Creating a digital CV

For Artists with Disabilities, Deaf and Mad Artists:

Creating a digital CV using a combination of computer-based tools such as digital images, text/script, recorded audio voiceovers, and video clips to create a professionally edited CV/resume you can add to and use for grant applications, exhibitions, portfolios, and more...

This workshop will be offered at the 4th floor computer lab, Millennium Library on October 23rd, 30th, and November 6th from 1- 5pm.

There are only 5 spots available.  If you'd like to participate in this great opportunity, please email with the following information:

Name, contact information, artist biography and/or artist statement. Images or examples of work are welcome.



Behind the scenes at a visual art show featuring deaf artist

The 6 Deaf photographers want to extend our deepest gratitude to Reza for seeing in us what others may have overlooked, for showcasing our art when others may not have and for your inspiration and support. We are all grateful to have had this wonderful experience with you. Enjoy the video Vice has put together showing Reza’s vision and our role in it.




Casting Call for Hewlett Packard Commercial

Casting Call for Hewlett Packard Commercial

My name is Amy and I work for a company called Vancouver Casting. We are currently casting for a Hewlett Packard commercial and are on the lookout for a wonderful young hard of hearing man to audition for the younger brother role of Rich and we were hoping you might be able to help us in our search, which we are also branching out to Toronto for. Here is a little bit about the role.

ROLE:  RICH - Rich is his younger deaf brother of Vic, who plays in a band, and is between the age is 16-24. The brothers are great friends, so we are looking for someone who is expressive and not too shy :)

MUST BE AVAILABLE for Audition, Callback, and Shoot Dates!




SHOOT DATES:  WED OCT 12 - SAT OCT 15 (Probably just one or two days)

Rates:  UNION (approx $500 session, plus at least $2000+ Buy Out for 21 months from production date)


If you know of anybody who would be interested we would love to see them! Please have them send us a photo, a sentence or two about themselves and contact info.



All submissions will go through a selection process. If they are chosen we will contact you with an audition date & time and address of the Studio!

*NOTE: If they are with an agent and they are called in to audition, please make sure to enter the agent's info on the casting sheet.

Thank you,

Amy Jones.

Amy Jones | Casting Assistant



My Name is Asher Lev

Each year, the Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre offers an American Sign Language interpreted performance as part of our regular season.  For 2016/17 we are holding an ASL interpreted performance on Tuesday, October 25, 2016, 7:30PM for My Name is Asher Lev.   The performance will be held at the Tom Hendry Warehouse, where good sightlines ensure that patrons don't miss any of the action.

We encourage you to pass this message on to anyone you think might be interested.  I’ve attached an small ad that can be printed, shared, or distributed by email. We’d like to ask you to post it at your organization and share online to help spread awareness to the deaf community.  To find out more information about our ASL interpreted performances, visit  

Please encourage people to book early as a limited number of seats are available for this performance.  Those interested should identify themselves as members of the Deaf community when they book their tickets to reserve seating in the section where they can see the interpreters.  If no one has requested tickets in the ASL section 48 hours prior to the performance, the interpreters are cancelled.  

To book tickets, please contact our Box Office at or (204) 942-6537.

Thank you very much for your help and support!  


Angela Broadbent, Education and Community Engagement Manager
Phone 204 934 0304 | Fax 204 947 3741
Box Office 204 942 6537 | 1 877 446 4500




Important information about Prime Minister's Youth Advisory Council

Important information about Prime Minister's Youth Advisory Council

[English follows]

Veuillez s’il vous plaît prendre connaissance des renseignements ci-dessous au sujet du Conseil jeunesse du premier ministre.

Le premier ministre Trudeau accepte maintenant les demandes pour former un nouveau conseil consultatif de la jeunesse. Trente jeunes âgés de 16 à 24 ans provenant de différentes collectivités du Canada seront choisis comme membres du Conseil jeunesse du premier ministre. Le Conseil donnera des recommandations au premier ministre sur des enjeux nationaux comme l’emploi, l’accès à l’éducation, le renforcement des collectivités, les changements climatiques et la croissance durable.

Veuillez noter qu’il est possible de prendre part à la fois au Conseil jeunesse du premier ministre et au Forum national de la jeunesse sur l’accessibilité de la ministre Carla Qualtrough. 

En cliquant sur le lien ci-dessous, vous obtiendrez davantage de renseignements sur la façon de présenter une demande en vue de devenir membre du Conseil jeunesse du premier ministre.

Merci de partager cette information au sein de vos réseaux. Les demandes d’informations supplémentaires au sujet de ce processus peuvent être adressées par téléphone ou courriel, disponibles via le lien ci-dessus.   


Please see below for information on the Prime Minister’s Youth Advisory Council

Prime Minister Trudeau is seeking applications for a new youth advisory council.  Thirty youth, aged 16-24, from diverse communities across Canada, will be selected as members of the Prime Minister’s Youth Council. The Council will advise the Prime Minister on national issues such as employment, access to education, building stronger communities, climate change and clean growth. 

Please note that there is no conflict in applying to be a part of the Prime Minister’s Youth Council and Minister Carla Qualtrough’sNational Youth Forum on Accessibility. 

Click here to find out more about applying to become a member of the Prime Minister’s Youth Council.

Please distribute widely to your networks. If you would like information about this process, you will find contact information in the link above.



Seducing Father Brian

Winnipeg ASL-English Interpreter, Dianna Rasing, wrote a play. There is an ASL night too!

Seducing Father Brian - Written by Dianna Rasing

Where: At Venue 8 (Rachel Browne Theatre on 211 Bannatyne (Crocus Building - Entrance in the parking lot)

ASL Night on Wednesday July 20th at 7 p.m. (Tickets on sale at the door at 6 pm.  The door CLOSE at 7:00 pm - no latecomers!)



Workshop to writing a grant for Art of Managing Your Career (AMYC)

Hi All,

MCSD is planning to have a workshop or two to help those who are interested in updating their resume and apply for the Canada Council for the Arts - Cultivate: Professional Development Grant. This is to apply for the Art of Managing Your Career taught by Heather Bishop.

The link to the grant page is:

If you are interested, please let us know what evenings work best for you or if you prefer a Saturday.  MCSD Vice-president's email is

We want to do this well before the Cultivate deadline in November 2016. The course begins in January 2017 and the grant applications need to be in by late September at the latest.

We can do this in June or wait until early September. 

This is free for members of MCSD. You need to be a member to take advantage of this offer.



CBC Interview with Joanna Hawkins

The MCSD board wanted to share this fantastic interview that Joanna Hawkins, the past executive director of MCSD, had this past Friday May 17 with CBC's Ismaila Alfa. Below is the full interview. Enjoy!