Message from the Executive Director

From the Desk of Christopher Sutton
National Executive Director
Canadian Hard of Hearing Association

A new year is upon us and this brings the opportunity to reflect on the past year and create visions for the upcoming year. I hope everyone had an enjoyable holiday season and had the opportunity to find some time to spend with friends and family.

I am looking forward to al the exciting new ventures CHHA will have this year. Last year we worked diligently with our government partners, establishing relationships, and developing new project proposals, updating governance policies, streamlining our operations, and preparing our strategic plan; in summary it was a year of Renewal for CHHA as we enter 2020. We contributed to the creation of the Accessible Canada Act and are looking forward to providing input into the new regulations that will be created to support this act. We have established many partnerships with other non-government agencies in the not for profit sector, educational facilities and industry. 2020 will be a platform to continue to develop these important relationships. It will be a busy year and we are looking forward to working with YOU to ensure your needs are met.

I would like to take this opportunity to personally thank everyone who contributed to our end of the year fundraising campaign. I know it seemed that we continued to ask for support, however this is your organization, and in this highly competitive fundraising environment, we need to count on your support to ensure CHHA is here for generations to come. Thank you again for your contributions, they are truly appreciated.

I wish you all a very happy and prosperous 2020 and will continue to keep everyone informed to the many activities we are involved in and look forward to your input as we continue to transform CHHA in 2020 and beyond.


Christopher T. Sutton
National Executive Director