Monday, February 19, 2018

ATTENTION: New information regarding Deaf Resource Centre (DRC) office

Starting Tuesday, February 20th, during the closure of Deaf Resource Centre (DRC) office till there is a new staff available. Here is the resource information that you all need to know:

Communication Devices: Need the communication devices like wake-up alarm clock or strobe fire alarm, you can contact the Canadian Hearing Society (CHS) store with the phone number 1-866-518-0000 as someone will assist with your order. Please make sure you mention that you were referred by Deaf Centre Manitoba Inc (DCM Inc) as it is still partnership between DCM Inc and CHS.

Interpreter: Please go to and create an account first then you can book an interpreter. If you already have an account with ECCOE, please use this website to book an interpreter. If you do not have a computer access, please call Candy Badger the scheduler to book an interpreter by 204-926-3271. (If you need step by step instruction of how to book the interpreter on the website, please email for the instruction).

Public computer/Library: There are many public computers on Osborne street. Public Library is at Winnipeg Public Library on 251 Donald street.

Book event/meeting at Deaf Centre Manitoba (DCM) building: Please call Krista Henry at the Front desk by 204-284-0802 or email

Tenant issues: Please see Ashley Derkacz, Tenant Resource Coordinator for any tenant issues as she is happy to assist you as she can.

Deaf Centre Manitoba (DCM) building: Please see or email the building manager-Lydia Warketin any building issues. The email for the building manager is She is happy to listen to any concern regarding the building.

Social Media: Please continue to send any news or events to this as it is still monitored and will upload through social media. Be advised that it take a while to be post through social media. Your patience would be much appreciated:)

Deaf Centre Manitoba Inc (DCM Inc)/Deaf Resource Centre (DRC): Any concern regarding DCM Inc/DRC, please contact DCM Inc Chairperson-Doug Momotiuk. His email address is

Thank you for your patience with the Deaf Centre Manitoba Inc (DCM Inc) Board while they are searching for a new replacement to run the Deaf Resource Centre (DRC) office. Hopefully it will re-open sometime in the middle of March:)

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Looking for someone to assist Assistant Professor at College of Rehabilitation Science

Looking for deaf/HOH individual to help me in a practical lab with physiotherapy students at the University of Manitoba, Bannatyne (downtown) Campus.  Accessibility Services at the U of M suggested I reach out to you as they are unable to help me this year.

The task for the physiotherapy students is to teach a deaf/HOH individual balance exercises in standing through an ASL interpreter (we have someone for that role).  The deaf/HOH person’s job is to portray someone (preferably someone in their 20s or 30s) who has recently been diagnosed with MS and has some balance issues. They essentially have a short medical history to memorize and then do the exercises as instructed. Ten groups of 5 physiotherapy students each will rotate through the room every 15 mins. 

We are able to pay $15/hr for this two-hour activity scheduled for Thursday, February 22 from 1-3 pm (next Thursday!).

If you are interested, please email me at 

Moni Fricke, BMR(PT), PhD
Assistant Professor
College of Rehabilitation Sciences, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences

Association of Visual Language Interpreters of Canada- Seeking to Commission a Deaf Graphic Artist!

February 13, 2018

Seeking to Commission a Deaf Graphic Artist

During the 2017 Annual General Meeting the AVLIC membership voted to change our organization’s name from “Association of Visual Language Interpreters of Canada (AVLIC)” to “Canadian Association of Sign Language Interpreters (CASLI)”. One of the key parts of this change will be the creation of a new logo!

AVLIC is seeking to hire a Deaf graphic artist to create a logo that will be the symbol of CASLI moving forward.

Artists interested in having one of their designs being a key part of this exciting re-branding project are asked to submit the following to Sheila Keats, Second Vice President via email at:
  • Portfolio, or previous samples of logo creation work
  • Professional rate or an estimate, with quote attached
  • Timeline for completion of final draft (logo will be unveiled at the upcoming AVLIC conference in July, 2018)

Upon receipt of requested documents, the AVLIC Name Change Implementation Task Force, in conjunction with the AVLIC Board of Directors, will commission work from the interested candidates.

