Canadian Hearing Soceity
Literacy and Basic Skills
About the Program
CHS offers free literacy classes in American Sign Language for individuals interested in becoming more independent in personal and social aspects of daily living, improving pre-employment and employment-related skills as well as preparing for other education and training.
What we offer
Classes are free-of-charge and funded by the Ontario Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development (MAESD).
Our experienced instructors teach students:
using American Sign Language (ASL)
English – reading and writing
job search skills – Internet searches, cover letter and résumé review, filling out applications, and workplace literacy
critical thinking and problem-solving
use of communication devices and communication strategies
personal daily living activities using community resources (i.e. banks, shops, public transportation)
preparation for employment
Instruction is provided one-on-one and in group sessions in ASL either on-site, off-site, by e-learning or video conference.LBS – is available to permanent residents of Ontario aged 19+.
130 Queen Street East
Sault Ste. Marie, ON P6A 1Y5