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Mississauga

We offer hearing tests, hearing aid services, communication devices and counselling for people living in Peel Region who are culturally Deaf, oral deaf, deafened and hard of hearing.

CHS Mississauga has been serving the communities of Peel Region including Mississauga, Oakville, Brampton, Milton, Halton Hills, Caledon and Dufferin County since 1985.

Our office is located on the third floor of the Southcom building behind the South Common Centre Mall at Burnhamthorpe Road West and Erin Mills Parkway. The office is easily accessible by public transit serving Mississauga and Oakville.

For newcomers to Canada who are culturally Deaf, oral deaf, deafened and hard of hearing, we provide two free programs funded by the federal government: LINC teaches communication and life skills, and the Settlement Program for Newcomers to Canada offers guidance and support for everyday living.

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 9 AM-5 PM

Languages offered: English, ASL

For more information or to make an appointment:
Phone: 905-608-0271
Phone Toll Free: 1-866-603-7161
TTY Toll Free: 1-877-634-0176
Fax: 905-608-8241

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 9 AM-5 PM

Languages offered: English, ASL

For more information or to make an appointment:
Phone: 905-608-0271
TTY: 1-877-634-0176
Email: airish@chs.ca

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 9 AM-5 PM

Languages offered: English, ASL

For more information or to make an appointment:
Phone: 905-608-0271
TTY: 1-877-634-0176
Email: airish@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.

Hours:
Monday to Friday 9 AM-5 PM

Languages offered: English, ASL

For more information or to make an appointment:
Phone: 905-608-0271
TTY: 1-877-634-0176
Email: swall@chs.ca or brussell@chs.ca

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:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 9 AM-5 PM
Wednesday 11 AM to 7 PM

Languages offered: English, ASL

For more information or to make an appointment:
Phone: 905-608-0271
TTY: 1-877-634-0176
Email: ttamlin@chs.ca or rchivers@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-Friday 9 AM-5 PM

Languages offered: English, ASL

For more information or to make an appointment:
Phone: 905-608-0271
TTY: 1-877-634-0176
Email: spereira@chs.ca or rchivers@chs.ca

Settlement Program for Newcomers to Canada

We offer free services and support to culturally Deaf, oral deaf, deafened and hard of hearing newcomers to Canada. We will assess your needs, goals and priorities; help you cope with everyday living and provide information on technical devices, housing transportation, health, employment, education, legal system and settlement issues; and translate forms from written English to ASL or vice versa.

Hours: Monday-Friday 9 AM-5 PM

Languages offered: English, ASL

For more information or to book an appointment:
Phone: 905-608-0271
TTY: 1-877-634-0176
 

Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada (LINC)

Our experienced instructors provide free language instruction to culturally Deaf, oral deaf, deafened, and hard of hearing adult newcomers to Canada to help you learn or improve your English language skills. LINC is a free program funded by Citizenship and Immigration Canada to teach you basic communication skills, how to read and write in English, and life skills to help you adapt to living in Canada.

Hours: Monday-Thursday 9 AM-4 PM

Languages offered: English, ASL

For more information or to make an appointment:
Phone: 905-608-0271
TTY: 1-877-634-0176
Email: mmitchell@chs.ca

 

Sign Language Classes

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, and also teach you about Deaf culture. Our qualified Deaf instructors use Signing Naturally, a sign language curriculum developed at Vista Community College in Berkeley, California that teaches both ASL and Deaf culture to help you better understand the communication needs of the Deaf community.

For Businesses

CHS also offers workplace classes customized to the needs of businesses and organizations who want their employees to learn American Sign Language (ASL) to improve communication with their customers, clients and co-workers. To learn more about sign language classes for businesses, click here

For more information or to register:

Phone: 905-608-0271
TTY: 1-877-634-0176

Please use our Registration Form to register for ASL classes. Email registration form to airish@chs.ca
 

Material Fees
Levels Fee
ASL 101 & 102 (Units 1-6)

$95

ASL 103 (Units 7-12)

$50

ASL 201 - 203

$110 for Level Two Book and DVD

ASL 301 - 305 $115 for Level Three Book and DVD
 
Session Registration Dates Classes Begin Week Of:
Fall 2013 September 3, 2013 - September 13, 2013 September 16, 2013
Winter 2014 December 9, 2013 - December 20, 2013 January 6, 2014
Spring 2014 March 26, 2014 - April 8, 2014 April 14, 2014
Summer 2014 July 7, 2014 - July 18, 2014 July 21, 2014
Fall 2014 September 2, 2014 - September 12, 2014 September 16, 2014

 

 

Spring 2014 ASL Class Schedule
Level  Dates Days Times Locations Fees
ASL 101 April 12 - June 28, 2014 Saturdays 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM LINC Classroom $195.00
ASL 101 April 15 - June 17, 2014 Tuesdays 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM LINC Classroom

$195.00

ASL 101 April 17 - June 19, 2014 Thursdays 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM LINC Classroom $195.00
ASL 102 April 14 - June 30, 2014 Mondays 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM LINC Classroom $195.00
ASL 102 April 16 - June 18, 2014 Wednesdays 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM LINC Classroom $195.00
ASL 103 April 17 - June 26, 2014 Thursdays 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM CHS Boardroom $195.00
ASL 201 April 12 - July 5, 2014 Saturdays 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM CHS Boardroom $200.00
ASL 202 April 16 - June 25, 2014 Wednesdays 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM CHS Boardroom $200.00

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 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, and also teach you about Deaf culture. Our qualified Deaf instructors use Signing Naturally, a sign language curriculum developed at Vista Community College in Berkeley, California that teaches both ASL and Deaf culture to help you better understand the communication needs of the Deaf community.

For Businesses

CHS also offers workplace classes customized to the needs of businesses and organizations who want their employees to learn American Sign Language (ASL) to improve communication with their customers, clients and co-workers. To learn more about sign language classes for businesses, click here

For more information or to register:

Phone: 905-608-0271
TTY: 1-877-634-0176

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Office Information

CHS Mississauga

2227 South Millway,
Suite 300
Mississauga, ON
L5L3R6

Contact Information

1-866-603-7161
905-608-0271
1-877-634-0176
905-608-8241
Contact Form

Hours of Operation

Monday-Friday 9AM-5PM
(General Support Services available until 7PM on Wednesdays)

Regional Director

Victoria Baby

Additional Info

Free parking in lot
Wheelchair accessible
Languages: English, ASL

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