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Canadian Blind Sports Association - AFB Directory Profile

General Information

Canadian Blind Sports Association
#175 – 5055 Joyce Street
Vancouver, BC V5R 6B2
(604) 419-0480 (Local)
(604) 419-0481 (Fax)
info@canadianblindsports.ca
http://www.canadianblindsports.ca/

Brief Description

Canadian Blind Sports works with Provincial Sport Organizations in Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland, New Brunswick, Quebec, Ontario, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and British Columbia. The Canadian Blind Sports Association is a not-for-profit association serving individuals who are blind, visually impaired, deaf-blind, or are blind and have additional disabilities; and their families and other supporters. Canadian Blind Sport Association is the national sport governing body for Goalball in Canada and recognizing that most of its members (the provincial/territorial associations) are multi-sport organizations provides support for all Canadians who are blind/visually impaired to be involved in a range of sports. Canadian Blind Sport Association supports the concepts behind Canadian Sport for Life, the Long-term Athlete Development model and is fully committed to the development of athletes and other participants from Active Start through to Active for Life.

Hours of operation: Mon.-Fri. 8:30AM-4:30PM Pacific Time
Geographic area served: Canada
Publications: Moving to Inclusion, A Teacher's Resource Manual.

Staff

Jane Blaine, Executive Director, (604) 419-0480, jane@canadianblindsports.ca

Services Offered

Services for Adults

  • Information and Referral
    • Provides information about blind sports in Canada and refers to provincial affiliates and/or other resources.
  • Recreation Services
    • Offers a wide range of programs to promote integration of athletes who are blind into sports and recreation programs.
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