New support groups in English !

1/10/2018


CNIB is proud to announce that this winter, a new support group​ for caregivers will be offer in English, such as a support group for new or future parents living with vision loss. Both are free.


Support group for caregivers


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This is a support group that will take place for a duration of six weeks. It will be facilitated by a psychosocial counsellor. The objectives of this group are to reduce the isolation of caregivers, to allow them to exchange with individuals who are experiencing a similar situation, prevent exhaustion and allow them to learn tips and tricks that they can use to take better care of themselves while respecting the autonomy of the individual who is living with vision loss. 

If you live with  vision loss, do not hesitate to  mention this group to your friends and relatives who provide you with support. They may be able to better support you.

Where?

In the comfort of your home, via telephone.  

All people who live in Quebec are eligible to participate.

 

When?

Tuesday, 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm (for 6 weeks).

Starting January 30th.  

 

Conditions

To participate in this group, you must care for a friend or a relative living with vision loss.

 

A minimum of 4 participants is required in order for the group to take place.

 


Parenting with Vision Loss Support Group
(baby to young children focus)


A pregnant woman touching her belly

The goal of  this group is to help new or future parents who are living with sight loss to develop adaptation strategies and to become more autonomous within your new or future role. It was created especially for you to have the opportunity to share your experiences and discover resources and tips and tricks which may make your daily lives easier. In addition, you will be better able to identify your fears related to your new or future parental role, and discuss ways of overcoming these fears.

 

Where?

In the comfort of your home, via telephone.

This group is offered by CNIB Ontario and people in Quebec are welcome to participate.

 

When?

Wednesday, from 10:30am to 11:30am 

Every 2 weeks at the same time

Starting January 24, until June 13.

 

Conditions

To participate in this group, you must live with vision loss and have a child between the ages of 0-5 years or want to have a baby soon.

 

 

How to register for one of the groups?

 

Please contact  Najla Noori, Peer Support Program Lead by email at najla.noori@inca.ca or by phone at 514 934-4622 ext. 232.

 

Also take note that this winter, CNIB Quebec will offer 6 support groups and 14 peer support groups for people living with vision loss and their families, 5 of wich are available in English.   

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