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Wavefront Centre’s locations will be closed at 4pm on Wednesday, August 17, 2022. For emergencies, please contact info@wavefrontcentre.ca or 604-736-7391.

Our Tri-Cities location will be closed on Saturdays from July 23, 2022 onwards until further notice. Learn more.

COVID-19 update: Masks are still required inside all public indoor settings of Wavefront Centre locations. Learn more.

Wavefront Centre for Communication Accessibility

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News & Updates

Stay tuned with news, events, and important information

  • Consistent Use of Face Masks Makes Communication Difficult, Frustrating and Stressful for Adults with Hearing loss

    March 21, 2022 – The research division at Wavefront Centre has co-authored a published article in a scholarly journal that reveals the impacts on communication with face masks during the COVID-19 pandemic for adults with hearing loss. The article is based on results from our national survey in 2021 where we found that over 80% of respondents reported difficulty with understanding others who wore face masks. 

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  • Disability Community presents the Liberal Government with Mandate Letters and a Speech from the Throne focusing on the most pressing issues for persons with disabilities in Canada

    November 22, 2021 – A coalition of over 25 disability organizations delivered the new Liberal Government recommendations for the most pressing issues that persons with disabilities are facing. The recommendations are included in a drafted Throne Speech for the 44th Parliament of Canada to showcase an inclusive and accessible Canada. As well, the recommendations are incorporated in draft Mandate Letters which the Prime Minister routinely issues at the outset of a Cabinet Minister’s term.

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  • Wavefront Centre Appoints Director, Clinical Operations & Social Enterprise

    October 14, 2021 – Wavefront Centre for Communication Accessibility is pleased to announce that Hugh McCormack, RAUD has been appointed to the position of Director, Clinical Operations & Social Enterpriseand will be joining the senior leadership team at Wavefront Centre and overseeing the portfolios of our Hearing Clinics, Communication Devices and Solutions and business development. 

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  • Wavefront Centre Appoints Director of Programs & Services

    October 14, 2021 – Wavefront Centre for Communication Accessibility is pleased to announce that Dr. Ruth Warick has been appointed to the position of Director, Programs & Services. Dr. Warick will be joining the senior leadership team of Wavefront Centre overseeing various portfolios including: Accessible Communication Services, Community Outreach Programs, and Community Research Program at Wavefront Centre.

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  • New Accessible Visor Card for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Community

    September 24, 2021 – We are excited to launch an accessible visor card with Vancouver Police Department during the International Week of the Deaf! This tool is designed to reduce the communication barriers between Vancouver police officers and people who are Deaf, DeafBlind and Hard of Hearing, a milestone for our local communities to remove barriers and to improve accessibility and inclusion.

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  • International Week of the Deaf 2021

    September 20, 2021 – Communication builds pathways between people, nurtures relationships and strengthens communities – Which is why the team at Wavefront Centre is bringing virtual celebrations to your fingertips. This week we celebrate International Week of the Deaf 2021 (September 20 to 26). Save the dates for a week full of informative videos to learn more and celebrate our communities!

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  • Disability Community Hosts National Election Debate on Disability Issues

    September 8, 2021 – A coalition of over 25 disability organizations called on the major political parties to attend a national election debate on disability issues on September 7. Access the virtual debate recording if you missed it.

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  • CHHA BC Chapter Launched Hearing Access Health Kit

    August 1, 2021 – The Hearing Access Health Kit is designed for persons with hearing loss to assist them in self-advocacy for their access and communication needs during a hospital stay or medical appointments.

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  • New Report Uncovers the Impacts of COVID-19 on Communication Accessibility for Adults with Hearing Loss

    August 23, 2021 – The Canadian Hard of Hearing Association (CHHA), University of British Columbia (UBC), and Wavefront Centre for Communication Accessibility release a report on findings from a recent survey released to Canadians on the Impacts of COVID-19 on Communication Accessibility for Adults with Hearing Loss.

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  • Wavefront Centre Appoints New CEO

    April 1, 2020 – Wavefront Centre for Communication Accessibility announced today that, after an extensive nationwide search, its Board of Directors has appointed Christopher T. Sutton as its Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately.

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