Contact Information
Office Phone 905-275-5332
Toll Free Phone 1-800-563-2642
Fax 905-275-7710
E-Mail info@cnib.ca
Website www.cnib.ca
Primary Contact Cathy Tufts, Regional Manager, Service and Operations; Phone: 1-800-563-2642 ext 5367; Email: cathy.tufts@cnib.ca
Alternate Contact Tammy McLellan, Client Services; Phone: 1-800-563-2642 ext 5327; Email: tammy.mclellan@cnib.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 and Service Names
Alternate Name Canadian National Institute for the Blind ; CNIB ; INCA
Agency Information
Description (Agency) 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
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Established March 1918
Primary Executive Angela Bonfanti, GTA Executive Director
Funding MHLIN * Donations
Description and Service Details
Description (Service) 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:
  • Vision Loss Rehabilitation
Hours Tue, Thu 8:30am-4:30 pm
All other days by appointment only
Areas Served Halton Region ; Peel Region
Boundaries Halton Region ; Peel Region
Eligibility People who are visually impaired, blind, or deaf blind
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
Languages English
Fees Free
Categories and Classification
Service Categories Assistive Technology Training ; Disability Related Sports ~ Visual Impairments ; Disease/Disability Information ~ Visual Impairments ; Health/Disability Related Counselling ~ Visual Impairments ; Health/Disability Related Support Groups ~ Visual Impairments ; Independent Living Skills Instruction ~ Visual Impairments ; Orientation and Mobility Training ; Protection and Advocacy for Individuals with Disabilities ~ Visual Impairments ; Visual/Reading Aids ; Voluntary Health Organizations ~ Visual Impairments

Agency Overview

Services at this Location


Any omissions are unintentional and HIP disclaims any liability for unauthorized use or reproduction of any portion of this site. For a complete copyright and license statement please refer to our Terms of Use.