Thank you for your interest! We are excited to see the new logo for CASLI come to fruition!

Please direct all questions about this matter and submissions to the attention of Sheila Keats, AVLIC Second Vice President:

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Notice of Manitoba Deaf Association (MDA) Annual General Meeting- Thursday, March 15th

Free bouncer event for Kids- Monday, February 19th!

Notice -Manitoba Cultural Society of the Deaf (MCSD) Annual General Meeting- March 3rd, 2018

Who: Manitoba Cultural Society of the Deaf 
When: March 3, 2018
Time: AGM 10:00 am, Artist Panel 11:00 am
Place: RRC, Notre Dame Campus, Building F in room 205

ASL Interpretation and refreshments

We will be selling a number of cash items to support MCSD. All welcome to come!

Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre will offer ASL Interpreted performance- Di and Viv and Rose for March 13th!

Each year, the Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre offers an American Sign Language interpreted performance as part of our regular season.  For 2018/19, we are holding an ASL-interpreted performance on Tuesday, March 13th, 7:30PM for Di and Viv and Rose. The performance will be held at the Tom Hendry Warehouse, where good sightlines ensure that patrons don't miss any of the action. Here is a description of the show:

When Di and Viv and Rose meet in university, little do they know they’ll form a lifelong bond. But friendships, like any other relationships, can be complicated. Delve into this heartwarming comedy that celebrates life, love and everything in between accompanied by lots of laughs.
Advisory (Grade 10+): Coarse language, mature themes & references to sexual violence

Please pass this message on to anyone you think might be interested.  I’ve attached a small ad that can be printed, shared, or distributed by email. We’d like to ask you to post it at your organization and share online to help spread awareness to the deaf community.  To find out more information about our ASL-interpreted performances, visit

Please encourage people to book early as a limited number of seats are available for this performance.  Those interested should identify themselves as members of the Deaf community when they book their tickets to reserve seating in the section where they can see the interpreters. 

To book tickets, please contact our Box Office at or (204) 942-6537.

Monday, February 12, 2018

New and Update- Deaf Interpreter workshop 2018 (ASL Vlog & poster)

Farewell Party for departing DCM Inc Executive Director - this coming Friday, February 16th!!

Deaf Centre Manitoba, Inc. 


Farewell Party


Sheila Montney, DCM, Inc. Executive Director

Sheila has served for 18 1/2 years. She has been valuable management staff to DCM, Inc Board, Deaf Community, and professionals/visitors. 

Place - Fiola Room

Time - 3:00 to 4:00 pm. 

Date - Friday, February 16, 2018

Refreshment and beverage will be served. Included ASL interpreter. 

DCM, Inc. Board 

Friday, February 9, 2018

ASL Vlog by Rick Zimmer as ECCOE Board member- Community Public Relation- Deaf Interpreter Workshop!


Please see Rick Zimmer- ECCOE Community Public Relation for the special announcement about Deaf Interpreter. A poster will be posted on Monday with full details.

Have a good weekend,
Sheila Montney
Executive Director
Deaf Centre Manitoba Inc

Red River College Open House- Feb 20th!

Red River College is hosting its annual Open House! Please forward to those who may be interested. ASL-English Interpreters will be available.

Tuesday, February 20, 2018 during the following hours: 10am – 3pm and 5pm – 8pm

Notre Dame Campus
North Gym – 2055 Notre Dame Ave.
Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3H 0J9

Temporary 2 day contract job opening for the exhibit “People of the Eye”

A temporary 2-day contract job opening for the exhibit “People of the Eye”.

THE PEOPLE OF THE EYE are looking for an ASSISTANT to Explain the Exhibit.

This is a short contract job position. Must be available for two days, Friday & Saturday, Feb 23 and 24 from 4pm.

This person is to stay around the exhibition (alone) for the 2 days and explain it to the visitors.

The exhibition will be shown at Canada Inns Destination Centre Polo Park.

The exhibition is in 4 languages: LSQ, ASL on TVs and French and English on a booklet.

The person will need to read about the exhibition before and talk to the visitors during the 2 days.

The Écomusée will pay $250 for this contract.

Please contact: Diane at