Protecting your privacy
Each week we at the business desk will be presenting you with a tip on how
to better protect your privacy and this is our newest feature.
We are constantly striving to protect ourselves from scams and scammers, but
most of all we need to ensure that our privacy, confidentiality, and
independence are kept safe from prying eyes and those who thrive on
destroying our right to these precious commodities.
We welcome your feedback and look forward to bringing you great tips.
The business desk team
Completion of college and university applications
Mote: The information below is more specific to Canada.
Here, a good idea would be for you to visit the office for special needs
students at the college or university that you are applying to and seek
You would be amazed to find that these offices are extremely helpful and
that staff are standing by to help you.
To find the phone number for the college or university in question, you
could start by calling the main information number and then asking to be
connected to the office for special needs students.
If the operator is unable to help you then ask for the registrar’s office.
12. Applying for health cards – done
This time, and if you do not have a trusted person to help you, give a call
to your provincial MPP’s office.
If you do not know their number, then follow these steps.
Phone 1800 622 6232 and ask for the number of your Federal MP.
Upon obtaining this number call it and ask for the number of your provincial
Then call this number and explain what you are attempting to do.
Tell them that you are vision impaired and that you need assistance to
obtain your health card.
Tell them exactly what you need; you need to know what documentation you
need to take, where to go, and if possible to find someone who can go with
you if you do not have a trusted person to go with you.