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Sault Ste. Marie

Serving the communities of Algoma District, including Hornepayne, Dubreuilville, Wawa, Sault Ste. Marie, Bruce Mines, Thessalon, Iron Bridge, Blind River, Elliot Lake and Spanish.

About CHS Sault Ste. Marie

Located in a former A&P grocery store on Queen St. E. in downtown Sault Ste Marie, CHS Sault Ste Marie is just west of the city bus terminal and close to Station Mall, Quality Inn, Bondar Pavillion and the Essar Centre. First opened in 1975 with the assistance of a United Way grant, CHS Sault Ste Marie now has 11 staff offering 10 programs and services to residents from Algoma District north to Hornepayne and east to Thessalon.

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: English

For more information or to make an appointment, please contact:
Phone: 705-946-4320 ext. 227
Email: ktuckett@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

(By appointment only outside office hours)

Languages: English

For more information or to make an appointment:
Phone: 705-946-4320 ext. 223

Email: lschraeder@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-Friday 9 AM-5 PM


Languages: English, ASL


For more information or to make an appointment:
Phone: 705-946-4320 ext. 232
Email: ariseng@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: English



For more information or to book an appointment:

Phone: 705-946-4320 ext. 227

Email: ktuckett@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: Monday-Friday 9 AM-5 PM


Languages: English

For more information or to book an appointment:

Phone: 705-946-4320 ext. 227

Email: ktuckett@chs.ca

Literacy and Basic Skills

We offer free classes in literacy and basic life skills to help you become more independent, improve employment-related skills, and prepare for any level of education or training

Hours: Tuesday-Wednesday 9 AM-5 PM



Languages: ASL

For more information or to make an appointment:

TTY: 1-877-634-0179
Email: gbourgault@chs.ca

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: Monday-Friday 9 AM-5 PM

Languages: English

For more information or to make an appointment, please contact:

Phone: 705-946-4320 ext. 229
Email: nmcshane@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: Monday-Friday 9 AM-5 PM

Languages: English

For more information or to make an appointment, please contact:

Phone: 705-946-4320 ext. 229
Email: nmcshane@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, please contact:
Gieselle Bourgault: gbourgault@chs.ca

Material Fees
Levels Fee
ASL 101 - 103 $95 for Level One Book and DVD
Winter Courses
Class Day Starting Date Time Duration Cost
ASL 101 Wednesdays Jan 16 - March 27 7 - 9 PM 10 Weeks $180
ASL 102 Thursdays Jan 17 - March 28 7 - 9 PM 10 Weeks $180

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

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, please contact:

Gieselle Bourgault: gbourgault@chs.ca
 

Office Information

CHS Sault Ste. Marie

130 Queen Street East
Sault Ste. Marie, ON
P6A 1Y5

Contact Information

1-855-819-9169
705-946-4320
1-877-634-0179
705-256-7231
Contact Form

Hours of Operation

Monday-Friday 9AM-5PM

Regional Director

Silvy Coutu

Additional Info

Free parking in lot. Accessible parking near entrance.
Wheelchair accessible
Languages: English, ASL

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