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WIDHH Opportunities Fund Program Announcement

WIDHH wants Deaf and Hard of Hearing job seekers to join our Opportunities Fund Program starting January 2, 2018 until June 29, 2018.  


Work with a Case Manager to develop employment skills in order to gain valuable work experience potentially leading to full-time employment.  


You will receive funds for living ...

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Extraordinary General Meeting

Dear Member,


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN to all Members of the Western Institute for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (WIDHH), a society incorporated under the Society Act of British Columbia, that there will be an Extraordinary General Meeting at 6:00pm on Thursday, October 26th, 2017 in the ...

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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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Hand Made Heritage Second Town Hall Invitation

"Hand Made Heritage" or HMH is an intergenerational project that aims to connect Deaf Youth with Deaf Seniors. The exchange of ideas between the young and old will produce a creative multimedia end product, such as a video or theatre show, that will be presented to the community before the ...

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Hand Made Heritage Town Hall Invitation

"Hand Made Heritage" or HMH is an intergenerational project that aims to connect Deaf Youth with Deaf Seniors. The exchange of ideas between the young and old will produce a creative multimedia end product, such as a video or theatre show, that will be presented to the community before the ...

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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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Hand Made Heritage Project Announcement

You are invited to participate in New Horizon’s “Hand Made Heritage” Project!


What it is: This project will start a ASL discussion between Young Deaf and Deaf Seniors.  Participants will be part of making something to preserve Deaf Heritage for future Deaf generations.


How: This project will explore ways ...

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Join Us! WIDHH's Making Waves Gala


It is our pleasure to announce the third annual “Making Waves” Gala fundraiser on Friday, June 9, 2017 at The Arbutus Club.  The Cocktail Reception begins at 6:30pm.


The Making Waves Gala will be an evening of entertainment and inspiration. Our goal is for all our guests to be ...

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Hearing Health Fair

Following on from a successful event in 2014, BC charity the Western Institute for Deaf and Hard of Hearing (WIDHH) is hosting its “Hearing Health Fair” in Vancouver on May 4th at the Holiday Inn on West Broadway.



This free event is open to the public and will focus on ...

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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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