Saturday, 17 March 2018

Deaf Interpreter workshop!!


30 Hours of Workshops
taking place
3 hours per week Mondays 5:30 – 8:30 pm
(and 2 Saturdays TBA)
Food Provided!
ECCOE needs more Deaf Interpreters
and hopes that you are interested!

Are you:
v Available during daytime
     hours, evenings and/or       weekends?
v Have experience assisting as a         Deaf Interpreter either at work   or volunteer?
Deadline extended to March 22nd, 2018
Interviews take place during week of March 26th, 2018
Workshops offered on site at ECCOE Office at The Forks
Please contact Jane at to book an interview.
Mentorship and on-going support offered by ECCOE
A confirmation email will be sent with “What to Expect” at the interview J

Training will include:

·         Deaf Interpreter Code of Ethics
·         Introducing your role as a Deaf Interpreter
·         Managing Confidentiality
·         Handling Ethical Dilemmas
·         Working as a Team with a hearing Interpreter
·         Giving & Receiving Feedback
·         Skill development
Please see blog by Rick Zimmer at: or

Saturday, 10 March 2018

St. Francis de Sales Manitoba Catholic Church of the Deaf (MCCD) Fundraising Lunch- April 28th

St. Francis de Sales
Manitoba Catholic Church of the Deaf (MCCD)

House of Peace, Marie Rose Hall
211 Edmonton St. Wpg. MB R3C 1R4

Saturday, April 28, 2018 at 12:30 – 3pm
entertainment, 50/50, games, door prizes

Ticket:  $ 20.00 adult/senior
15.00 (13 yrs. -17 yrs.old)
5.00 (4-7 yrs. old, half servings)
Free: (3 yrs. old below)

      Tickets available from: Liette & Raymond, Mari-Len & James, Denise A.Funk
        Ingrid & Rick W., Rita A. Ruiz, Sheila & Elena, MCCD office @ House of Peace

       voice/text- 204-898-4758 or

Proceeds: Church operational cost.

Manitoba Catholic Church of the Deaf (MCCD) Raffle Draw tickets available!!

St. Francis de Sales Manitoba
Catholic Church of the Deaf
Raffle draw:  Sunday, April 15, 2018
House of Peace, at 12:30 pm (right after Mass)

 1st prize: $ 200.00 cash
 2nd prize:  $ 150.00 cash
    3rd prize: $ 100.00 cash
Proceeds: Church operational cost.

From our hearts to yours,
Thank you for your continued support J
Tickets available from: Sheila, Mari-len, Ingrid,
Denise, Liette, Rita & Elena (MCCD office at House of Peace, 211 Edmonton St. 204-898-4758 text/voice,

# of tickets printed: 1,200          $ 2.00 each
Licence # LGA-4827 RF-28030

Saturday, 3 March 2018

Another new position available at Deaf Centre Manitoba Inc (DCM Inc)- Administrative Assistant

Deaf Centre Manitoba Inc
Job Opportunity
Administrative Assistant

Deaf Centre Manitoba Inc. located at 285 Pembina Highway, is a non-profit organization that recognizes the value of Deaf Culture and America Sign Language (ASL). The purpose of the organization is to coordinate and/or provide resources, advocacy and programs that enhance the development of the Deaf Community.

We are seeking a dynamic Administration Assistant who works with Service Coordinator.
Duties and Responsibilities:
• Answer the telephone calls and VRS
• Follow up with customers following placement of CHS/DC Inc orders
• Follow up with customers on late return library books and DVDs
• Prepare invoices
• Send and receive messages; orders and confirmation of emails correspondences
• Photocopy documents for distribution, mailing and filing Type and proof-read correspondence, informative and thank you letters, reports, statements, invoices, forms and other documents as required
• Print shipping/other labels
• Sort and process receipts, expenditures, forms and other documents as require
• Monthly library & communication devices inventory
• Product list binder
• Prepare orders for the customers
• Coordinate the Deaf Community calendar
• Update and inform the Service Coordinator as required
• Update bulletin board & social media • Maintain and update manual or computerized filing, inventory, mailing and database
• Update invoice binder
 • Update Clients information-binder
• Update price lists
·         Other assigned duties as necessary

  • Work in office is an asset
 • Complimentary work ethics
 • Self Motivated
 • Knowledge of computer skills
·         Knowledge of Deaf Culture and ASL is essential

This is .5 position. The salary ranges from $12.00 to. $14.00. The person will work for average 2.5 days a week.

The successful candidate will be subject to Criminal Record, Adult Abuse Registry and Child Abuse Registry.

