Friday, 28 November 2014

Parking Ban Notifications

City of Winnipeg Public Works

Annual Snow Route Parking Ban begins Monday, December 1, 2014

Parking will be prohibited on Snow Routes between 2:00 a.m. and 7:00 a.m.

The City's Annual Snow Route Parking Ban will take effect at 2:00 a.m. on Monday, December 1, 2014. Vehicles may not park on designated snow routes between 2:00 a.m. and 7:00 a.m.
 
The Annual Snow Route Parking Ban is in effect from December 1 to March 1.
 
Avoid a ticket and tow
 
Vehicles parked in violation of the Annual Snow Route Parking Ban will receive a $100 ticket ($50 if paid early), and may be towed to the towing company’s compound.
 
Citizens are encouraged to check their streets for Snow Route signs, or if unsure, to contact 311 or use the online Address Lookup Tool.
 
Snow routes are a top priority for snow clearing to ensure that emergency vehicles can navigate quickly and safely around the city. It’s important that vehicles are not parked on snow routes overnight in order to enable rapid and efficient snow clearing of these critical routes.
 
More information about parking bans is available at knowyourzone.winnipeg.ca
 

Monday, 24 November 2014

Information provided by Proposed Customer Service Standard from Manitoba Accessibility Advisory Council (MAAC)

Proposed Customer Service Standard  
By Doug Momotiuk, MAAC Representative
November 19, 2014

You remembered that the Accessibility for Manitobans Act became law on December 5, 2013. This purpose of the legislation is to provide a process for the identification, preventation and removal of barriers that prevent people disabled by barriers from full participation.

It will accomplish this procession to develop standards on customer service, information and communication, transportation, employment and the built environment.

As customer service is the first standard to be developed, the Minister agreed that the Council should be on the role of the Customer Service Standard Development Committee to work leading to application of the legislation.

This Committee has been meeting regularly since February 2014. We provided to the public on the government’s website. The ideas, questions and concerns were collected and considered in the preparation of this Proposed Customer Service Standard.

In April 2014, the Committee released the Discussion Paper on an Initial Proposed Customer Service Standard. They also collected feedbacks and concerns from the stakeholders and the public consultations on June 17-18, 2014 that more than 150 people attended the two day event and also webcast.

The Customer Service Standard Recommendation now has the purpose and application, effective dates, establishment of policies, practices and procedures, use of support persons, use of service animals, notice of temporary disruption, training for staff, feedback process for providers of goods or services, notice of availability of documents, format of documents and compliance.  

The example is that the organizations with 20 or more employees must have the policies/practices/procedures and trainings on how to communicate with Deaf people at customer services at the Government of Manitoba, every government agency and all private and non-profit organizations. The other example is that colleges and universities’ support services or customer services make sure if there are qualified sign language interpreters at Deaf students’ classes or meetings. The other example is to have full accessibility of communication between doctors and Deaf patients/families with qualified sign language interpreters in person or by video interpreters at hospitals.  

We forwarded the Committee’s recommendations on a Proposed Customer Service Standard to the Minister.



Reminder & more additional for Christmas Bingo 2014



Friday, 21 November 2014

Letter from Canadian Administrator of VRS for Interested Parties!

CANADIAN ADMINISTRATOR OF VRS


Nov. 21, 2014


To:       Interested Parties

Subject:     Canadian Administrator of VRS – Call for Stakeholders

Dear Sir or Madame,

This letter is being sent to you by the Interim Board of Directors of the Canadian Administrator of VRS (CAV) Inc., a new organization that is currently being established to oversee the delivery of video relay service (VRS) in Canada.  We would like to provide you with information about this new organization and to inquire whether your group may be interested in becoming a Stakeholder of the CAV in order to participate in the selection process to determine the individuals associated with the CAV's permanent Board of Directors.  There is no fee for being a Stakeholder.  If your group is interested in becoming a Stakeholder, we invite you to contact us to express your interest at the contact information below.

We are currently preparing videos of this letter in American Sign Language (ASL) and Langue des signes québécois (LSQ).  These videos will be distributed once available.


