Educational Conference and Trade Show May 30 – June 2, 2019

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Join us for the 2019 CHHA Educational Conference and Trade Show that promises to be an informative, insightful and memorable time for all involved. Meet new and old friends, learn new things and enjoy the sights and ambiance of Montreal, QC.

A striking union of European charm and North American attitude, Montreal seduces visitors with a harmonious pairing of the historic and the new, from exquisite architecture to fine dining. Because of its position in the St. Lawrence River, the island of Montreal was originally a diplomatic trading area for regional First Nations.  Off-beat, quirky and full of surprises, Montreal is among North America’s most fascinating destinations The Delta Hotels Montreal is just 20 minutes from the airport, Montreal excites and delights its 10 million annual visitors with a wealth of festivals, exceptional restaurants and one-of-a-kind experiences.

If you’re among the 4 million Canadians living with hearing loss, this is an event not to be missed!

New Year, New Format

After a year hiatus, we’re back and promise this will be one of the best CHHA Educational Conferences and Trade Shows ever!  Partnering with our partners in Montreal, QC, CHIP, we are putting together one of the most educational and social events for people with hearing loss in Canada.

Traditionally, CHHA Conference have focused only on issues related to hearing health and hearing healthcare.  This year, we want to spice things up as people with hearing loss have expressed a desire for us to expand our education program as the CHHA Educational Conference and Trade Show is the only fully communication accessible event they can attend without barriers. This year we are expanding our educational program to cover more topics outside of hearing health and hearing healthcare and have designed a program and hope to attract speakers to present on a variety of topics, including:

  • Hearing Health & Hearing Assistive Technology
  • Healthy Living & Aging
  • Smart Technology & Digital Literacy
  • Network Capacity Building*

*These are peer-to-peer workshops to share and transfer knowledge within the CHHA network, focusing on network development, membership, programs and services, and more!

Communication Access

CART/captioning, hearing loops will be in use during all workshops and plenary sessions. Sign Language Interpretation will be available for all plenary sessions and the Closing Banquet and Awards Ceremony.   You may request Sign Language Interpreters for specific workshops by emails events@chha.ca by May 1, 2019.

About Montreal

A striking union of European charm and North American attitude, Montreal seduces visitors with a harmonious pairing of the historic and the new, from exquisite architecture to fine dining. Because of its position in the St. Lawrence River, the island of Montreal was originally a diplomatic trading area for regional First Nations.

The French colonists arrived first, followed by the English, the Scottish and the Irish. Later, myriad peoples from around the world settled the lush lands stretching north to Mount Royal and beyond. Today, 120 distinct ethnic communities comprise a population of more than 4 million, making Montreal a true mosaic of cultures and traditions. The world’s second-largest Francophone city after Paris, Montreal merits the moniker “international” city, a cosmopolitan centre with proud roots in the past and an enthusiastic embrace of the future. A world leader in aeronautics, information technology and biotechnology, the city has also contributed significant innovations in medicine, multimedia, the arts and urban planning. Its avant-garde spirit has not gone unnoticed: in 2006, Montreal was named a UNESCO City of Design.

From season to season, day and night, Montreal pulses with activity. Known for its many festivals, the city hosts a diverse array of events, exhibitions and gatherings for the thousands of culture, nature and thrill seekers. While masterful chefs continue to elevate Montreal’s reputation as a gourmet destination, creative artists and artisans draw admirers in droves to the haute couture ateliers, arts galleries and charming boutiques that line the city streets. For a city the size of Montreal, its streets, vast parks, underground pedestrian network and metro system are safe and remarkably easy to navigate.

Often the best way to get to know a city is on foot: walk through any one of Montreal’s colourful and vibrant neighbourhoods and you’ll discover an abundance of markets, boutiques, restaurants and local cafés—diverse expressions of the inhabitants’ joie de vivre. Montrealers are naturally charming and quite often multilingual, with a spontaneity and ability to welcome visitors that has propelled Montreal to its current position as an international host city. When one considers the urban landscape and its inhabitants, along with some of the world’s most exciting annual events, this local passion seems only natural.

 

“One of the things about hearing loss is that it isolates you from people and in order to feel confident in ourselves it helps to form strong bonds with other people who are in the same shoes.” Conference delegate, BC 2017