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Community Advisory Group

The Community Advisory Group (CAG) is a committee established by PLS.

This endeavour is an example of community engagement that is meaningful, ongoing and inclusive of the diversity of the Deaf community. Being compassionate is at the core of what drives this engagement process. The desire to achieve equitable access to care for Deaf, Deaf-Blind and Hard of Hearing patients is, in essence, compassion and an underpinning of the CAG and the overall engagement process.

 Community Advisory Group Announcement 

What we do

This is the first CAG for the service established by PLS. We look forward to working closely with members of the Deaf, Deaf-Blind and Hard of Hearing community advisory group to continually improve equitable access to health care services for Deaf, Deaf-Blind and Hard of Hearing patients across British Columbia.PLS Service Delivery Frameworkv2.png

  1. Craig MacLean (Deaf-Blind)
  2. Dan Braun (Deaf, Lower Mainland)
  3. Gordon Rattray (Hard of Hearing, Interior)
  4. Leanor Vlug (Deaf and Senior Citizen)
  5. Monika Lane (Deaf, Vancouver Island)
  6. Paula Wesley (Indigenous, Deaf)
  7. Sarah Taylor (Deaf, Lower Mainland)
  8. Northern - Vacant 
  9. LGBTQ+, POC or Youth - Vacant


Primary criteria:

  1. Geographic Representation
    Members from Greater Vancouver, the Interior, Vancouver Island, and the North.

  2. Cultural and Linguistic Minority
    Members who are Deaf, Deaf-Blind and Hard of Hearing.

Secondary criteria: Diversity of representatives related to the following categories:

  1. Age
  2. Indigenous ancestry
  3. Gender identity
  4. Urban/non-urban representation
  5. Immigrants/refugees
  6. Deaf-plus representation


If you are interested in joining the CAG Committee, please get in touch with PLS at

Reports & Resources


‎Thank you all who participated in the PLS Community Engagement project that sought input in to improvements for the Provincial Sign language Medical Interpreting service. Phase III of the engagement was completed in September 2018. We have since been working on the development of the Phase III visual and written report. 

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