Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Elaine Campbell received Order of Ontario!

Canadian Association of the Deaf announced about Elaine Campbell:

Elaine Campbell, who has often served as CAD-ASC's delegate to palliative care issues, has been named to the Order of Ontario for her pioneering work in palliative care for Deaf Ontarians.

Elaine is a wonderful leader and supporter in the Deaf community, both here in Ottawa and in her native Maritimes. She has worked incredibly hard for years and years and years to create palliative
care programs for Deaf people, and importantly, to make it possible for Deaf people themselves to access the training to become palliative care workers.

 Her appointment balances the appointment of a cochlear implant surgeon who was also given the Order of Ontario today.

Association of Visual Language of Interpreter (AVLIC) have a new Executive Director- Chris Kenopic!!

Is this email not displaying correctly? View it in your browser.

AVLIC Announcement
Dear Sandy

AVLIC Introduces New Executive Director - Chris Kenopic

video URL to be added here
[video: ASL welcome by Jocelyn Mark and introductory remarks by Chris Kenopic]
It is with great pleasure that the AVLIC Board of Directors announces that we have approved a recommendation from the Staffing Task Force to employ Chris Kenopic as Executive Director for AVLIC. 
Chris brings to AVLIC years of experience as a leader in numerous organizations, Ontario Association of the Deaf and the Canadian Hearing Society to name a few, as well as skills in resource development, human resources, finances and strategic planning. 
Chris is based out of Georgetown, Ontario and will be starting in the position with AVLIC ‪on February 1, 2016.  We look forward to having Chris join us in our upcoming online Board meeting ‪on February 27, 2016 and the in-person Board meeting in Victoria, BC, April 9-10, 2016. 
Please join us in welcoming Chris to AVLIC. 
The Board of Directors would also like to take this opportunity to thank the Staffing Task Force for their dedication, through research, discussions and recommendation. Special thanks to Maureen Haan, Barb Mykle-Hotzon, Wayne Nicholson, Colleen Friel and Janice Lyons, in addition Christie Reaume the Board Liaison. 


Tuesday, January 19, 2016

REMINDER- Deaf Yoga Class this Wednesday 2016

Only 4 are signed up for the Leisure Guide Class starting this Wednesday. If you haven't signed up please do so as soon as possible so the class isn't cancelled. The Hard of hearing class is cancelled and we can move the Deaf yoga class back to the 6 to 7 time slot. I will let you know once I am told the class is running.


Department of Education And Advanced Learning Job Posting January 2016

Monday, January 18, 2016

New Directions- Deaf Support Services YouTube 2016

Deaf Empowerment and Future  (D.E.A.F.) Support Services now has a YouTube channel! Here's the video!

If you have any questions, feel free to email us at this email: D.E.A.F@newdirections.mb.ca

Friday, January 15, 2016

Deaf Curling Bonspiel


Here is the update from Curling Bonspiel for Bill Kluchnik, Shauna Beriault, Mark Bosko and Doug Momotiuk.

They won two games so playing for 3pm at St. Vital Curling Club. No update yet.

Thanks and have a good weekend,
Sheila Montney
Executive Director
Deaf Centre Manitoba Inc

International Catholic Deaf Association Fundraiser April 30th, 2016

Construction Companies need Qualified and Quality Deaf Construction worker!

There Is a need for Construction companies to buy into hiring Qualified and Quality Deaf construction workers who foresee safety in the workplace more so than hearing workers. Please connect with me, uspeer@re-es.org to connect me to a construction company manager. I have a couple of qualified and experienced Deaf construction workers who are ready for work. Share please on your Facebook page. Merci 

Usha Speersmile emoticon

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Deaf Man becomes EMT!


Please see the link about a Deaf man becomes EMT. It shows that Deaf people can become EMT for the job position.

See the link - http://www.lehighvalleylive.com/bethlehem/index.ssf/2013/05/bethlehem_ambulance_company_pl.html#incart_email

Enjoy reading this article,
Sheila Montney
Executive Director
Deaf Centre Manitoba Inc

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Deaf Man in USA save a deer life!


It has come to my attention that there is news in USA where a Deaf man save a deer life. Please see the link for this information and also to see the video:)

Click this or copy & paste - http://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/holding-on-for-deer-life-man-risks-his-own-to-rescue-frozen-deer-watch/#.Vo14_svb6ws.email

Sheila Montney
Executive Director
Deaf Centre Manitoba Inc

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Calvary Temple of the Deaf (CTD) host Special Guest Speaker for February 7th, 2016!

Families Forward Job Opportunity- Faciliator

Disability Matters- Vote 2016!!

We need your Help!

Are you committed creating better futures for Manitobans with disabilities?

Launched as a special joint project by Abilities Manitoba and Barrier-Free Manitoba, Disability Matters: Vote 2016 (DMV2016) is a non-partisan, cross-disability campaign to:

-Ensure that all Manitobans with disabilities can participate fully in election activities and that those who are eligible to vote are able to do so.
-Promote priority attention for disability issues in the election.
-Support Manitobans with disabilities in making informed voting decisions

Three priority issues have been identified for the campaign and we need your help to identify two more.

This is your chance to influence the DMV2016 campaign with your personal experience!


Please Share

Please share this email – the more participation the better.

Message from American Sign Language and English Interpretation Program (AEIP) at Red River College


We are very excited to announce that we have 4 students out on practicum from the AEIP at Red River College. Please watch the link to see the message from the coordinator, students and instructors - https://youtu.be/nqZ61BzgVH4

Happy New Year!!
Mandy MacDonald

Deaf Yoga Class- Need more people to make this class going!!


There are only 2 people signed up for the Sunday class at the yoga centre. If you are coming to the Sunday class let me know by Thursday. We need 4 more for the class to run.

Lisa Dessens

Manitoba Deaf Curling Club (MDCC) Annual General Meeting - January 24th, 2016

Hi everyone,

Manitoba Deaf Curling Club (MDCC)  is having their Annual General Meeting  on Sunday, January 24/16 at 2 pm. The location will be at  Deaf Centre Manitoba - Affleck Room. 

See you there!!

Thank you 
Shawna Joynt
MDCC President

Deaf News announced about Hawaii first State with Movie Theatre offering Open Captioning!!


It has come to my attention about Hawaii become the first state to have the movie theatre that offers Open Captioning. Please see the Deaf TV News (Click this link or copy & paste) ... http://ideafnews.com/

That is something we should consider it for here in Canada!!

Sheila Montney
Executive Director
Deaf Centre Manitoba Inc

ASL Video with Alphabet from YouTube !

Hello everyone,

I have come across the cool video that you all should check it out.. It is a video that provides in ASL for Alphabet. Her name is Mari Klassen and she is from BC.
Enjoy this video.
Sheila Montney
Executive Director
Deaf Centre Manitoba Inc

Friendly Reminder- Manitoba Deaf Association (MDA) New Reschedule General Meeting- this coming Thursday (Jan 7th!)