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Site: Eastern Ontario Regional Office

Service: CNIB

Alternate Name OCR
Legal Name Canadian National Institute for the Blind
Location & Accessibility
Located In Community Ottawa
Address & Map
Lansdowne Park
425 Marché Way, Unit 104
Ottawa, ON K1S 5J3
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Intersection Bank St and Queen Elizabeth Dr
Bus Route Notes OC Transpo OC Travel Planner or Route Timetable
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Parking Pay parking lot
Description and Services
Description (Service) Nationwide, community and clinic based vision rehabilitation services for those with vision loss * research, public education and vision health:

* direct support and service to individuals with vision loss
* assistance with fundraising activities
* administrative functions

Summer Program - Lake Joseph Centre
Mix of rehabilitation and recreational programs for people who are living with vision loss or other disabilities

Phone it Forward Program
Donation program that gives smartphones to people with sight loss who need them.
Hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Areas Served Frontenac County ; Hastings County ; Lanark County ; Leeds and Grenville United Counties ; Lennox and Addington County ; Ottawa (City of) ; Prescott and Russell United Counties ; Prince Edward County ; Renfrew County ; Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry United Counties
Eligibility Residents of Eastern Ontario of all ages living with vision loss and Deaf-blind adults. 
Phone it Forward Program: Canadian residents living with sight loss and registered with the CNIB Foundation.
Application Call or visit website for more information

Phone it Forward Program: To get a smartphone, call 1-833-554-5020 * to donate a phone, visit for more information.
Languages English ; French ; American Sign Language (ASL)
Fees Service - fees associated with assessments done by the Regional Assessment Centre for the Assistive Devices Program (ADP) * fees for service for worksite assessments, school based assessments & treatment or other requests for private businesses ; None - OHIP funded rehabilitation services, including assessments and treatments for all eligible clients
Service Categories Disability Associations ~ Visual Impairments ; Disease/Disability Information ~ Deaf-Blindness ; Disease/Disability Information ~ Visual Impairments ; Mobile Device Donation Programs ~ Visual Impairments ; Subject Specific Public Awareness/Education ~ Visual Impairments ; Therapeutic Camps ~ Visual Impairments
Waiting List Yes, varies
Contact Information
Office Phone 613-563-4021
Toll Free Phone 1-866-842-9071
TTY Phone 613-567-2937
Fax 613-563-1898
Social Media Facebook Twitter YouTube
Primary Contact Valerie Dawson, Volunteer Services
Primary Executive Teresa Guolla, Director, Health Integration & Operations, East Region; Phone: 613-563-4021 ext 5003; Email:
Other Details
Established 1918
Funding Provincial - Local Health Integration Network * Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services ; United Way ; Lions Clubs * Other Services Clubs
Elections The Board of Directors is appointed.
Print Material Brochures
Resources Website, e-newsletter: Insight
Accreditation No

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