From the Desk of Christopher Sutton
National Executive Director
Canadian Hard of Hearing Association
At this time of year, we can get lost in thoughts of sugar cookies, festive cocktails and the numerous ways to use cranberries as garnishes. While things might slow down in December for many, it remains to be a very hectic time at the Canadian Hard of Hearing Association.
Last week alone, we attended events around the UN International Day of Persons with Disabilities, met with several Members of Parliament as they all returned to the hill for the resumption of Parliament, attended a conference on Disability and Work Canada and participated in a roundtable of a coalition of disability groups from across Canada on how we can continue to work together on various issues that impact our communities.
With the new year right around the corner were busy finalizing the 2020-2023 Strategic Plan that will launch early in the new year to continue the progress we have been making from coast to coast to coast.
Many of you have reached out to me to note your concern about the amount of appeals that CHHA has been sending this year. We know you get many of these from so many other organizations and we want to be sure that CHHA is on the top of your mind so that you are always aware of the work we are doing for you. These requests are essential so we can continue our critical work on your behalf. CHHA cannot be sustainable alone on government and project funds, we count on your support though donations and memberships. Our networks and members across Canada are the heart and backbone of CHHA and without your financial support we are unable to do the important work we do to support all people impacted by hearing loss.
I would like to take this opportunity to personally wish everyone a very happy holiday and I look forward to all the new endeavors we will share in the year ahead.