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Moderator:

Abby Stonehouse

Abby Stonehouse (@abbypstone_mtl) is a stand-up comedian/writer/producer. Her storytelling comedy style juxtaposes her hopeful and honest approach to life with the horrific nitty-gritty of reality. Abby made her OFF-JFL/Zoofest debut in the summer of 2018. In May 2019 she performed and co-produced Montreal’s first fully accessible comedy show; Comedy for a Cause: Accessibility for All. Having hearing loss herself, a show like this is near and dear to her heart. She is also the creator and producer of the Montreal comedy shows GET FXCKED (@getfxckedshow) and Lawn Laughs.

Keynote Speaker:

J’net Ayayqwayaksheelth

J’net Ayayqwayaksheelth, B.A., M.A. (One who gives away and still stands tall) is the Indigenous Outreach and Learning Coordinator. As part of the Learning Department, J’net leads the development and implementation of relevant Indigenous content and perspectives in School Visits and community outreach programs to advance awareness, understanding, and appreciation for Indigenous cultures and heritage in both historical and contemporary contexts. J’net also developed an Indigenous Advisory Circle of knowledge keepers, elders, youth and artists to assist ROM with the authentic representation of Indigenous peoples in educational programming, youth programs, and expand our outreach throughout the province.

Day 1 – Thursday, August 12, 2021

11:00 AM – 11:15 AM OPENING AND WELCOME
Conference Moderator: Abby Stonehouse

11:15 AM – 12:15 PM GROUP ICE BREAKER
Conference Moderator: Abby Stonehouse
12:15 PM – 12:30 PM Break
12:30 PM – 1:30 PM SESSION – IFHOHYP Q&A
Moderator: Bowen Tang
Speakers: Nalubwama Mastulah
Ece Saygi
Sebastien Klien Ramirez Saflor
Tasha Cox
Andrew Tijia
1:30 PM – 1:35 PM Break
1:35 PM – 2:35 PM SESSION – Pursuing the Life Sciences. What does it take to become a Scientist?
Speaker: Mikaeel Valli
2:35 PM -2:40 PM Break
2:40 PM – 3:40 PM SESSION – Canadian HoH Panel w/ Q&Eh!
Speakers: Ainsley Latour
Ashley Bonnell
Gent Ng
3:40 PM – 3:45 PM Break
3:45 PM – 4:45 PM SESSION – Accessibility in the Workplace
Speaker: Karina Cotran
4:45 PM – 4:50 PM Break
4:50 PM – 5:00 PM CLOSING COMMENTS DAY 1 AND OPENING NIGHT WELCOME REMARKS
Conference Moderator: Abby Stonehouse
5:00 PM – 6:00 PM GROUP SOCIAL ACTIVITY

 Day 2 – Friday, Augut 13, 2021
11:00 AM – 11:15 AM OPENING AND WELCOME
Conference Moderator: Abby Stonehouse

11:15 AM – 11:45 AM SESSION – Indigenous Culture and Traditions
Speaker: J’net Ayayqwayaksheelth
11:45 AM – 12:00 PM Break
12:00 PM – 12:30 PM SESSION (CON’T)- Indigenous Culture and Traditions
Speaker: J’net Ayayqwayaksheelth
12:30 PM – 12:35 PM Break
12:35 PM – 1:35 PM SESSION – Advocacy Panel – So You Think You Can Advocate? (PANEL)
Speakers: Karina Cotran
Emma Logan
Kellina Powell
Zoe Nutt
1:35 PM – 1:40 PM Break
1:40 PM – 2:40 PM BREAKOUT SESSION – Navigating Advocacy as a Hard of Hearing Athlete in Sport
Speaker: Emma Logan BREAKOUT SESSION – Starting your own business, tips to start develop her personal growth
Speaker: Kellina Powell
2:40 PM – 2:45 PM Break
2:45 PM – 3:45 PM SESSION – Internalized Stigma
Speaker: Jade Coultman
3:45 PM – 3:50 PM Break
3:50 PM – 4:00 PM CLOSING REMARKS AND SOCIAL ACTIVITY INTRODUCTIONS
Conference Moderator: Abby Stonehouse
4:00 PM – 5:30 PM GROUP SOCIAL ACTIVITY

 Day 3 – Saturday, August 14, 2021
11:00 AM – 11:15 AM OPENING AND WELCOME
Conference Moderator: Abby Stonehouse

11:15 AM – 12:15 PM SOCIAL ACTIVITY – Conversation on the concept of Healing and/or Wellness
Speaker: J’net Ayayqwayaksheelth SOCIAL ACTIVITY – Yoga with Jess: An intimate engagement with our inner selves
Speaker: Jessica Niemela
12:15 PM – 12:45 PM Break
12:45 PM – 1:45 PM SESSION – York University
1:45 PM – 2:00 PM Break
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM GROUP SOCIAL ACTIVITY
3:00 PM – 3:15 PM Break
3:15 PM – 3:30 PM CLOSING COMMENTS
Conference Moderator: Abby Stonehouse
3:30 – 5:00 PM FAREWELL SOCIAL ACTIVITY