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Durham

Serving Durham Region, including Oshawa, Whitby, Ajax, Pickering, Port Perry and Uxbridge, and the Township of Brock including Beaverton, Cannington and Sunderland.


Located in Braemor Plaza on the southeast corner of Thornton Road North and Rossland Road in Oshawa, our office is found on a bus route and just minutes from Highway 401 and the Oshawa Airport. First opened in 2000 as a sub-office of CHS Peterborough, we offer a variety of services to residents of Oshawa and neighbouring communities.

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.

Contact us to make an appointment for a communication devices demonstration.

Hours: Monday-Friday 9AM-5PM (by appointment)

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

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-Friday 9AM-5PM

Languages:ASL, English

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:
Tuesday-Friday 9AM-5PM

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.

Classes are offered twice a year.

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 9AM-5PM

Languages offered:
English, ASL

For more information or to make an appointment:
Email: employmentservices@chs.ca

This program is funded in part by the Government of Canada and the Government of Ontario. 

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 9AM-5PM

Languages offered:
English, ASL

For more information or to make an appointment:
Email: employmentservices@chs.ca

This program is funded in part by the Government of Canada and the Government of Ontario. 

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
 

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

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. Our qualified Deaf instructors use Signing Naturally, a sign language curriculum that teaches both ASL and Deaf culture to help you better understand the communication needs of the Deaf community.

Courses are offered in the Fall, Winter, Spring and Summer if minimum class size requirements are reached.

Click here for information on course offerings and registration.

 

Sign Language Classes for Businesses

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. Our qualified Deaf instructors use Signing Naturally, a sign language curriculum that teaches both ASL and Deaf culture to help you better understand the communication needs of the Deaf community.

Courses are offered in the Fall, Winter, Spring and Summer if minimum class size requirements are reached.

 

For Businesses, Agencies and Organizations

We can provide short-term ASL courses for businesses, agencies and organizations. To learn more about sign language classes for businesses, click here

Office Information

CHS Durham

575 Thornton Road North,
Braemor Centre Plaza Unit 7
Oshawa, ON
L1J8L5

Contact Information

1-866-518-0000
1-877-215-9530
Contact Form

Hours of Operation

Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm.  

 

 

 

Additional Info

Free parking

Wheelchair accessible

Languages: English, ASL

For additional contact information, including program-specific contacts, please click here.

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