Make Alberta Hands & Voices Your Charity Of Choice
Alberta Hands & Voices is a registered Canadian Nonprofit organization. Our funds are divided between several components of our group.
Guide By Your Side
Guide By Your Side (GBYS) is a program that has been highly successful for our other chapters, providing support to families who have children with identified hearing loss.
Alberta’s Early Hearing Detection & Intervention (EHDI) program was officially rolled out in 2019, meaning children are being identified younger than ever. GBYS is looking to play a critical role in working with the families upon diagnosis. All guides are trained to ensure that each family receives the best support possible.
Hands & Voices doesn’t have a physical location; for larger events the requirement to rent spaces arises. Funds are also able to be used to bring in professional speakers to help educate the families.
Our events strive to provide a supportive environment for our members & their children to and play a part of our inclusive WASK ideology (Well-Adjusted Successful Kid).
Our events are open to individuals of all hearing pathways. Hands & Voices is a nondiscriminatory group on what method is used for communication. As such, we ensure ASL interpreters are present when needed so that all participants have the opportunity to communicate and connect with each other in the mode they are most comfortable.
All donations over $20.00 are eligible to receive a tax receipt.
Shaw Birdies for Kids presented by AltaLink
Birdies for Kids is a non-profit program run under the Calgary Shaw Charity Classic Foundation; we are thrilled to have been accepted into this program!
This is the perfect way to increase your impact! When you make a donation through Birdies for Kids, it will be matched by up to 50%, allowing Alberta Hands & Voices access to more funds to place towards supporting our families!