Meetings & Events

Upcoming Casino

Please Save the Date for our upcoming Casino:  

February 22 & 23, 2019 at Cowboys 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

– initiate and develop community access projects such as looping in seniors’ centres,

– and many other access projects. 

Please send an email by January 15, 2019 to if you are able to volunteer a day or evening shift. Positions to be filled include: General Manager, Banker, Cashier, Chip Runner, and countroom.  

Forms can be downloaded, completed and printed off from this link.



Next Meeting – To be Announced

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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