Community Resources

The following is a list of community organizations in Quebec which may be of interest to you. See Useful Links for resources at the national and international level.

Portal on Vision Loss Resources

Site dedicated to people living with vision loss, in Quebec in particular. Genuine mine of information for the community. In French only.


211 provides free information and referral to a full range of community, social, and government services in the following regions: Capitale-Nationale (Greater Quebec City Area), Chaudière-Appalaches and MRC Haute-Yamaska (Granby Area).

Just dial 211 from your phone or visit their website

811 (Info-Santé)

Health care professionals consultation service accessible by telephone 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. It offers answers to common health questions and directs users to the right service in the health and social services network.

Capitale-Nationale website
Laval website
Montérégie website
Montreal-Centre website

Greater Quebec City: 418-627-8882
Greater Montreal: 514-393-0103
Elsewhere in the province: 1-877-393-0103 (toll free)
Audiothèque website

Bon Pilote (Le)
Volunteer drivers for medical appointments and residence cleaning in the Greater Montreal area.

Montreal Blind Sports Association (ASAM)
ASAM website

Tourism and culture accessible to people with physical disabilities.
Kéroul website

Longueuil Para-transit Users Association (AUTAL)
Advocacy organisation defending users of the Longueuil para-transit service.

Magnétothèque website

MIRA Foundation
Organisation training and breeding guiding dogs to respond to adaptation and rehabilitation needs.
MIRA Foundation website

Quebec Association for Parents of Visually Impaired children (AQPEHV)
AQPEHV website

Quebec Blind Sports Association (ASAQ)
ASAQ website

Quebec Foundation for the Blind (FAQ)
FAQ website

Quebec Macular Degeneration Association (AQDM)
514-937-1111 or 1-866-867-9389 (toll free)
AQDM website

Quebec Ministry of Health and Social Services (MSSS)
Greater Quebec: 418-644-4545
Greater Montreal: 514-644-4545
Elsewhere in the province: 1-877-644-4545 (toll free)
MSSS website

Quebec Rehabilitation Centres Association (AERDPQ)
Complete list of rehabilitation centres in Quebec

Régie de l'assurance maladie du Québec (RAMQ)
Greater Quebec: 418-646-4636
Greater Montreal: 514 864-3411
Elsewhere in the province: 1-800-561-9749 (toll free)
RAMQ website

Regroupement des aveugles et amblyopes du Québec (RAAQ)
RAAQ website

Online career development en employment portal for Canadians with disabilities.
WORKink website