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North Bay

Located in downtown North Bay, we offer counselling, general support, home assessments, communication devices, deafblind services, sign language classes and employment services.

CHS North Bay has been serving people living in North Bay and the districts of Parry Sound, Nipissing and Timiskaming since 1988.

CHS is centrally located in the Central Plaza between Ferguson and Fraser.  We are easily accessible by public transit and there is lots of free parking.  We offer CONNECT counselling services, general support services, home assessments, communication devices, Deafblind Services, sign language classes and Employment Services.

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 offered: English, French

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

 

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

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 offered: English, ASL

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 offered: English, ASL, and basic French and LSQ as required

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 offered: English, ASL, and basic French and LSQ

For more information or to make an appointment, please contact:
Email: employmentservices@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: Available by appointment

Languages offered: English, ASL, and basic French and LSQ

For more information or to make an appointment, please contact:
Email: employmentservices@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.

 

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

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 North Bay

140 King Street West,
Unit 7
North Bay, ON
P1B 5Z7

Contact Information

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

Hours of Operation

Monday-Friday 9AM-5PM

 

Additional Info

Free parking available

Languages: English, ASL, and some French and LSQ

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

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