Prospective candidates should forward resume with three references and cover letter to Deaf Centre Manitoba Inc by Tuesday, March 16th, 2018: DCM Inc Search Committee #101-285 Pembina Highway, Winnipeg, MB R3L 2E1 (204) 284-9373 FAX or

Extended deadline for Service Coordinator position available at Deaf Centre Manitoba Inc (DCM Inc)

Deaf Centre Manitoba Inc
Job opportunity
Service Coordinator

Deaf Centre Manitoba Inc. located at 285 Pembina Highway, is a non-profit organization that recognizes the value of Deaf Culture and American Sign Language (ASL). The purpose of the organization is to coordinate and/or provide resources and programs that enhance the development of the Deaf Community.

We are seeking a dynamic Service Coordinator, who reports to DCM Inc Board, oversee the day to day operation and lead the organization into the future.

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • ·         Report to DCM Inc Board of Directors
  • ·         Work together with various Deaf Community groups in Manitoba as well as in Canada, ensuring up to date information with employment, education, social, and cultural lives of Deaf people
  • ·         Develop/submit calendar monthly for Deaf Community events
  • ·         Coordinate internal/external communication and keep data
  • ·         Access to internet to get news for Deaf, Hard of Hearing, Deaf-Blind as well as Deaf Plus people could learn about various activities happening in the Deaf Community
  • ·         Coordinate and maintain the Deaf Resource Centre like Public computer, VRS public access, and Library
  • ·         Manage the DCM Inc Social Media
  • ·         Manage the Communication Device
  • ·         Provide education information session to different places if needed
  • ·         Cultural liaison with 285 Pembina Inc
  • ·         Conducting the office work as needed

  • ·         Ability to work with Deaf, Hard of Hearing and Deaf Plus people with various communication needs
  • ·         Previous administration experience is an asset
  • ·         Good organizational and interpersonal skills
  • ·         Fluency writing skills
  • ·         Computer skills and letter writing including knowledge of MS Word/Publisher, Excel and MS Outlook
  • ·         Ability to use email and internet
  • ·         Knowledge of Deaf Culture and ASL is essential

This is one full time position. The salary ranges from $13.00 to $15.00 based to depend on experience. The person will work for average 35 hours a week.

The successful candidate will be subject to Criminal Record, Adult Abuse Registry and Child Abuse Registry.

Prospective candidates should forward resume with three references and cover letter to Deaf Centre Manitoba by Friday, March 16th, 2018: DCM Inc. Search Committee, #101-285 Pembina Highway, Winnipeg, MB R3L 2E1.

Monday, 19 February 2018

ATTENTION: New information regarding Deaf Resource Centre (DRC) office

Starting Tuesday, February 20th, during the closure of Deaf Resource Centre (DRC) office till there is a new staff available. Here is the resource information that you all need to know:

Communication Devices: Need the communication devices like wake-up alarm clock or strobe fire alarm, you can contact the Canadian Hearing Society (CHS) store with the phone number 1-866-518-0000 as someone will assist with your order. Please make sure you mention that you were referred by Deaf Centre Manitoba Inc (DCM Inc) as it is still partnership between DCM Inc and CHS.

Interpreter: Please go to and create an account first then you can book an interpreter. If you already have an account with ECCOE, please use this website to book an interpreter. If you do not have a computer access, please call Candy Badger the scheduler to book an interpreter by 204-926-3271. (If you need step by step instruction of how to book the interpreter on the website, please email for the instruction).

Public computer/Library: There are many public computers on Osborne street. Public Library is at Winnipeg Public Library on 251 Donald street.

Book event/meeting at Deaf Centre Manitoba (DCM) building: Please call Krista Henry at the Front desk by 204-284-0802 or email

Tenant issues: Please see Ashley Derkacz, Tenant Resource Coordinator for any tenant issues as she is happy to assist you as she can.

Deaf Centre Manitoba (DCM) building: Please see or email the building manager-Lydia Warketin any building issues. The email for the building manager is She is happy to listen to any concern regarding the building.

Social Media: Please continue to send any news or events to this as it is still monitored and will upload through social media. Be advised that it take a while to be post through social media. Your patience would be much appreciated:)

Deaf Centre Manitoba Inc (DCM Inc)/Deaf Resource Centre (DRC): Any concern regarding DCM Inc/DRC, please contact DCM Inc Chairperson-Doug Momotiuk. His email address is

Thank you for your patience with the Deaf Centre Manitoba Inc (DCM Inc) Board while they are searching for a new replacement to run the Deaf Resource Centre (DRC) office. Hopefully it will re-open sometime in the middle of March:)

Wednesday, 14 February 2018

Looking for someone to assist Assistant Professor at College of Rehabilitation Science

Looking for deaf/HOH individual to help me in a practical lab with physiotherapy students at the University of Manitoba, Bannatyne (downtown) Campus.  Accessibility Services at the U of M suggested I reach out to you as they are unable to help me this year.

