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CNIB Night Steps

August 08, 2019
Assemble your family and friends and join us at CNIB Night Steps, a superhero walk in support of the CNIB Foundation.

Use your superpowers to help create a brighter future for people living with sight loss in your community! Come dressed up as your favourite superhero and enjoy an evening of costumes, entertainment, food, and a walk with your fellow community heroes.
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Blind on film: 10 movies that put blindness front and centre

August 06, 2019
Just because you’re blind doesn’t mean you don’t enjoy movies. And just like anyone else, you want to relate to the characters on screen. So it can be refreshing to catch a movie where blind characters are put front and centre.
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Ask Lynn: Organizing your fridge

August 06, 2019
Dear Lynn,

This morning it took me almost 15 minutes to find my favourite jar of homemade strawberry jam in the refrigerator. As my sight declines, finding items in the fridge is becoming more and more like a chore as I am no longer able to read food labels…
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5 reasons to make a planned gift

August 06, 2019
By including the CNIB Foundation in your will, you'll make a powerful impact on our organization for years to come. Read on for a few more reasons to make a planned gift…
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The ABCs of IOS: New manual helps kids learn to use IOS

August 08, 2019
It's amazing how early most children are developing their technology skills nowadays. Let's be honest, most of us know a child who can use smart devices like tablets or smartphones much more easily than we can ourselves.
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Apply for Online Entrepreneurship Courses!

July 16, 2019
Want to learn more about business? Looking to start your own company or add a certificate in Entrepreneurship and Small Business to your resumé? CNIB offers free courses in entrepreneurship in partnership with the G. Raymond Chang School at Ryerson University. They're online, and they're free!
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CNIB Tech Fairs

June 26, 2019
In the spring, the tech fair visited London, Sudbury, Thunder Bay, and TechnoVision+ (one of the largest technology trade shows in Canada for people who are blind or partially sighted). With more than 20 exhibitors in attendance, TechnoVision+ visitors had an opportunity to explore a wide range of low-tech and high-tech devices, discover new products and services, and learn more about the latest in cutting-edge technology.
Sophie Bradet of the Dallaire Group and Marie-Josée Bédard of Randstad speak with Valérie Duchatel during the event.

Challenging misconceptions and raising awareness at Quebec's TechnoVision+ Trade Show

June 26, 2019
In May, the CNIB Foundation held a private reception at TechnoVision+ in Quebec City to educate and empower employers to create accessible and inclusive workplaces. With more than 40 guests in attendance, including politicians and Come to Work partners from Service Triad, Randstad and Microsoft, guests learned about the benefits of recruiting and hiring people who are blind or partially sighted.
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On Target – July 2019

June 26, 2019
Welcome to On Target, our quarterly e-newsletter committed to keeping you up to date about the progress we're making towards achieving the three strategic ambitions outlined in our strategic plan, “Bold dreams, bright futures”.
Joshua Cook and two other people sit in a sail boat on the water. They are at the World Blind Sailing Championships in Scotland.

Your Impact: Changing the life of someone who is blind

June 26, 2019
The moment Joshua Cook arrived at CNIB Lake Joe, he knew it was the beginning of a beautiful, lifelong bond.