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York Region

Serving the communities of York Region including Newmarket, Aurora, Richmond Hill, Thornhill, Vaughan, Woodbridge, and Markham.

Located one block east of Southlake Regional Health Centre near the intersection of Davis Drive and Patterson Street in Newmarket, CHS York offers a variety of services, including counselling, interpreting services, and sign language classes. CHS York first opened in 1997. CHS has a partnership with Carefirst Family Health Team, promoting hearing healthcare services in the delivery of culturally and linguistically appropriate hearing healthcare services to seniors in the Chinese community.

 

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.

Our Communication Devices Specialist provides:

  • demonstrations of devices in our office, in your workplace or in your home
  • training, support, trouble shooting and installation of communication devices so they are used to their full potential
  • a Communication Devices Loaner Program
  • presentations to assist businesses, organizations and facilities to become accessible to people who are culturally Deaf, oral deaf, deafened and hard of hearing
  • community displays

Hours:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 9:30AM-4PM
Wednesday 9AM-4PM

Languages: ASL, 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

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-Thursday 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:
Monday-Friday 9AM-5PM

Languages: English, Mandarin/Cantonese (Phone: 289-319-1023)

 

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

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 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

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

Languages offered: English, ASL. French and LSQ interpreting available upon request

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. 

Office Information

CHS York Region

713 Davis Dr,
Unit 105
Newmarket, ON
L3Y2R3

Contact Information

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

Hours of Operation

Monday-Friday 9AM-5PM

Click here to download a copy of our referral form.

 

Additional Info

Free parking in lot

Wheelchair accessible

Languages: English, ASL, Cantonese and Mandarin

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

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