CNIB: Alberta/NWT Division - AFB Directory Profile

General Information

CNIB: Alberta/NWT Division
11150 Jasper Avenue
Suite 600
Edmonton, AB T5K 0C7
(780) 488-4871 (Local)
(780) 482-0017 (Fax)
(866) 459-2648 (Toll-Free)
(780) 482-4089 (TDD/TTY)

Brief Description

Hours of operation: Mon.-Fri. 8:30 AM-4:30 PM.
Geographic area served: Alberta & Northwest Territories


John McDonald, Executive Director, (780) 488-4871,

Services Offered

Services for Adults

  • Assessment
    • CNIB staff provide professional low-vision assesments in order to understand each person's condition and develop an effective course of action.
  • Assistive Products
    • Through CNIB, Canadians have access to rehabilitation counseling and training, innovative consumer products, peer support and one of the world's largest libraries for people with print disabilities.
  • Community Outreach Programs
    • Provides deaf-blind outreach services.
  • Computer Training/Assistive Technology
    • Computer training courses in Windows, Internet and E-mail, Microsoft Office and adaptive technology are available to all age groups.
  • Counseling
    • Counseling services available.
  • Daily Living Skills/Independent Living Skills Training
    • Provides vocational rehabilitation, sight enhancement, training in the use of assistive technologies.
  • Employment/Job Training
    • Offers employment counseling, career development, referral to on-the-job training.
  • Information and Referral
    • Provides information and referral services to CNIB programs and external community resources.
  • 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
    • Provides training in how to safe travel safely and independently in familiar and unfamiliar environments. Some of the skills taught by a professional instructor include sighted guide techniques, white cane skills, street crossings, using public transit, sensory development, using cardinal directions, and using optical aids for mobility.
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