High School Transition

Non-Governmental Organizations

Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB)

The Canadian National Institute for the Blind believes that visually impaired and blind people can be integrated as part of the mainstream community, and as such, aims to help those with visual impairments to lead full lives. Through its many divisions and local offices across Canada, the CNIB advocates for improved conditions for blind persons in this country, helps in the prevention of blindness, and promotes sightenhancement services. The CNIB runs a National Employment Program.

The institute has successfully worked to improve the legal rights of visually impaired and blind Canadians since its inception in 1918. Today, the organization serves more than 90,000 Canadians and has an expressed commitment toward greater communication with young Canadians concerning the services they offer.

CNIB National Office
1929 Bayview Ave.
Toronto, Ontario, M4G 3E8
Tel: (416) 480-7580
Fax: (416) 480-7677
Web site: www.cnib.ca