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We recognize there are many areas of your child's life that are impacted by their hearing loss. The Outreach Program strives to address, support and meet the unique communication and learning styles of your child. We will encourage them to become responsible contributing members of both the Deaf and hearing communities.
The Outreach Program has lots of opportunities that will help engage, reward and invigorate educators while you work with some of BC's best and brightest deaf and hard of hearing students. We can help you develop the right skills to help build a brighter future for our students.
We are happy to welcome John Warren, who has joined POPDHH team as ASL Specialist. Prior to coming to BC, John worked as the American Sign Language Coordinator/Deaf Interpreter at the Saskatchewan Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services, and Outreach Worker for Deaf Indigenous Children and Youth. He holds a BC Provincial Instructor Diploma from Vancouver Community College and has over 30 years of progressive experience in American Sign Language.
Please join us in wishing John the warmest of welcomes to POPDHH!
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Did you know that Deaf and Hard of Hearing children and youth under the age of majority can register for a Video Relay Service (VRS) number in Canada?
Yes, in fact, a Deaf child under the age of majority can register to use SRV Canada VRS with the written authorization of their Parent or Legal Guardian. Here’s the link to FAQ #3 where you can find the Parental Authorization Form and explanation as in how to submit the application : https://srvcanadavrs.ca/en/vrs-faq/
Registration occurs in the SRV Canada VRS app, so you must download the app first. To get started, go to www.srvcanadavrs.ca and scroll to bottom of page and click on the icon of the app you’d like to install. Then, as part of the registration process, you must indicate you are registering a Deaf child who is under the age of majority. By doing so, we will automatically email a Parental Consent form to the email address provided in the registration form. If you have any questions, the Customer Service can help you and your child learn how to enjoy using VRS : email@example.com.
Also, come and join our FB Group to keep up with Canada VRS’ news!
Attached is our ASL Database. We are continually monitoring how we provide you with resources and things this year will be changed sporadically over the school year as we update them. Your feedback is warmly welcomed and can be sent to POPDHH Team.
This fun video was produced by the staff of the British Columbia School for the Deaf Spring Concert that took place on May 7, 2015.