Deaf Access Simcoe Muskoka

Site: Barrie Central Office

Service: Community Support Services

Record #: BAR0099
Last Modified: 27 Nov 2023
Last Full Update: 23 Aug 2023


Description (Service) Provide support and equal access to information, education, resources and services from within the community promoting healthy independent living. Services can be provided in person, virtually or a combination of both.

Personalized support may include:
  • LITERACY support, including filling out forms and applications
  • Short-term COUNSELLING, crisis intervention and referrals
  • COORDINATION of complex services
  • Providing an ACCESSIBLE LINK to local community resources
  • ADVOCACY for individuals and accessibility education to community
  • Specialized PROGRAMMING FOR CHILDREN with hearing loss of all ages, and their families living in Simcoe County and Muskoka
  • Inclusive in-person and online groups, educational WORKSHOPS and events
  • COMMUNICATION strategies for individuals with hearing loss and the community at large
  • RESOURCES and information relating to hearing loss implications, technical devices, language and culture
  • Specialized support and wellness visits to SENIORS (virtual and in-person visits)
Community Support Services staff are fluent in American Sign Language, English and French, and work alongside individuals who identify as culturally deaf, oral deaf, deafened and hard-of-hearing, as well as those using an alternative to spoken communication, in their preferred language or mode of communication (speech reading, sign supported speech, text, AAC)

Service Details

Hours Office: Mon-Fri 9 am-1 pm, service hours vary
Areas Served Muskoka District ; Simcoe County
Eligibility Supporting individuals with all degrees of hearing loss or other barriers to using spoken language.
Application Contact office for more information, no referral required
Languages American Sign Language (ASL) - Reception, Interpretation, Programs; English; French - Website; Programs
Fees None. Nominal fees may apply to some events.

Address and Location

Located In Community Barrie
Address & Map
11 Victoria St, Unit 214
Barrie, ON
Canada L4N 6T3
Intersection Lakeshore Dr and Victoria St
Physical Access Fully Accessible

Contact Information

Office Phone 705-728-3577
Toll Free Phone 1-844-728-3511
TTY Phone 705-728-3599
Fax 705-728-7613
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