Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Winnipeg Church of the Deaf (WCD) Spring Bake Sale- April 30th,2017

Social Action for LGBTQ Chechens


please let folks know they are welcome to our event, and that ASL interpretation is available. Media will also be at this event. See attached link and photos.

Tara Sheppard

Notice of Manitoba Deaf Sport Association (MDSA) & Manitoba Deaf Darts Club (MDDC) Annual General Meeting

Annual General Meeting:
Manitoba Deaf Sports Association
Deaf Centre Manitoba-Affleck Room
285 Pembina Hwy 
Questions - please do email
PS: I understand this day is Father's Day however, Sports Committee approved this date and time. 
Annual General Meeting:
Manitoba Deaf Darts Club
Deaf Centre Manitoba
285 Pembina Hwy 
Questions - please do email at 

Thank you

Shawna Joynt
MDSA Vice-President 

Monday, April 24, 2017

Reaching E-Quality Employment Services (REES) News!

Reaching E-quality Employment Services (REES) would like to announce that they have hired Barbara Easter to work along with Usha Speers. If you do not know who is Barbara Easter, please see her biography below. 

Barbara Easter - Bio
I grew up in a farm in Finland, where life was simple. I was connected to the Deaf Community in Finland. I learned the importance of hard work and to give my body the necessary rest it needed to operate effectively on a daily basis. I graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree, majoring in Deaf Culture Pastoral Studies from North Central University in Minneapolis.
I am presently a wife, mom, pastor, and am an advocate for Deaf individuals in the community. I have over 10 years working in a counselling setting; teaching and counselling families, youth and adults.
I moved to Canada in 1998 and have been involved in the Deaf Community as a pastor with the Calvary Temple Deaf Fellowship Church since 2010. I have a passion for building relationships within the Deaf Community, as I myself am a person who is Deaf. My values lie in the importance of hard work, preparation and planning, and respect for others. My values, Deaf cultural and language background will be beneficial when empowering Deaf individuals in meeting their Employment Goals.

If you want to look for a job, please contact REES- Usha Speer ( Will announce Barbara's work email soon once they are set up with her.


Sign of the times - Winnipeg Free Press article on Friday, April 21st, 2017

Camp Kakepitay May Long Weekend 2017- Membership & Registration form are now available!!

** For your information, May Long weekend Registration & membership are now available to pick up at Deaf Resource Centre Bulletin Board **

Winnipeg Church of the Deaf (WCD) May & June 2017 News

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Friday, April 7, 2017

Manitoba Catholic Church of the Deaf (MCCD) - Good Friday Service- April 14th

Manitoba Catholic Church of the Deaf (MCCD)

April 14th, 2017

3:00 pm.
Deaf Centre Manitoba, Fiola Room


Thursday, April 6, 2017

Winnipeg Police Services News Release- Fraud Warning- Taxation Scam!

Winnipeg Police Service

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Fraud Warning - Taxation Scam
Winnipeg Police continue to receive reports of attempts at phone-based Tax Scam.
The fraudsters will contact the victim pretending to be the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) or in some cases a police officer.  The fraudsters will try to obtain your personal information and will then tell you that you have outstanding taxes.  Unfortunately they are often very aggressive even going as far as saying that they have the police at the victim’s residence to arrest them or a family member if they do not pay immediately.  Winnipeg Police are aware that in at least one case the fraudsters “spoofed” the victim’s home phone number when calling him on his cell phone. This caused the victim to fear that government agents were in his home to collect Taxes. The fraudsters also seem to target new Canadians as they are not as familiar with the Canadian tax or justice system.
The fraudster will direct the victim to pay their outstanding taxes by going to a store and purchasing a prepaid credit or gift card or by going to a money transfer business.  Once the fraudster has the details from the prepaid card or the money transfer has been sent, often out of Canada, the money is lost and cannot be recovered.

Tips to remember:

The Canada Revenue Agency has your identity information and will not use the phone to solicit it.
The CRA will never ask you to purchase gift cards or to attend a money transfer business.
If you do receive a phone call, contact the CRA, with a phone number that you look up, to confirm the details.
If you would like to learn more about tax scams or other types of fraud, contact the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre:
Protect yourself: never agree to requests for payment without researching the validity of the caller.        

Canadian Association of the Deaf (CAD) Job Opportunity- Project Director (Full Time)

Monday, April 3, 2017

Emergency Preparedness Information Flood Newsletter #6

City of Winnipeg EmergWeb - Emergency Preparedness Information

Flood Newsletter #6

Today, the City of Winnipeg provided an update on its flood preparations, based on the forecast from the Province of Manitoba, operation of the Red River Floodway and ice conditions.
The operation of the floodway, which began Friday, continues.  The City continues to respond using Thursday’s forecasted peaks (between 18.6 to 20.8 feet James).
All 25 homes identified as needing immediate sandbag dike protection yesterday, have completed the work. The 25 properties that were not immediately required to build sandbag dikes are asked to remain on stand-by.
Given current ice conditions and an observed stabilization in river levels overnight, City flood planning and operations will continue as planned. The City continues working with affected property owners to provide support and monitor sandbag dikes.
Current river levels are available at City of Winnipeg – River Levels.
The City replenished its stockpile of sandbags overnight.  Currently, there are 60,000 sandbags available, if required.
Additional precipitation or a change in ice conditions could alter the number of properties at risk. City of Winnipeg staff will continue to monitor river levels, weather conditions and floodway operations, while working closely with the Province of Manitoba, to adapt protection measures accordingly.
If you are not contacted by the City of Winnipeg regarding the need to build a sandbag dike, your property has not been identified as being at risk of river flooding.If a property owner has not heard from the City and believes their property is at risk of river flooding, they can contact 311, open 24 hours every day, by phone at 311 or by email at
The City does not require volunteers to assist in the construction of dikes.
The public is encouraged to follow the City of Winnipeg on Facebook and Twitter (#WpgFlood) for flood updates as well as reviewing flood information on

27th ASL Immersion 2017 for July 10th-14th, 2017

Canadian Hearing Society (CHS) - Update on CUPE & CHS situation

Come and Meet the Deaf Studies Program (DSP) Students- April 27th!

May 5-6th for Christian Men Fellowship & May 7th Calvary Temple Deaf Fellowship (CTDF) Service with Guest Speaker- Rev. Jari Saavalainen!!

Calvary Temple Deaf Fellowship (CTDF) Easter Schedule 2017