The Young Adults Network (YAN) is a nationwide non-profit network of young adults aged 18-35 with varying degrees of hearing loss that strives to educate communities about hearing loss, to provide resources and support to young adults with hearing loss.

The purpose of YAN is to raise awareness about the issues and concerns of hard of hearing young adults across Canada, to enable them to connect with each other, and to provide support for them to be involved within CHHA and to lead a healthy and happy life.

In addition we:

  • are the vehicle of concerns and coordination for members’ activities on behalf of and in the service of hard of hearing young adults.
  • advocate for the development of social, educational and employment environments which would enable young hard of hearing Canadians to achieve their potential.
  • encourage young adults to take individual and collective responsibility for their growth and development through the development and encouragement of social networking and mentoring (formal or informal basis).
  • explore and advocate for the strengths of, and the obstruction to equal access and develop solutions to these barriers.
  • promote the development of and access to technical aids, services, and facilities for those with hearing loss.
  • promote the education of the public, social institutions, professionals and the hard of hearing young adults themselves, about hearing loss challenges and available solutions.

We invite you to learn more about our Network by visiting: https://www.chha.ca/yan.