We are extremely grateful to the many donors, foundations and supporters who provide the financial resources that allow us to carry on our work to enhance the lives of those who are Deaf, deafened or hard of hearing. Some of our present and past financial supporters include:
Foundation for Seniors’ Care Heart of Excellence
Government of Alberta – Community Initiatives Program
Tom & Kathy Pinder
Rotary Club of Calgary North – Ernest and Jeannette Hauser Endowment Fund
Human Resources and Skills Development Canada
Collaboration and alignment with other community organizations allow our organization to strengthen our programs, services, education and advocacy efforts.
Those who help us carry out our programs include:
Calgary Board of Education, and Calgary Catholic School District:
We work with Queen Elizabeth Elementary School to implement the Student Literacy program.
Providence Children’s Centre:
helps us to offer the Family Focused American Sign Language courses by offering their classroom and child play spaces.
Did you know that if your child is diagnosed Deaf, has a severe hearing loss, or has Cochlear Implants that they may be entitled to a Program Unit Funding (PUF) program provided by Alberta Education? This can be accessed through the Providence Children’s Centre. Please click here for more information.
Hands and Voices:
is a parent-led support, education and advocacy group for parents and family members of Deaf and hard of hearing children.
Alberta School for the Deaf, Edmonton:
gives us our home in Edmonton, and provides us with close access to allied organizations like the Alberta Association of the Deaf and the Edmonton Association of the Deaf.
Lakeland College: is the accredited post-secondary institution offering the Interpreter Training Program in Alberta. Deaf and Hear Alberta sends a representative to its Advisory Committee for this program.
The Grocery Link Society: improving the dietary, emotional, physical and financial health of individuals and families caregiving for individuals who struggle to access groceries.
Calgary Police Service: Click here to view the CPS Guide to Safety and Security for Persons with Disabilities.
We work closely with our stakeholder groups: Calgary Association of the Deaf; Edmonton Association of the Deaf; Alberta Association of the Deaf; Canadian Hard of Hearing Association, Calgary and Edmonton chapters; Alberta Cultural Society of the Deaf and others, to ensure that our programs and services are relevant and respond to individuals’ needs.
Deaf and Hear Alberta works closely with other human services agencies to ensure appropriate communication-accessible services for the Deaf and hard of hearing, including counselling and employment services, as well as referrals to various funding agencies. For more information, please visit our Deaf Alberta and Hear Alberta websites.