CNIB Foundation Nova Scotia/Prince Edward Island Division

General Information

CNIB Foundation Nova Scotia/Prince Edward Island Division
6136 Almon Street
Halifax, NS B3K 1T8
(902) 453 1480

Brief Description

CNIB is a nationwide, community-based, registered charity committed to research, public education and vision health for all Canadians. CNIB provides the services and support necessary for people to enjoy a good quality of life while living with vision loss.


Pamela Gow-Boyd, Executive director, CNIB Foundation Prince Edward Island,, 902 453 1480

Debbie Ryan, Manager, Communications,, 709 754 1180 ext.238

Colleen Fitzgerald, Director, Human Resources, Atlantic,, 506 458 0060

Services Offered

  • Assessment
    • Assesses clients for rehabilitative, mobility training needs, employment accommodation needs.

  • Consultation/Technical Program Assistance
    • Employment accommodation assessments are available to professionals working with individuals living with vision loss; barrier free design assessments.

  • Counseling
    • Counseling services available.

  • Information and Referral
    • Provides information and referral services.

  • Library Services
    • Provides library services for Canadians living with vision loss.

  • Reading Services
    • Local or other newspapers via the CNIB Library.

  • Community Outreach Programs
    • Public Relations and Advocacy Initiatives.

  • Daily Living Skills/Independent Living Skills Training
    • Provides counselling services, training in the use of assistive devices, independent living and safe travel skills, sight enhancement techniques.

  • Travel/Orientation and Mobility
    • Provides orientation and mobility training.

  • Braille/Electronic/Audio/Large Print Production
    • Educational and other materials.

  • Computer Training/Assistive Technology
    • Training in the use of adaptive technology.