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York Region

Serving the communities of York Region including Newmarket, Aurora, Richmond Hill, Thornhill, Vaughan, Woodbridge, and Markham.

About CHS York Region

Located one block east of Southlake Regional Health Centre near the intersection of Davis Drive and Patterson Street in Newmarket, CHS York offers a variety of services, including counselling, interpreting services, and sign language classes. CHS York first opened in 1997. We have a partnership with CareFirst, in the provision of Hearing Clinics Plus to the Chinese community in York Region.

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.

Our Communication Devices Specialist provides:

  • demonstrations of devices in our office, in your workplace or in your home
  • training, support, trouble shooting and installation of communication devices so they are used to their full potential
  • a Communication Devices Loaner Program
  • presentations to assist businesses, organizations and facilities to become accessible to people who are culturally Deaf, oral deaf, deafened and hard of hearing
  • community displays

Hours:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 9:30AM-4PM
Wednesday 9AM-4PM

Languages: ASL, English

For more information:
Phone: 905-715-7511
Phone Toll Free: 1-877-715 7511
TTY Toll Free: 1-877-817-8213
Email: ljones@chs.ca
Skype: ljones.chs

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-Friday 9AM-5PM

For more information or to make an appointment:
Phone: 905-715-7511

General Support Services

We offer free 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-Thursday 9AM-5PM

Languages: ASL, English

For more information or to make an appointment:
Phone: 905-715-7511

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 9AM-5PM

Languages: English

For more information or to make an appointment:
Phone: 905-715-7511
Email: nratansiiamurri@chs.ca or breid@chs.ca

Sign Language Classes

For Individuals
Classes in American Sign Language (ASL) are offered in a variety of levels using the Signing Naturally Curriculum. They take place once a week in the evening from 6pm to 9pm for 12 weeks. A minimum of 12 students is required to offer a series of classes.

Classes are designed to accommodate adults aged 16 and over who have a minimum Grade 9 education.

The cost of classes is dependent on the level. A workbook and DVD are required and are available for purchase through CHS.

For Businesses
Contact us to discuss customized workplace classes for your employees. To learn more about sign language classes for businesses, click here.

For more information or to register:
Phone: 905-715-7511
Email: plehti@chs.ca

 

Material Fees
Levels Fee
ASL 101  $95.00
ASL 103 $50.00
ASL 201 $110.00
ASL 301 $120.00

 

Fall 2014 Course Schedule
Level Day Date Time Couse Fee
101 Thursdays September 18, 2014 - December 4, 2014 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM $195.00
102 Tuesdays September 16, 2014 - December 2, 2014 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM $195.00
Winter 2015 Course Schedule
101 Thursdays January 8, 2015 - March 26, 2015 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM $195.00
103 Tuesdays January 6, 2015 - March 24, 2015 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM $195.00
Spring 2015 Course Schedule 
101 Thursdays April 9, 2015 - June 25, 2015 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM $195.00
102 Tuesdays April 7, 2015 - June 23, 2015 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM $195.00

 

 

 

 

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

Classes in American Sign Language (ASL) are offered in a variety of levels using the Signing Naturally Curriculum. They take place once a week in the evening from 6pm to 9pm for 12 weeks. A minimum of 12 students is required to offer a series of classes.

Classes are designed to accommodate adults aged 16 and over who have a minimum Grade 9 education.

The cost of classes is dependent on the level. A workbook and DVD are required and are available for purchase through CHS.

For Businesses

Contact us to discuss customized workplace classes for your employees. To learn more about sign language classes for businesses, click here

For more information or to register:

Phone: 905-715-7511

Email: plehti@chs.ca

Office Information

CHS York Region

713 Davis Dr,
Unit 105
Newmarket, ON
L3Y2R3

Contact Information

1-877-715 7511
905-715-7511
1-877-817-8213
905-715-7109
Contact Form

Hours of Operation

Monday-Friday 9AM-5PM

Regional Director

Maggie Doherty-Gilbert

Additional Info

Free parking in lot
Wheelchair accessible
Mandarin/Chinese phone: 647-216 7639
Languages: English, ASL, Cantonese and Mandarin

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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April 11, 2014

CHS advises Deaf and Hard of Hearing community in Belleville of the emergency situation and flooding in the area. As you may already be aware, City of Belleville Mayor Neil Ellis has declared a state...

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