Walking in their shoes…

“Pretty cool experience, as a group setting!   Loved walking in someone else’s shoes for a bit and to see how others feel.  Great memories!  Thank you.” – Chantal Vincent, Assistance in Health Care Facilities

“Puts people in perspective of what being blind really feels like, having to trust the person who is leading you” – Katie Deer-Downes, Health, Assistance & Nursing

“Overall a good experience!  I had the surprise dish and I couldn’t even tell what it was until I was told.  It was a real eye-opener and I certainly appreciate my eyesight more” – Lauren Smythe, AHCF

As part of Competency 5 [Helping Relationship], the Health, Assistance and Nursing and  Assistance in Health Care Facilities students at CVCEC took a trip into Montreal to the restaurant Onoir.

This restaurant is designed to have customer eat in total darkness. The waiters serving the tables are completely blind.

It was a unique experience and a great learning tool. Students got to experience what it would be like to be blind. Our waiter Maurice talked openly about his life as a blind person and his experiences working at Onoir. We all came away from the experience with a new appreciation for our eyes. We will also have more understanding and compassion for our patients who have problems with their sight.

Students appreciated the opportunity to have this new experience.

Beverly Tannahill, Health Programs Teacher (CVCEC)


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