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Organization: CNIB - Eastern Ontario Regional Office  
Phone Numbers: 613-563-4021
Toll-Free: 1-866-842-9071
Teletype: 613-567-2937
Fax: 613-563-1898
Email: france.pakenham@vlrehab.ca
Website: www.cnib.ca
Address:
Bank St Professional Building
1355 Bank St, Suite 101
Ottawa, ON
K1H 8K7
Intersection: Bank St and Riverside Dr
Accessibility: Wheelchair Accessible    Wheelchair Accessible
Accessibility Notes: Fully Accessible
Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Executives: Teresa Guolla - Regional Manager, Services and Health Care Integration, East Region
613-563-4021 ext 5003 * teresa.guolla@vlrehab.ca
Jessica White - Manager, Deafblind Services
613-563-4021 ext 5016 * jessica.white@cnib.ca
Contacts: France Pakenham - Specialist, Service Coordination
613-563-4021 ext 5077
Janice Hearty - Intermediate Secretary, Client Services
613-563-4021 ext 5048 * janice.hearty@vlrehab.ca
Service Description: Nationwide, community-based, committed to research, public education and vision health for all Canadians

Deaf-blind Services
  • Case management
  • counselling
  • referral
  • literacy programs
  • intervention services
  • assistive technology

Low Vision Services
  • functional assessment of visual abilities
  • information and training in the use of low vision devices
  • education and instruction on how to maximize residual vision

Independent Living Skills
Skills for daily living with an emphasis on maintaining independence, through self-care and communication skills (ie computer training and Braille)

Children and Youth Services
  • comprehensive program of direct services
  • information resources
  • parent/peer support
  • Early Intervention Program
  • advocacy training for children with vision loss and their families, from birth to school age and beyond.

Library Services
  • thousands of titles in Braille, print-Braille, and talking books
  • descriptive videos
  • newspapers and magazines
  • telephone reference and online services

Volunteer Services
  • direct support and service to individuals with vision loss
  • assistance with fundraising activities
  • administrative functions

Summer Program - Lake Joseph Centre
Mix of rehabilitation and recreational programs for people who are living with vision loss or other disabilities

Fees: Only for assessments done by the Regional Assessment Centre for the Assistive Devices Program and for government or private businesses
Application: Call, e-mail or visit website for more information
Eligibility - Population(s) Served: Residents of Eastern Ontario of all ages living with vision loss and Deaf-blind adults
Languages: English ; French ; American Sign Language (ASL)
Area(s) Served:
Eastern Ontario  
See Also: Adult Literacy and Basic Skills
Blindness and Impaired Vision
Community Support Services
Life Skills for People with Disabilities

This information was last completely updated on June 27, 2017

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