Grants and Funding
The Canadian Hard of Hearing Association – Newfoundland and Labrador (CHHA-NL) supports persons with hearing loss here in our communities through yearly grants and funding for fire alerts, better hearing in public spaces, and the chance for children, youth and young adults to hear well during extra-curricular activities.
ACCESSIBILITY FUNDING FOR PUBLIC & COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS
CHHA-NL provides funding for public organizations, charity groups, community organizations, non-profits and other organizations which provide public use/meeting space. The accessibility fund provides a 50/50 cost share for the purchase of hearing assistive technology.
More details and information can be found with the application form. Read about funding grant recipient Mary Queen of Peace Parish, in St. John’s.
Hear and Achieve Inclusion Grant
The purpose of the Hear and Achieve Inclusion Grant is to assist children, youth and young adults in Newfoundland and Labrador with hearing loss to overcome barriers when participating in extra-curricular and other community activities. The grant assists with the purchase of equipment or technology that enables accommodation of hearing loss during participation in activities.
Applicants must demonstrate adequate need for the specific equipment or technology requested with regard to accommodation of their hearing loss. Priority will be given to applicants who have not received this fund in the past.
Funding is awarded based on need, cost of equipment requested, family net income, proof of hearing loss and funding availability.
More details and information can be found with the application form.
Alert and Aware. Hearing Accessible Fire Alert Program
Fire detectors are important for safety. For those who are hard of hearing or late deafened, traditional home fire detectors are not reliable because it can be challenging to hear the alarm (loudness OR pitch).
The Fire alerts available through the Alert and Aware Program warn of smoke and fire using other senses, including vision (flashing light), touch (vibration) and a sound that is proven to be easier to hear.
Funding for Hearing Aids in Newfoundland and Labrador
Provincial Hearing Aid Program (PHAP)
PHAP provides hearing aids for all children (under the age of 18) and full time secondary students through regional public health audiology clinics. PHAP also provides hearing aids for adults with financial need.
For an adult to qualify for PHAP, a financial assessment is done by the Department of Advanced Education and Skills (find the telephone number for your region). For more information, please contact us.
Find a copy of the application form here.
Veterans Affairs Canada
Information on disability benefits for individuals with a service related disability (including hearing loss)
WorkplaceNL(Workplace Health, Safety and Compensation Commission)
Information on injured worker claims related to hearing loss.
First Nations & Inuit Health
Educational and Employment Supports for Persons With Disabilities
The Poverty Reduction Strategy includes initiatives for persons with disabilities that can help them successfully pursue sustainable employment – More information here.