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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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Hand Made Heritage Invitation

Join us on Wednesday, April 4, 2018 to celebrate the Hand Made Heritage (HMH) project with an evening of storytelling.

Deaf and Hard of Hearing seniors and youth have been sharing time together in art workshops, digital storytelling, and classroom visits as part of the HMH project funded by New ...

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WIDHH Award of Merit Nominations

The Award of Merit Committee is now accepting nominations for the Annual WIDHH Award of Merit, to be presented at the Annual General Meeting (exact 2018 date to be announced).

The purpose of the award is to recognize outstanding individuals, groups, or organizations that have made a difference in the ...

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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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WIDHH Board of Directors Call for Nominations

The WIDHH Nomination Committee is now accepting nominations for the WIDHH Board of Directors.  There are eight available elected positions being sought for nomination to the Board of Directors.  Any WIDHH Member in good standing with energy and vision for serving the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Community is encouraged ...

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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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