A big thank you to our most generous corporate and foundation partners in 2020-21. Through their philanthropic gifts and sponsorships, these partners are committed to tearing down barriers to inclusion and changing what is means to be blind today. For more information on partnership opportunities, please contact Leila Verheyen at 705-794-8613 or email@example.com
Visionaries: $100,000 and up
The Government of Canada partners with CNIB on a number of strategic initiatives related to accessibility, advocacy, employment, research, and technology for Canadians impacted by blindness.
Craft&Crew partners with CNIB to help Ontarian organizations create a more accessible digital experience for everyone, including the six million Canadians with disabilities, as well as by supporting our Come to Work and Phone It Forward programs, which reduce the employment and technology gaps experienced by Canadians who are blind or partially sighted.
The TD Ready Commitment ensures the TD Summer Reading Club is accessible to readers of all abilities across Canada, including children with sight loss and their families.
The Scotiabank Infinite Youth Project allows youth impacted by blindness to enjoy a variety of experiential learning opportunities such as camps, advisory councils, and other peer groups so they can reach their full potential and succeed in school, post-secondary education, and future employment.
The RBC Foundation invests in CNIB's Come to Work Program, allowing youth impacted by blindness to develop the critical assets and skills to succeed in post-secondary education and future employment.
AMI supports research and community events across the country, including the annual Connecting the Dots conference, fundraising events, and more.
The McConnell Foundation has generously provided one year of funding to evaluate the transition of our in-person activities to virtual programs in a post-COVID-19 world. This support will allow us to meet the diverse needs and interests of individuals who are blind or partially sighted, their families, and caregivers.
Canadian Tire Corporation supports CNIB Lake Joe’s programs and operations, helping to provide enriching experiences to Canadians with sight loss in a safe, inclusive environment.
Ambassadors: $25,000 - $99,999
Bayer Inc. funds the operations of the CNIB Medical Mobile Eye Care Unit that travels to remote communities in Northern Ontario each year, providing vision screenings, treatments, and minor eye surgeries.
The Law Foundation of Ontario is supporting CNIB through the Access to Justice Fund grant. This gift will support the delivery of the Know Your Rights project in Atlantic Canada, empowering residents in that province who are blind or partially sighted through public legal education to understand their legal rights and self-advocate to effectively challenge discrimination.
Novartis Pharmaceuticals Canada Inc. partners with CNIB in the training of Canadians with sight loss to be effective advocates in their community, as well as by providing telephone outreach to ensure individuals with sight loss have the support needed to reduce social isolation associated with the COVID-19 pandemic.
Georgian Partners Growth LP and its employees generously funded one new guide dog in 2021, which not only provides mobility, safety, and confidence for a Canadian with sight loss, but also increases their independence and sense of connection with the world.
The Geoffrey and Edith Wood Charitable Fund generously supports CNIB's sports and recreation programs, which help individuals who are blind or partially sighted build friendships, self-esteem, and personal independence.
The Crabtree Foundation, a long-time donor of CNIB and the sight loss community, supports Peer Support programs in Ottawa so that seniors who are blind or partialy sighted can adjust to a new way of living and face the future with confidence and hope.
The Law Foundation of Saskatchewan is providing support for the Know Your Rights project in Saskatchewan, which will empower residents in that province who are blind or partially sighted to understand their legal rights and self-advocate to effectively challenge discrimination. Part of the funding will also support the education of members of the legal profession and community service providers about the needs of residents with sight loss. In addition, we are grateful to the Public Legal Education Association (PLEA) of Saskatchewan for contributing legal research to the project pro bono.
The Joyce Family Foundation provides scholarships to students impacted by blindness across Canada who also face financial barriers to post-secondary education.
The New Brunswick Law Foundation is providing generous support for the Know Your Rights project in New Brunswick, which will empower residents who are blind or partially sighted to understand their legal rights and self-advocate to effectively challenge discrimination. The funding will also support the education of members of the legal profession and community service providers about the needs of residents with sight loss. McInnes Cooper Law Firm and Pro Bono Students Canada are generously providing legal research to the project on a pro bono basis.
The Adler & Lipkus Foundation invests in CNIB's Printbraille Collection which helps elementary school libraries across Canada stock braille books for young readers with sight loss as well as CNIB's annual Braille Creative Writing Contest.
- The Manitoba Law Foundation
- The Catherine Donnelly Foundation
- Microsoft Canada
- Bell Mobility
- Canada Post Community Foundation
- The Co-operators Community Fund
- Bausch Foundation
- Delta Gamma Foundation
- The Law Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador
- AMO CANADA INC.
- Randall Olphant Family
Major Gifts: $5,000 - $9,999
- Law Foundation of Prince Edward Island
- Deloitte & Touche LLP
- Optometry Giving Sight
- Export Development Canada
- Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association
- Leon's Furniture Limited
- The Birks Family Foundation
- The Godfrey Family Foundation
- Sofina Foundation
- Uber Canada Inc.
- Jumpstart Sport Relief Fund