National Youth Council

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Youth with sight loss have a voice with the National Youth Council. It gives council members the chance to influence change and increase awareness of issues facing young Canadians living with sight loss. The council ensures CNIB Foundation initiatives, programs and policies reflect and respond to the needs of young people with sight loss.

Our mission

CNIB's National Youth Council advocates for equal and equitable opportunities for youth who have sight loss.

Our vision

A world where youth who have sight loss thrive in their autonomy and empowerment.

Our team

  • Alycia Pottie – Co-chair, Halifax, NS
  • Rilind Dragoshi – Co-chair, Moncton, NB
  • Danika Blackstock – Secretary, Cambridge, ON
  • Dayna Schnell – Liaison, Toronto, ON
  • Avesta Alani – Toronto, ON
  • Brandon Snow – Lewisporte, NL
  • Eitel Houédakor – Montreal, QC
  • Eunice You – Montreal, QC
  • Ola Bourns – Ottawa, ON
  • Scott Best – Winnipeg, MB
  • Tony Jin – Toronto, ON

Get involved

The National Youth Council seeks diverse youth representation from across Canada, meeting monthly via teleconference, with up to two in-person meetings annually.

Between meetings, council members are actively engaged in their roles and projects in a team environment, promoting collaboration, communications and leadership.

How to apply

Email us and share why you would like to be a member of the National Youth Council. Attach your resume and two letters of reference and email it to