Would you like BC Buddies, a workshop, or simply a hard of hearing young adult visiting your community? Through our outreach initiative, available on Fridays and Saturdays, we can bring the activities to you. Examples of activities can include, but are not limited to:
- BC Buddies (for ages 8 to 15)
- Interactive workshops – topics are dependent on the demographics, interest and needs
- Possible topics:
- building communication and self-advocacy skills for employment and leadership (for ages 13 and above)
- overview of available hearing assistive technology (for all age groups)
- Possible topics:
- 1:1 conversations with a hard of hearing young adult
What PSP will do:
- Take the lead in planning of the activity with consultation from the host community
- Create an event flyer and manage the registration process
- Arrange facilitators/presenters for the activity
- Cover costs for accessibility, activity supplies and travel of facilitators/presenters
As you know your community the best, we will appreciate your assistance in the following:
- Select a local venue, preferably one that is free of charge (e.g., school, community centre)
- Arrange and cover costs of food/drinks for participants
- Advertise the event in your local network
If you are interested in learning more about our outreach initiative, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and set up a phone/video conversation.
In 2019, we visited North Shore, Prince George, Port Alberni/Nanaimo/Comox Valley, Kamloops.
Family 1: I would definitely recommend this workshop to other youth and families of Deaf and Hard of Hearing children because it demonstrated self advocacy with fun interactive games. The communication games were fun as it taught us that we all have challenges communicating and helped us to problem solve. We learned to check our assumptions and ask for clarification.
Student 1: The activity that I enjoyed the most was the drawing telephone game because it was easier than having to listen to a message and the end message was often funny. I liked how the facilitator introduced the idea of oppression when people are treated differently because of their hearing loss. It was really nice meeting other students with hearing loss and having conversations with them.
Student 2: The gathering was pretty fun and I’m glad that I went. It was exciting to meet new students who are hard of hearing and to play games. I especially liked the name ball game.
Teacher 1: I was impressed with the variety of activities that engaged students and promoted mingling, proactive communication strategies, conversation with peers and fun! It was wonderful to see the students laughing and chatting.
Teacher 2: It was a great event, my students really enjoyed it. Loved how there was more focused games and icebreakers and then a fun activity in the afternoon.