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An interview with Ben Mulroney and CNIB Guide Dogs Buddy Team Zach and Elsie

April 06, 2020
CNIB Brand Ambassador, Ben Mulroney, chats with CNIB Guide Dogs buddy dog team, Zach and Elsie.  Hear from Zach about how Elsie is helping him through COVID-19 social distancing and recovering from a recent surgery. Zach also tells Ben about his experience with CNIB’s virtual programs. Watch the full interview here.
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The Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB)

April 03, 2020
If you stopped working because of COVID-19, the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) may provide you with temporary income support. The CERB provides $500 a week for up to 16 weeks.
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CNIB Foundation expands virtual program offerings across Canada

March 24, 2020
In response to COVID-19, the CNIB Foundation has expanded its free virtual program offerings (e.g. career support, tech training, book clubs, youth groups) for Canadians impacted by blindness. We’re committed to combating the negative ramifications that isolation can have on Canadians with sight loss and ensuring our community is supported during this unprecedented time.
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CNIB Consultation Response: Developing a new Poverty Reduction Strategy for Ontario – March, 2020

March 25, 2020
We welcome the opportunity to respond to the government's consultation on developing a new Poverty Reduction Strategy for Ontario. There are approximately 681,000 Ontarians living with sight loss. According to Statistics Canada's 2017 Canadian Survey on Disability, 22 per cent of Canadians living with severe or very severe sight loss are low income according to the Market Basket Measure (MBM),  compared to 8.7 per cent for the general population. 
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New CNIB Eschenbach Partnership

March 24, 2020
The CNIB Foundation, Canada's largest non-profit serving people with sight loss, has signed an exciting new partnership agreement with Eschenbach Optik of America Inc., a global innovator and manufacturer of premium magnification solutions.
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Let's Go! CNIB Lake Joe E-Newsletter – Issue #1 – March 2020

March 10, 2020
Welcome to the ‘Let’s Go CNIB Lake Joe’ quarterly e-newsletter! In this issue, we share details about the fantastic 2020 CNIB Lake Joe program, highlight seasonal employment opportunities and reveal some exciting news about a makeover of our Dining Hall and Lounge. We also talk to a proud mom about a CNIB Lake Joe family camp that changed her daughter’s life, and to a dedicated volunteer who has spent 23 summers at CNIB Lake Joe. You’ll find an excellent recipe for Dessert S’mores Pizzas and learn even more about why CNIB Lake Joe is the place to be!
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CNIB Foundation suspends drop-in services and in-person programs at all locations until further notice.

March 13, 2020
Like many of you, the CNIB Foundation has been monitoring the potential impact of COVID-19 and actively preparing to meet the demands of the evolving situation. The health and safety of our participants, volunteers, supporters and employees is of utmost importance for the CNIB Foundation. Therefore, all drop-in services and in-person programs have been suspended until further notice.
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Support CNIB's Ontario Budget Ask - Write to your MPP today!

March 12, 2020
The upcoming budget is an opportunity for Ontarians to make a lasting difference in the lives of people with sight loss by supporting CNIB's Ontario Budget ask. Will you take five minutes to send a message to your MPP asking them to ensure Ontarians who are blind, partially sighted or Deafblind have access to jobs and resources that will remove barriers to employment?
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Ontario Health Card renewal process isn’t accessible to Ontarians with sight loss

March 06, 2020
Recently, CNIB learned the online renewal process for the Ontario Health Card requires a current driver’s licence number. This requirement is unacceptable because it prevents Ontarians who are blind, partially sighted or Deafblind from renewing their health card online.
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CNIB Lake Joe is Hiring Seasonal Staff for 2020!

January 13, 2020
Looking for work? CNIB Lake Joe, a fully accessible camp for people with sight loss, is looking for you! If you have a passion to enrich lives, make memories and build independence, apply now to join our team on the shores of beautiful Lake Joseph in Muskoka, and help change what it is to be blind!