Increases to specific programs in Alberta Health, Alberta Human Services could help reduce gaps in care for blind and partially-sighted Albertans.
EDMONTON – The Alberta division of CNIB, which provides primary rehabilitative care to the visually-impaired, is encouraged to see continued investments in areas that could positively impact the lives of over 53,000 Albertans who are blind or partially-sighted. Some highlights from an initial review of Budget 2015 include:
“Despite a tough economic climate, the Government of Alberta has stepped up to ensure continued support for vulnerable Albertans,” said John McDonald, the organization’s executive director. “We look forward to working with Alberta Health and Alberta Human Services and ensuring that this support is invested in enabling Albertans with vision loss.”
“With timely access to sustainable rehabilitative care, we know that Albertans with vision loss can lead happy, independent lives.”
CNIB continues to engage with Albertans on what the future of the province should look like for the visually-impaired. The #WeHaveAVision campaign is already receiving responses through Twitter and Facebook and will continue for another four weeks.