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Belleville

CHS Belleville offers a range of specialized services for culturally Deaf, oral deaf, deafened and hard of hearing individuals.

About CHS Belleville

CHS Belleville has been serving the Deaf and hard of hearing communities in Belleville, Trenton, Quinte West, and Prince Edward and Hastings counties since 1983.

Our convenient location on Dundas Street East provides our clients with ample parking and easy access to medical offices and the local Community Care Access Centre.

Our dedicated nine-member team is actively involved in partnerships with Police and Fire services, Sir James Whitney School for the Deaf and the Belleville Deaf Association. We’re also a member agency of the United Way of Quinte, and actively participate on the local access advisory committee of the City of Belleville.

Communication Devices

We offer expert advice, sales, installation and training on a wide range of communication devices to enhance communication for culturally Deaf, oral deaf, deafened and hard of hearing people.

We’re here to help you find the best technical solutions, at the best price, to enhance communication in your home or at your business, organization or facility.

Call for more information or come in to see us.

Languages: ASL, English

Hours: Monday-Friday 9AM-5PM

Educational Support Services

If you’re a culturally Deaf, oral deaf, deafened or hard of hearing part-time student registered at a publicly-funded Ontario college or university, you can apply for free classroom accommodations so you can participate in the classroom experience.

Educational Support Services are offered at most CHS locations.

For more information or to find a location near you, contact:
Phone toll-free:  1-877-347-3427
TTY toll-free:  1-877-347-3429
Email: ess@chs.ca

Sign language interpreters

Ontario Interpreting Services at CHS provides American Sign Language (ASL)-English interpreting services across Ontario, and la langue des signes québécoise (LSQ)–French interpreting services primarily in the Ottawa and Sudbury regions, but arrangements can be made for other locations in the province.

For your convenience, all bookings are done through our centralized scheduling centre in Ottawa.

Hours:
Monday-Thursday 8 AM-8 PM
Friday 8 AM-5 PM

For more information or to book an interpreter, contact:
Phone:  1-855-656-3748
TTY: 1-877-843-0368
Skype: callois.chs
Email: requests@oischs.ca
Fax: 1-855-656-3750

Hearing Help classes

Don’t give up your favourite activities because of hearing loss. We offer Hearing Help classes so you can learn about:

  • hearing loss and hearing aids
  • communication devices
  • speech reading and communication strategies
  • assertiveness training and stress management
  • and much more

Meet other people with hearing loss and share common experiences. Bring your spouse or a friend so you can both benefit.

There is a nominal fee to cover the cost of materials and refreshments.

For more information or to register:

Phone: 613-966-8995
Phone Toll Free: 1-866-966-8995
TTY Toll Free: 1-877-872-0586
Fax: 613-966-8365
Email: jvanderheyden@chs.ca



CONNECT Counselling

We offer free professional counselling services to culturally Deaf, oral deaf, deafened and hard of hearing individuals of all ages, and their families, dealing with mental health issues, addiction, relationship problems, domestic violence or other serious challenges.

Languages: ASL, English Hours:

Monday-Friday 9AM-5PM Outside of business hours by appointment

For more information or to make an appointment:

Phone: 613-966-8995
Phone Toll Free: 1-866-966-8995
TTY Toll Free: 1-877-872-0586
Fax: 613-966-8365
Email: jvanderheyden@chs.ca

General Support Services

We offer free guidance, advocacy, support and counselling to culturally Deaf, oral deaf, deafened and hard of hearing individuals who request assistance to manage everyday life events including completing government forms and developing strategies to cope with hearing loss.

Hours:

Monday-Friday 9AM-5PM
Evenings and weekends by appointment

Languages:

ASL, English, French (on request)

For more information or to make an appointment:

Phone: 613-966-8995
Phone Toll Free: 1-866-966-8995
TTY Toll Free: 1-877-872-0586
Fax: 613-966-8365
Email: jvanderheyden@chs.ca



Hearing Care Counselling

If you’re 55 or older and have a hearing loss, we offer free counselling services to help you improve communication with family and friends, stay involved in social activities, and remain safe and independent at home. Home visits can be arranged as required.

We also serve younger adults (aged 19 and over) with other challenges as well as hearing loss who require home-based services.

