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Our Hearing Clinics will be closed on Wednesday October 27, 2021 from 12 noon until October 28th, 2021 for staff development. Please call 604-736-7391 or email info@wavefrontcentre.ca if you require any assistance.

COVID-19 update: Masks are required inside all Wavefront Centre locations. People who cannot put on or remove a mask on their own are exempt. Learn more.

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News & Updates

Stay tuned with news, events, and important information

  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • We’re Moving!

    July 25, 2019 – Centrally located in Vancouver’s Mount Pleasant district (new address is 2005 Quebec Street), our new 18,000 sq. ft., Wavefront Centre will be a model of innovation and inclusion – we’ve gone the extra mile to ensure a seamless transition for our existing clients, while increasing capacity for new ones. Our new four-story facility will be suitably equipped to ensure Deaf, Deafblind, and Hard of Hearing individuals have an accessible space to connect, build community and access our vital services.

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  • A Moment of Change!

    July 23, 2019 – We are at a moment of change for the Western Institute for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing.

    Over the years, WIDHH has grown to become a trusted name in our Deaf and Hard of Hearing community circles, but it is now time to create a name that would be more inclusive and representative of what we do as a charity for our community. Since the Fall of 2018, WIDHH has been undergoing a consultative rebranding process. Our long and detailed journey has paid off in the birth of our new name and identity, launched on July 23, 2019.

    Wavefront Centre for Communication Accessibility

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  • Wavefront Centre’s COVID-19 Updates

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