Dear CHHA friends,
Welcome to the April Issue of I Listen. It is my pleasure to connect with you as the new National Executive Director for the Canadian Hard of Hearing Association.
As an organization that depends on hundreds of volunteers coast-to-coast, it is so critical to recognize the work and effort you make on behalf of CHHA on a daily basis to ensure it meets its mission and vision. National Volunteer Week takes place April 15-21 and I want to extend a heartfelt thanks to you all for your contributions. Your work tackles tough challenges, inspires change, builds stronger and more resilient communities and makes the world a more accessible place for those living with hearing loss.
In the coming months we will be making some exciting changes in the ways we communicate with you, and we will be sharing more details with you in the weeks to come. To ensure our reach is as broad as possible, please invite your chapters and branch members, family and friends, professionals who work with us, such as audiologists and speech language pathologists, and others to sign up for our e-newsletter I Listen.
I want to take the opportunity to thank all of you who have reached out to me over the past month, sending notes of encouragement and congratulations. I am proud to learn of all the work we have done and continue to do to break down barriers for those living with hearing loss.
Thank you for all that you do.
Christopher T. Sutton
CHHA National Executive Director