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CNIB Nova Scotia/Prince Edward Island Division - AFB Directory Profile

General Information

CNIB Nova Scotia/Prince Edward Island Division
6136 Almon Street
Halifax, NS B3K 1T8
(902) 453-1480 (Local)
(800) 563-2642 (Toll-Free)

Brief Description

CNIB is a nationwide, community-based, registered charity committed to research, public education and vision health for all Canadians. CNIB provides the services and support necessary for people to enjoy a good quality of life while living with vision loss.

Hours of operation: Mon.-Fri. 8:30 AM-4:30 PM.
Geographic area served: Canada
Publications: Vision Magazine (Quarterly), Insight E-newsletter. Publications available in English, French, audio and braille.


Len Baker, Interim Senior Director, Services & Operations, (709) 754-1180 221,
Colleen Fitzgerald, Director, Human Resources, Atlantic, (506) 458-0060,
Pamela Gow-Boyd, Director of Rehabilitation, Atlantic, (902) 453-1480,
Susan LeBlanc, Director of Operations, Nova Scotia/Prince Edward Island, (902) 453-1980,
Rosline Moyst, Director of Finance, Atlantic, (902) 453-1480
Debbie Ryan, Manager, Communications, (709) 754-1180 238,
Duncan Williams, Executive Director, New Brunswick, (506) 458-0060,

Services Offered

Services for Adults

  • Assessment
    • Assesses clients for rehabilitative, mobility training needs, employment accommodation needs.
  • Braille/Electronic/Audio/Large Print Production
    • Educational and other materials.
  • Community Outreach Programs
    • Public Relations and Advocacy Initiatives.
  • Computer Training/Assistive Technology
    • Training in the use of adaptive technology.
  • Counseling
    • Counseling services available.
  • Daily Living Skills/Independent Living Skills Training
    • Provides counselling services, training in the use of assistive devices, independent living and safe travel skills, sight enhancement techniques.
  • Information and Referral
    • Provides information and referral services.
  • Library Services
    • Provides library services for Canadians living with vision loss.
  • Reading Services
    • Local or other newspapers via the CNIB Library.
  • 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
    • Affiliated Toronto CNIB Library transcribes educational textbooks into braille and audio formats.

Services for Professionals

  • Consultation/Technical Program Assistance
    • Employment accommodation assessments are available to professionals working with individuals living with vision loss; barrier free design assessments.
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