SCORE (Summer Career Opportunity, Recreation and Education) program is a unique initiative for youth who are blind or partially sighted.
Hosted by CNIB, SCORE focuses on personal development, team building, leadership and career skills and civic responsibility. The program is divided between the CNIB Lake Joseph Centre in Muskoka and the Greater Toronto area. Twelve participants will be selected from across Canada. Trained staff members direct each element of the program and provide orientation to the various program locations.
268-3033 through Northern College of Applied Arts and Technology 235-3211
267-5850 through College Boreal
Ontario March of Dimes
Ontario Disability Employment Support Program (ODSP)
235-1700 or 1-800-513-3842
This is a Ministry of Community and Social Service program that provides employment supports for a person who has a physical disability or mental impairment that presents a substantial barrier in getting and maintaining employment. If one is eligible for this program, the services include: development of an employment plan, employment preparation and training, technical aids ranging from mobility devices and reading aids to adapted computers as well as the training to use them, interpreter, reader, note taker and intervener services, travel, route and orientation training, job placement support, job coaching and help with job searches, on the job training, transportation assistance while you are training for a job and childcare when no other option is available. One must be 16 years of age or over and up. Eligibility criteria must be met in order to qualify for this program.