Dear POPDHH District and Community Partners, Friends and Colleagues,

We hope that everyone has had a pleasant winter break and that your 2021 is off to a good start. We are also thrilled to wish Alana a warm welcome back from maternity leave.

We are excited to share what POPDHH has in store this winter, such as a new lineup of Lunch and Learn Thursdays, Launch of TDHH Induction and Retention, some exciting news and events in the community and more.

Lunch and Learn Thursdays – Winter 2021

Winter installment of Lunch and Learn Webinars, live on select Thursdays each month from 12 pm to 1 pm:

  • January 21st  – Provincial Family Services Model – Melissa Mykle, PDHHS
  • February 4th – Visual Language – John Warren, POPDHH
  • March 4th – hold the date, topic TBA

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

The handouts from previous webinars are posted on our website

TDHH Induction and Retention Pilot Launch

Last month, we had the pleasure of presenting a sneak peek into the TDHH Induction and Retention Project.   The project is now officially open for registration. There will be limited space in this pilot project; however, it will be helpful for us to know the level of interest there is for TDHHs who wish to participate so that we can develop content and scale the final program to meet your needs (i.e., the number of people who apply, urban vs rural, specific geographical regions, etc).  Please apply, even if you’re only interested to find out more about what the project entails or if you have some suggestions about what you might be looking for in terms of collegial partnership or professional support.  Applicants who are not eligible for this round will be placed on a waitlist and given preference for the Fall 2022 cohort.  If you have any questions about the application process please open the TDHH Professional Development Booklet or contact

To apply please click here.
The registration closes on January 21, we will get in touch with the applicants shortly after the deadline.

Some new and exciting stuff coming soon – keep watch for future announcements. Meanwhile, enjoy the videos on POPDHH YouTube Channel.

We are happy to share that the Gallaudet Children‘s Dictionary of American Sign Language is available to access for free until the end of April! If you would like to peruse the hardcover book, we have several available through our lending library.

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