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Community Links

There are a variety of different online resources for the Deaf, Hard-of-Hearing, DeafBlind and general public to learn about community organizations and supportive resources.  Listed below are a few websites that may be helpful.  The list provided is not comprehensive, therefore if there is an area of information you are looking for and do not find, please feel free to contact us.

Lower Mainland/Vancouver

Happy Hands Club of the Deaf – no website currently. Check WIDHH’s senior outreach for contact information

Greater Vancouver Association of the Deaf (GVAD) Facebook Page – no website

BC Deaf-Blind Community and Activities Facebook Group – no website

Vancouver Community College (VCC):

Western Institute for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (WIDHH)

Vancouver Island

Island Deaf and Hard of Hearing Centre (IDHHC)

Mid-Island Deaf Association (MIDA) – no website or Facebook Page available

South Vancouver Island Association of the Deaf – SVIAD Facebook

Northern and Central BC

Northern Interior Association of the Deaf (NIAD) – no website or Facebook Page available

Okanagan Valley Association of the Deaf (OVAD) – no website or Facebook Page available

British Columbia

BC Cultural Society of the Deaf (BCCSD)

BC Deaf Sports Federation

DeafBC.ca – to find out what’s happening in and around British Columbia

Burnaby School District #41/BC School for the Deaf (BCSD):

Provincial Deaf & Hard of Hearing Services (PDHHS):


Canadian Administrator of Video Relay Services (CAV-ACS)

Canadian Association of the Deaf (CAD-ASC)

Canadian Cultural Society of the Deaf (CCSD)

Canadian Deaf-Blind Association (CDBA)

Canadian Deaf Sports Association (CDSA)

Canadian Hard of Hearing Association

Canadian National Society of the Deaf-Blind (CNSDB)

King’s Centre of Deaf Education and Accessibility Forum Mental Health

Women with Disabilities and Deaf Women Program (Toronto, Ontario)


Publications and Resources Links

Violence Against Women with DisAbilities & Deaf Women

Mental Health and Deaf People – Presented by Dr. Cathy Chovaz, Director CDEAF; Psychology, King’s University College and Psychiatry, Western University


World – Outside of Canada

Deaf-Blind International

Abused Deaf Women’s Advocacy Services (ADWAS in short – based in Seattle, Washington)- striving towards a healthy community that is free of violence and oppression.

Deaf Hope (Oakland, California) – Our mission is to end violence in Deaf communities through empowerment, education and services.

Learning American Sign Language – great list of different resources about learning ASL and Deaf Culture