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Organization: CNIB Ontario - Halton and Peel Office  
Phone Numbers: 905-275-5332
Toll-Free: 1-800-563-2642
Fax: 905-275-7710
Email: info@cnib.ca
Website: www.cnib.ca
Address:
c/o Community Door
Sussex Centre
50 Burnhamthorpe Rd W, Suite 300 (Reception) and 421
Mississauga, ON
L5B 3C2
Intersection: Hurontario St (Hwy 10) and Burnhamthorpe Rd W
Location: Mississauga
Accessibility: Wheelchair Accessible    Wheelchair Accessible
Hours: Tue, Thu 8:30am-4:30 pm
All other days by appointment only
Executives: Angela Bonfanti - GTA Executive Director
Contacts: Cathy Tufts - Regional Manager, Service and Operations
1-800-563-2642 ext 5367 * cathy.tufts@cnib.ca
Tammy McLellan - Client Services
1-800-563-2642 ext 5327 * tammy.mclellan@cnib.ca
Service Description: To ensure all Canadians who are blind or partially sighted have the confidence, skills and opportunity to fully participate in life, and no Canadian loses their sight to preventable causes

Supports for people living with vision loss * research, public education, and vision health services

Accessible Technology Support - Introduction to new accessible technology options (new smartphone apps and the latest devices) for people with varying degrees of sight loss * tech bar for learning, sharing and problem-solving * virtual reality room for trying out new technologies * one-on-one and group sessions

Advocacy - Training for people who want to either self advocate, raise awareness, or join in a collective effort to challenge systemic discrimination and break down societal barriers, so that people with sight loss can participate fully and equally in society

Beyond the Classroom (for children and youth aged 0-29) - Resources and programs for children with a vision loss * peer support groups * parent information nights topics include sports and recreation, community supports and local programs, online resources, eye conditions, academic tools, and advocacy skills) * teacher and educator support * transition guidance from high school to post-secondary school

Culture, Recreational and Sport Programs - A mix of CNIB-run activities and community-run sports and hobby groups * participants will gain skills, develop relationships, integrate into the community * activities range from yoga and running groups to knitting and woodworking programs

Home-Based Support: Vision Mate Program -  Volunteers provide one-on-one sighted assistance and companionship for a person who has sight loss * activities include reading, organizing, walking, assisting with errands or outings, social visiting

Literacy - Support for people of all ages with sight loss as they explore alternative formats for reading, writing, or sharing thought with others * options to reading print (Braille, VoiceOver, synthesized speech, etc)

Peer Support - One-on-one peer support and mentorship * drop-in groups * phone and online support * six-to-eight week structured course adjustment to sight loss

Youth Empowerment - Programs for youth to get together regularly with peers in a safe and inclusive environment * learn new skills , social interaction and physical activity * develop new communication, technology, community engagement, mentorship and leadership skills

Services and Programs:

Halton-Peel Shop CNIB
Hours: Tue and Thu, 9:30am-3pm
Tel: 905-275-5332 ext 5383 or toll free 1-866-659-1843
Email: store@cnib.ca
Online: http://shop.cnib.ca/about/store-locations#Ontario
PDF version of catalogue available online

Fees: Free
Application: Call * no referral required * need to have a request for service completed by an eye care professional * request for service forms available on website
Eligibility - Population(s) Served: People who are visually impaired, blind, or deaf blind
Languages: English
Language Note: Interpretive Services
Area(s) Served:
Halton Region ; Peel Region  
See Also: Advocacy and Social Action for People with Disabilities
Blindness and Impaired Vision
Community Support Services
Independent Living Support
Life Skills for People with Disabilities

This information was last completely updated on June 12, 2017

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