Canadian Interdisciplinary Vision Rehabilitation Conference

CIVRC logo

Saturday March 25, 2017 - Sunday, March 26, 2017

Don’t miss this inaugural weekend!

Vision rehabilitation is on the move!  In response to frequent requests for workshops and education on vision rehabilitation in Canada, an interdisciplinary planning committee is organising the first Canadian interdisciplinary vision rehabilitation conference to be held at the School of Optometry and Vision Science in Waterloo on the weekend of March 25th to 26th.

The conference will be of interest to all professionals who are, or would like to be directly involved in low vision rehabilitation or working with individuals with vision loss including high technology assessment specialists, independent living skills specialists, low vision therapists, occupational therapists, ophthalmologists, opticians, optometrists, orientation and mobility specialists, vision resource teachers and other service providers. The conference will include continuing education lectures and workshops.  A trade show and art show are also included. 


School of Optometry & Vision Science
University of Waterloo
200 Columbia Street West
Waterloo, ON N2L 3G1


Full weekend: $250 Cdn + HST 

Daily rate: $150 Cdn + HST

Special weekend rate for students & residents: $150 Cdn + HST


The companies and organisations who have helped make CIVRC possible:

Gold Level Sponsorship

Chadwick logo

Two Bronze Level Sponsorships

Optelec logo

Partner Level Sponsorships

Brook and braddock logoOptometry clinics logo

About the Logo

Luisa Lee, designer of the logoThe conference logo was designed by Luisa Lee (pictured to the left), a student in the OD program at the University of Waterloo. Luisa explains, 'The idea I had behind the logo was to have professionals from various fields (optometry, ophthalmology, occupational therapy, orientation & mobility, opticians, teachers, etc.) surrounding a patient with low vision, giving them their full attention and aiding them with their new knowledge. The overall appearance resembles a pupil to represent the vision these specialists have for low vision rehabilitation."

Organizing Committee

Dr. Tammy Labreche, OD
Dr. Susan Leat, PhD, FAAO, FCOptom
Dr. Mark Bona, MD, FRCSC
Julia Foster, OT Reg. (Ont.), MScOT
Jennifer Urosevic
Kristin Snell