Our Partners

We're proud to work with a large national and international community of organizations serving the needs of people with sight loss – both here in Canada and across the globe. Many of our staff members serve as advisers and consultants for these local, national and international organizations.

  • Accessible Books Consortium​: ABC aims to increase the number of books worldwide in accessible formats - such as braille, audio and large print - and to make them available to people who are blind, have low vision or are otherwise print disabled. The ABC is a multi-stakeholder partnership, comprising WIPO; organizations that serve people with print disabilities; and organizations representing publishers and authors.​

  • Accessibility Standards Advisory Council: Works to set standards to achieve full accessibility in the province of Ontario by 2025 through the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA)
  • AMD Alliance International: A global coalition that strives to bring knowledge, help and hope to individuals and families around the world affected by age-related macular degeneration
  • Canadian Association of Optometrists: The professional association representing doctors of optometry in Canada; it is also the national federation of ten provincial associations of optometrists and represents more than 3,200 members across Canada
  • Canadian Braille Literacy Foundation: Funded through an initial challenge grant from the National Literacy Secretariat of the Government of Canada and administered by CNIB; provides funding for projects and programs to promote braille literacy
  • Canadian Institutes of Health ResearchCanada's premier federal agency for health research, with an objective is to excel in the creation of new knowledge and its translation into improved health for Canadians, more effective health services and products and a strengthened health care system
  • Canadian Ophthalmological Society: Works to assure the provision of optimal eye care to all Canadians by promoting excellence in ophthalmology and providing services to support its members in practice.
  • DAISY Consortium: A coalition of talking book libraries leading the worldwide transition from analog to digital talking books in accessible DAISY format
  • Hadley School for the Blind: Offers more than 90 distance education courses completely free of charge; topics range greatly from "Braille Literacy 1" to "Birdsong Tutor"  
  • Health Canada: The federal department responsible for helping Canadians maintain and improve their health, while respecting individual choices and circumstances
  • National Coalition for Vision Health: A non-profit coalition of Canadian organizations and service providers of vision care industry, research, education, rehabilitation and consumers, working to position the issues of vision loss as a priority on Canada's public health agenda
  • VISION 2020: A global joint initiative of WHO (World Health Organization) and IAPB (International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness) that aims to eliminate avoidable blindness worldwide by the year 2020
  • World Blind Union: Works to be a voice for the estimated 285 million blind and partially sighted persons from 600 organizations in more than 190 countries.
  • World Braille Foundation: A charitable organization dedicated to increasing the use of braille in developing countries