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Canadian Hearing Society

Literacy and Basic Skills
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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

  • math

  • 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

  • computer skills

  • 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+.

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1233 Paris St.

Sudbury, ON    P3E 3B6



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