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Welcome to Equalize, CNIB’s advocacy e-newsletter!

We took some time to reimagine Equalize, an advocacy newsletter. Today, we are proud to relaunch this resource with a national lens. As a trusted member of our advocacy community, Equalize aims to update you on CNIB’s advocacy campaigns, initiatives and programs from coast to coast to coast. We’ll highlight some of our work, profile local advocates, discuss regional and national advocacy issues, and more!

Past Issues

August 2022

Accessible Public Transit Campaign Roundup
CNIB Celebrates 4th Annual Guide Dog Advocamp
CNIB Granted Viceregal Patronage by Governor General of Canada
Get Ready: Know Your Rights is coming to Atlantic Canada
Alberta Parents and Students Mobilize for Accessible Education
Ontario Election Campaign 2022
Advocate Spotlight: Creating inclusive spaces for women living with sight loss

May 2022

Champions for Change: Behind the Scenes
Creating White Cane Awareness
Next Stop, Accessibility for All Passengers
We Are Passengers: Grassroots Transit Advocacy
Putting Accessibility to the Test
The Lens: Living Diverse Podcast
Empowering Ontario’s Talent with Sight Loss
Advocate Spotlight: Kevin Frost

February 2022

CNIB’s Clearing Our Path Summit
CNIB Celebrates Black History Month
Micro-Mobility Utility Devices
On-Demand Transit in Dieppe
Celebrating the success of the Know Your Rights! campaign in Québec
Advocate Spotlight: Lucie Kawiche Celebrates Black History Month

October 2021

CNIB’s Federal Election Campaign
Are you a Self-Advocate?
E-Scooters making their way across Alberta
Accessible Pedestrian Signals in Moncton
CNIB’s Diversity and Inclusion Homepage
AODA Consultations in Education and Health Care
Reflections of changing what it means to be blind

Ontario Issues

April 2020

2020 Ontario Budget Ask
Know Your Rights: Meet Jacob
Making Art Accessible
The Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
Meet Bernard: CNIB Ambassador and advocate
Advocating for Accessible Pedestrian Signals in Northern Ontario

December 2019

CNIB launches Know Your Rights project
Canadians send more than 2,100 letters to federal candidates demanding #TechNow!
CNIB hopes to inform public policy for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles
CNIB Ontario submits response as part of e-scooter consultation
Key2Access launches in Stratford
Making the Toronto Police Service more accessible

September 2019

Call for National Elections Advocates/ Elections Accessibility 
Bill C-81 Royal Assent
Tips for Accessible Airline Travel
Know Your Rights 
Educate to Advocate – Empowering Advocacy Across Ontario
CNIB Foundation releases The ABCs of iOS manual 
Tales of a Guide Dog Handler 
Deafblind Community Services etiquette session at the London Community Hub
Ambassador spotlight: Guy Carriere meets his hero 
Have your say on making information accessible in Ontario 
Become a Guide Dog Champion!

June 2019

Guide Dog AdvoCamp 
Protecting guide dogs' rights in schools
CNIB Foundation Ontario “Know Your Rights” Project Update 
Debbie Gillespie bids farewell to CNIB
Commitments to Accessibility and Inclusion in Federal Budget 2019
Calling all advocates!
The BlindSquare Experience 

March 2019

Province steps on the gas to make public transit more accessible
Understanding the impact of connected and autonomous vehicles for pedestrians with sight loss
CNIB works with City of Ottawa and OC Transpo ahead of Light Rail Transit (LRT) launch
Students smash accessibility barriers in their neighbourhood
Waterloo students bring smart cane to London
Pharmacy using braille to help customers manage medications
Deloitte Canada joins the CNIB Foundation's Come to Work program
Guest Blog: Hats off to enablers - Matthew Bulmer, Councillor, Township of Puslinch
Honouring our dear friend and colleague, Bill Vastis
Become a member of the Clinical Trials Ontario’s Patient and Public Advisory Group 

December 2018

CNIB Guide Dogs receive legal accreditation
CNIB responds to "For the Parents" consultation
Taking the next steps in the Re-Vision ADP campaign
CNIB shares accessible voting survey results with Elections Ontario
CNIB launches “Know Your Rights” project
Ottawa resident with sight loss takes part in first responder training 
City of Brantford welcomes wayfinding technology
City of Windsor explores how transit can operate more effectively 
CNIB recommends amendments to the Accessible Canada Act
World Blind Union identifies "Smart Cities" as international issue 

September 2018

Reflecting on CNIB's Re-Vision ADP campaign
Diving into the Elections Ontario Accessibility Survey
The path to politics: Mark DeMontis
Exploring accessibility in relation to pedestrian crossings 
Greyhound Canada to downsize its Canadian business
CNIB makes history at Pride Toronto

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