CNIB Nova Scotia/Prince Edward Island Division - AFB Directory Profile
CNIB Nova Scotia/Prince Edward Island Division
6136 Almon Street
Halifax, NS B3K 1T8
(902) 453-1480 (Local)
(800) 563-2642 (Toll-Free)
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, Len.Baker@cnib.ca
Colleen Fitzgerald, Director, Human Resources, Atlantic, (506) 458-0060, Colleen.Fitzgerald@cnib.ca
Pamela Gow-Boyd, Director of Rehabilitation, Atlantic, (902) 453-1480, Pamela.Gow-Boyd@cnib.ca
Susan LeBlanc, Director of Operations, Nova Scotia/Prince Edward Island, (902) 453-1980, Susan.LeBlanc@cnib.ca
Rosline Moyst, Director of Finance, Atlantic, (902) 453-1480
Debbie Ryan, Manager, Communications, (709) 754-1180 238, Debbie.Ryan@cnib.ca
Duncan Williams, Executive Director, New Brunswick, (506) 458-0060, Duncan.Williams@cnib.ca
Services for Adults
- 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 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.