Canadian Hearing Society

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

  • 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+.

1233 Paris St.

Sudbury, ON    P3E 3B6



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This Employment Ontario program is funded in part by the Government of Canada and the Government of Ontario and through the Canada-Ontario Job Fund Agreement.

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