Who You're Helping

Real people. Real impact.

From children to seniors to adults, your support is impacting the lives of real Canadians, each and every day. Here are just a few of the stories of the people your support is helping.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

November Davies

Meet November Davies

"CNIB has saved my life and given it back to me.”

Elva Hasselfeldt

Meet Elva Hasselfeldt

“CNIB has extended my life. It truly has.”

Lauren Wu

Meet Lauren Wu

​“CNIB’s summer programs showed me there were other young people who had vision loss”

Barrington Brown

Meet Barrington Brown

“Taking up braille was a way to continue my love of reading.”

Brian Brisebois

Meet Brian Brisebois - Video

​“I knew that I could be as independent as I wanted to be. It’s all about living life to the full.”

Jerry Smith

Meet Jerry Smith - Video

​“My mobility issues are almost nil now – I can zip around the streets like nothing!”

Joan Rorke

Meet Joan Rorke - Video

​“I’m learning the computer at CNIB because I want to buy an iPad”

Kim Marsden

Meet Kim Marsden - Video

“CNIB was there to help me learn how to get back up.”

Julia Janzen

Meet Julia Janzen - Video

“I’m starting to get better at seeing things with my hands and my ears.”

Robert standing in park

Meet Robert

​"I'm not disabled – I am enabled. CNIB got me going again; they got me back on my horse."​

Shayden and Jacinthe

Meet Shayden and Jacinthe

​“I made CNIB my main contact and organized everything through them. They are very supportive.”​

Alida smiling holding a cat

Meet Alida

​“Anytime you have a situation you can ask CNIB to help you navigate that situation.”​

Andy and Karen standing together

Meet Andy and Karen

​“I can’t say enough good things about CNIB. I’m very grateful for what they’ve done for me.”​

Glenn Coates standing on a dock by a lake

Meet Glenn C.

“Without [CNIB peer groups], I don’t think I would have had skills or confidence to stay in my home.”

Betty Ann smiling in a park

Meet Betty Ann

​“I can’t tell you what it meant to have someone from CNIB put a hand on my hand and say ‘It’s going to be okay. You’re going to be okay.'”​

Glenn Wylie sitting on a bench

Meet Glenn W.

“There aren’t the words to say how CNIB helped me. They gave me ambition, hope and a light at the end of the tunnel.”
Jennison Asuncion smiling

Meet Jennison

​“[CNIB’s SCORE Camp] gave me a sense of belonging. It helped meeting other kids who knew what it was like to be blind or have vision loss.”​

Necole and Joshua at the park

Meet Necole and Joshua

​“He’s totally enjoying what he does with CNIB. He’s so comfortable there. He just loves it!” ​