Support and resources for the Deaf Community and their allies

Community News and Events

Read below for the latest news and events in the Deaf community. If you would like to submit a posting for this page, please email communications@deafandhearalberta.ca

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Calgary Police Service Vulnerable Persons Registry

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…

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Disability Tax Credit from Canada Revenue Agency

Disability Tax Credit The disability tax credit (DTC) is a non-refundable tax credit that helps persons with disabilities or their supporting persons reduce the amount of income tax they may have to pay. Being eligible for the DTC can also open the door to other government programs. For more information, go to www.cra.gc.ca/dtc or call…

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Strengthening Deaf Girls’ and Young Women’s Economic Prosperity

Check out these attached flyers for more information on workshops that teach financial prosperity to young women across Canada.  This project is sponsored by the Canadian Association of the Deaf and Status of Women Canada. Edmonton here. Calgary here. Video here. Contact Robyn Mackie at robyn.mackie70@gmail.com to register!

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ASD Receives Provincial Funding

The Alberta School for the Deaf (ASD) is among 18 schools in Edmonton and across the province that have been identified as receiving provincial funding for modernizations and upgrades, improving the quality of learning for its students and increasing supports for ASD’s tenants. For the full story, read the news release here

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