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Message from Kristen Pranzl:

I would like to state that we are working on creating an advisory board for the DWBP and we encourage people/their organizations to submit an application.

Advisory Committee Letter

To view it in PDF: Advisory Committee Letter

[text version of the letter]

Dear Prospective Deaf Well Being Program Advisory Committee Member,

I am the Program Coordinator for the Well Being Program. We are a mental health and wellness agency that provides services to Deaf, Hard of Hearing, and Deaf-Blind individuals, their families and their communities in British Columbia. Our clients range in age from 0 to 99.

We are working on setting up an Advisory Committee for our program. We value community and stakeholder feedback and suggestions as this is vital for our program to stay on top of current trends and needs within the community.

That being said, I would like to take this opportunity to invite you to submit an application to participate on our advisory committee. We will meet three times per year at the Well Being Program. Staff will have the opportunity to showcase their work and to answer questions from participants about what we have been doing and then there will be a feedback period with the Program Coordinator.

The advisory committee will also be expected to be involved with giving feedback, identifying trends, gaps and needs within the Deaf, Hard of Hearing and Deaf-Blind community in British Columbia and potentially participate in sub-committees or working groups to help us ensure we fill these gaps or adjust our services to make sure we are providing the best service for British Columbians.

The goal is to ensure we have a cohesive understanding of our community’s diverse and changing needs and how we can provide strong services in where clients feel safe, supported and respected.

Please email me at Kristen.pranzl@vch.ca to let me know if you are intending to submit an application. Please don’t hesitate to connect with me if you have any questions or if you would like more information.

Thank you so much for your consideration,
Kristen Pranzl, Program Coordinator

Advisory Committee Questionnaire

To view it in PDF and fill it out:  Advisory Committee Questionnaire

[text version of the questionnaire]

Deaf Well Being Program Advisory Committee Application

To whom it may concern,

The goal of this application is to help us understand how you/your organization would be able to contribute to the Deaf Well Being Program and our desire to provide consistent, reliable and current services to the Deaf, Hard of Hearing and Deaf-Blind community and their families.

Organization/Individual Name: ___________________________________________________________

What would your organization or yourself be able to offer to the WBP in terms of feedback and information from the community?

How much of a time commitment would your organization/you be able to give to us? For example, once a year for three hours; twice a year for two hours; monthly?

What issues or trends does your organization/you see within your client population?

What issues would your organization/you be able to work with the WBP on? For example: an aging Deaf community; preventive care; child and youth services?

Would you prefer to have WBP staff present their work to you or have an information package sent beforehand and the meeting focuses on questions and feedback from the information package?

Your time and commitment to helping the WBP provide the best services possible is very much appreciated. Please email your responses to Kristen Pranzl, Program Coordinator at Kristen.pranzl@vch.ca

Thank you,
Kristen Pranzl and the WBP team