A Deafblind Community Service Experience


A picture of the individuals and the intervenors at the meeting at CNIB in the royal city center in New Westminster. BC. Individuals are holding up funny decorative hats to enhance their beauty and smiles.
A picture of the clients and intervenors at the DBCS gathering at the CNIB office in the Royal city center in New Westminster BC.


I recently had the distinct pleasure of visiting the Deafblind community Services (DBCS) in the mall at the Royal City center in New Westminster British Columbia. A remarkable gathering put together and hosted by Janine Tucker manager of  Deafblind community Services British Columbia. A separate entity from CNIB with their own board.

From the moment I stepped through the doors, I was greeted with warmth and enthusiasm by Janine Tucker manager of Deafblind Community Services (DBCS) and Sherry Grabowski, vice president of Deafblind Community Services (DBCS) from London, who ensured that my visit was both informative and enjoyable.

During my time at the center, I was profoundly impressed by the outstanding work being carried out by the intervenors. Their commitment to their clients was evident in every interaction, showcasing a level of professionalism and empathy that is truly commendable. I had the opportunity to observe how these skilled intervenors engage with individuals, particularly those with Type 1 Usher Syndrome, using American Sign Language (ASL) with remarkable fluency and effectiveness. The seamless communication was not only efficient but also infused with warmth and understanding, creating an environment where everyone felt included and valued.

What struck me most was the palpable sense of joy and camaraderie that filled the space. The laughter and smiles shared among clients and staff alike were a testament to the positive and supportive atmosphere cultivated at Deafblind community services center. It was heartening to see such a cohesive team working together, their synergy resulting in an environment where clients could thrive and feel empowered.

I had such a wonderful time. The one individual Pier has a laugh like no other. I must say after 3 days, its still stuck with me on how boisterous and lovely it was to hear.

My visit to the  Deafblind Community Services at the CNIB office was an enriching experience, leaving me with a deep appreciation for the incredible work being done by Janine Tucker at DBCS and their team of highly qualified intervenors. It is a shining example of what can be achieved when dedication, expertise, and compassion come together. Witnessing such effective teamwork and the positive impact it has on the lives of individuals was truly inspiring. I look forward to seeing the continued success and growth of this exceptional facility.

A job well done, I must say!

I wholeheartedly endorse this facility for individuals seeking comprehensive support and resources. It offers unparalleled guidance and essential information for navigating the challenges of vision and hearing loss. This facility stands as a beacon of empowerment, providing the tools and knowledge necessary to thrive despite sensory impairments.

This facility is located in the CNIB office on the second floor in the Royal city center mall in New Westminster British Columbia.

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