ministry of Health Supports WIDHH's New Centre of Excellence

People who are deaf and hard of hearing will soon benefit from a new state-of-the-art centre of excellence in Vancouver.


The Ministry of Health has provided $1 million in funding to the Western Institute for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (WIDHH) to support the new centre. WIDHH has begun ...

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Our Tri-Cities Office has Moved!

Our Tri-Cities Office has moved to a new suite - in the same building!  The Tri-Cities Office is now in suite number 210, just across the halll from our old space.  The new office is currently closed as we are in the process of moving and appreciate your patience. 



In the ...

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Executive Director Summer Updates

WIDHH's Interim Executive Director, Grace Shyng would like to share some Summer updates with you!


Executive Director Summer Updates ASL Video

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Hand Made Heritage Project Celebration

Creative minds throughout the Greater Vancouver Deaf Community participated in a 6-month journey to help preserve Deaf Culture and heritage for future generations to come.


The “Hand Made Heritage” project began an intergenerational partnership with the aim to connect Deaf youth with Deaf seniors. They explored ways to improve future ...

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WIDHH Medical Interpreting Services Advisory Committee

WIDHH is excited to announce we have established an Medical Interpreting Service Advisory Committee.


We look forward to working with our community and partners throughout BC to make our interpreting program even better.  Watch the full announcement below.


  MIS Advisory Committee ASL Video


If you have any questions, please contact Tim Mallach Head of Interpreting ...

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Medical Interpreting Services in BC

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 ...

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Team WIDHH Thanks You!

WIDHH would like to extend a big “THANK YOU!” to our donors and runners for participating in the Scotiabank Charity Challenge.  Thank you for helping us raise over $5,000!



It was a warm day in Vancouver with over 6,500 participants gathered for the Scotiabank Half-Marathon and 5K on ...

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International Recognition for WIDHH Staff

The Western Institute for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (WIDHH) is proud to announce that Sandra Baker, Senior Audiologist and Manager of WIDHH’s Tri-Cities Hearing Clinic and Dr. Lorienne Jenstad, Associate Professor of UBC and Research Co-Coordinator of WIDHH’s newly formed Research Department, were recently recognized internationally ...

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Global Accessibility Awareness Day

As the winners of the City of Vancouver’s “Accessible City 2018” Award, the Western Institute for Deaf and Hard of Hearing (WIDHH) is delighted to celebrate Global Accessibility Awareness Day on May 17 and National Speech and Hearing Month throughout May!


Every day Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals ...

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Meet WIDHH's Acting Executive Director

WIDHH would like to introduce Grace Shyng, Acting Executive Director.  Watch the video below to find out more about what is going on at WIDHH now.


Thank you for watching. Stay tuned as we plan to give regular updates!


 


ASL Video Clip for Meet WIDHH's Acting Executive Director


 


If you have any questions, ideas, or comments, please contact Grace ...

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STARS of Vancouver Award

The Western Institute for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing is delighted to announce that readers of the Vancouver Courier newspaper have voted the WIDHH Hearing Clinic first place in the Hearing Aid category at this year’s STARS of Vancouver Awards!


The Awards, which showcases the best and brightest ...

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WIDHH Announcement: MIS Transition in BC

Dear members of our Deaf, Hard of Hearing, Interpreting and Medical Services Community on Vancouver Island,


Our Agency is the provider of Medical Interpreting Services (MIS) for BC. For the past several years, services for MIS on the island has been subcontracted to the Island Deaf and Hard of Hearing ...

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WIDHH's Interpreting Services Announcement

The Interpreting Services department at the Western Institute for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (WIDHH) has an exciting announcement for you!


WIDHH is the largest provider of ASL interpreting services in Western Canada. We offer two distinct interpreting services: Community Interpreting Service (CIS) and Medical Interpreting Service (MIS). MIS ...

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City of Vancouver 2018 Excellence Awards "Accessible City Award"

Board and Staff Members posting with the Accessible City Award


 


We are delighted to announce that the Western Institute for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (WIDHH) were recipients of the “Accessible City” Award 2018 at last night’s City of Vancouver Awards of Excellence. These awards recognize the outstanding achievements of individuals and organizations, across five categories of excellence ...

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Dr. Perry T. Leslie Memorial

Perry Thorold Leslie (1943 - Sept.14, 2017), Professor Emeritus, 73, of Vancouver, BC, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, September 14th, 2017. Born in Pembroke, Ontario, and raised in Burnaby, BC, Perry lived most of his life with his wife Myrna Gail (Spence) in Vancouver. They raised their family in West ...

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Thank You!


 


First of all, we’d like to extend a huge “THANK YOU” to our sponsors, donors, guests, and volunteers for making our gala a great success. Thank you for helping us raise over $51,000 WIDHH’s Making Waves Gala!  The funds raised will allow WIDHH to continue improving communication ...

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An Update on WIDHH's Relocation Plan

 WIDHH Building Plan Update Video Clip


Hello Everyone! My name is Susan Masters and I am the Executive Director at the Western Institute for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing.

I am pleased to be here today to share with you the latest on our relocation plans. I am providing you with a summary of the ...

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THANK YOU!

 


First of all, we’d like to extend a huge “THANK YOUto our sponsors, donors, guests, and volunteers for making our gala a great success. Thank you for helping us raise over $61,000 at 60 Years of Making Waves - WIDHH’s Diamond Gala!  The funds raised will allow ...

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