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CNIB Deafblind Community Services

Site: Ottawa Office

Service: Literacy Program for Deafblind Adults

Alternate Name CV19 ; LBS ; OCR
Legal Name Canadian National Institute for the Blind
Location & Accessibility
Located In Community Ottawa
Address & Map
Bank St. Professional Building
1355 Bank St, Suite 101
Ottawa, ON K1H 8K7
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Intersection Bank St and Riverside Dr
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Physical Access Fully Accessible
Parking Pay parking lot
Description and Services
Description (Service) Literacy instruction to deafblind adults in their preferred method of communication. With increased knowledge, the students have the opportunity to reach their goals and enhance their link to the environment. * Literacy instruction includes numeracy, communication, reading and writing, daily living skills and basic computer instruction.

Literacy and Basic Skills (LBS)
Literacy, numeracy and essential skills services that help learners transition to their goals of employment, apprenticeship, secondary-school credit, post-secondary education or independence * support in clarifying upgrading goals and developing a training plan to achieve them
Hours Note (23 Mar 2020): Due to COVID19, this program is suspended until further notice.
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 Ages: 19 year(s) and up 
Primarily serves adult learners wanting to improve their literacy and numeracy skills to achieve goals of further education and training, employment or increased independence * must have facility in English, American Sign Language (ASL) or contact sign
Application Call to arrange interview
Languages English ; American Sign Language (ASL)
Fees None
Service Categories Adult Basic Education ~ Deaf-Blindness ; Adult Literacy Programs ~ Deaf-Blindness ; Career Counselling ~ Deaf-Blindness ; Life Skills Education ~ Deaf-Blindness
Contact Information
Office Phone 613-563-4021 ext 5016
TTY Phone 613-567-2937
Fax 613-563-1898
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Primary Contact Jessica White, Manager, Deafblind Community Services
Primary Executive Sherry Grabowski, Provincial Director, Deafblind Community Services; Phone: 613-563-8420 ext 5127; Email:
Other Details
Established 1918 * Program: 1987
Funding Provincial - Ministry of Colleges and Universities ; Donations - Charitable Registration Number: 119219459 RR0003
Elections The Board of Directors is appointed.
Resources Website
Accreditation No

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