The Canadian Administrator of VRS:  Bringing VRS to Canadians

The CAV is a not-for-profit organization that the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) recently determined would be established to oversee the delivery of VRS in Canada.  The CAV will engage independent VRS service providers to deliver services to Canadians across the country in both ASL and LSQ, and ensure that VRS is provided in accordance with CRTC requirements.  The CRTC has provided that VRS in Canada will receive funding of up to $30 million each year, to be paid by contributions from telecommunications service providers (TSPs).

A number of steps need to take place before the CAV can launch VRS in Canada:

1)            Determine the Corporate Structure of the CAV:  The first step toward launching VRS involves determining the corporate structure of the CAV.  The Interim Board of Directors has designed a proposal for the corporate structure of the CAV that is currently being considered by the CRTC.  We expect that the CRTC will issue a decision on the proposal in the near future.  Once the corporate structure of the CAV has been approved, further steps can be taken to set up the CAV.

2)            Establish a permanent Board of Directors for the CAV:  Once the corporate structure of the CAV has been determined, the Interim Board of Directors will run processes to select individuals associated with the CAV's permanent Board of Directors (see the section below, Selecting the Permanent Board of Directors:  The Role of Stakeholders).

3)            Set up VRS:  The permanent Board of Directors of the CAV will then take steps to contract with independent VRS service provider(s) to provide VRS in both ASL and LSQ across the country.

It is the goal of the Interim Board of Directors to establish the permanent Board of Directors as soon as possible after the CRTC issues its decision with respect to the corporate structure of the CAV.  Once the permanent Board of Directors is in place, a number of months will be needed before VRS can become operational.


Selecting the Permanent Board of Directors:  The Role of Stakeholders

The permanent Board of Directors of the CAV will be structured to benefit from perspectives of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (DHH) community, sign language interpreters, TSPs and the Canadian public.

Stakeholders will play an important role in selecting the individuals who will bring these perspectives to the CAV Board of Directors.  Groups that register with the CAV as Stakeholders will be entitled to nominate and vote for candidates to serve in roles that align with their interests.  For example, the Board of Directors will include individuals who provide perspectives from the DHH community.  These individuals will be selected by Stakeholders groups that represent the interests of DHH users.  These groups will register as DHH Stakeholders of the CAV, and as DHH Stakeholders, they will be eligible to nominate and vote for candidates who will sit on the Board of Directors to provide the perspective of DHH users.

Similarly, individuals who will bring the perspectives of TSPs and sign language interpreters to the Board of Directors will be selected by telecommunications companies and interpreter groups, respectively.  TSPs will register as TSP Stakeholders of the CAV to participate in the election of individuals who will bring TSP perspectives to the Board of Directors, and sign language interpreter groups will register as Interpreter Stakeholders of the CAV to participate in the appointment of individuals who will bring the perspectives of sign language interpreters to the Board of Directors.

In order to register as a DHH Stakeholder, a TSP Stakeholder, or an Interpreter Stakeholder, DHH groups, TSPs and sign language interpreter groups will need to meet specific eligibility criteria.  These criteria are still being considered by the CRTC and have not yet been finalized.


The Process for Becoming a Stakeholder of CAV

If your group represents the interests of DHH users, sign language interpreters, or is a TSP, and is interested in becoming a Stakeholder of the CAV, we would invite you to let us know by sending a short message to info@cav-acs.ca.

In your message, please indicate the following information:

-               The name of your group;
-               The name and contact information (phone number/email) of the appropriate person at your group for us to contact; and
-               Identify which type of Stakeholder your group would like to register as, whether as a:
·                     DHH Stakeholder;
·                     TSP Stakeholder; or
·                     Interpreter Stakeholder.

Once the corporate structure of the CAV is approved by the CRTC (as discussed above), we will formally register Stakeholders to participate in the election of individuals to be associated with the permanent Board of Directors.  By expressing your interest now, we will automatically send your group a Stakeholder Registration Form to complete once the registration period begins.

Please feel free to share this letter with other groups that you believe may be interested in becoming a Stakeholder of the CAV.

If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to send them to "info@cav-acs.ca"

We hope you will consider becoming a Stakeholder of the CAV and we look forward to hearing from you.

