TORONTO, Ontario -- The Canadian Hearing Society (CHS)
Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Julia
Dumanian has been appointed President and CEO, effective
July 6, 2015.
“We are very excited about having Julia join us. She is a
visionary leader with a track record of success in change
management and innovation. We had a very complex and thorough
search. She was clearly the right choice for CHS as we
celebrate our 75th anniversary,” says CHS Board Chair Timothy
For more than 20 years, Ms. Dumanian has been a leader and
accomplished executive in the field of healthcare. Serving in
the public, non-profit and private sectors, she has held CEO and
senior executive roles in many Canadian organizations, most
recently as President of Canadian Lab Solutions, President/CEO of
Cambridge Memorial Hospital, and Provincial Supervisor and CEO of
CCACs in Hamilton and Niagara. Ms. Dumanian has also been a
United Way CEO.
Known as a transformational and turn-around leader, Ms. Dumanian is
highly regarded for the passion and vision she brings to
organizations. An innovative and strategic Chief Executive
Officer, she has led change and improved performance and outcomes
within the hospital and health delivery sectors. A very
strong, strategic thinker and solution-builder, Julia’s has proven
she is a results-oriented CEO, who is committed to empowering
people and building a sustainable organization. A skilled
leader, fundraiser and compelling communicator, Ms. Dumanian has a
demonstrated record of success and innovation in complex,
Amongst her many accolades, Ms. Dumanian has been recognized as
Hospital Turnaround Leader of the Year and a recipient of the
YWCA’s Woman of Distinction Award. She holds a Master of Arts
Degree and an Honours Bachelor of Arts, and has professional
certificates in Healthcare Leadership, Fundraising and Governance.
“I am truly privileged and excited to work with the tremendous
Board and dedicated staff at the Canadian Hearing Society. I
welcome the opportunity to bring my skills and experience to this
great organization and to its mandate to remove communication
barriers for all,” says Ms. Dumanian.
In addition to her executive commitments, Ms. Dumanian believes
strongly in proactive corporate citizenship, and personally
volunteers on, and provides mentorship to, national and
community-based boards and committees.
is to inform you that Jason Armitage will be joining the Food Services team as
the new Manager for DC Cafe and Pembina Place PCH beginning Monday, July 13th. Jason brings immense knowledge and experience
in the Food Service Industry as well as experience in the Healthcare
This is Mari-Len Andrabado. I am Deaf and presently teaching at Manitoba
School for the Deaf. I need your support to vote for my daughter Jamelena
Mari (JM). She worked on her video project about Deaf Education in
She won and 13 others out of 150 students, the " Young Citizens Award" for Canada History at "Red River Heritage Fair" held last May 7th , 2015 at University of Winnipeg.
Jamelena Mari Andreabado's message:
you know I have been chosen and received the " Young Citizen Award". Only two young students will win the trip to Ottawa. I made a video of my project- Listen Up; Deaf Education in Canada. I need your vote to win this trip, 50 % vote will come from all the judges and 50 % will be coming from your vote.
Please vote for me as this would not only be a great experience but also a great awareness for Deaf Education in Canada.
My project focuses on the Deaf schools all around Canada. I also interview a Deaf lady (my mother) who lives in Canada and has a great life. My project shows just one of the many reasons Canada is a great country which is inclusive to all people.
What was the most interesting thing you learned about your topic?
I learned that my mom (who is Deaf) was one of the first deaf graduates form the University of Winnipeg. I was very impressed also by the fact that she went to a hearing school and still got a very good education. I also thought that the fact that there are Deaf school all around our country was amazing.
What important lessons have you learned that you want to share with other Canadians?
Canada has made all Deaf schools very nice. Canada has made sure the Deaf can get a quality education. Canada makes sure that the students are able to learn education in a comfortable space.
How would you compare your life today to the lives of those studied in your project?
They had (and still do) have options of what type of school they would like to go to(hearing school with an interpreter or a specialized Deaf school).People who are Deaf, in Canada, were treated very well, and so am I. In Canada we realize equality no matter your race, gender, or language.