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Canadian Council of the Blind - AFB Directory Profile

General Information

Canadian Council of the Blind
20 James Street, Suite 100
Suite 401
Ottawa, ON K2P 0T6
(613) 567-0311 (Local)
(613) 567-2728 (Fax)
(877) 304-0968 (Toll-Free)
ccb@ccbnational.net
http://www.ccbnational.net/

Brief Description

Representatives available in provinces of British Columbia/Yukon, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia/Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland/Labrador. All may be contacted via central office at (613)567-0311 or (877) 304-0968.

Hours of operation: 8:30 AM-4:30 PM.
Geographic area served: Canada.
Publications: In-house national and divisional newsletters. CCB National OutLook Magazine.

Staff

Louis Gilles, President

Services Offered

Services for Adults

  • Braille/Electronic/Audio/Large Print Production
    • Newsletters and various requested materials.
  • Counseling
    • Offers family and peer counseling and community integration support for seniors.
  • Information and Referral
    • Provides nationwide information and referral concerning blindness/visual impairment.
  • Recreation Services
    • Offers crafts, music, sports, annual national/regional/divisional bowling, and cribbage tournaments.

Services for Children

  • Early Intervention/Infant Services
    • Participates in publication of a Canadian national registry for early childhood (birth to age 5) visual impairment.
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