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CNIB: Newfoundland and Labrador Division - AFB Directory Profile

General Information

CNIB: Newfoundland and Labrador Division
70 The Boulevard
St. John's, NL A1A 1K2
(709) 754-1180 (Local)
(709) 754-2018 (Fax)
(800) 563-2642 (Toll-Free)

Brief Description

Hours of operation: Mon.-Fri. 8:30 AM-4:30 PM.
Geographic area served: Newfoundland and Labrador.
Publications: Vision (newsmagazine), Insight e-newsletter


1A O'Neill Avenue
Box 442
Grand Falls-Windsor, NL A2A 2J8

57 Humber Road
Corner Brook, NL A2H 1E7


Len Baker, Executive Director, Newfoundland and Labrador Division, (709) 754-1180 221,
Sheila Clancey, Executive Assistant, (709) 754-1180 202,
Kelly Hatch, Manager, Client & Volunteer Services, (709) 754-1180 216,
Debbie Ryan, Community & Corporate Development Officer, (709) 754-1180 238,
Corrine Schumph, Manager, Fund Development, (709) 754-1180 230,
Tilly Vatcher, Director of Fund Development, (709) 754-1180 224,
Theresa Whiffen, Manager, Accounting & Computer Services, (709) 754-1180 229,

Services Offered

Services for Adults

  • Assessment
    • Assesses clients for vocational, rehabilitative, English language, mobility training needs.
  • Braille/Electronic/Audio/Large Print Production
    • Educational and other materials.
  • Community Outreach Programs
    • Provides deaf-blind outreach services.
  • Counseling
    • Counseling services available.
  • Daily Living Skills/Independent Living Skills Training
    • Provides training in sight enhancement, use of assistive technology, vocational rehabilitation.
  • Employment/Job Training
    • Offers employment counseling, career development, referral to on-the-job training.
  • Information and Referral
    • Provides information and referral services.
  • Library Services
    • Provides library services for Canadians living with vision loss.
  • Reading Services
    • Provides volunteers for home-based reading services of local or other newspapers.
  • Travel/Orientation and Mobility
    • Provides orientation and mobility training.

Services for Children

  • Braille and Reading Instruction
    • Offers a variety of courses including Grade 1 and Grade 2 Literary Braille. Offers a summer reading program for children, and in conjunction with the Canadian Braille Literacy Foundation, organizes an annual Braille Creative Writing and Accuracy Competition for children.
  • Education Services
    • College and university preparatory training provided to students with vision loss. CNIB Library transcribes educational textbooks into braille and audio formats.
  • Support for Parents
    • Offers information and support to parents. Support provided to professionals in the community who assist parents of children with vision loss.

Services for Professionals

  • Consultation/Technical Program Assistance
    • Available to professionals working with individuals with vision loss.
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