The task for the physiotherapy students is to teach a deaf/HOH individual balance exercises in standing through an ASL interpreter (we have someone for that role).  The deaf/HOH person’s job is to portray someone (preferably someone in their 20s or 30s) who has recently been diagnosed with MS and has some balance issues. They essentially have a short medical history to memorize and then do the exercises as instructed. Ten groups of 5 physiotherapy students each will rotate through the room every 15 mins. 

We are able to pay $15/hr for this two-hour activity scheduled for Thursday, February 22 from 1-3 pm (next Thursday!).

If you are interested, please email me at 

Moni Fricke, BMR(PT), PhD
Assistant Professor
College of Rehabilitation Sciences, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences

Association of Visual Language Interpreters of Canada- Seeking to Commission a Deaf Graphic Artist!

February 13, 2018

Seeking to Commission a Deaf Graphic Artist

During the 2017 Annual General Meeting the AVLIC membership voted to change our organization’s name from “Association of Visual Language Interpreters of Canada (AVLIC)” to “Canadian Association of Sign Language Interpreters (CASLI)”. One of the key parts of this change will be the creation of a new logo!

AVLIC is seeking to hire a Deaf graphic artist to create a logo that will be the symbol of CASLI moving forward.

Artists interested in having one of their designs being a key part of this exciting re-branding project are asked to submit the following to Sheila Keats, Second Vice President via email at:
  • Portfolio, or previous samples of logo creation work
  • Professional rate or an estimate, with quote attached
  • Timeline for completion of final draft (logo will be unveiled at the upcoming AVLIC conference in July, 2018)

Upon receipt of requested documents, the AVLIC Name Change Implementation Task Force, in conjunction with the AVLIC Board of Directors, will commission work from the interested candidates.

Thank you for your interest! We are excited to see the new logo for CASLI come to fruition!

Please direct all questions about this matter and submissions to the attention of Sheila Keats, AVLIC Second Vice President:

Tuesday, 13 February 2018

Notice of Manitoba Deaf Association (MDA) Annual General Meeting- Thursday, March 15th

Free bouncer event for Kids- Monday, February 19th!

Notice -Manitoba Cultural Society of the Deaf (MCSD) Annual General Meeting- March 3rd, 2018

Who: Manitoba Cultural Society of the Deaf 
When: March 3, 2018
Time: AGM 10:00 am, Artist Panel 11:00 am
Place: RRC, Notre Dame Campus, Building F in room 205

ASL Interpretation and refreshments

We will be selling a number of cash items to support MCSD. All welcome to come!

Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre will offer ASL Interpreted performance- Di and Viv and Rose for March 13th!

Each year, the Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre offers an American Sign Language interpreted performance as part of our regular season.  For 2018/19, we are holding an ASL-interpreted performance on Tuesday, March 13th, 7:30PM for Di and Viv and Rose. The performance will be held at the Tom Hendry Warehouse, where good sightlines ensure that patrons don't miss any of the action. Here is a description of the show:

When Di and Viv and Rose meet in university, little do they know they’ll form a lifelong bond. But friendships, like any other relationships, can be complicated. Delve into this heartwarming comedy that celebrates life, love and everything in between accompanied by lots of laughs.
Advisory (Grade 10+): Coarse language, mature themes & references to sexual violence

Please pass this message on to anyone you think might be interested.  I’ve attached a small ad that can be printed, shared, or distributed by email. We’d like to ask you to post it at your organization and share online to help spread awareness to the deaf community.  To find out more information about our ASL-interpreted performances, visit

Please encourage people to book early as a limited number of seats are available for this performance.  Those interested should identify themselves as members of the Deaf community when they book their tickets to reserve seating in the section where they can see the interpreters. 

To book tickets, please contact our Box Office at or (204) 942-6537.

Monday, 12 February 2018

New and Update- Deaf Interpreter workshop 2018 (ASL Vlog & poster)

Farewell Party for departing DCM Inc Executive Director - this coming Friday, February 16th!!

Deaf Centre Manitoba, Inc. 


Farewell Party


Sheila Montney, DCM, Inc. Executive Director

Sheila has served for 18 1/2 years. She has been valuable management staff to DCM, Inc Board, Deaf Community, and professionals/visitors. 

Place - Fiola Room

Time - 3:00 to 4:00 pm. 

Date - Friday, February 16, 2018

Refreshment and beverage will be served. Included ASL interpreter. 

DCM, Inc. Board