Canadian Hearing Society - Sault Ste Marie

Site: Sault Ste Marie Office

Service: Ontario Interpreting Services

Description & Services
Public Comments Emergency Interpretation Services Email:
Description (Service)
  • Provides American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation - spoken English services 
  • Offers on-site or video remote interpreting (VRI) services 
  • Offers pre-booked daytime and emergency interpretation services
Hours Mon-Fri 9 am-5 pm 
Pre-booked interpreting services Mon-Thu 8 am-8 pm, Fri 8 am-5 pm 
Emergency Interpretation Services Mon-Sun 24 hours
Areas Served Algoma District
Boundaries Algoma District north to Hornepayne and east to Thessalon
  • Individuals or agencies who require interpretation services 
  • Emergency Interpretation Services: Individuals who are faced with sudden, unforeseen crisis that requires immediate attention
  • Appointments are to be made through the OIS Scheduling Centre in Ottawa 
  • Pre-booked requires a minimum notice of 3 business days
Languages English ; American Sign Language (ASL)
Fees Service
Additional Service Sites
Contact Information
Office Phone Sault Ste Marie office: 705-946-4320 
OIS daytime (Voice): 1-855-656-3748 
OIS daytime (TTY): 1-877-843-0368 
OIS daytime:
Crisis Phone Emergency Interpretation Services (TTY):1-866-831-4657 
Emergency Interpretation Services (Voice): 1-866-256-5142 
Emergency Interpretation Services:
Fax 705-256-7231
Primary Contact Lesley Sawchyn, Staff Interpreter; Phone: 705-946-4320 ext 228 * 1-855-819-9169 ext 228; Email:
Primary Executive Wayne King, Regional Program Manager; Email:
Located In Community Sault Ste. Marie
Address 130 Queen St E
Sault Ste. Marie, ON P6A 1Y5
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Intersection Queen St E and Dennis St
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (50) Non Profit ; (80) United Way
Funding Provincial - Ministry of Health and Long Term Care -- North West Local Health Integration Network (NWLHIN); Ministry of Community and Social Services; Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development ; United Way