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West Region, Hamilton Office

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Record #: BTN4874 Last Full Update: 15 Nov 2013
Record Details
Legal NameCanadian National Institute for the Blind
Contact Numbers
Office Phone905-528-8555
Toll Free Phone1-888-275-5332 
TTY Phone905-524-5988
Contact Information
Address & Map
115 Parkdale Ave S
Hamilton, ON L8K 6K4
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Located In CommunityHamilton East - Eastern Section
Nearest Main IntersectionParkdale Ave S and Queenston Rd
Wheelchair AccessibilityFully Accessible
Social MediaBlogger Blogger, Facebook Facebook, RSS RSS, Twitter Twitter
Primary ContactDavid Kuhn, Intermediate Secretary / Reception; Phone: 905-528-8555 ext 5311; Email:
Alternate ContactTammy McLellan, Intermediate Secretary, Client Services; Phone: 905-528-8555 ext 5327; Email:
Coordinator of VolunteersDavid Wallis, Coordinator, Volunteer Services; Phone: 905-528-8555 ext 5304; Email:
Primary ExecutiveCathie Mason, Regional Manager, Service and Operations; Phone: 905-528-8555 ext 5301; Email:
Alternate ExecutiveCathy Tufts, Regional Manager, Service and Operations; Phone: 1-888-275-5332 ext 5367; Email:
Service Details
Areas ServedBrantford ; Burlington ; Hamilton ; St Catharines
DescriptionProvides community-based support, knowledge and a national voice to ensure Canadians who are blind or partially sighted have the confidence, skills and opportunities to fully participate in life. 
Services and programs include: 
Counselling and training * services for children and families * independent living skills * orientation and mobility * computer training * consumer products and assistive technology * low vision services * library * accessible design services * accessible text services
HoursOffice: Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm * volunteer hours may vary depending on position 
Store hours: Tue and Thu 9:30 am-12 pm and 1 pm-3:30 pm
FeesNone ; fee for Lake Joseph Camp
LanguagesEnglish ; French ; American Sign Language (ASL) ; Interpretive Services - Volunteers available as needed
Established30 Mar 1918
FundingProvincial ; Fundraising ; Donations - Corporate and Individual ; United Way - Burlington and Greater Hamilton
Service Level(50) Non Profit ; (51) Registered Charity
Service CategoriesAgency Based Libraries/Resource Centres ~ Visual Impairments ; Assistive Technology Information ~ Visual Impairments ; Disability Associations ~ Visual Impairments ; Disease/Disability Information ~ Visual Impairments