Community Resources

There are many resources in Saskatchewan that can help you meet your goals and lead a full, active life – whether it’s a sports club, eye health organization, recreational facility or an agency that offers disability benefits to people who are blind or partially sighted. Browse the list below to learn more.​

Saskatchewan

  • Canadian Council of the Blind (CCB):

    The CCB is a national self-help consumer organization whose membership consists of persons who are blind, deafblind, or who have significant vision loss. They offer social, recreational, informational, and awareness-building programs. For more information on the CCB Moose Jaw White Cane Club and the CCB Regina Chapter, contact the Regina CNIB office at 306-525-2571.

  • Federation for the Blind Trust Fund 

    Established in 1975, this fund is dedicated to the unique needs of the blind in Saskatchewan. Delivered through partnership with CNIB Saskatchewan eligible individuals can receive up to a maximum of $700 from the fund for tuition, specialized training, or aid. 

    To inquire about eligibility, to see if funding is available, and to ask any questions about the Federation for the Blind Trust Fund at the SSCF, please contact Director of Programs and Operations Karen Henders at karen.henders@sscf.ca​, phone: 306-751-4752, website: sscfa.ca​.

  • Saskatoon White Cane Club:

    This club offers social, recreational, informational, and awareness-building programs. For more information, contact the Saskatoon CNIB office at 306-374-4545.

  • Saskatchewan Blind Sports Association:

    Founded in 1978, the Saskatchewan Blind Sports Association is a volunteer-based, not-for-profit organization that facilitates provincial, national, and international sport opportunities for Saskatchewan residents who are blind or who have significant vision loss. For more information, visit their website at www.saskblindsports.ca

  • Canadian Deafblind Association (Saskatchewan Chapter):

    The organization is committed to assisting all persons who are deafblind to achieve, with intervention, the best quality of life. For further information on the Saskatchewan Chapter contact Dana Heinrichs, Executive Director at cdba.sk@shaw.ca or by phone at 306-374-0022.

  • Saskatchewan Association of Optometrists (SAO):

    SAO is the professional member organization and regulatory body for Doctors of Optometry in Saskatchewan. Their mission is to foster excellence in the delivery of vision and eye health services in Saskatchewan by providing information, programs and services that promote and enhance optometry, and by licensing and regulating the delivery of optometric care. For more information, visit their website at www.optometrists.sk.ca

  • Office of Disability Issues:

    This office serves as a focal point for government initiatives on disabilities, and is a vehicle for collaboration and partnership with the disability community. The office has a direct working relationship with other government departments, the disability community and the public. It works with representatives of aboriginal communities to address the needs of aboriginal persons with disabilities. It also addresses life cycle and gender issues, which include consideration of the needs of children and youth, women and elderly persons with disabilities. For more information, visit their website at www.socialservices.gov.sk.ca/office-disability.

  • Saskatchewan Human Rights Commission:

    Employers have a legal duty to reasonably accommodate employees based on what is in the Saskatchewan Human Rights Code, unless this would create undue hardship on the employer. Employees also have the right to “reasonable” accommodation. Find out more

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