Media Advisory - CHHA to introduce new project aimed at bridging the gap between federal government services and those with Invisible Disabilities

Keynote Speakers include Minister Ed Doherty

FREDERICTON, Feb. 24, 2017 /CNW/ - Canadian Hard of Hearing Association (CHHA) is officially announcing its life changing project at an event on Tuesday, February 28th at the Wu Conference Centre in Fredericton. 



CHHA welcomes media to the official New Brunswick announcement of the Spotlight on Invisible Disabilities Project and the series of consultations and outreach being conducted across the country.

Speakers and guests will participate in a focused consultation identifying areas of improvement for accessibility for all Canadians and developing concrete recommendations for new federal accessibility legislation. 

In addition, spectators and special guests can enjoy a hot beverage and refreshments.

Hosted by CHHA and catered by the Wu Conference Centre.


Keynote Speakers

  • The Honourable Minister Ed Doherty, Province of NB, Minister of Service New Brunswick, Minister responsible for Aboriginal Affairs, and Minister responsible for Poverty Reduction and the Economic Social Inclusion Corporation  
  • Mr. Brian Saunders, Executive Director, Premier's Council, Status of Disabled Persons
  • Ms. Glenn Martin, Executive Director, CHHA National
  • Mr. Ian Hamilton, President, CHHA NB
  • Mr. John Rae, Young Member of the Canadian Council on Rehabilitation and Work (CCRW)


Tuesday, February 28, 2017

  • 9 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. - Media interviews/photo opportunities and networking event
  • 9:30 a.m. – 10 a.m. - Keynote Speakers
  • 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. – Guests will participate in a consultation to provide concrete recommendations to the federal government on how to best accommodate those with invisible disabilities


Wu Conference Centre – 1st Floor – Chancellor's Room

UNB Conference Services


Media are asked to confirm their attendance in advance by contacting Christianne Scholfield at the coordinates below.


SOURCE Canadian Hard of Hearing Association

For further information: Christianne Scholfield,, 613-859-1023


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