Here, you’ll find links to a variety of services in the community for Deaf and Hard of Hearing children and adults. If you’re unable to find a service listed here or you know of a service that should be listed here, please e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Children’s Hearing & Speech Centre of BC
Teaching children who are deaf and hard of hearing to listen and talk since 1963. Our comprehensive programs support children and their families from birth through Grade 12 provincially.
B.C. Association of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists (BCASLPA)
B.C. Professional Association for SLPs and Audiologists. Many useful resources on website.
BC Family Hearing Resource Centre
Another fantastic resource for parents of Deaf Children. Learn about the BCFHRC’s preschool program by visiting their web site by clicking on the image to the left.
British Columbia Deaf Sports Federation (BCDSF)
BC Deaf Sports Federation hosts a number of events in the community throughout the year. This is a great way to get out and meet people in the local Deaf community.
British Columbia Provincial School for the Deaf (BCSD)
Located in Burnaby, British Columbia and housed with Burnaby South Senior Secondary School.
Canadian Hard of Hearing Association
BC Parents’ Branch
Counseling/Consulting Services for Hard of Hearing & Deaf Persons
Leslee K Bruce & Associates
200 – 178- Harvey Avenue, Kelowna, BC V1Y 6G4
Phone/TTY: 250-868-9540; Fax: 250-763-1086
Deaf BC Website
Great website with information for the Deaf Community and its supporters
Deaf Children’s Society of British Columbia (DCS)
Visit this site by clicking on the logo to the left. This is a wonderful resource for parents of Deaf Children. You’ll also learn about the Deaf Children’s Society Preschool.
Greater Vancouver Association of the Deaf (GVAD)
A great resource for Deaf adults and teens. GVAD hosts a number of events in the community throughout the year and offers support and encouragement to British Columbia’s Deaf community.
Island Deaf and Hard of Hearing Centre (IDHHC)
A wealth of resources for the Deaf Community living on and around Vancouver Island.
Lifestyle coaching to teach parents how to improve their parenting skills (deaf, hard of hearing and hearing children)
Medical Interpreting Services (MIS)
The provincial government of British Columbia funds a Medical Interpreting Service to its Deaf and Hard of Hearing citizens. The program is run out of the Western Institute for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing.
Ministry of Education, British Columbia
Manual of Policies & Procedures for Deaf & Hard of Hearing Students
Deaf/Hard of Hearing Students – Guidelines
Special Considerations for Individual Planning – Students who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing
Students with Hearing Loss
Services for Family and Community Development (SFCD)
Provincial programs offering classes and services to families who have a deaf or hard of hearing child age 5- 19.
Victory Hill Residential Program
Victory Hill Residential Program (VHRP) provides a safe, comfortable and nurturing environment for students, aged 5 to 20, who must live away from home in order to attend the British Columbia Provincial School for the Deaf in Burnaby.
Well-Being Program for Deaf, Hard of Hearing, & Deaf-Blind
A resource to help Deaf, Hard of Hearing, and Deaf-Blind.
Western Institute for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing (WIDHH)
Providing a number of services to the Deaf & Hard of Hearing Community, WIDHH is located in Vancouver.