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Toronto

Serving the communities of Metropolitan Toronto: Lake Ontario to the south, Etobicoke Creek and Highway 427 to the west, Steeles Avenue to the north, and the Rouge River to the east.

About CHS Toronto

Located at the corner of Davenport and Spadina Road near historic Casa Loma, CHS Toronto is the largest of CHS’s regional offices with approximately 60 employees on staff. The wheelchair accessible building is two blocks north of Dupont Station and offers free underground parking for visitors. CHS Toronto offers a wide range of services: Employment Services which includes Workplace Accommodation Assessments and Seminars; WorkForce Literacy Program; interpreting services; sign language classes; CONNECT counselling services communication devices store; and also boasts a large Audiology department (with nine audiologists on staff). The CHS Toronto building is also home to CHS Head Office.

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: English, ASL

For more information or to make an appointment:
Phone: 416-928-2502
Fax: 416-964-2545
Email: torontoaudiology@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: English, ASL

For more information or to make an appointment:
Phone: 416-928 2501
Fax: 416-928-2552
Email: torontohearingaidprogram@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 make an appointment:
Phone: 416-928-2546
Fax: 416-964-2545
Email: torontoaudiology@chs.ca

Speech and language programs for children and adults

Our experienced speech-language pathologists provide assessment, therapy and counseling services to culturally Deaf, oral deaf, deafened and hard of hearing preschoolers and adults and their families.

Hours: Monday-Friday 9 AM-5 PM

Languages: English, ASL

For more information or to book an appointment:
Phone: 416-928-2546
Email: nadamji@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: English, ASL

For more information or to make an appointment:
Phone: 416-928-2512
TTY: 1-877-223-7010
Fax: 416-928-2513

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: 416-928-2512
TTY Toll Free: 1-877-223-7010
Fax: 416-928 2513

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.

With the assistance of the United Way and the City of Toronto, we also provide Ethno-specific services to Chinese, Russian and Portuguese clients.

Hours: Monday-Friday 9 AM-5 PM
(Some flex hours allow for appointments outside of office hours. Please contact us for more information)

Languages: English, Chinese, Russian, Portuguese

For more information or to make an appointment:
Phone: 416-928-2546
Fax: 416-964-2545
Email: nadamji@chs.ca
Cantonese/Mandarin voice line: 416-928-2508
Portuguese voice line: 416-928-2547
Russian voice line: 416-928-2548

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 offered: English, ASL. French and LSQ interpreting available upon request

For more information or to make an appointment:
Phone: 416-928-2500 ext. 532 
Email: vhowlett@chs.ca or estoronto@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 offered: English, ASL. French and LSQ interpretation available upon request.

For more information or to make an appointment:
Phone: 416-928-2500 ext. 532 
Email: vhowlett@chs.ca or estoronto@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.

Our specialized Workplace Literacy program focuses on the fundamental basics to resume writing, interviews, the language of the work environment, and email writing. 

CHS Toronto also partners with Toronto Region Employment Services for its information workshops.

Hours: Monday-Friday 9 AM-3:30 PM

Languages offered: English, ASL. French and LSQ interpreting available upon request.

For more information or to make an appointment:
Phone: 416-928-2500 ext. 532
Email: wfl@chs.ca, pmorano@chs.ca or vowlett@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: 416-928-2504
TTY Toll Free: 1-877-215-9530
Fax: 416-928-2557
Email: slstoronto@chs.ca

Download registration form here

Material Fees
Levels Fee
ASL 101 - 103 $95.00 for Signing Naturally Level 1 (Units 1-6) and DVD
ASL 201 - 203 $110.00 for Signing Naturally Level 2 workbook and DVD
ASL 301 - 303 $110.00 for Signing Naturally Level 3 workbook and DVD

 

Register before the Early Bird Deadline to save $20!

