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.
To do that, our dedicated specialists work with people of all ages in their own homes, communities or local CNIB offices – providing emotional support and personalized rehabilitation services in everyday skills like cooking and walking safely with a white cane. We also offer access to a range of innovative consumer products that can make life with vision loss easier, as well as the CNIB Library, Canada’s largest collection of materials in alternative formats like braille and audio.
In addition to our community-based services, we also work hand-in-hand with Canadians who are blind or partially sighted to advocate for a barrier-free society, and we strive to eliminate avoidable sight loss with world-class research and by promoting the importance of vision health through public education.
Since our founding in 1918, CNIB has grown to become the primary resource for Canadians who are blind or partially sighted, with offices in communities across the country. We’re proud to help thousands of Canadians see beyond vision loss every single day.
CNIB receives less than 35 per cent of its total funding from government sources, so we rely on public donations to help us be there for all those who need our services. To make a donation or learn more, visit cnib.ca or call the toll-free CNIB Helpline at 1-800-563-2642.
CNIB Hamilton Open House
Are you or someone you know experiencing vision loss? Come learn about CNIB programs and services, various eye conditions, and browse helpful products for better living with vision loss. Join us on the second Wednesday of every month between 12 p.m. – 7 p.m. at CNIB, 115 Parkdale Avenue South, Hamilton. For more information, please call CNIB Hamilton at 1-888-275-5332.
Literacy Program for Deafblind Adults
Refer via Adult Basic Education Association
905-528-8555 115 Parkdale Ave South Hamilton