Our counsellors also provide Hearing Health Care Clinics in long-term care facilities, retirement homes and community health centres which offer:

  • hearing aid cleaning
  • basic ear exams (otoscopy)
  • education and counselling
  • hearing screening
  • referrals as needed

Languages: English, ASL. French and LSQ available upon request

Hours:

Monday-Friday 9AM-5PM
Evenings and weekends by appointment

For more information or to make an appointment:

Phone: 613-966-8995
Phone Toll Free: 1-866-966-8995
TTY Toll Free: 1-877-872-0586
Fax: 613-966-8365
Email: jvanderheyden@chs.ca

Services for Job Seekers

Our employment consultants specialize in the unique needs of adults aged 16 and over who are culturally Deaf, oral deaf, deafened and hard of hearing. If you live in Belleville or the surrounding area, we can help you find a job and succeed at work.

Hours:

Monday-Friday 9AM-5PM

Evenings and weekends by appointment

Languages offered:

English, ASL

For more information or to make an appointment:

Phone: 613-966-8995
Phone Toll Free: 1-866-966-8995
TTY Toll Free: 1-877-872-0586
Fax: 613-966-8365
Email: jvanderheyden@chs.ca

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Services for Employers

If you are located in or near Belleville, we can help you find qualified candidates for job opportunities in your organization or business, and implement strategies to make your workplace accessible to culturally Deaf, oral deaf, deafened and hard of hearing employees and consumers.

Hours:

Monday-Friday 9AM-5PM

Evenings and weekends by appointment

Languages offered:

English, ASL

For more information or to make an appointment:

Phone: 613-966-8995
Phone Toll Free: 1-866-966-8995
TTY Toll Free: 1-877-872-0586
Fax: 613-966-8365
Email: jvanderheyden@chs.ca

Sign language classes for Individuals

For Individuals

Sign language classes at CHS offer you an enjoyable and effective curriculum to learn American Sign Language (ASL) through classroom instruction, videotext and role-playing. Our qualified Deaf instructors use Signing Naturally, a sign language curriculum that teaches both ASL and Deaf culture to help you better understand the communication needs of the Deaf community.

Courses are offered in the Fall, Winter, Spring and Summer if minimum class size requirements are reached.

For Businesses, Agencies, Organizations

We can provide short-term ASL courses for businesses, agencies and organizations. To learn more about sign language classes for businesses, click here.

Immersion courses are available.

For more information or to register:

Phone: 613-966-8995
Phone Toll Free: 1-866-966-8995
TTY Toll Free: 1-877-872-0586
Fax: 613-966-8365
Email: jvanderheyden@chs.ca

Video Conferencing Services

Bring people together at different sites across Ontario for one-on-one or group meetings, interviews and training sessions and save travel time and money with our state-of the-art video conferencing services. 

Hours: By appointment only

Languages: English, ASL

For more information: 
Email: vcon@chs.ca

Sign Language Classes for Businesses

For Individuals

Sign language classes at CHS offer you an enjoyable and effective curriculum to learn American Sign Language (ASL) through classroom instruction, videotext and role-playing. Our qualified Deaf instructors use Signing Naturally, a sign language curriculum that teaches both ASL and Deaf culture to help you better understand the communication needs of the Deaf community.

Courses are offered in the Fall, Winter, Spring and Summer if minimum class size requirements are reached.

For Businesses, Agencies, Organizations

We can provide short-term ASL courses for businesses, agencies and organizations. To learn more about sign language classes for businesses, click here

Immersion courses are available.

For more information or to register:

Phone: 613-966-8995

Phone Toll Free: 1-866-966-8995

TTY Toll Free: 1-877-872-0586

Fax: 613-966-8365

Email: jvanderheyden@chs.ca

Employment Services for Job Seekers

Office Information

CHS Belleville

470 Dundas Street East,
Suite 51
Belleville, ON
K8N1G1

Contact Information

1-866-966-8995
613-966-8995
1-877-872-0586
613-966-8365
Contact Form

Hours of Operation

Monday-Friday 9AM-5PM

Regional Director

Brian McKenzie

Additional Info

Free parking at Bay View Mall
Wheelchair accessible
Languages: English, ASL

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