CNIB Foundation [Central East]

Site: Barrie

Service: Vision Mate Program

Record #: BAR0265
Last Modified: 08 Mar 2024
Last Full Update: 07 Mar 2024


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
Barrie office is part of Ontario North Region, other Ontario North region offices are located in MacTier, Sudbury, Sault Ste. Marie, Thunder Bay and Timmins

Service Details

Hours Hours vary
Areas Served Muskoka District ; Simcoe County
  • Volunteers: 19 year(s) and up
  • Clients: CNIB adult clients
Application Call 1-800-563-0887 or email for Vision Mate inquiries
Languages English; French - Website
Fees None

Address and Location

Located In Community Barrie
Address & Map
90 Collier St, Unit 5
Barrie, ON
Canada L4M 1H3
Intersection Collier St and Mulcaster St
Physical Access Fully Accessible

Contact Information

Toll Free Phone 1-800-563-2642, CNIB Foundation Contact Centre
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Primary Contact Guy Carriere, Vision Mate Program Coordinator; Phone: 1-800-563-0887; Email:
Mailing Address 90 Collier St, Unit 5 
Barrie, ON 
Canada L4M 1H3

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