Parent Support

CNIB Alberta/NWT Division

CNIB has a variety of services for children with vision loss and their families. Our programs and services are based on a family-centred model with the belief that the family has the greatest influence on a child’s development. We provide supportive counselling, service coordination, information, advocacy and programming for children from birth to age 18 and their families.
CNIB’s Early Intervention and Children’s services program includes:

  • Early Intervention Program:
    - An Occupational Therapist and Early Intervention Assistant work with families one on one to support the development of skills including play and self-care (0-4 years).
    - Play groups / parents and kids in touch (0-5 years).
  • Assessment, counselling, support and referral services for children from birth to age 18 and their families.
  • Information nights for parents and professionals who work with children with vision loss
  • Camps, Young STAR Program (Skills, Training and Recreation) and fun day activities and events during the year.
  • Orientation and Mobility Training: one-on-one training with the child to develop safe, independent travel skills and white cane techniques.
  • Independent Living Skills training: one-on-one training for table manners, eating techniques, cleaning and grooming, and communication skills including braille and handwriting.
  • Family Resource Room and a Toy Lending Library loaning toys, puzzles, games, books and switch-adapted toys to children and youth of all ages.
  • Information Resource Centre and Library services, including audio books, braille books, printbraille and tactile books, music scores, descriptive videos, contests and reading clubs.
  • Ambassador’s Club for teenagers.

For more information on our services to children and families please contact:


CNIB Alberta/NWT Division
12010 Jasper Avenue
Edmonton, Alberta
T5K 0P3

Phone: 780-488-4871
TTY: 780-482-2791
Fax: 780-482-0017


CNIB Alberta/NWT Division
15 Colonel Baker Place N.E.
Calgary, Alberta
T2E 4Z3

Phone: 403-266-8831
TTY: 403-264-0105
Fax: 403-265-5029
Or visit our website: CNIB Alberta