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Timmins

Serving the Timmins area and Cochrane district.

Located at the corner of Algonquin and Wilcox across from Tool Town (Algonquin side) and Pops Shoes (Wilcox side), CHS Timmins is located at the former Université de Hearst. Free parking is located at the front of the building (weather permitting) and a chair lift is available by using the button inside the door. Look for the CHS logo above the building facing Algonquin and Wilcox and follow the ramp to the main door

 

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

 

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

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: 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

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: Available by appointment

Languages: English, ASL

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: English, ASL

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

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 9 AM-5 PM
(Some flex hours allow for appointments outside of office hours. Please contact us for more information)

 

Office Information

CHS Timmins

20 Wilcox Street
Timmins, ON
P4N3K6

Contact Information

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

Hours of Operation

Monday-Friday 9AM-5PM

Additional Info

Metered parking on Wilson Avenue and Wilcox Avenue. 

Wheelchair accessible
Languages: English, ASL, French and (limited) LSQ

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

Latest News

ALERT - Timmins office is closed due to weather

April 14 2014

Timmins office is closed today due to weather.

Help to deal with vision-hearing loss combo

February 06 2014

By Ron Grech, The Daily Press (Timmins)

Upcoming Events

Blog

My Experience as a CHS Summer Student

August 02 2019

By Olivia Gilbert, Marketing and Communications Special Programs Assistant, CHS Toronto

Minister Cho's visit to CHS

November 06 2018

Minister Cho toured CHS head office in Toronto and experienced the organization’s accessibility products and services in action.

Ask the Audiologist: What is tinnitus?

October 18 2018

In a special animated episode, CHS Director of Hearing Healthcare Rex Banks teaches us about tinnitus.

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