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) As of March 5, 2017, unionized workers with the Canadian Hearing Society are on strike. Call first to confirm services. Please refer to for further information and details around specific service disruptions.

  • 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