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Thunder Bay

Serving Thunder Bay and communities in the Thunder Bay district as well as Kenora.

Serving Thunder Bay and communities in the Thunder Bay district as well as Kenora.

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

Languages: English

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:
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

Hearing Help classes

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 9 AM-5 PM
(After hours by appointment only – as required)

Languages: English

 

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 9 AM-5 PM

Languages: 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: English, ASL

 

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. Hearing Care Counselling services are offered to the residents in Kenora on an outreach basis with visits occurring once a month, by appointment only. 

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 9 AM-5 PM
(After hours by appointment only – as required)

Languages: English

Literary and Basic Skills

​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


CHS offers literacy classes in American Sign Language (ASL) to individuals to promote their language and skills development; to become more independent in personal and social aspects of daily living; improve their pre-employment and employment related literacy skills; and as well prepare for other education and training.

Instruction is offered one-one and in group sessions on-site, off site or via e-learning or videoconferencing.

For those learners who want to work, the program focuses on the literacy related to the learner’s specific employment goal, including: fundamental basics to resume writing, interviews, communication and language of the work environment.

Hours: Monday-Friday 9 AM-3 PM
(Evenings available dependent on learner and practitioner availability)

Languages: ASL, English, (French, LSQ available upon request)

For more information or to make an appointment:
Email: literacytraining@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 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.

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 Thunder Bay

717B Hewitson St.
Thunder Bay, ON
P7B 6B5

Contact Information

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

Hours of Operation

Monday-Friday 9AM-5PM

Office closed 12PM-1PM.

Appointments for counselling can be scheduled between 9 am – 5 pm, Monday to Friday. 

Additional Info

Free parking is available directly in front of the building.

Wheelchair accessible

Languages: English, ASL

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

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