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an older man holds a white cane and walks alongside a young woman. Both are smiling.


Vision Mate volunteers provide sighted assistance to a person who is blind or partially sighted. Activities may include reading, organizing things around the home, walking, assisting with errands, or heading on an outing or social visit.

Vision Mates usually visit a neighbour with sight loss for one or two hours a week in the person’s home or another suitable place, at a mutually convenient time.

To hear from a Vision Mate match, listen to this CBC interview.

To learn more about how to be matched with a Vision Mate volunteer or become one yourself, contact Debbie Jeffery at 506-857-4240 ext. 5611 or toll-free 1-800-563-2642 or email

Volunteer today!

Make a difference in the lives of Canadians living with sight loss.