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What We Do

Services for people who are blind or living with low vision

Our instructors design professional one-on-one training and group classes to help you reach your goals.

Listen to our staff talk about our services

The following is a podcast that was produced by Marisa Rostek, our University of Toronto Occupational Therapy placement student for Fall, 2018. Marisa felt that an audio description of BALANCE services, written and voiced by our staff and management, would bring alive who we are, and be a very accessible and human way to hear some warm detail. We hope you enjoy listening, and find the information helpful!

At BALANCE, we offer a range of services including:

Social Enterprise

In response to a growing demand from organizations in the city of Toronto and beyond, BALANCE has developed a social enterprise that includes a fully customizable awareness and sensitivity training package for those who engage with patients, clients, colleagues or members of the public who are blind or partially sighted. To book one of our expertly designed 3 hour training events, or to adapt something for your own employee needs, please contact Deborah Gold, Executive Director, d.gold@balancefba.org or 416-236-1796, ext. 222.

Cost for Services

Most services and programs at BALANCE are offered at no charge. The cost of these services and programs is funded by the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care, through the Toronto Central LHIN. From time to time, a group program (such as our Yoga program) will have a charge associated to help offset costs; for the most part, these costs are defrayed through donations, or in any way we can.