Special and Complex Needs

Ontario Parents of Visually Impaired Children (OPVIC) – formerly VIEWS

Are you the parent, guardian or family member of a child or youth who is blind, has low vision, is deafblind, or who has vision loss and other disabilities anywhere in Ontario? OPVIC wants you to connect with us, learn about us and join us! We are a friendly, supportive, informal, grass roots organization of parents, family members and guardians of children with any amount of vision loss. We are volunteer and non-profit. Membership is free. We were formerly known as Views for the Visually Impaired, or “Views.”

Here’s what we can do for you:

  • Connect you with other parents, guardians and family members of children and youth with vision loss, to get practical tips from each other on parenting a child with vision loss.
  • Give you quick access to helpful information, resources and tools on your parenting journey.
  • Give you a chance, from the comfort of your home, to take part in our free educational programs. You can learn from experts and peers about effective ways to help your child grow, become independent, and succeed in their education and future life after school. We have partnered with CNIB (Canadian National Institute for the Blind) to provide these educational programs for you over the internet or by phone.
  • We advocate for reforms to provide more opportunities for our children. You can benefit from, and take part, in our advocacy to the Ontario Government and local school boards to get them to improve how they meet the needs of students with vision loss.
Email opvicfeedback@gmail.com
Website https://opvic.ca/