To be the leader in promoting vision health and enhancing
independence for people with vision loss.
- Provides vital programs and services, innovative consumer
products, peer support and one of the world's largest libraries for
people with print disabilities.
- Focuses on protection and prevention today, as well as on
treatments and cures for tomorrow.
The 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.
CNIB Serves Weyburn and Surrounding Area
Registration and Referral: This is the
first point of contact for anyone wishing to access CNIB's programs and
services. Staff work closely with each individual to identify
needs and goals, and make referrals to appropriate resources, either
within CNIB or with community agencies.
Services: Provides information about the availability, selection,
use and purchase of devices best suited to individual needs, through
demonstration, assessment, training and technical support.
For more information visit Canadian National
Institute for the Blind
Career and Employment Services: Provides vocational
assessments, helps individuals explore career interests, develops
employment plans, markets to potential employers, and investigates job
opportunities and accommodations.
Child and Family Services: Provides supportive counselling,
service coordination, information, advocacy and programming for children
and their families.
Independent Living: Provides life-skills training to help
manage the essentials of daily living with an emphasis on maintaining
independence - from safe and effective methods of cooking and doing
household tasks such as laundry, to banking, writing, and personal care.
Indoor and Outdoor Travel: Provides instruction on how to move
safely around your home or travelling outside.
Support and Self-Help Groups: Client group programs provide a
venue to discuss work, home life, activities of daily living, or leisure
and community participation. Self-help groups are facilitated by
staff and volunteers who may have vision loss. For more
information or to join the Weyburn Peer Group "Vision Unlimited" call:
Tannis at 842-5565, Jim at 842-4401 or Shirley at 842-6372. The
group meets on the last Wednesday of each month at 1:00 p.m.
CNIB Service Days, held in Weyburn provide the opportunity to
access service to residents of the area. The entire CNIB Southern
Saskatchewan Team come to town and in addition to all of the supports
listed, provide education sessions, public awareness, and other support
to clients, families, caregivers and the community at large. For
more information, please call 1-800-563-2642 and ask for the Regina