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Change the Life of Someone Who Is Blind With a Visit to your Local Library

March 12, 2019
CNIB Foundation has partnered with CULC (Canadian Urban Libraries Council) to bring their Phone It Forward Program to participating local libraries across Canada.
Perkins Brailler with braille message on paper saying "if you can read this you can read the braille alphabet"

Big Brailler Bounce Initiative

March 12, 2019
The Big Brailler Bounce Initiative aims to ensure that any unused Perkins Braillewriters find their way into the hands of a blind child, adult, or senior who can benefit from the ability to write in braille! Since 2015, Braille Literacy Canada has been collecting unused Perkins Braillewriters, refurbishing them, and re-distributing them to those in need at no cost to any of the recipients.
Ward 14 Toronto-Danforth Councillor Paula Fletcher with students Dalia Golovco and Maddie Dick, and Ramla Abukar, Coordinator, Advocacy and Engagement, CNIB posing for a photo.

Equalize – March 2019

September 10, 2018
In this issue, municipalities receive provincial funding to make public transit more accessible. We learn how students are smashing accessibility barriers in their neighbourhoods. A London pharmacist tells us how he's using braille, and a councillor with the Town of Puslinch gives a shout-out to the enablers. We also hear from Deloitte Canada, a partner with the CNIB Foundation's Come to Work program, about inclusive workplaces.
A group of young children raise their hands in the air to answer a question.

Share your Feedback: Educational Outcomes Survey

February 15, 2019
CNIB is looking to hear from people who are blind, partially sighted or Deafblind to gather information related to educational outcomes.
Ottawa Senators players play with puppy in locker room

Puppy love: Ottawa Senators fall in love with future guide dog, Rookie

January 31, 2019
Here's a riddle for you… What's small and furry and has 23 foster dads in the NHL? The answer? A CNIB future guide dog named Rookie!
YouTuber Molly Burke smiling

Young YouTubers talk about dating with sight loss

January 31, 2019
If you fall down the YouTube rabbit hole, you'll find thousands of videos about dating, relationships and falling in love. But most of them are from the perspective of people who are sighted. But what's it like to date if you're blind or have sight loss?
Laptop computer with a large purple heart on the screen

Blind dating in a digital world

January 31, 2019
For lots of people, February feels like the perfect time to fall in love. Between Valentine's Day and the cold weather, this time of year just makes you want to cozy up with someone special.
A woman stands silhouetted against a sunset, arms outstretched

Fall in love with YOU

January 23, 2019
There's a quote from Buddha that goes like this: "You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection."
A busy sidewalk and exterior street view of the CNIB GTA Community Hub.

On Target – January 2019

January 16, 2019
Welcome to On Target our first quarterly newsletter highlighting how the CNIB Foundation is changing what it is to be blind.
A busy sidewalk and exterior street view of the CNIB GTA Community Hub.

On Target – January 2019

January 16, 2019
Welcome to On Target our first quarterly newsletter highlighting how the CNIB Foundation is changing what it is to be blind.