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Visual impairment: resources and referrals
Are you helping someone with a visual impairment? Here are some resources and referrals on the subject of visual impairment.
Here are some suggested resources and referrals: Quebec Foundation for the Blind, CNIB Quebec and l’Appui pour les proches aidants.
Visual impairment: resources for caregivers
Make your day-to-day life easier as the caregiver of a child or person with a visual impairment:
Quebec Foundation for the Blind
The mandate of the Quebec Foundation for the Blind is dedicated to supporting blind and visually impaired people in the areas of housing, recreation and community life.
The Foundation supports its customers in helping to organize their daily lives, and in the ongoing campaign to overcome isolation.
CNIB Québec offers adaptive technology training, support groups, employment support, youth activities, book clubs and virtual programs to help people become better equipped and connected. These programs are free and available to all Canadians who are blind or partially sighted, as well as their families, friends and caregivers.
The CNIB Mobile Hub is touring Québec, offering technology training and product demonstrations, youth programs, social and leisure activities, and employment assistance workshops.
Caregiver Support Helpline provides telephone and email support
Caregiver Support is there for all caregivers, throughout Québec. Whether you are looking for a consultation, information or referrals, our counsellors are available every day, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. This service is free and confidential.
There is a page on our website dedicated to the telephone helplines that caregivers can use throughout Québec.
Vision Health Month and other initiatives
There are so many different initiatives that it’s hard to pinpoint a single direction among all the awareness campaigns run by so many different organizations.
February is White Cane Week, May is Vision Health Month and October is Children’s Vision Month. There are also awareness months for glaucoma, deafblindness and cataracts, to name but a few.
The following illustration shows an image from the 2023 White Cane Week awareness campaign. It shows a man and a woman in front of a building. The man is holding a white cane. The woman is holding his arm. They are both smiling. At the bottom left of the poster is the logo of the Quebec Foundation for the Blind.
Need to talk?
Contact our Caregiver Support Helpline for counselling, information et referrals.
Every day from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Free of charge.