CNIB: Manitoba Division - AFB Directory Profile

General Information

CNIB: Manitoba Division
1080 Portage Avenue
Winnipeg, MB R3G 3M3
(204) 774-5421 (Local)
(204) 775-5090 (Fax)
(800) 563-2642 (Toll-Free)

Brief Description

Hours of operation: Mon.-Fri. 8:30 AM-4:30 PM.
Publications: Vision (newsmagazine) and Insight (e-newsletter).


#303-83 Churchill Drive
Thompson, MB R8N 0L5

354 10th Street
Brandon, MB R7A 4G1


Garry Nenson, Executive Director, Saskatchewan & Manitoba Divisions, (204) 789-0963,
Delcy-Ann Selymes, Director of Rehabilitation, Saskatchewan & Manitoba Divisions, (204) 789-0964,

Services Offered

Services for Adults

  • Assessment
    • Provides assessment at initial registration and triage and referral to services.
  • Assistive Products
    • Maintains a store that carries a wide variety of assistive technologies.
  • Computer Training/Assistive Technology
    • Keyboarding; access technology; Internet usage.
  • Counseling
    • Provides counseling to individuals and families to assist in the adjustment to vision loss.
  • Daily Living Skills/Independent Living Skills Training
    • Provides a range of rehabilitation services that include O&M, rehabilitation teaching, low vision services, counseling, employment, technology training and occupational therapy.
  • Employment/Job Training
    • Provides vocational and employment-related services to individuals to determine career goals and develop or learn new skills, including job search techniques.
  • Information and Referral
    • Provides referrals to appropriate CNIB professionals or other community resources.
  • Library Services
    • Through the CNIB Library, books, magazines, and other material in braille, e-text, DAISY format and audio are circulated by mail free of charge to library users. Additional resources such as descriptive videos, braille music, tactile drawings, and printbraille books are available while newspapers and magazines can be accessed via computer or telephone.
  • Low Vision Services
    • Provides low vision evaluation and follow-up. At the Low Vision Clinic, prescribes and recommends low vision devices. Assists individuals to make use of their remaining vision with the use of adaptive devices.
  • Recreation Services
    • Offers diverse recreational programs for individuals living with vision loss. Examples include choir, dancing, fiber arts, water sports, youth camp, youth groups and outings.
  • Travel/Orientation and Mobility
    • Provides training for safe and independent travel in the home and community.
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