Since 1946, the first week of February has been designated as White Cane Week in Canada. This important week raises public awareness of the challenges facing Canadians living with vision loss. Too many people still consider visual impairment and blindness as insurmountable obstacles to leading a productive life. From February 3 to 7, 2020, CIUSSS West-Central Montreal is holding events to highlight White Cane Week and the services offered by the Lethbridge-Layton-Mackay Rehabilitation Centre for children and adults with a visual impairment, to show the positive impact our services have on the day-to-day lives of the blind and visually impaired.
Wednesday, February 5 - 12:00 to 2:00 pm
Panel discussion Parenting With Vision Loss
Layton Hall, Lethbridge-Layton-Mackay Rehabilitation Centre, MAB site*
A panel discussion will feature several visually impaired clients of the Lethbridge-Layton-Mackay Rehabilitation Centre who will share their personal experience on being a parent with a visual impairment and will respond to questions.
Thursday, February 6 – 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.
Public awareness kiosk at Plaza Pointe-Claire
269 Saint-Jean Boulevard, Pointe-Claire
Experience firsthand how a person with a visual impairment completes day-to-day activities. Participants will have the opportunity to try on vision loss simulators while attempting daily tasks. A vision rehabilitation specialist and a visually-impaired guide dog user will both be present to answer your questions about living with vision loss and available resources.
Friday February 7 - 11:45 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Lunchtime Braille bingo
Layton Hall, MAB-Mackay Rehabilitation Centre, MAB site*
Prizes to be won! Bring your lunch.
*MAB site: 7010 Sherbrooke St. West, Montreal