CNIB Foundation [Central East]

Site: Simcoe / Muskoka

Service: Vision Mate Program

Record #: BAR0265
Last Modified: 27 Nov 2023
Last Full Update: 28 Nov 2022

Location, Telephone & Internet

Toll Free Phone 1-800-563-2642, CNIB Foundation Contact Centre
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Located In Community Barrie
Address 90 Collier St, Unit 5
Barrie, ON
Canada L4M 1H3
Intersection Collier St and Mulcaster St

Contact Information

Primary Contact Lucia Ricardo, Program Lead; Phone: 705-728-3352 ext 5281; Email:
Mailing Address 90 Collier St, Unit 5 
Barrie, ON 
Canada L4M 1H3

Description & Services

Description (Service) Vision Mate volunteers provide one-on-one sighted assistance and companionship for one or two hours per week for a person who is blind or partially sighted
  • approved activities include reading, organizing, walking, assisting with errands and/or outings, social visiting
  • volunteers complete an interview, orientation and training
  • two character references and a police record check with a vulnerable sector check required
Hours Hours vary
Areas Served Muskoka District ; Simcoe County
  • Volunteers: 19 year(s) and up
  • Clients: CNIB adult clients
  • Call 1-800-563-0887 or 705-728-3352 ext 5281 or email for service
  • Drop-in service is suspended, call or email for an in-person appointment
Languages English; French - Website
Fees None

Other Details

Physical Access Fully Accessible

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