Eyes and Ears

Loss of hearing or vision has far-ranging effects on daily life, and can be debilitating and isolating. There are many resources available to help those experiencing vision and hearing loss in order to maintain their quality of life.

You may also want to refer to the sections on Assistive Devices


CHIP (Communicaid for Hearing Impaired Persons)

This Montreal-based non-profit volunteer organization provides support, workshops, events for hearing-impaired people as well as workshops on tinnitus.

7000 Sherbrooke St. W, Montreal, Quebec, H4B 1R3

Tel: (514) 488-5552 ext. 4500

Canadian Hearing Society

Provides services that enhance the independence of deaf, deafened and hard of hearing people.

Tel: 1-866-518-0000

Regie D'Assurance Maladie Quebec - Quebec Health Insurance

For information on health insurance coverage of hearing devices.

Info Line: (514) 864-3411 or 1-800-561-9749

Institut Raymond-Dewar - 65+ Programme

The objective of this programme is to enable people who have lost their hearing to continue to communicate.

3600 Berri St., Montreal, (QC) H2L 4G9

Tel: (514) 284-2581


Lethbridge-Layton-Mackay Rehabilitation Centre

The MAB-Mackay Rehabilitation Centre provides family-centered adaptation, rehabilitation and social integration services to children with motor or language impairments, and to persons of all ages who are blind or visually impaired and/or deaf or hard-of-hearing.

7000 Sherbrooke Street West, Montreal, QC H4B 1R3 

Tel.: 514-488-5552

Low Vision Self-Help Association

A self-help support group based in the West of Montreal which holds meetings with speakers and provides information about resources and services.

Church of Saint John-the-Baptist, 233 Sainte-Claire Avenue, Pointe-Claire (QC) H9S 4E3

Tel: John Ohberg at (514) 694-2965 and Irene Lambert (514) 626-2649

E-Mail: lowvisionselfhelpassociation@gmail.com

Regroupement des aveugles et amblyopes du Québec (R.A.A.Q.)

This group promotes the integration of the blind and visually impaired into all aspects of life. Key areas of intervention include education, rehabilitation services, recreation/leisure, etc. 

3740 Berri St., Bureau 240, Montreal (QC) H2L 4G9

Tel: (514) 849-2018

Le Bon Pilote

Offers volunteers who provide sighted guide, reading, and sewing services to blind and visually impaired people.

445 Jean-Talon St. W, Office 511, Montreal, QC, H3N 1R1

Tel: (514) 507-2649

Canadian National Institute for the Blind

The Quebec Division offers counselling & reference, talking books, a high-tech centre, documentary research service, and more in English.

3044 Délisle St., Montreal, QC, H4C 1M9

Tel: (514) 934-4622

MIRA Foundation

MIRA works to help disabled individuals lead their lives independently as functioning members of society by providing dogs bred and trained to respond to their adaptation and rehabilitation needs. MIRA Foundation’s services are made available, free of charge, to individuals with one or many visual or motor disabilities.

Tel: (450) 795-3725

E-mail: info@mira.ca

Regie D'Assurance Maladie Quebec - Quebec Health Insurance

For information on health insurance coverage of visual devices.

Tel: (514) 864-3411

Toll-free: 1-800-561-9749