Child and Family Resources

CNIB Foundation Alberta & Northwest Territories


Description
Provides resources for children and families living with vision loss.

Service offers:

  • assessment of developmental needs associated with vision loss
  • consideration of additional disabilities and environmental needs
  • life skills training
  • educational toys and games and toy lending library
  • children / teen / parents support groups
  • summer youth programs
  • early intervention programs

Affiliation: Alberta Society for the Visually Impaired (ASVI)
Key Provider: child and family counsellors, occupational therapists
Eligibility
Yes, Service targeted to individuals ages 21 years and younger (and their families) who have uncorrectable vision loss.
Application Process
Service Access: See below, To access service
  • individual may obtain eye report from physican or eye care specialist 
  • physican may refer to CNIB directly 
  • contact for more information about specific programs 

Referral Process: Yes,

Although clients may access this service directly, they will be asked to obtain a report from their eye care / medical practitioner describing their visual acuity and eye condition. Medical practitioners may refer patients to CNIB by forwarding a report of their patient's eye condition.




Waiting Period: Yes,

Wait times vary, contact for details.


Toll Free
1-800-563-2642
Telephone
403-266-8831 (Calgary Office)
Telephone
780-488-4871 (Edmonton Office)
Telephone
info@cnib.ca
Web Site
http://www.cnib.ca/en?region=ab
Languages
American Sign Language (ASL); English; Interpreters / Translators
Fees
Fee: No


Fee Reduction: No


Membership Fee: No


Documents Required

Although clients may access this service directly, they will be asked to obtain a report from their eye care / medical practitioner describing their visual acuity and eye condition. Medical practitioners may refer patients to CNIB by forwarding a report of their patient's eye condition.

Accessibility
Wheelchair access: N/A -
Other disabled access: N/A -
Legal Status
Registered Not-For-Profit, Registered Charity / Foundation
Topic(s)
Last Updated On
June 14, 2021
Hours of Operation
Mon
08:30 AM - 04:30 PM
Tue
08:30 AM - 04:30 PM
Wed
08:30 AM - 04:30 PM
Thu
08:30 AM - 04:30 PM
Fri
08:30 AM - 04:30 PM