Lunch and Learn Thursdays Spring 2022

Our popular webinar series is back for the last two instalments this year.

  • May 26th, 12 pm to 1 pm – Professional Learning Communities Part 1
  • June 9th, 12 pm to 1 pm  – Professional Learning Communities Part 2
Both sessions will be presented by the current TDHH Mentorship cohort participants.

Register here for any or all of the sessions. The webinar link will be sent with registration confirmation. Interpreters and captioning will be provided. Webinars may be recorded.

REMINDER: TDHH Professional Development 2022 – 2024

Registration now open

See the leaflet for overview, click to read the Mentorship Program Booklet and to register for the 2022 – 2024 cohort.
The registration closes on May 31st, 2022. We will contact the successful candidates in the first week of June.
Feel free to reach out if you have any questions about the program before you register.

Kootenay Konnection 2022

Contribution by guest editor, Jamie Corpuz, TDHH, Rocky Mountain School District

After a 2 year hiatus, the students who are deaf or hard of hearing in the Kootenays were FINALLY able to get together at Blue Lake Camp. This event, also known as the Kootenay Konnection, was sponsored by the Provincial Outreach Program – Deaf & Hard of Hearing (POPDHH) in collaboration with the Teachers of the Deaf & Hard of Hearing for SD5 Southeast Kootenay, SD6 Rocky Mountain, SD8 Kootenay Lake, SD 10 Arrow Lakes, SD20 Kootenay-Columbia, and SD51 Boundary.

The level of excitement was high as this was the first field trip for many students since COVID-19 restrictions were placed in schools. There were 14 students between grades 4 -11 and a mix of experienced and new campers. They were joined by John Warren, ASL Specialist at POPDHH and his Visual Sign Language Interpreter, Meg, from Vernon. For several students, this was their first time interacting with a Deaf individual and communicating with them through an interpreter.
Although the rain came and went, the enthusiasm and positive energy were maintained with the help of the amazing Blue Lake Camp staff. Through Capture the Flag, high ropes challenges, ASL activities, perogy-making, Man Hunt, campfire ASL stories and songs, these shared experiences helped create memorable moments, new friendships and community.

Here is what the SD6 students had to say:

“If I could change something from this trip it would be the weather and give us more time to sleep.” – Nevaya, Grade 4
“Blue Lake Camp was one of my favourite places to go. I wish I could go there every single day!” – Rileyann, Grade 5
“Blue Lake Camp was amazing! I learned so much from John with his signing and he gave me a sign name. That’s pretty cool!” – Belle, Grade 7
 “I rocked the ropes course!” – Logan, Grade 8
“I enjoyed meeting the students I’ve only seen on Teams. I also enjoyed learning about Deaf culture from John.” – Sarah, Grade 8
“Blue Lake Camp was awesome! Everything was awesome! I liked meeting all the camp counselors. I hope to go back next year!” – Matt, Grade 9


From the Community

Upcoming workshops, information sessions, seminars, career opportunities and more


Our mailing address is:
Provincial Outreach Program: Deaf and Hard of Hearing
4446 Watling Street Burnaby, BC V5J 5H3
Voice: 604-296-9062
Text: 778-889-5663 Email:
To unsubscribe, email, but we’ll be sad to see you go!