Monday, June 29, 2015

CHS Appoints New President and CEO

CHS Appoints New President and CEO

ASL announcement
Click here for an ASL-English message from CHS Board Chair Timothy Andradé

TORONTO, Ontario   -- The Canadian Hearing Society (CHS) Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Julia Dumanian has been appointed President and CEO, effective July 6, 2015.

“We are very excited about having Julia join us.  She is a visionary leader with a track record of success in change management and innovation.  We had a very complex and thorough search.  She was clearly the right choice for CHS as we celebrate our 75th anniversary,” says CHS Board Chair Timothy Andradé.

For more than 20 years, Ms. Dumanian has been a leader and accomplished executive in the field of healthcare.  Serving in the public, non-profit and private sectors, she has held CEO and senior executive roles in many Canadian organizations, most recently as President of Canadian Lab Solutions, President/CEO of Cambridge Memorial Hospital, and Provincial Supervisor and CEO of CCACs in Hamilton and Niagara.  Ms. Dumanian has also been a United Way CEO.

Known as a transformational and turn-around leader, Ms. Dumanian is highly regarded for the passion and vision she brings to organizations.  An innovative and strategic Chief Executive Officer, she has led change and improved performance and outcomes within the hospital and health delivery sectors.  A very strong, strategic thinker and solution-builder, Julia’s has proven she is a  results-oriented CEO, who is committed to empowering people and building a sustainable organization.  A skilled leader, fundraiser and compelling communicator, Ms. Dumanian has a demonstrated record of success and innovation in complex, multi-stakeholder organizations.

Amongst her many accolades, Ms. Dumanian has been recognized as Hospital Turnaround Leader of the Year and a recipient of the YWCA’s Woman of Distinction Award.  She holds a Master of Arts Degree and an Honours Bachelor of Arts, and has professional certificates in Healthcare Leadership, Fundraising and Governance.

“I am truly privileged and excited to work with the tremendous Board and dedicated staff at the Canadian Hearing Society. I welcome the opportunity to bring my skills and experience to this great organization and to its mandate to remove communication barriers for all,” says Ms. Dumanian.

In addition to her executive commitments, Ms. Dumanian believes strongly in proactive corporate citizenship, and personally volunteers on, and provides mentorship to, national and community-based boards and committees.

Click here for an English message from CHS Board Chair Timothy Andrade

For further information, please contact:
Kara-Ann Miel
Director, Marketing & Communications
cell: 416-577-7993


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Volunteers for 3rd Western Canada Deaf 55+ Games August 2015

Manager for DC Cafe at Deaf Centre Manitoba

This is to inform you that Jason Armitage will be joining the Food Services team as the new Manager for DC Cafe and Pembina Place PCH beginning Monday, July 13th.  Jason brings immense knowledge and experience in the Food Service Industry as well as experience in the Healthcare setting. 

DRC Staff

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Manitoba Catholic Church of the Deaf July and August 2015

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Vote: Colours of Corydon Celebrates Culture on the Avenue 2015

Winnipeggers can vote for their favourite sculptures from June 26th to August 29th.
The artist with the most votes gets an award of $2,500.

Please see the below link from CBC News Manitoba:

DRC Management

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Vote for Jamelena Mari Andrabado for Young Citizen!!


This is Mari-Len Andrabado.  I am Deaf  and presently teaching at Manitoba School for the Deaf.  I need your support to vote for my daughter Jamelena Mari (JM).  She worked on her video project about Deaf Education in Canada.  

She won and 13 others out of 150 students, the " Young Citizens Award"  for Canada History at "Red River Heritage Fair" held last May 7th , 2015 at University of Winnipeg.

Jamelena Mari Andreabado's message:

Hi Everyone!

As you know I have been chosen and received the " Young Citizen Award". Only two young students will win the trip to Ottawa. I made a video of my project- Listen Up; Deaf Education in Canada. I need  your vote to win this trip, 50 % vote will come from all the judges and 50 % will be coming from your vote.

Please vote for me as this would not only be a great experience but also a great awareness for Deaf Education in Canada.

Just click on link,

Here is how to process with voting on the website:

you see big  yellow box with word- "VOTE" ,  please  click on  it then type your e-mail address. You can vote more than one, use different email one at a time.

If you would like to leave a nice comment, thanks.

Please share and spread to your families and friends. Voting ends Sunday, July 5th.

Your vote is much appreciated,

Jamelena Mari (JM)

Here is what the website look like but please click the link above:

Jeunes Citoyens / Young Citizens


Fair address: Red River Heritage Fair

Project: Listen Up; Deaf Education In Canada
My project focuses on the Deaf schools all around Canada. I also interview a Deaf lady (my mother) who lives in Canada and has a great life. My project shows just one of the many reasons Canada is a great country which is inclusive to all people.

What was the most interesting thing you learned about your topic?

I learned that my mom (who is Deaf) was one of the first deaf graduates form the University of Winnipeg. I was very impressed also by the fact that she went to a hearing school and still got a very good education. I also thought that the fact that there are Deaf school all around our country was amazing.

What important lessons have you learned that you want to share with other Canadians?

Canada has made all Deaf schools very nice. Canada has made sure the Deaf can get a quality education. Canada makes sure that the students are able to learn education in a comfortable space.

How would you compare your life today to the lives of those studied in your project?

They had (and still do) have options of what type of school they would like to go to(hearing school with an interpreter or a specialized Deaf school).People who are Deaf, in Canada, were treated very well, and so am I. In Canada we realize equality no matter your race, gender, or language.