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Literacy and Basic Skills

Take classes to improve literacy, become more independent and prepare for work and school.

This Employment Ontario program is funded in part by the Government of Canada and the Government of Ontario and through the Canada-Ontario Job Fund Agreement

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CHS offers free literacy classes in American Sign Language for individuals interested in becoming more independent in personal and social aspects of daily living, improving pre-employment and employment-related skills as well as preparing for other education and training.

What we offer

Classes are free-of-charge and funded by the Ontario Ministry of Avanced Education and Skills Development (MAESD).

Our experienced instructors teach students:

  • using American Sign Language (ASL)
  • English – reading and writing
  • math
  • job search skills – Internet searches, cover letter and résumé review, filling out applications, and workplace literacy
  • critical thinking and problem-solving
  • use of communication devices and communication strategies
  • computer skills
  • personal daily living activities using community resources (i.e. banks, shops, public transportation)
  • preparation for employment

Instruction is provided one-on-one and in group sessions in ASL either on-site, off-site, by e-learning or video conference.

Study for your G1 driver’s license in ASL

Interested in studying for your G1 driver’s license? The Canadian Hearing Society’s Toronto office offers free classes in ASL for Ontario residents aged 19 and over who are Deaf or hard of hearing.

Where: 271 Spadina Road, Toronto
When: Tuesdays 1-3 p.m. or Fridays 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

To sign up, please contact literacytraining@chs.ca

 

Who is eligible?

Deaf adults aged 19 and over who are permanent residents of Canada.

How to register

To register for Literacy and Basic Skills classes, or for more information, contact one of our CHS locations where classes are available.

 

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​This Employment Ontario program is funded in part by the Government of Canada and the Government of Ontario and through the Canada-Ontario Job Fund Agreement

Literacy and Basic Skills are available in these locations:

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