Spring 2014 Schedule

Evening Classes 5:30 PM  to 8:15 PM
Level Day Date Time Course Fee Early Bird Deadline Register Before
ASL 101 Mondays April 7 - June 23 5:30 PM - 8:15 PM $195.00 March 28, 2014 April 4, 2014
ASL 101 Tuesdays April 8 - June 10 5:30 PM - 8:15 PM $195.00 March 28, 2014 April 4, 2014
ASL 101 Wednesdays April 9 - June 11 5:30 PM - 8:15 PM $195.00 March 28, 2014 April 4, 2014
ASL 102 Tuesdays April 8 - June 10 5:30 PM - 8:15 PM $195.00 March 28, 2014 April 4, 2014
ASL 102 Thursdays April 10 - June 12 5:30 PM - 8:15 PM $195.00 March 28, 2014 April 4, 2014
ASL 103 Mondays April 7 - June 23 5:30 PM - 8:15 PM $195.00 March 28, 2014 April 4, 2014
ASL 103 Thursdays April 10 - June 12 5:30 PM - 8:15 PM $195.00 March 28, 2014 April 4, 2014
ASL 201 Wednesdays April 9 - June 11 5:30 PM - 8:15 PM $200.00 March 28, 2014 April 4, 2014

 

Summer 2014 Schedule
IMMERSION 1 WEEK: Monday to Friday 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Level Date Time Course Fee Early Bird Deadline Register Before
ASL 101 June 9 - June 13 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM $195.00 May 30, 2014 June 6, 2014
ASL 101 July 7 - July 11 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM $195.00 June 27, 2014 July 4, 2014
ASL 101 July 28 - August 1 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM $195.00 July 18, 2014 July 25, 2014
ASL 101 August 11 - August 15 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM $195.00 August 1, 2014 August 8, 2014
ASL 102 June 9 - June 13 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM $195.00 May 30, 2014 June 6, 2014
ASL 102 July 14 - July 18 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM $195.00 July 4, 2014 July 11, 2014
ASL 102 July 28 - August 1 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM $195.00 July 18, 2014 July 25, 2014
ASL 102 August 18 - August 22 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM $195.00 August 8, 2014 August 15, 2014
ASL 103 June 23 - June 27 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM $195.00 June 13, 2014 June 20, 2014
ASL 103 July 21 - July 25 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM $195.00 July 11, 2014 July 18, 2014
ASL 103 August 25 - August 29 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM $195.00 August 15, 2014 August 22, 2014
ASL 201 June 23 - June 27 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM $200.00 June 13, 2014 June 20, 2014
ASL 201 July 14 - July 18 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM $200.00 July 4, 2014 July 11, 2014
ASL 201 August 11 - August 15 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM $200.00 August 1, 2014 August 8, 2014
ASL 202 July 21 - July 25 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM $200.00 July 11, 2014 July 18, 2014
ASL 203 August 18 - August 22 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM $200.00 August 8, 2014 August 15, 2014
ASL 301 June 16 - June 19 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM $200.00 June 6, 2014 June 13, 2014
ASL 302 July 7 - July 10 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM $200.00 June 27, 2014 July 4, 2014
ASL 303 August 25 - August 28 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM $200.00 August 15, 2014 August 22, 2014
EVENING COURSES: 5 WEEKS ON MONDAY AND WEDNESDAY 5:30 PM - 8:15 PM
ASL 101 July 7 - August 11 5:30 PM - 8:15 PM $195.00 June 27, 2014 July 4, 2014
ASL 102 July 7 - August 11 5:30 PM - 8:15 PM $195.00 June 27, 2014 July 4, 2014
EVENING COURSES: 5 WEEKS ON TUESDAY AND THURSDAY 5:30 PM - 8:15 PM
ASL 101 July 8 - August 7 5:30 PM - 8:15 PM $195.00 June 27, 2014 July 4, 2014
ASL 102 July 8 - August 7 5:30 PM - 8:15 PM $195.00 June 27, 2014 July 4, 2014

 

 

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.

We offer products on-site at our retail store and in-person consultations with our communication devices specialists. Call for more information or come in to see us.

Hours: Monday-Friday 9 AM-5 PM (No appointment necessary)

Languages: English, ASL

For more information:
Phone: 416-928-2503
Phone Toll Free: 1-800-465-4327
TTY Toll Free: 1-877-215-9530
Fax: 416-928-2526
Email: CDP@chs.ca

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 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

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: 416-928-2504

TTY Toll Free: 1-877-215-9530

Fax: 416-928-2557
Email: slstoronto@chs.ca

Tinnitus and Hyperacusis Consultations

Office Information

CHS Toronto

271 Spadina Road
Toronto, ON
M5R2V3

Contact Information

416-928-2504
1-877-215-9530
416-928-2523
Contact Form

Hours of Operation

Monday-Friday 9AM-5PM

Regional Director

Stephanie Ozorio

Additional Info

Underground parking lot
Wheelchair accessible, including underground parking
Languages: English, ASL

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