Meetings & Events

Christmas Social and Art Market – Monday,December 10

A Christmas Social and Art Market on Monday, Dec 10 at DHA at 7:00 pm

Featuring guest speaker Colin Cantlie, 2018 winner of the Marlin Styner Achievement Award. Colin will speak about his long involvement with CHHA Calgary and his passion for equal and fair treatment for all persons with disabilities. Colin will also provide an update on the looping projects initiated by CHHA Calgary to increase access for people living with hearing loss.

The social evening with Christmas cheer will follow the presention.

Artists will have booths set up for the Art Market

Location: DHA Basement, 63 Cornell Road NW, Calgary

Time: 7:00pm until 9:00pm

Admission is by Donation

Looking forward to seeing everyone on Monday!

With warm regards, Sheila Serup, CHHA Calgary President

Upcoming Casino

CHHA-Calgary’s upcoming casino will be held February 22 & 23, 2019 at Cowboys Casino Calgary

Members of CHHA Calgary are needed to help volunteer at the Casino !

Please volunteer either a day shift or evening shift for one or two days as this casino is an important fundraiser for our access projects.

Casino funds enable CHHA Calgary to:

  • Provide CART (real time captioning) for member meetings and conferences including the annual CHHA national conference
  • Support Rotary Challenger Park
  • Fund equipment and batteries for individuals with low income who are Cochlear Implant users
  • Support member programs
  • Initate and develop community access projects such as looping in seniors centres and many other access projects

Please send n email by January 15, 2019 to if you are able to

Please Volunteer and Become a Member. To Sign up or for more information, Please email if you able to volunteer a day or evening shift. Positions t0 be filled include General Manager, Banker, Cashier, Chip Runner and Countroom

Forms can be downloaded, Completed and off from this link: Casino Volunteer Worker Application – AGLC 5400.pdf

Thank you in advance for helping with the Casino!

Sheila Serup, President CHHA Calgary

Next Meeting – To be Announced

Get Involved .. Become a Member .. You will enjoy the Speakers !

We need your input to make a difference.. Share your ideas for the Branch !


Cochlear Implant ‘Coffee Chat’ Support Group

This is a very active group that meets monthly. Led by Sonja Reid, a CI user herself, attendees participate in lively discussion on all matters related to hearing loss and in particular, cochlear implants. There is a wealth of information shared by all participants.

Anyone is welcome to attend regardless of your hearing status. Individuals considering a cochlear implant and especially new users attend to receive support and information. Seasoned users attend for camaraderie and information sharing.

It is a very casual and welcoming atmosphere with refreshments served in a fully accessible location with free parking. Meetings occur on the 3rd Saturday of every month from 1:00 – 3:00 pm. Meetings are held in the basement meeting area of the Deaf and Hear Alberta building at 63 Cornell Rd. NW.

For more information please email to the attention of Sonja Reid.

Text 911 – Did you register yet?

T9-1-1 provides 9-1-1 call centres with the ability to converse with a deaf, deafened, hard of hearing or speech impaired (DHHSI) person during an emergency, using text messaging.

When a DHHSI person requires 9-1-1 services, they dial 9-1-1 on their cell phone. There is no need for them to speak, as the 9-1-1 dispatcher will receive an indicator that tells
them to communicate with the caller via text messaging. The 9-1-1 dispatcher then initiates text messaging with the caller to address the emergency.

A DHHSI person must register for T9-1-1 with their wireless service provider and must
have an eligible cell phone before being able to utilize this service. This includes the
ability to send and receive text messages.

Click here to learn more about this program and how to register