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Notice: Timmins Office

Cornwall

Offering counselling, support, education, and communication devices advice and sales to assist residents of Cornwall, and Stormont, Dundas, and Glengarry counties.

Conveniently located in Cornwall at the crossroads of Montreal Road and Marlborough Street, CHS Cornwall is found in the same building as CNIB and the Ministry of Community and Social Services, and on the same block as Dubuc Eye Care, Sun Life Financial, York Centre, and the Counselling and Support Services of S.D.G. CHS Cornwall offers its services in ASL, LSQ, English and French, provides free parking on site and is wheelchair accessible.

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.

We offer devices on loan for our clients to try out or borrow if their own devices are in repair. We also accept used and broken devices for recycling.

We offer free offsite consultations for individuals in their homes. Consultations at workplaces and organizations may have a cost dependent on location. Workshops or displays are available upon request from interested groups.

Hours:

Second and fourth Tuesdays of the month 10AM-4PM or by appointment

Languages offered:

English, ASL, French and LSQ

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:

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

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

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.

Hours:

Second and fourth Tuesdays of the month 10AM-4PM or by appointment

Languages offered:

English, ASL, French and LSQ

CONNECT Counselling Services

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.

Hours:

Second and fourth Tuesdays of the month 10AM-4PM or by appointment

Languages offered:

English, ASL, French and LSQ

General Support Services

We offer 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:

Second and fourth Tuesdays of the month 10AM-4PM or by appointment

Languages offered:

English, ASL, French and LSQ

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 can also educate care providers, service providers and support groups on how to provide accessible services for people with hearing loss.

Hours:

Second and fourth Tuesdays of the month 10AM-4PM or by appointment

Languages offered:

English, ASL, French and LSQ

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.

Click here for information on course offerings and registration.

Office Information

CHS Cornwall

4 Montreal Road,
Suite 203
Cornwall, ON
K6H 1B1

Contact Information

1-866-518-0000
1-877-215-9530
Contact Form

Hours of Operation

By appointment only.

Please contact us to schedule a mutually convenient day and time.

Additional Info

Free parking

Wheelchair accessible

Languages: English, ASL, French and LSQ

For additional contact information, including program-specific contacts, please click here.

Latest News

Hearing Society expanding services in Cornwall

October 29 2014

By Greg Peerenboom, Cornwall Standard Freeholder   

Improving CHS services in Cornwall area

August 29 2014

By Eric Healey, Cornwall Standard-Freeholder.  

New CHS Cornwall office opens doors to the community

August 27 2014

CHS Cornwall offering ASL classes and more services to residents of Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry counties.

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