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Guelph

Serving Guelph and Wellington County

About CHS Guelph

Located on the second floor of 2 Quebec St. in central Guelph, CHS Guelph first opened its doors Feb. 1, 2001. The fully accessible building offers metered parking on Yarmouth (west side of building) and a paid parking lot on Baker Street (east side of building). Please note that the office is open by appointment only, so be sure to call ahead to book.

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.

Hours:
By appointment only

Languages offered:
English, ASL

For more information or to make an appointment, contact CHS Waterloo*:
Phone: 519-744-6811
Phone Toll Free: 1-800-668-5815
TTY Toll Free: 1-888-697-3611
Fax: 519-744-2390

*CHS Guelph is a satellite office of CHS Waterloo. To ensure a prompt reply, we ask that you inquire about this service by contacting CHS Waterloo using the information above.

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

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 to Friday 9 AM-5 PM

Languages offered:
English, ASL

For more information or to make an appointment:
Phone: 519-821-4242
Email: smccarter@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 can also educate care providers, service providers and support groups on how to provide accessible services for people with hearing loss.

Hours:
Monday to Friday 9 AM-5 PM

Languages offered:
English

For more information or to make an appointment:
Phone: 519-821-4242
Email: myoung@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 to help you find a job and succeed at work.

Hours: By appointment only

Languages offered: English, ASL

For more information or to make an appointment, contact CHS Waterloo*:
Phone: 519-744-6811
Phone Toll Free: 1-800-668-5815
TTY Toll Free: 1-888-697-3611
Fax: 519-744-2390
Email: whughes@chs.ca

*CHS Guelph is a satellite office of CHS Waterloo. To ensure a prompt reply, we ask that you inquire about this service by contacting CHS Waterloo using the information above.

Services for Employers

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: By appointment only

Languages offered: English, ASL

For more information or to make an appointment, contact CHS Waterloo*:
Phone: 519-744-6811
Phone Toll Free: 1-800-668-5815
TTY Toll Free: 1-888-697-3611
Fax: 519-744-2390
Email: whughes@chs.ca

*CHS Guelph is a satellite office of CHS Waterloo. To ensure a prompt reply, we ask that you inquire about this service by contacting CHS Waterloo using the information above.

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

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.

Hours: By appointment only
Languages offered: English, ASL

For more information or to make an appointment, contact CHS Waterloo*:

Phone: 519-744-6811

Phone Toll Free: 1-800-668-5815

TTY Toll Free: 1-888-697-3611

Fax: 519-744-2390

Email: vbonanno@chs.ca

*CHS Guelph is a satellite office of CHS Waterloo. To ensure a prompt reply, we ask that you inquire about this service by contacting CHS Waterloo using the information above.

Employment Services for Job Seekers

Office Information

CHS Guelph

2 Quebec Street,
Suite 200
Guelph, ON
N1H2T3

Contact Information

519-821-4242
1-888-697-3611
519-821-8846
Contact Form

Hours of Operation

By appointment only

Regional Director

Victoria Baby

Additional Info

2-hour street parking. Municipal parking lot on Baker Street ($1.75/hour).
Wheelchair accessible. Ramp at Quebec St. main entrance.
Languages: English, ASL

Latest News

Announcement - From the Board of Directors of CHS

July 04 2014

A message from the Board of Directors of the Canadian Hearing Society. Posted on July 3, 2014.

Not enough sign language interpreters in Windsor

July 04 2014

By Carolyn Thompson, Windsor Star. 

...

Elections Ontario surveys consumers on accessibility of elections

July 03 2014

Elections Ontario asks Ontarians with disabilities about their experiences of the June 30 election. 

Upcoming Events

WHMIS Information Session

July 28 2014
Need to get a WHMIS certificate? Come to our information session! ...

Information Session: Volunteer Program for PAN AM Toronto 2015

July 30 2014
Interested in volunteering for the PAN AM games? Come to our information session!  ...

Electronic Recycling Fundraising Day

August 15 2014 - August 15 2014
Recycle your used electronic products! ...

Blog

Missing the message: Why it’s important to caption health and medical videos

July 07 2014

A blog post by Jennifer Beer on the importance of captioning health videos.

Seniors: Why it’s so important to get your hearing tested

June 30 2014

June is Senior’s Month. Chief Audiologist Rex Banks writes a blog post "Why it’s so important to get your hearing tested".

Meet Another Innoweave Social Enterprise Grantee: the Canadian Hearing Society

June 20 2014

A blog post by Innoweave on CHS's social enterprise, Accessibility Solutions.

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