DHHS 50th Anniversary
50th Anniversary-Calgary Herald Insert
Tinnitus Association of Canada. The Tinnitus Assoc. of Canada is a registered charity, operated on a voluntary basis, with the guidance of a Board of Scientific Advisors.
American Tinnitus Association. The American Tinnitus Association (ATA) exists to cure tinnitus through the development of resources that advance tinnitus research.
British Tinnitus Association The British Tinnitus Association is a world leader in providing support and advice about tinnitus.
Hard of Hearing
Calgary Hard of Hearing Association. CHHA-Calgary is the Calgary branch of the Canadian Hard of Hearing Association (CHHA). The CHHA, formed in 1982, is a non-profit, self-help consumer organization, which is the national voice of Canadians who are hard of hearing. Like its parent organization, CHHA-Calgary is formed by, and for, Calgarians who are hard of hearing, to promote self-help and public awareness of hearing loss.
Edmonton Hard of Hearing Association. CHHA-Edmonton is a non-profit, charitable organization, by and for persons who are hard of hearing. Their mission is to alter the public’s perception and remove barriers for the Hard of Hearing in the Edmonton region by providing support, advocacy and programs.
Their vision is striving to be the most progressive Hard of Hearing organization moving towards full inclusion for Hard of Hearing persons.
Hearing Aid Assistance (HAAF) Application Form for those who live north of Red Deer. Down load the Application.
Canadian Hard of Hearing Association. The Canadian Hard of Hearing Association (CHHA) is a consumer-based organization formed by and for hard of hearing Canadians. CHHA works cooperatively with professionals, service providers and government bodies, and provides information about hard of hearing issues and solutions. CHHA is Canada’s only nation-wide non-profit consumer organization run by and for hard of hearing people. CHHA works to eliminate the isolation, indignation, and frustration of hard of hearing and deafened persons by assisting in increasing personal self esteem and confidence which will lead to total integration in society.
Sound Ideas DVD This instructional DVD and manual kit is designed to teach speechreading and improve communication skills of people with hearing loss. You can order your copy from CHHS National at this link: Sound Ideas DVD
Alberta College of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists
Information about Audiologists, search for an Audiologist or clinic in Alberta.
Canadian Hearing Society. Facts on Tinnitus: Tinnitus is a disorder characterized by the sensation of sound in the absence of any external noise.
Registered Disability Savings Plan Learn about the Goverment of Canada Registered Disability Savings Plan, Savings Grant and Savings Bond.
The Benefits Navigator
Through government benefits and tax credits, individuals and families are provided with additional income that can increase their overall financial wellbeing. Benefits programs have the potential to play an equalizing role for Canadians, by promoting equal opportunities to education, retirement income, or the support needed to return to work.
Despite the difference benefits can make to a household’s wellbeing, many Canadians are unaware of the benefit that exist to support them. The Benefits Navigator, an online tool developed by United Way, works to build knowledge of the supports that exist. Using some simple household information, the tool produces a list of the municipal, provincial, and federal benefits users may eligible for and links them to the applications.
Visit the Benefits Navigator at www.thebenefitsnavigator.ca today!
Alberta Association of the Deaf The primary purpose of the Alberta Association of the Deaf (AAD) is to promote equal rights for Deaf Albertans while endeavoring to improve the quality of life for Deaf people in general.
The Association of Sign Language Interpreters of Alberta - ASLIA
The Association of Sign Language Interpreters of Alberta is a provincial association which represents its membership and advances the sign language interpreting profession by promoting the provision of high quality service through the endorsement of ethical practices, standards, and the continuing development of interpreting skills, underlying knowledge and professional growth.
The Association Of Visual Language
Interpreters of Canada
The Association of Visual Language Interpreters of Canada (AVLIC)is a national professional association which represents interpreters whose working languages are English and American Sign Language (ASL).
Cochlear Information & Support
Cochlear Awareness Network
The Cochlear Awareness Network is a group of recipients and parents who volunteer to share their story and help people learn about Baha and Cochlear Implants.
Champions Career Centre.
By working collaboratively with government, companies and local and regional disability organizations, Champions aims to ensure an estimated 38,000 working age Albertans with disabilities have full and equal access to career and employment opportunities. Champions provides an integrated approach to assessment, career counseling, Disability Related Employment Supports or “DRES”, external referrals, job search, job maintenance, job placement and case management.
‘The Worx’ provides employment search services to Calgarians with all types of disabilities. In addition to information resources and assistive technologies, ‘The Worx’ also offers a variety of one-to-one support services.
The Worx Brochure
Campbell McLaurin Foundation
The Campbell McLaurin Foundation grants financial support to individuals for the provision of medical treatment or equipment that will assist with a hearing deficiency. Typical requests are for financial assistance to purchase hearing aids and alerting devices.
Hands and Voices
Alberta now has a chapter of the organization Hands and Voices. Alberta Hands and Voices is a parent-led organization of both parents and professionals that provides non-biased support for families of children who are Deaf or hard of hearing. The organization’s objectives are to improve educational outcomes for Deaf or hard of hearing children and to enhance their quality of life.