CNIB Foundation [Central East]

Site: Simcoe / Muskoka

Service: Nanji Family Foundation Smartlife Centre and Community Hub

Record #: BAR3367
Last Modified: 06 Jan 2024
Last Full Update: 28 Nov 2022


Description (Service)

Provides programs and services that focus on meeting the social and emotional needs of people living with vision loss to enhance their independence and to be the leader in promoting vision health

  • nationwide, community-based, registered charity committed to research, public education and vision health for all Canadians
  • Call 1-800-563-0887 or 705-728-3352, ext 5281 or email for service
  • CNIB Phone It Forward Program: accept donations of smartphones
    • through a partnership with Fixt Wireless Repair, donated smartphones are wiped to the highest data security standards, loaded with accessible apps, and provided to people with sight loss who need them, along with technical training, discounted maintenance, and data plan support
    • a tax receipt will be provided
    • visit or call 1-833-554-5020 for more information
  • Falls Prevention:
    • changes in vision, whether associated with the aging process or other causes, can increase the risk of falling
    • use of services and programs provided by CNIB can help those experiencing vision loss remain independent
    • orientation and mobility services may help seniors be more aware of their surroundings, thus making falls less likely

Service Details

  • No regular office hours, call or email for information
  • Drop-in service is suspended, call or email for an in-person appointment
Areas Served Muskoka District ; Simcoe County
  • Anyone experiencing difficulties as a result of a vision loss
  • self referral
  • Call or email for appointment
  • Call or email Alvas Omeed, Technology Coach 705-728-3352, Ext 5294 or
Languages English; French - Website, Publications
Fees None - No charge to participate in programs activities unless otherwise indicated

Address and Location

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

Contact Information

Toll Free Phone 1-800-563-2642, CNIB Foundation Contact Centre
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Primary Contact Lucia Ricardo, Program Lead; Phone: 705-728-3352 ext 5281; Email:
Alternate Contact Scott Durocher, Technology Lead, Smartlife Centre; Phone: 249-288-5406; Email:
Mailing Address 90 Collier St, Unit 5 
Barrie, ON 
Canada L4M 1H3

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