Providing comprehensive low vision assessment to school-age children throughout BC.
Each year CLVP-BC holds clinics throughout the province of British Columbia to assess the needs of BC children and supply them with the tools they need to advance both in and outside of school. The CLVP team's primary focus is to improve the literacy skills and quality of life for these students.
The CLVP team was created to supplement the needs of low vision students in BC to assess:
The CLVP lending library provides optical aids for near and distance free of charge to students attending a CLVP clinic.
CLVP-BC began in November 2005 with its first clinic in Kelowna. Modeled after the CVRP (Children's Vision Rehabilitation Project) model in West Virginia, CLVP-BC was originally funded by a grant from the Ministry of Children and Families Development and fully supported by Central Okanagan Public Schools (School District #23), Student Support Services Department. School District #23 hosted CLVP-BC from 2005 to 2023.
In 2023, CLVP-BC moved to a new home at the Provincial Resource Centre for the Visually Impaired (PRCVI), a Provincial Outreach Program mandated and funded by the Ministry of Education and Child Care and hosted by the Vancouver School Board (School District #39).