Canterbury Deaf Youth

Canterbury Deaf Youth

Youth Leaders

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About us

Canterbury Deaf Youth is a deaf youth group made up of Deaf and hard of hearing leaders, providing activities and social events for deaf and hard of hearing youth aged 13-24 years old. Sometimes we also have activities and events for older youth and the deaf community. Through CDY, we have opportunities to meet and make new friends with people that are similar to you!

Professional Association
Membership References

Deaf Society of Canterbury

How are we Deaf friendly?

We provide activities and social events for deaf and hard of hearing youth aged 13-24 years old. Sometimes we have social events for older youth and deaf community too.

All of our leaders know and communicate in NZSL and sometimes even voice for those who do not understand sign language.

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Canterbury Parents of Deaf Children (CPODC)

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About us

We are volunatry parent group who all has deaf or hearing-impaired children in common.

We run approximately four family based actitivites a year as a chance to come together with others who are facing the same situation as us, and have some fun and friendship.

Our major event is a weekend camp in Hanmer Springs. Our committee is made up of parents of deaf children and representatives from the Ministry of Education and van Asch Deaf Education Centre.

How are we Deaf friendly?

Our families include deaf and hearing parents, however we all have deaf children in common.

We have access to interpreters and try to include every family and their needs as much as possible.

We try to link with Deaf Youth and VADEC residential students.

We are a support group for other families who are on a similar journey with their deaf children, and a chance to discuss issues that are relevant.
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CapTel

0800 227 835 (0800 CapTel)

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CapTel NZ provides a captioned telephone service that allows you to listen and read captions of what the other person says.  CapTel is a phone or computer that connects to the Internet and displays the captions of your conversation.  The New Zealand captioned telephone operator transcribes the other person’s spoken words into text using voice-recognition technology so that you can read what they say as they say it.

Quality Assurance/Accreditation

Sprint Relay is the provider of CapTel NZ Services through a contract with the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE).

How are we Deaf friendly?

A CapTel phone or WebCapTel using a computer and ordinary telephone makes calling businesses, services, family and friends, quick, easy and convenient for the Deaf and hearing impaired community in New Zealand.

 

Captions will appear on the telephone’s or your computer’s display screen automatically for all calls (incoming and outgoing) so you can check to see what is being said.
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Deaf Senior Citizens

Barbara Herrick

Chairperson

den_bar@xtra.co.nz More details
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  • Hugh Penman
  • txt: 021 102 8766
  • Fax: 03 331 7607

About us

We provide Club Day once every last Monday of the month for Seniors age from 60 years onwards.

We have internal activities as well as external outings.

How are we Deaf friendly?

We have membership for the Senior Citizens, Deaf members can attend with their hearing partners.
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Deaf Society of Canterbury Inc.

Jane Haigh

Club Administrator

chchdeafcan@snap.net.nz

03 379 8251

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About us

Deaf Society of Canterbury or Deaf Club is one of a network of Deaf Clubs around NZ. We provide a venue for culturally Deaf members of the community to meet and share their common language (New Zealand Sign Language), culture, history, sporting and recreational activities.

We are a membership organisation and our membership is free and open to anyone around NZ who is Deaf or has an interest in Deaf community. Members receive a regular newsletter and we organise a range of activities and social events for the community.

We also support local Deaf groups with governance, legal status, finanical reviews, fundraising, etc.

Professional Association
Membership References

We are part of a network of Deaf clubs around NZ. We are also a member of SCANZ (Sporting Clubs Assocation NZ)

Quality Assurance/Accreditation

Deaf clubs helps to maintain the social/cultural network/bond between the members and the Deaf community, through recreational/social activities and specific project. NZSL is the main mode of communication at Deaf club.

How are we Deaf friendly?

DSC (Deaf Society of Canterbury) is managed by a Board of Deaf members of the Canterbury community.

Three part-time staff are a mixture of Deaf and hearing. All hearing staff use NZSL, have undergone Deaf Awareness training and have experience working in the Deaf sector.

DSC works closely with Deaf Aotearoa in Canterbury/Westland areas and we often deliver projects jointly.

Our clubrooms are closed at the moment after the Christchurch earthquakes but we are committed to setting up new fully accessible clubrooms as soon as possible for use by the Deaf community.
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Deaf Sports New Zealand

Daniel Harborne

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About us

Deaf Sports New Zealand (DSNZ) was established in 1963 and is the only national organisation which is responsible for sports to be beneifical to Deaf athletes in New Zealand.

How are we Deaf friendly?

Deaf Sports NZ hosts the New Zealand Deaf Games every two years. Deaf competitiors from all over NZ meet to compete in these games for the Aotearoa Turi Shield.

We also support our athletes to attend the Deaflympics which happens every four years.
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Deaf Women's Group Canterbury

Carol King

avocariver@yahoo.co.nz

Text 027 349 3574

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  • Carol King
  • txt: 027 349 3574
  • Fax: Margaret Berry - 03 383 3510

About us

We provide a Women's Group get together once a month in the first week between 10am-2pm.

Professional Association
Membership References

Under Canterbury Deaf Society Membership once a year.

Quality Assurance/Accreditation

Deaf Group

How are we Deaf friendly?

All Deaf Women's Group.
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Magnet

Bridget Fogarty

National Youth Services Team Leader

bridget.fogarty@deaf.org.nz

0800 DEAF CALL (332 322)

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About us

Magnet is an initiative of Deaf Aotearoa for Deaf and hard of hearing youth in New Zealand.



Our purpose is to grow, inspire and develop positive Deaf identify and Leadership. We work closely with other youth and Deaf-related organisations to make mainstream youth programmes more accessible to those with a hearing impairement.

Quality Assurance/Accreditation

Ursula Thyne was on the Vodafone World of Difference Programme in 2013. She received a Local Heros Award in 2014. Magnet is a semi-finalist for Community of the Year for the New Zealander of the Year awards 2014.

How are we Deaf friendly?

Our staff can use both New Zealand Sign Language (NZSL) and/or spoken English.

We acknowledge the Treaty of Waitangi in the work we provide.

We provide a Transition Programme for students in their last year of school.

All staff and volunteers working under Magnet will have completed the Youth Work Qualification or are currently undergoing training.

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New Zealand Federation for Deaf Children

Kirstin Johnson-Coombs

deafchildren@xtra.co.nz

027 737 2442

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About us

We are a non-profit organisation run by Parents of Hard of Hearing or Deaf Children. We all have kids in the school system and meet quarterly to help the needs of our wonderful children and their families with support through parents groups, assistive devices, tutor fees, scholarships, awards.
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Royal New Zealand Foundation of Blind - Deafblind Services

Lloyd Ellison

Deafblind Co-ordinator

lellison@rnzfb.org.nz More details
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About us

Deafblind services offer:-
  • Advocacy
  • co-ordination of services and delivery
  • develop social networks
  • counselling
  • hearing assistive technology
  • awareness training to organisations and government agencies
  • specialist needs assessment
  • organisational networking

Professional Association
Membership References

Royal Foundation of the Blind

Quality Assurance/Accreditation

Deafblind Service Co-ordinators are accredited in Hearing Assistive Technology (HAT) and are constantly improving our development using Maintenance of competency (MOC) standards.

How are we Deaf friendly?

Deafblind services support those who are also culturally Deaf and are developing our relationship with Deaf Aotearoa into one of a strong and professional kindred organisation.
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