VOICE is the proud recipient of the 2010 Consumer Advocacy Award by the Canadian Association of Speech Language Pathologists and Audiologists.
Awareness raising on the part of the VOICE organization of the needs of children with hearing loss has directly impacted policies developed for early identification programs and early intervention supports. Through regular government contact and participation on advisory committees and government consultations, VOICE continues to provide current information to policy makers on the changing needs of children and youth with hearing loss. The VOICE Health and Education Committees meet regularly to discuss matters of concern for children with hearing loss in the educational and health sectors. VOICE has a network of Special Education Advisory Committee representatives who meet annually at the VOICE SEAC Workshop and who receive regular written communications from the VOICE national office.