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Timmins

Serving the Timmins area and Cochrane district.

About CHS Timmins

Located at the corner of Algonquin and Wilcox across from Tool Town (Algonquin side) and Pops Shoes (Wilcox side), CHS Timmins is located at the former Université de Hearst. Free parking is located at the front of the building (weather permitting) and a chair lift is available by using the button inside the door. Look for the CHS logo above the building facing Algonquin and Wilcox and follow the ramp to the main door

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
(By appointment only outside office hours)

Languages: English, French

For more information or to make an appointment, please contact:
André (Andy) Crépeau: 705-522-1020 ext. 2236 or acrepeau@chs.ca
Johanne Brabant: 705-522-1020 ext. 2243 or jbrabant@chs.ca
TTY: 1-877-817-8205
Department Blackberry: 705-690-5935

Deafblind Services

Our experienced intervenors act as the eyes and ears of people who have a combined loss of vision and hearing to allow them to participate fully in all aspects of daily life. Deafblind Services are available free of charge.

Hours: Monday-Friday 9 AM-5 PM
(Available outside regular office hours by appointment only)

Languages: English, ASL, French, and hand-over-hand and/or braille based upon request and need.

For more information or to make an appointment, please contact:
Phone: 705-268-0771
TTY: 1-877-872-0580
Email: rstdenis@chs.ca

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

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, ASL

For more information or to make an appointment:
Phone: 705-474-8090 ext. 223
TTY: 1-877-634-0174
Email: rosborne@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
(By appointment only outside office hours)

Languages: English, ASL

For more information or to make an appointment:
Phone: 705-268-0771
TTY: 1-877-872-0580
Email: afleury@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
(By appointment only outside office hours)

Languages: English, ASL

For more information or to make an appointment, please contact:
Phone: 705-268-0771
TTY: 1-877-872-0580
Email: afleury@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
(By appointment only outside office hours)

Languages: English, ASL

For more information or to make an appointment, please contact:
Phone: 705-268-0771
TTY: 1-877-872-0580
Email: afleury@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.

Hours: Dates and times of classes are based on instructor availability and student enrolment. Classes run for 10 weeks at 2 hours per class.

For more information or to register, please contact:
Geoff Cosh: 705-522-1020 ext. 2224 or gcosh@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

Hours: Dates and times of classes are based on instructor availability and student enrolment. Classes run for 10 weeks at 2 hours per class.

For more information or to register, please contact:

Geoff Cosh: 705-522-1020 ext. 2224 or gcosh@chs.ca

Office Information

CHS Timmins

20 Wilcox Street
Timmins, ON
P4N3K6

Contact Information

1-877-872-0580
705-268-0771
1-877-872-0580
705-268-4598
Contact Form

Hours of Operation

Monday-Friday 9AM-5PM

Regional Director

Silvy Coutu

Additional Info

Metered parking on Wilson Avenue; free parking on side streets
Wheelchair accessible
Languages: English, ASL, French and (limited) LSQ

Recent News & Events

ALERT - Timmins office is closed due to weather

April 14, 2014

ALERT - Due to bad weather and poor driving conditions, the Timmins office has closed on Monday, April 14, 2014. There is a snowfall warning in effect for Timmins. Environment Canada says Timmins can...

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Tinnitus Information Support Group

April 29, 2014 to May 27, 2014

Do you have ringing or buzzing sounds in your ears? The Timmins office of the Canadian Hearing Society is hosting a Tinnitus Information Support Group for 5 weeks.  Meetings are every Tuesday...

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Coping with loss

A blog post by Rebecca Grundy, Program Director, Counselling Services, about the story of a woman who received support from CHS Counselling Services.

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Single-side-deafness, hearing aids and my inner space (Part 2)

Part 2 of a blog post by John Lalley on single-side-deafness and getting the right hearing aids.

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