Canadian Skin Patient Alliance

The mission of the Canadian Skin Patient Alliance is to promote skin health and improve the quality of life of Canadians living with skin conditions (affecting skin, hair and nails), diseases and traumas.  The alliance advocates for best treatment options for all skin patients; educates on a variety of issues affecting these patients; and supports the members of Affiliate organizations who work specifically on their disease areas such as acne, scleroderma, melanoma and psoriasis.

Contact Info:

Website: http://www.canadianskin.ca

Address: 223 Colonnade Road South, Unit 111, Ottawa, Ontario, K2E 7K3

Phone: 613-224-4266 or toll-free 1 877 505-CSPA (2772)

Fax: 1-877-294-1525

E-mail: info@canadianskin.ca

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BestColleges: A Guide for Students with Visual Impairments

Provides information on the process of college transition for students who are visually impaired, a guide to student accommodations and assistive technology, and a listing of scholarships designed specifically for visually impaired students.

Contact Info:

Website: http://www.bestcolleges.com/resources/college-planning-with-visual-impairments/

 

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MAB-MACKAY Rehabilitation Centre

Provides a variety of programs and services for both adults and children who are visually impaired. Programs are in such categories as: education (residential and provincial), housing, assistive technology, counseling, employment, and transportation.

Contact Info:

7000 Sherbrooke Street West
Montreal, PQ H4B 1R3

Phone: 514-489-8201

Fax: 514-489-3477

Email: mabinfo@ssss.gouv.qc.ca

Website (in French): http://www.mabmackay.ca

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W. Ross Macdonald Schools for the Visually Impaired

Offers academic programs for blind, low vision, and deaf-blind students, residential and non-residential, ages birth to age 21. Also provides consultations to preschool blind and deaf-blind children and their families.

Contact Info:

Provincial Schools Branch
Ministry of Education
255 Ontario Street South
Milton, ON
L9T 2M5

Phone and Email: (By province. See website.)

Website: ttp://www.psbnet.ca/eng/schools/wross/index.html

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Centre Jules-Leger

Offers K-12 residential and nonresidential school. Also has itinerant French-speaking instructors for preschool and grades K-12.

Contact Info:

281 Avenue Lanark
Ottawa, ON K1Z 6R8

Phone: 613-761-9300

Fax: 613-761-9301

Website (in French): http://www.centrejulesleger.com

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Saskatchewan Department of Social Services: Office of Disability Issues

Provides a wide variety of programs and services for the visually impaired. Programs are in such categories as: financial support, health services, employment, and housing.

Contact Info: 

Website: ttp://www.saskatchewan.ca/residents/family-and-social-support/people-with-disabilities

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CNIB National Office

Provides a wide array of programs and services benefitting both adults and children who are visually impaired.

Contact Info: 

1929 Bayview Avenue
Toronto, ON M4G 3E8

Phone: 416-486-2500
Toll-Free: 800-563-2642

Fax: 416-480-7700

Email: info@cnib.ca

Website: http://www.cnib.ca

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Department of Human Resources, Labour, and Employment: Province of Newfoundland

Provides a variety of programs for persons with disabilities. These programs are divided into categories such as: education, employment, health, housing, financial support, adaptive sports, scholarships and grants, and transportation. This organization also provides statistics and reports regarding persons with disabilities in Canada and Newfoundland.

Contact Info: 

Phone: 709-729-6279
Toll-free: 888-729-6279

Fax: 709-729-6237

Email: disability.policy.office@gov.nl.ca

Website: ttp://www.swsd.gov.nl.ca/disabilities/inclusion_info.html

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Atlantic Provinces Special Education Authority, New Brunswick Department of Education, Student Services

APSEA provides materials, education, and training for students who are blind or visually impaired and their public school teachers through a network of trained itinerant teachers that serve local school districts.

Contact Info:

PO Box 6000
250 King Street
Fredericton, NB E3B 5H1

Phone: 506-444-4737

Fax: 902-424-0543

Website: http://www.gov.nb.ca

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Manitoba Family Services and Housing

Offers a wide variety of programs for people who are blind or visually impaired. Programs are divided into categories such as: education, employment, financial support, health, and housing.

Contact Info: 

219-114 Garry Street
Winnipeg, MB R3C 4V6

Phone: 204-945-1634

Email: fadmin@gov.mb.ca

Website: http://www.gov.mb.ca/dio/info_disabilities.html

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