Yours truly,

[ Original signed by F. Folino ]

[ Original signed by J. Daniels ]

[ Original signed by G. Birch ]
Frank Folino, BA (Hons.)
Director, Interim Board
CAV
Jonathan Daniels
Director, Interim Board
CAV
Gary Birch, O.C., Ph.D., P.Eng
Director, Interim Board
CAV


*** End of Document ***

Teresa Fleming, former Winnipegger, won the special award from Silent Voice!


Calvary Temple Deaf Fellowship- December 7th


Thursday, 20 November 2014

Prairie Theatre Exchange will have ASL Interpreted Performance on January 3rd!

Prairie Theatre Exchange ASL Interpreted Performance:

Canada's Most Beloved Children's Auther Robert Munch comes alive on stage with 5 stories performed: The Paper Bag Rincess, David's Father, The Fire Station, Give Me Back My Dad and It's My Room!

Saturday, January 3, 2015 at 3pm

Rush Seating $10.25
Assigned Seating $12.75
Family Pack $33-$46

Please let the box office know you will be using the interpreter!!
Order on line at 
www.pte.mb.ca      or      call204-942-1774

Manitoba Association of Visual Language Interpreters (MALVI) Special Meeting - Nov 26th!


Monday, 17 November 2014

Team Canada Deaf Men Curling Bonspiel at Morris Curling Club /Rosenort Area

Team Canada Deaf Men Curling will curl in the bonspiel at

Dekalb 7th Annual Super Spiel
from November 20 – 24, 2014
Morris Curling Club and Rosenort Arena

Come out and support Team Canada Deaf Men are:
Cliff Beaulieu, John Gessner, Shawn Demianyk and Marc Comte’s first game
on Fri. Nov 21 at 12 noon on Ice C at Morris Curling Club.

Admission
$10.00 per day / $30.00 weekend including ladies final day on Monday.

Other participants
Men’s Teams
Team Marnoch from Carberry, MB
Team Calvert in Winnipeg
Team Ramsay in Winnipeg
Team Grassie in Winnipeg
Team Jonasson in Dauphin, MB
Team Sullivan from Halifax, NS
2 Teams from U.S. National Teams
Team Manitoba Bisons from U of MB
Team Stanus in Winnipeg
Team Hartung from SK
Team Lyburn in Winnipeg
Team Sigurdson in Winnipeg
Team Heidt from SK
Team Peters in Winnipeg

Women’s Teams
Team Menard from Dauphin, MB
Team Einarson in East St. Paul (Wpg)
Team Eberle from Regina, SK
Team Auld from Toronto, ON.000
Team Horgan from Sudbury, On
Team Champagne in Winnipeg
Team Jones in Winnipeg
Team Meakin from Ottawa, On
Team Sigurdson from Morden, MB
Team McDonald in Winnipeg
Team Birchard in Winnipeg
Team Thursston in Winnipeg
Team MacIntosh from Halifax, NS
Team Harvey in Winnipeg
Team Campbell from La Salle, MB
Team Ogasawara from Japan
Team Brown from Madison, WI.
Team Roberston in Winnipeg
Team Kilallen from Pinawa, MB
Team Brown in Winnipeg
Team Link in East St. Paul (Wpg)
Team Montford in Winnipeg

Team Grandy from Mississauga, ON

The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) 's special announcement

The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) published in America Sign Language It's Your CRTC! Your 5-minute Guide to Understanding and Participating in Our Activities. The purpose of this guide is to inform Canadians about how to participate in its activities and proceedings and why that’s important.

We invite you to share this document within your community, with your members and during meetings.



 Nanao Kachi
Politique sociale et des consommateurs | Social and Consumer Policy
Directeur | Director
Consommation et politiques stratégiques | Consumer Affairs and Strategic Policy
Conseil de la radiodiffusion et des télécommunications canadiennes | Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0N2

nanao.kachi@crtc.gc.ca
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Wednesday, 12 November 2014

Christmas Bingo Saturday, November 29th, 2014


Santa Claus Parade is coming to Winnipeg- this coming Saturday (Nov 15th)

Hello Parent of Deaf Community,

I thought I would like to share this information for the special event for the children since Christmas season is around the corner. 

Please see the link for Santa Claus Parade which is coming this Saturday for 5 p.m.

http://www.winnipegsantaparade.com/

Thanks,
Sheila Montney
Executive Director

Deaf Centre Manitoba Inc

Deaf Community Program (DCP) for Nov & Dec