Canadian Hearing Society

Brantford Office

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Record #: SIM4103 Last Full Update: 01 Oct 2013
CONTACT / REACH Information
CONTACT HeadingsAssessment ; Counselling ; Disability ; Education / Literacy ; Employment Support ; Health Services ; Information Services ; Mental Health
Description & Services
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DescriptionSupports for older adults, and adults with disabilities * helps people remain independent in their own homes for as long as possible * referral to other community services 
 
Supports for peole who are culturally deaf, oral deaf, deafened, and hard of hearing  
 
Ontario Interpreter Services - Professional sign-language interpreters * set fee - organizations and businesses are responsible for the cost of making their services accessible no matter who requests the interpretation service * advance booking preferred * emergency service available 
 
CONNECT - Mental health counselling, including abuse, addictions, relationship breakdown, and legal advocacy for people who are deal, oral deaf, deafened, and hard-of-hearing, and their families 
 
General Support Services - Supportive counselling, special assistance, case management, and advocacy for people with a hearing loss * assistance with government services * helps clients overcome life issues 
 
 
 
HoursMon-Fri 9am-5pm * Ontario Interpreting Service: Mon-Thu 8am-8pm, Fri 8am-5pm * Emergency Interpreting Service: Daily 24 hours
Areas ServedBrant County ; Brantford ; Haldimand County ; Norfolk County - and area
EligibilityAges: 16 year(s) and up 
 
People with hearing loss, or with an interest in hearing loss 
 
ApplicationCall, fax or drop-in * no referral required
FeesSupport services are free * set fees for devices and sign language interpreting services * membership available
LanguagesEnglish
Location, Telephone & Internet
Address & Map
The Beckett Building
225 Colborne St, Ste 139
Brantford, ON N3T 2H2
 
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Located In CommunityBrantford
IntersectionColborne St and Bain St
Office Phone*Office: 519-753-3162
TDD PhoneTTY 1-877-843-0370 *Ontario Interpreting Service: 1-877-843-0368  
*Emergency Interpreting Service: 1-866-831-4657
Toll Free Phone*Ontario Interpreting Service: 1-855-656-3748  
*Emergency Interpreting Service: 1-866-256-5142
After Hours PhoneOntario Interpreter Services Emergency: 1-866-256-5142 
TTY: 1-866-831-4657 
Fax519-753-7447 *Ontario Interpreting Service: 1-855-656-3750
E-Mailnmcalonen@chs.ca
Websitewww.chs.ca
Contact Information
Primary ContactMonte Hardy, Regional Director; Phone: (Business) 905-522-0755; Fax: 905-522-1336; Email: mhardy@chs.ca
Alternate ContactNatalie McAlonen, Regional Program Manager; Phone: (Business) 519-753-3162; Fax: 519-753-7447; Email: nmcalonen@chs.ca
Other Details
Alternate NameCanadian Hearing Society, Hamilton Regional Office, Brantford Area Office ; CHS ; LBS ; Literacy and Basic Skills ; OIS ; Ontario Interpreting Services
AccessibilityFully Accessible
Established1940
Subjects
Service CategoriesAdult Literacy Programs ~ Hearing Loss ; Case/Care Management ~ Older Adults ; Case/Care Management ~ People With Disabilities ; Disease/Disability Information ~ Hearing Loss ; General Counselling Services ~ Hearing Loss ; Health/Disability Related Counselling ~ Hearing Loss ; Interpretation/Translation ; Subject Specific Public Awareness/Education ~ Hearing Loss ; Voluntary Health Organizations ~ Hearing Loss
SubjectsAssistive devices ; Deafness ; Impaired hearing ; Job search training ; Sign language interpretation ; Vocational counselling