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Letter to the editor of the Globe and Mail on fire safety January 30, 2014

A letter to the editor of the Globe and Mail on fire safety.

Letter to the editor of the Globe and Mail on language January 29, 2014

A letter to the editor of the Globe and Mail on offensive language.

Alert - Beware of tax refund scams, not from the Canada Revenue Agency January 28, 2014

CHS warns Canadians that fraudulent emails claiming to be from the Canada Revenue Agency are currently circulating. 

Letter to the Editor of the Toronto Star on Deaf Chef Cruise January 27, 2014

A letter to the Editor of the Toronto Star on Deaf Chef Quinn Cruise.

CHS applauds positive step for fire safety for Deaf and hard of hearing people January 8, 2014

The Canadian Hearing Society (CHS) applauds the Government of Ontario’s recent amendments to the Ontario Building Code that will require all new residential buildings – including apartments, condos, houses – to have their smoke and fire alarms include a visual component as of January 2015.

CHS congratulates Manitoba’s accessibility advocates December 18, 2013

The Canadian Hearing Society is offering its congratulations to all advocates of disability issues as Manitoba’s Accessibility for Manitobans Act becomes law. 

CHS calls for qualifications and standards for professional sign language interpreters December 12, 2013

The Canadian Hearing Society (CHS) calls for qualifications and standards for professional sign language interpreters for effective communication between Deaf and hearing communities in light of the current situation reported in South Africa of the hiring of an unqualified interpreter at Nelson Mandela’s memorial. 

Only Working Alarms Can Save Lives, Time to Change Your Batteries November 1, 2013

The Canadian Hearing Society (CHS) and Thunder Bay Fire Rescue (TBFR) today held a one-day Time Change Awareness Event at Intercity Shopping Centre to remind the community to change the batteries in smoke alarms when they change their clocks.

CHS asks CRTC to make Video Relay Services (VRS) a mandated national service in Canada October 18, 2013

CHS asks CRTC to make Video Relay Services (VRS) a mandated national service in Canada

New fire safety education program geared towards residents who are Deaf or hard of hearing launches in Brockville/Peterborough/Severn October 7, 2013

New fire safety education program geared towards residents who are Deaf or hard of hearing launches in Brockville/Peterborough/Severn

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