Leadership Forum Sept 15 – 16, 2018

Leadership Forum Sept 15 – 16, 2018

2018 CHHA Annual General Meeting & Leadership Forum

The 2018 CHHA Leadership Forum will be held in Edmonton, Alberta following the CHHA Annual General Meeting on September 15-16, 2018. This forum is for branch, chapter leaders/members and those who are committed to the mission and vision of CHHA.

CHHA has gone through turbulence for several years that has prevented us from adequately serving the needs of the estimated 4-Million Canadians living with hearing loss. While consultations have taken place, little action has resulted, and it’s time for change. Today, CHHA is in a unique position and we are moving forward. Together, the Board of Directors and National Executive Director have made the organizational structure and sustainability its number one strategic priority for the next year.


Saturday, September 15, 2018 – Annual General Meeting of the Members
10:00 am – 10:55 am Attendee Registration Foyer
11:00 am – 11:45 am CHHA Annual General Meeting Mackenzie Room
12:00 noon – 1:00 pm Lunch   (Sponsored by the CHHA Foundation) Mackenzie Room
1:00 pm – 1:45 pm CHHA Foundation Annual General Meeting Mackenzie Room
Saturday, September 15, 2018 – CHHA Leadership Forum
2:00 pm – 2:20 pm Introduction & Welcome Mackenzie Room
2:20 pm – 3:00 pm CRTC & Captioning Quality Mackenzie Room
3:00 pm – 3:40 pm Bill C-81: The Accessible Canada Act Mackenzie Room
3:40 pm – 4:00 pm Health Break Mackenzie Room
4:00 pm – 4:20 pm Case Study – Part I Mackenzie Room
4:20 pm – 5:00 pm Current State of CHHA Mackenzie Room
5:00 pm – 6:00 pm Open Forum Mackenzie Room
Sunday, September 16, 2018 – CHHA Leadership Forum
8:00 am – 8:30 am

8:30 am – 8:45 am


Introduction & Welcome

Mackenzie Room

Mackenzie Room

8:45 am – 10:30 am Group Activity & Discussion Mackenzie Room
10:30 am – 10:45 am Health Break Mackenzie Room
10:45 am -11:15 am Case Study – Part II Mackenzie Room
11:15 am – 11:40 am Next Steps & Collaboration Mackenzie Room
11:40 am – 12:15 pm Case Study – Part III Mackenzie Room
12:15 pm – 1:00 pm Lunch Mackenzie Room
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm National/Branch/Chapter Collaboration (next 8 months) Mackenzie Room
2:30 pm – 3:00 pm Closing remarks & Open Floor Mackenzie Room

*Note: Management reserves the right to modify and change this schedule as required.

As a team we recognize that the organization structure needs to be renewed for CHHA to move forward. This forum will encourage an open and respectful dialogue to discuss the current and future state of the organization. The dialogue from this forum will help develop a renewed organization structure that promotes collaboration and will be introduced at the 2019 CHHA Educational Conference and Trade Show in Montreal, QC, May 30 – June 2, 2019.


The Canadian Hard of Hearing Association is proud to name Air Canada as the Official Canadian Airline for the 2018 Leadership Forum.  Book your travel with Air Canada online at www.aircanada.com and use the promotion code, 8C3DGU61, to reserve special discounts for this event.


Delta Edmonton Centre
10222 102 Street
Edmonton, Alberta

CHHA has secured a limited number of guest rooms at a rate of $139 per/night and encourage you to book your room no later than August 27, 2018 to secure this rate.

Registration & Fees

At this time, limited funds are available to subsidize this event, however, CHHA is working to secure some funding to ensure that some of the costs are absorbed. There is no cost to attend this event, however, participants are responsible for paying for their own transportation and accommodation costs.

Please register for each individual attending the event by completing the online registration form.


For more information check our website for regular updates or contact us via email at info@chha.ca