Service Providers for Deafblind People in Canada
Thank you to Kerry Wadman <firstname.lastname@example.org>
who provided a lot of this information.
Address: CNSDB - BBC, 422 WILLOWDALE AV - 405, NORTH YORK, ON M2N 5B1
The Canadian National Society of the Deaf-Blind
APSEA: Atlantic Provinces
NOTE: APSEA is supposed to close down and move to Halifax, NS, in near
future. Be warned!
Address: Special Ed. Authority, Resource Centre for the Hearing Impaired,
P.O. Box 308, 160 Willow St., Amherst, Nova Scotia B4H 3Z6
Voice: (902) 667-3808
TTY: (902) 667-3808
Fax: (902) 667-0893
Director: Linda A. MacDonald, M.Ed.
Atlantic Provinces Resources Centre for the Hearing Handicapped
Address (Mailing Only): Fearon Unit, Box 578, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J
Contact: Dr. Maida Follini
The Canadian Deaf-Blind and Rubella Association
There is an unofficial
WWW page for CDBRA -- which seems to have gone..
Address: National Office, P.O. Box 1625, Meaford, Ontario NOH 1Y0
Phone: (519) 538-3431 (not sure if voice, text or what)
The Bingo Bucks Committee (BBC) (of CNSDB)
WHAT IS THE BBC?
The Bingo Bucks Committee (BBC) is run by the Canadian
National Society of the Deaf-Blind (CNSDB).
Chaired by a volunteer, the BBC operates in London,
The money raised is for Canadian deaf-blind persons who
have a hard time getting important items from other places.
The BBC can give $10,000 (ten thousand dollars) each
The money can be asked for by CNSDB members who have
paid their $5 (five dollars) dues for the year when the
money is given.
Deaf-blind Canadian CNSDB members can ask for money to
pay for aids and devices, public awareness and conferences,
Each person who asks for help can have up to a limit of
$1,000 (one thousand dollars) in one year. That means ten
people if each asks for the limit. Twenty people can be
helped if each gets $500 and more people can get help if all
ask for little amounts of money. That is how BBC is able to
Persons asking for help from BBC are told it is better
if they are members of CNSDB. If not, they can become
members three months before asking for help. BBC is not that
hard with rules. If the thing asked for is very important,
BBC will think about it fast.
Deaf-blind persons should write letters to BBC
themselves. If they need help, that is fine.
When the request is accepted and approved, an invoice
-MUST- be given to BBC so that payment can be made. A
receipt and proof is needed after payment, too.
BBC MEMBERS (1993-1996):
Betty Leeson, Chair
The committee tries to meet every three months. If there
are very special and important requests, the members keep in
touch between meetings.
Before asking for money from the BBC, deaf-blind people
are reminded to try and get funds from other sources. BBC
funds are not meant to replace other funds. Try the CNIB,
Government, Kiwanis, Lions, or CDBRA first. So, if all the
other groups say "no", then BBC is prepared to help.
This organisation does provide services to deafblind people.
School for the Deaf
of Burnaby, Brisish Columbia has a program
for deafblind students.
The Resource Centre for Manitobans who are Deaf-Blind (RCMDB)
Address: 775, rue Saint-Viateur, Charlesbourg, Quebec, Canada G2L 2S2
Voice: 1 418 623 9801
TTY: 1 418 623 7377
Fax: 1 418 626 3914
W. Ross Macdonald School
Address: 227- 285 Pembina Hwy, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada R3L 2E1
Voice: There is only a TTY so use the Relay. The Manitoba Relay is 1 800
TTY: +1 204-284-2531
Fax: +1 204-452-0688
E-mail: Jane Sayer <email@example.com>
Description: Exists to create the opportunity for independence, dignity
and empowerment for non-congential deaf-blind adults in Manitoba. The work
Teaching (Mobility and communication)
Information referral services
Individual and group advocacy services
Consultation to government and community agencies
Deafblind awareness education/publicity
Publishing a newsletter
Back to the main deafblindness Page
Address: Ministry of Education, 350 Brant Avenue, Brantford, Ontario N3T
Contact: Jim MacDougall
DBRS: Del Brunet
DBU: Bill Thompson
Last Modified on 28-APRIL-2000 by James