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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!
A man tries on a pair of OrCam glasses. He reads a sheet of paper. An OrCam representative stands next to him

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.
Larissa stands with Piper (a golden guide dog)in front of a chip truck. Piper is in harness.

Meet Larissa & Piper - A CNIB Guide Dogs partnership

June 26, 2019
Ten years ago, if you asked Larissa Proctor if she ever thought she would have a guide dog, the answer would have been a resounding no. Over time, as her vision declined, she was open to the possibility of a guide dog partnership. 
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The strength of the group

June 26, 2019
When Pascal Marcil lost his sight at 30, he turned to CNIB for support and guidance. Years later, he wanted to give back to the community that was there for him in his time of need.
Male teenager triumphantly raising his white cane into the air.

Bill C-81: the next step in accessibility for all Canadians

June 21, 2019
Bill C-81 is now law. After receiving royal assent on June 21, the Act to Ensure a Barrier-Free Canada – or the Accessible Canada Act – will now proactively eliminate and prevent barriers and ensure greater opportunities for persons with disabilities.
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CNIB Foundation opens Ottawa Community Hub in Lansdowne Park

June 04, 2019
The CNIB Ottawa Community Hub, at 425 Marché Way, hosts an extensive menu of offerings, including accessible technology training, advocacy resources, child and youth programming, peer support sessions as well as opportunities within culture, recreation and sport.
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Equalize – June 2019

May 17, 2019
Welcome to the June edition of Equalize. In this issue, we learn about Guide Dog AdvoCamp, a new offering at CNIB Lake Joe, and service dog policies in schools. The Know Your Rights team provides a project update, and we bid farewell to Debbie Gillespie, a valued member of our advocacy team, who's retiring after 31 years. We also hear how the Federal Budget 2019 will impact Canadians with sight loss. Plus, we learn more about BlindSquare, a navigational app that's changing what it is to be blind today.