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Here are the big moments that happened at SDHHS

1980 Saskatchewan Coordinating Council begins work on establishing a service delivery agency in the province.

1981 The Saskatchewan Kinsmen Foundation agrees to provide a one time startup grant for interpreter services of $40,000.

The Saskatchewan Department of Continuing Education commits funds for the hiring of an Executive Director and two Training On The Job Officers.

Saskatchewan Social Services agrees to provide additional funds for Interpreter services.

1981 May 25th, Services for Hearing Impaired Persons Inc. is incorporated under the Non-Profit Corporations Act of Saskatchewan.

Members were elected to the SDHHS Board:
President Tom Howe, Vice President Howard Miller, Treasurer Allard Thomas, Secretary Liz Warren, Finances Ruth Warick, Membership Chairperson Walter Mason, Member Betty Hall, Member Carolyn Beally, Member Susan Alexander, Member Betty McHab.

October 2nd and 3rd, 1981,  a conference on “Future Directions” is held to officially launch S.H.I.P. (Services for Hearing Impaired Persons).

Gordon Ryall is hired as the Executive Director of S.H.I.P. in December. S.H.I.P’s Head office is established in Regina with a satellite office in Saskatoon.

1983 Funding is received for a part time Social Worker in Saskatoon from the United Way of Saskatoon and Area.

1984 Telewriter services are adopted and provided to entire province.

1987 Telewriter services are adopted by SaskTel and renamed SaskTel Relay Services.

1991 S.H.I.P. changes names to Saskatchewan Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services (SDHHS). A new mission statement and values are instated.

2012 SDHHS Executive Director, Roger Carver, signs a partnership agreement with the Canadian Hearing Society to provide access to technology and devices to Saskatchewan residents.

2013 SDHHS logo facelift and new motto for SDHHS: Bridging The Gap

2018 In collaboration with the Canada-Saskatchewan Early Learning and Child Care Agreement SDHHS opens the first bi-lingual  bi-cultural D/HH Preschool in Saskatoon.

Thank you to our communities for making this happen.