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Description & Services
Description (Service) Provides instruction in American Sign Language (ASL), a visual language made up of specific gestures (signs), hand shapes and facial expressions, with its own unique grammatical rules and sentence structure, used by most Deaf Canadians
 
  • Classes are taught by qualified Deaf instructors, using "Signing Naturally", a sign language curriculum that teaches both ASL and Deaf culture to help learners better understand the communication needs of the Deaf community 
  • Instruction is done through a no-voice teaching method including classroom instruction, role-play, workbook, and DVD 
  • Courses range from beginner to advanced
Hours Office: Mon-Fri 9 am-12 noon, 1 pm-5 pm 
Check schedule on website for dates and times * Classes are offered in the evenings
Areas Served Thunder Bay ; Thunder Bay District
Eligibility Ages: 16 year(s) and up
Application Call for more information, or visit the website to download the registration form and forward the completed form to asleducation@chs.ca
Languages English ; American Sign Language (ASL)
Fees Program - Registration fee; materials fee
Additional Service Sites
Contact Information
Office Phone Toll free 1-866-518-0000 Ext 4257
Fax Toll free 1-833-842-4255
E-Mail info@chs.ca
Website www.chs.ca/services/sign-language-classes-individuals
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Primary Contact Sylvia Metzner, Administrative Assistant; Email: smetzner@chs.ca
Alternate Contact Wayne King, District Office Supervisor; Email: wking@chs.ca
Located In Community Thunder Bay
Address 717B Hewitson St
Thunder Bay, ON P7B 6B5
 
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Intersection Hewitson St and Balmoral St
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Funding Provincial - Ministry of Health and Long Term Care -- North West Local Health Integration Network (NWLHIN); Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services; Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU) ; United Way