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Alena Wickware: Project Manager

Alena Wickware
Alena Wickware
Project Manager
2415 Holly Lane, Suite 205
Ottawa, ON
K1V 7P2
TTY: 613-526-2692
Fax: 613-526-4718


Alena Wickware joined the Canadian Hard of Hearing Association as a summer student in 2012, providing support to members and the public on behalf of CHHA. From 2013 to 2015, Alena was hired as the Project Manager of CHHA’s National Speechreading Program, an initiative developed to train new speechreading instructors in 6 major cities across Canada. Currently, Alena is Project Manager of the Broadcasting Accessibility Fund (BAF) Project, developing resources on how people living with hearing loss can utilize hearing accessibility features in broadcast media.

Alena is a graduate of Carleton University; she has an Honours Degree in Social Work and a minor in American Sign Language (ASL), graduating with high honours for academic achievement. In addition, she also holds a Diploma for the Social Services Worker program from Algonquin College with experience from numerous volunteer and paid positions from a range of community and social services organizations.

Alena lives with a progressive form of sensorineural hearing loss that is linked to family heredity, wears two hearing aids, speechreads and uses ASL as needed to communicate. Alena was born and raised in Ottawa, Ontario and currently resides there.

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