CNIB: British Columbia and Northern Canada - AFB Directory Profile

General Information

CNIB: British Columbia and Northern Canada
200-5055 Joyce Street
Vancouver, BC V5R 6B2
(604) 431-2121 (Local)
(604) 431-2099 (Fax)
(800) 563-2642 (Toll-Free)

Brief Description

CNIB is a registered charity, passionately providing community-based support, knowledge and a national voice to ensure Canadians who are blind or partially sighted have the confidence, skills and opportunities to fully participate in life.

Hours of operation: Mon.-Fri. 8:30 AM-4:30 PM.
Geographic area served: British Columbia and Yukon.
Publications: Vision Magazine, Braille Kit for Parents. Publications available in English, French, audio, braille.


CNIB Kamloops Office
190 - 1456 St. Paul Street
Kamloops, AK V2C 2G9

CNIB Fraser Valley Regional Office
7 - 2630 Bourquin Crescent West
Abbotsford, AK V2S 4N7

CNIB Vancouver Office
Suite 200 - 5055 Joyce Street
Vancouver, AK V5R 6B2

CNIB Vancouver Island Regional Office
2340 Richmond Avenue
Victoria, AK V8R 4R9

CNIB Northern BC Regional Office
100-490 Quebec Street
Prince George, AK V2L 5N5

CNIB Southern Interior Office
101-1456 St. Paul St.
Kelowna, BC, AK V1Y 6L2


Andrea Gronfeldt, Associate Director, Services and Operations, (604) 431-2121 6031,
Brad Hooge, Regional Manager, Lower Mainland, South Coast & Fraser Valley, (604) 431-2121,
John Mulka, Regional Vice President Western Canada, (604) 431-2121 6020,

Services Offered

Services for Adults

  • Assessment
    • Provides professional low vision assessments, as well as for vocational, rehabilitative and safe travel techniques.
  • Counseling
    • Counseling services available.
  • Daily Living Skills/Independent Living Skills Training
    • Develops and offers personalized program integrating counseling, training and access to services designed to meet each individual's specific goals and maximize their quality of life regardless of level of vision. Life-skills training includes safe and effective methods of cooking, household duties, personal care and banking.
  • Employment/Job Training
    • Offers employment counseling, career development, referral to on-the-job training.
  • Information and Referral
    • Provides information and referral services.
  • Library Services
    • Provides library services for Canadians living with vision loss.
  • Reading Services
    • Provides volunteers for home-based reading services of local or other newspapers.
  • Travel/Orientation and Mobility
    • Teaches safe travel techniques that allow people to remain active and engaged in the daily activities of life, including shopping, fitness programs and recreational activities.
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