BC’s Oldest Disabled Consumer Group – Founded in 1926

Who We Are

The Greater Vancouver Association of the Deaf (GVAD) is an organization of the Deaf, hard-of-hearing, DeafBlind, parents of Deaf children, hearing people and friends. Everyone is welcome to apply for membership.

Our Purpose

  • To promote all matters of the welfare of the Deaf.
  • To foster the social, cultural, educational, and recreational activities of the Deaf.
  • To affiliate and serve with provincial, regional and national organizations of the Deaf and hard of hearing.
  • To ensure that the activities of the society always be intended to contribute positively to the Greater Vancouver area or to any other district within the society’s areas of operation.

Projects Funded

  • Special Events / Conferences
  • Workshops/courses/seminars
  • History Archives
  • Scholarships

Community Commitment

GVAD has made presentations to governments, private agencies, and businesses regarding the education of Deaf children and adults, telecommunication – for example: telephone and Video Relay Service (VRS) access and television captioning; health care issues, interpreting services, and other concerns of Deaf and hard of hearing people.

For Announcements/Flyers In BC

You can join our email announcement service when you become a member, or you can keep up to date by checking www.deafbc.ca.

To donate directly to GVAD, click on this blue box and follow the instructions that appear.

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