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BC Deaf Community Skills Shortage
Data Collection Project


Supported by the Ministry of Children and Family Development (MCFD), the Family Network for Deaf Children (FNDC) has put together a team to collect data and formally document the current shortage of qualified professionals working with BC’s Deaf, Deaf-Blind, and Hard of Hearing (DDBHH) children, youth, and adults, focused on the following:


  1. Registered Interpreters

  2. Deaf Interpreters

  3. Intervenors

  4. Teachers of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (and Deaf-Blind)

  5. Early Childhood Educators (specific to DDBHH children)

  6. Speech Language Pathologists (specific to DDBHH children/youth)

  7. Educational Assistants (specific to DDBHH children/youth)

  8. Language Acquisition Support Workers

  9. ASL Instructors

The project team currently consists of Alana Haller, Brianne Braun, and Mari Klassen.

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