2016 Community Award Winners

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2016 Community Award Winners

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The Canadian Hard of Hearing Association – Newfoundland and Labrador is pleased to announce the winners of the 2016 Community Awards in the areas of Advocacy, Accessibility, Awareness and Hearing Conservation.

2016 Advocacy Award

The CHHA-NL Community Advocacy Award is presented to individuals, service groups, community agencies, businesses, or government (agencies or departments) that have voluntarily made a contribution to the hard of hearing community in the area of Advocacy for Hearing Loss Rights on behalf of hard of hearing persons. This award will give recognition for efforts that overcame barriers to the rights of hard of hearing persons.

The winner of this award for 2015-2016 is the Coalition of Persons with Disabilities -Newfoundland and Labrador (COD-NL), for their outstanding leadership in bringing public and media attention to the barriers William Sears experienced regarding lack of accommodation and accessibility at Memorial University of Newfoundland in September 2015. 

2016 CHHA-NL Advocacy Award

Emily Christie, Executive Director, COD-NL, accepting the 2016 Community Advocacy Award.

2016 Accessibility Award

The CHHA-NL Community Accessibility Award is presented to individuals, service groups, community agencies, business sector, or government (agencies or departments) that have voluntarily made a contribution to the hard of hearing community in the area of Accessibility to Facilities (Public or Private), on behalf of hard of hearing persons, either as direct service to a hard of hearing person, a group, or to the CHHA-NL.

The winner of this award for 2015-2016 is the Disability Policy Office.  Their efforts led to a grant to CHHA-NL for the development of a pilot project called the Provincial Fire Alerts Project which allowed 68 household fire alert systems to be donated to Deaf and Hard of Hearing Persons across the province. 

 

2016 CHHA-NL Accessibility Award

Catherine Shortall, accepting the 2016 Accessibility Award on behalf of the Disability Policy Office.

2016 Awareness Award

The CHHA-NL Community Awareness Award is presented to individuals, service groups, community agencies, businesses, or government (agencies or departments) that have voluntarily made a contribution to the hard of hearing community in the area of Awareness of Hearing Loss Issues on behalf of hard of hearing persons, either as direct service to a hard of hearing person, a group, or to the CHHA-NL.

The winner of this award for 2015-2016 is School of Pharmacy, Memorial University of Newfoundland, for their annual efforts, via an in-class presentation in creating awareness among pharmacy students about hearing loss with future patients and how to communicate with them effectively.

2016 CHHA-NL Awareness Award

Dr. Justin Peddle, accepting the 2016 Community Awareness Award on behalf of the School of Pharmacy

2016 Hearing Conservation Award

The CHHA-NL Hearing Conservation award is presented to individuals, service groups, businesses, or government (agencies or departments) that have contributed to the community in the area of Hearing Conservation. This award will recognize efforts that directly prevent hearing loss from occurring, efforts that promote noise awareness or noise-reduction efforts that create a quieter environment in public spaces.

The winner of the 2015-2016 award is The Pantry, Autism Society, for their excellent efforts in improving the listening and communication environment at their Café, by installing noise suppression panels throughout the room, thus reducing noise levels which protects the hearing of staff and patrons.

2016 CHHA-NL Hearing Conservation Award

 Brenda Lee, Chef/Manager of The Pantry Cafe and Catering and Tess Hemeon, Manager of Advocacy and Communications, Autism Society of Newfoundland and Labrador accepting the 2016 Hearing Conservation Award.

Find out more about the annual CHHA-NL Community Awards

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