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Description & Services
Public Comments
  • Bell Relay Service is a communication link over the telephone between Deaf and hearing people 
  • To talk to a deaf/hard of hearing person through the Bell Relay Service call 1-800-855-0511 
  • Give the name, area code and telephone number of the person you are calling 
  • Speak slowly so the operator can type what you are saying 
  • The operator will place the call and tell you to "go ahead" when the person you are calling answers 
  • Deaf/hard of hearing people dial 711 for the Bell Relay Service operator
Description (Service)
  • Offers literacy and basic skills training, including numeracy, digital, communication and interpersonal skills 
  • Helps learners prepare for employment, apprenticeship, secondary-school credit, post-secondary education and greater independence
Hours Mon-Fri 9 am-12 noon, 1 pm-5 pm; evenings available dependent on learner and practitioner availability
Areas Served Thunder Bay
  • Ontario residents 19 years and older, with reading, writing and math skills below Grade 12 of the Ontario Curriculum 
  • Must have facility in English or in American Sign Language (ASL)
Application Call to arrange interview
Languages English ; French - available upon request ; American Sign Language (ASL) ; Quebec Sign Language (LSQ) - available upon request
Fees None
Additional Service Sites
Contact Information
Office Phone Toll free 1-866-518-0000 Ext 4257
TTY Phone 1-877-215-9530
Fax Toll free 1-833-842-4255
Primary Contact Karen Higginson, Program Coordinator
Located In Community Thunder Bay
Address 717B Hewitson St
Thunder Bay, ON P7B 6B5
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Intersection Hewitson St and Balmoral St
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (30) Provincial Government
Funding Provincial - Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development ; United Way