The Calgary Police Service has created a database where people can register if they have a physical, mental, or medical condition that means they may require special attention in an emergency. Now we need you to do your part. If you are a vulnerable person or care for a vulnerable person, then we need you to give us your information. Your privacy will be protected and the information you provide will only be used by the police, fire, and EMS to help you or your loved one when you are in danger.
Deaf & Hear Alberta (DHA) offers the unique opportunity to have an excellent work-life balance while making a positive difference in the lives of Deaf and Hard of Hearing people.
Job Title: Deaf Services Assistant (Part Time) – EDMONTON
Reports To: Deaf Services Manager
Overview: The Deaf Services Assistant will work as directed to support an effective, efficient and ethical Deaf Services Program for Deaf & Hear Alberta, ensuring that the needs of the internal and external stakeholder groups are met.
Timeline: Position will remain open until a suitable candidate is found.
Click here for the full Deaf Services Assistant – Job Posting
Click here for a detailed Job Description
Due to popular demand, we are now offering Signing Naturally 101 during the spring semester as well as the winter. One of our most popular classes, Signing Naturally 101 teaches students the basics of American Sign Language, including the alphabet, how to introduce themselves, and how to hold a basic conversation. This course also provides an introduction to Deaf culture and practices.
Fee: $250 + textbook ($80) = $330
Date: April 2-June 4, 2014 (Wednesdays)
Time: 6:30 pm-9:00 pm
Location: Deaf and Hear Alberta,
63 Cornell Road NW, Calgary
Register online here
Please note: registration closes March 25.
This class will fill up fast, so don’t delay- register online today!
Registration for Deaf and Hear Alberta’s 2014 ASL classes is now open! We have classes for all levels of learners, including our Family Focused Immersion classes, open to families with children. For more information on class dates, cost, and to access our online registration, click here.
Would you like to make a difference in a senior’s life? We are currently seeking volunteers who would be willing to be companion to a Deaf senior. Depending on the individual, this could involve a variety of things- visiting them in their home, going shopping together, or even just going for a walk. This is a wonderful opportunity to provide friendship and companionship to a senior who may not be able to participate in the same activities that they used to.
Please note: Due to the nature of this position, volunteers must be fluent in ASL.
For more information or to apply for this volunteer position, please contact our Manager of Deaf Services, Cindy Pilz, by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
In wake of the recent news that an unqualified sign language interpreter was present at Nelson Mandela’s memorial, Deaf & Hear Alberta has issued a news release. Please click here to view the news release in PDF format.