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CNIB Ontario

Site: Halton and Peel Office

Service: Vision Loss Rehabilitation

Contact Information
Office Phone 905-275-5332
Toll Free Phone 1-888-233-1232
Fax 905-275-7710
E-Mail info@cnib.ca
Website www.cnib.ca
Primary Contact Cathy Tufts, Regional Manager; Phone: 905-275-5332 ext 5367; Email: cathy.tufts@vlrehab.ca
Site Information
Site Location Mississauga
Located In Community Mississauga (City of)
Address & Map
50 Burnhamthorpe Rd W, Suite 300 (Reception) and 421
Mississauga, ON L5B 3C2
Intersection Hurontario St (Hwy 10) and Burnhamthorpe Rd W
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Agency Information
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Established March 1918
Primary Executive Jennifer Urosevic, Executive Director, VLRO, Vision Loss Rehabilitation Canada
Funding MHLHIN ; Donations
Description and Service Details
Description (Service) Vision loss rehab therapy helps people with all levels of vision loss develop or restore key daily living skills, enhancing their independence, safety and mobility * Vision Loss Rehab Ontario's certified specialists create personalized plans to meet each person's needs and goals

1. Low vision services
  • functional vision assessment designed for people with low vision
  • information about client's diagnosis and how it affects their vision
  • one-on-one instruction on techniques for making the most of their remaining eyesight, and how to use sight-enhancing devices

2. Essential skills for daily living
  • build the skills needed to live safety and independently with vision loss such as safe methods of pouring a cup of coffee, how to prepare a meal and use household appliances
  • learning how to use large print, braille and audio products, and adaptive technology as a part of day-to-day life
  • discovering simple techniques for labelling medications, identifying money, using the phone and organizing household items
  • finding community programs, financial subsidies and other helpful resources

3. Travel and mobility instruction
  • learn to travel independently with vision loss
  • use a white cane and other mobility tools
  • find and cross intersections
  • ride public transit  with confidence
  • navigate new environments such as a workplace or school campus

4. Services for children and families
  • help children who are blind or partially sighted gain the skills they need to grow into successful, confident adults
  • provide parents with educational materials, access to local resources, and workshops on raising a child who is blind or partially-sighted
  • pre-school children are eligible to receive services through Ontario's Blind and Low Vision Program. Find out by following this link

5. Assistive technology services
  • certified specialist assess and provide recommendations on assistive technologies to meet individual, specific needs
  • demonstrate how to use assistive technologies
  • help people with vision loss get the tools they need for the workplace or school
  • identify the financial supports available for the purchase of assistive products through the Assistive Devices Program (ADP)
Hours Open to the public on Tues and Thu, 9:30am-3pm * otherwise, by appointment only
Areas Served Halton Region ; Peel Region
Boundaries Mississauga Halton LHIN
Eligibility Patients who have experienced a loss of vision
Application Opthalmologists, optometrists and other healthcare professionals
Languages English ; French ; Chinese (Cantonese) ; German ; Hindi ; Italian
Fees None
Categories and Classification
Service Categories Assistive Technology Training ~ Visual Impairments ; Condition Specific Rehabilitation Services ~ Visual Impairments ; Mobility Aids ; Orientation and Mobility Training

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