Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Canada's Day Fun activities information

Deaf Centre Manitoba Inc Board & staff wishes you all a happy Canada's Day!!

Here is the resource information for Canada's Day fun activities:

You can click or copy & paste to see full information on many places for Canada's Day like Assiniboine Park, The Forks, Obsorne area, etc

Special announcement from SRV Canada VRS about expanding hours again!

Special announcement from Canadian Adminstrator of Video Relay Services (CAVRS):

We’re expanding our service hours... again!

Beginning July 3rd, you will be able to make VRS calls starting 3 hours earlier in the day, (Monday to Friday) all across the country.

New Morning Hours
Monday to Friday

Pacific Time

am -
Mountain Time

am -
Central Time

am -
Eastern Time

am -
Atlantic Time

am -
Newfoundland Time

am -
Also, Saturday and Sunday VRS hours are now 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM Eastern Time.

Monday, June 26, 2017

Society for Manitobans with Disabilities Saving Circle Information available!!

Important information from Government of Canada about Smoke Detector!


Please read this information from Government of Canada Website about Smoke Detectors in your home. They encourage you to replace it every 10 years. There are new and update smoke detectors now than many years ago. Please replace it right away if it is over 10 years.

This information is from Gov't of Canada website:

Smoke detectors
Smoke detectors save lives. It is important to put smoke detectors in the right places in your home. You should also test them regularly to make sure that they work properly. You can minimize your family's risk of fire-related injury or death by installing the right number of smoke detectors in the right places in your home, and by keeping them all in good working order.
  • Install smoke detectors outside each bedroom and sleeping area, and on each level of your home, including the basement.
  • Read and follow every step of the manufacturer's directions when you install your smoke detectors.
  • Test your smoke detectors every month to make sure that they are working properly.
  • Follow the manufacturer's directions for cleaning your smoke detectors.
  • Change the batteries as often as recommended by the manufacturer.
  • Replace any smoke detector that is more than ten years old.
  • Investigate any false alarms, and have an escape plan in case of a real fire.
Sheila Montney
Executive Director
Deaf Centre Manitoba Inc

Thursday, June 22, 2017

CBC News with Sheila Montney & Dennis Zimmer about Video Relay Services (VRS)


CBC Manitoba News had a show on the television to show what is Video Relay Services (VRS). Please click or copy & paste to see the CBC news. The show about VRS is about ten minutes from the beginning of the show.

Sheila Montney
Executive Director
Deaf Centre Manitoba Inc

Article from CBC- Video Relay Service a new Technnology!

Hello ,

Please see the link- about educating hearing people what Video Relay Services is all about.

It will be showing on CBC tonight.

Sheila Montney
Executive Director

Deaf Centre Manitoba Inc

Monday, June 19, 2017

Important message from Barrier Free Manitoba & Education Solutions Manitoba- Encourage you to sign up!!

Barrier Free Manitoba and Education Solutions Manitoba  is lobbying the government to establish an Accessible Education standard  under the new Accessibility for Manitobans Act.
If you believe Manitoba should set up a standard that ensures accessible education for ALL, click on the link below and sign your name. SHARE AWAY! We need as many “signatures” as possible!

The letter to Minister Fielding, along with a quick and easy to use way for individuals and organizations to 'sign on' as an undersigned, has been posted online at:

This site also provides basic background info on why the letter was developed for visitors who may not have had an extensive involvement in this particular issue. The site also encourages organizations and individuals to ‘sign on’ before June 30th when the letter and the first list of undersigneds will be delivered to the Minister. As some organizations and individuals, who are generally supportive of improving accessibility in our educational systems, will require additional time to make the decision to support the letter and its request, we will continue gathering support over the coming months.

Help lever the power of social media by ‘liking' and ‘sharing' FaceBook posts about the letter on BFM’s FaceBook page ( and retweeting tweets BFM makes about the letter on our Twitter account ( )Our posts and tweets started last week and will continue through to the end of next week. As David Lepofsky said, social media is an increasingly powerful tool that can support change processes.)

As value added, I also wanted to draw your attention to two additional resources. First, BFM has posted information about the letter and the request for an accessible education standard on our web site at:

If you find this information helpful, please feel free to share it with others. At the very least, it may provide some comfort to those who are unfamiliar with BFM’s strong and effective non-partisan work over the last 8+ years in advancing disability and human rights.

Second, I have attached a recent national study conducted by the Canadian Human Rights Commission that was released earlier this year. The study focused only students with disabilities in high schools, colleges and universities. The report, Left Out: Challenges faced by persons with disabilities in Canada’s schools, concludes that:

The results of this study show that significant proportions of Canadians with disabilities are facing systemic social and institutional barriers to a quality education. These barriers are having a negative impact on the educational attainment, training, employment, career path and overall well-being of Canadians with disabilities.

Here’s what Marie-Claude Landry, Chief Commissioner of the Canadian Human Rights Commission, had to say in reference to the study's key findings.

“In a knowledge-based economy, where education is paramount, it is shocking that still today so many students with disabilities end their education because of the sheer difficulty they experience in getting an education. How can our society support all students in realizing their full potential when getting an education is a daily battle against social exclusion, avoidance and bullying?” (excerpted from

In closing, I know that the end of June is a very busy time for lots of people. But we have a very time limited opportunity before us to promote positive and lasting change.

So PLEASE do all that you can to help move this critically important agenda ahead.


Patrick Falconer

Consultant to the Barrier-Free Manitoba Steering Committee

For Deaf Community - want to see Ciorque Du Soleil -Kurios Cabinet of Curiosities? Buy now with special price!!

KURIOS by Cirque du Soleil

Buy Now, Show Ends July 9

Special 25% off for TNSE Staff!*
For a limited time, Cirque du Soleil is offering all TNSE staff members with a 25% off discount offer on regularly priced tickets!

To take advantage of this special offer, click the BUY NOW button below and enter the offer code:

*Conditions apply. Discount available on select seating inventory for select shows, while supplies last.  Cannot be combined with any other offer. No exchanges or refunds.

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

New Executive Director at Prairie Children's Centres Inc - June 19th, 2017


I would like to inform you all that Prairie Children's Centres Inc have hired a new Executive Director- Kathnie Gagnon.

She will start her new position on Monday, June 19th.

I will inform you what is her email address once she resume her position so you can contact her if you want to add your child to Prairie Children's Centres Inc -Pembina at Deaf Centre Manitoba.

Thank you,
Sheila Montney
Executive Director
Deaf Centre Manitoba Inc