Author Archives: BC H&V

Navigating New Cultures with My DHH Child

My family immigrated to Canada when I was two years old, back in the late 70s. That was almost 40 years ago! This past holiday season we decided to take the whole family back to my home country. We still … Continue reading 

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Our Family’s Experience of the Bilingual-Bicultural Educational Approach

By Joy Santos The Bilingual-Bicultural educational approach for Deaf children is one where the child uses American Sign Language (ASL) as their first language, and English as their second. This is also known as the Bi-Bi approach, and it is … Continue reading 

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2017 AGM & Parent Evening

BC Hands & Voices Parent Evening & AGM Monday, March 6, 2017 7:00 – 9:00 pm Free to attend Deaf, Hard of Hearing & Deaf-Blind Well Being Program #300-4211 Kingsway, Burnaby (Attend in person or call-in via Teleconference Line if … Continue reading 

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What’s In Your Toolbox?

  By Anja Rosenke When I was growing up, my dad napped every evening after work. Some dads maybe poured themselves a drink, some perhaps watched the evening news, but my dad rested. Every night, same time, same spot. Family … Continue reading 

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Writing Your Family’s Story

By Jen Gow Kim Sanderson recently spoke to ‘the power of your story’ at the annual Parent Workshop that was co-hosted by BC Hands & Voices, Guide by Your Side, CHAA BC Parent’s Branch and the Family Network for Deaf … Continue reading 

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The Power of Fairies

by Lee Johnston We run through a similar bedtime routine every night in our house. After dinner and playtime, our two-and-a-half-year-old daughter is given a bath, followed by “milk and book,” as she calls it. Then she snuggles with either … Continue reading 

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Parent Workshop- The Journey- Raising Our Deaf & Hard of Hearing Kids

Event Title: Parent Workshop – The Journey- Raising Our Deaf & Hard of Hearing Kids Hosts: BC Hands & Voices, Guide By Your Side, CHHA BC Parents’ Branch, Family Network for Deaf Children, Deaf Youth Today Description: The Power of Stories: Kim Sanderson … Continue reading 

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Parent Coffee Night- April 24th

Please join us for a special coffee night on Monday April 24th, 2017 Special Topic: Deaf Culture (Attend in person or Call-in Via Teleconference Line if you live outside the Metro Vancouver area) We are pleased to have two of our BC Hands … Continue reading 

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Guide By Your Side Program Expands to Include Deaf Hard of Hearing Guides

by Kim Shauer My name is Kim Shauer and I’m a mom of two terrific daughters, Ashley (11) & Julia (8). Julia was born with a chromosomal condition, which began a journey I had never anticipated – into hearing loss … Continue reading 

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Experiences traveling with a Deaf child

By Joy Santos Traveling was a huge part of my childhood, and it is something that I would like for my daughter, Teanna, to experience in hers. We make travel plans as much as we can, be it quick weekend … Continue reading 

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