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Kenora

Serving Kenora and communities in the Kenora district.

About CHS Kenora

Located in downtown Kenora near the M.S. Kenora cruise ship and tourist centre, CHS Kenora has entrances off Main Street and the waterfront. CHS Kenora offers a variety of programs and services, including an expert hearing healthcare team that includes an on-site audiologist and hearing care counsellor.

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: Monday-Friday 8 AM-4 PM
Languages offered: English

For more information or to make an appointment:
Phone: 807-623-1646
TTY: 807-623-5639 

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 tests

We offer hearing tests for adults and children aged 3 years and over. If you have a hearing loss, an experienced audiologist will help find the best solution for you.

Hours: Monday-Friday 8 AM-4 PM

Languages offered: English

For more information or to make an appointment:
Phone and TTY: 807-468-7230

Hearing aid services

If you need a hearing aid for the first time or want to replace one you already have, our experienced audiologists will make sure you find the one that’s right for your hearing loss and your budget.

Hours: Monday-Friday 8 AM-4 PM

Languages offered: English

For more information or to make an appointment:
Phone and TTY: 807-468-7230

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: Monday-Friday 8 AM-4 PM

Languages offered: English

For more information or to make an appointment:
Phone: 807-468-7230
Phone Toll Free: 1-866-790-0011
TTY Toll Free: 1-877-843-0373
Fax: 807-468-8496

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-Friday 8 AM-4 PM

Languages offered: English

For more information or to book an appointment:
Phone: 807-468-7230
Phone Toll Free: 1-866-790-0011
TTY Toll Free: 1-877-843-0373
Fax: 807-468-8496

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

Tinnitus and Hyperacusis Consultations

Office Information

CHS Kenora

136 Main Street South
Kenora, ON
P9N1S9

Contact Information

1-866-790-0011
807-468-7230
1-877-843-0373
807-468-8496
Contact Form

Hours of Operation

Monday-Friday 8AM-4PM
(Closed 12PM-1PM)

Regional Director

Nancy Patterson

Additional Info

Metered street parking and along the harbourfront.
Wheelchair accessible from the harbourfront entrance (no accessible washroom facilities)
Languages: English

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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