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CNIB Response: Draft Policy – School Board Policies on Service Animals

May 01, 2019
CNIB commends the Ontario Ministry of Education for providing guidance to school boards on their policies regarding service animals. We also welcome the opportunity to provide detailed comment on the draft policy to ensure it adequately supports the existing rights of guide dog handlers and highlights the difference between service animals and guide dogs.
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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.
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CNIB Foundation launches Phone It Forward

September 19, 2018
The CNIB Foundation has announced the launch of its newest program, Phone It Forward, a first-of-its-kind initiative that is the emblem of an exciting new direction for the century-old charity.
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The BlindSquare Experience

May 17, 2019
Ashley Shaw shares her experience navigating with BlindSquare in Toronto.
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On Target – Issue #5 – January 2020

January 20, 2020
Welcome to On Target, our quarterly e-newsletter committed to keeping you informed about the progress we're making towards achieving the three strategic ambitions outlined in our strategic plan, “Bold Dreams, Bright Futures”.
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Educate to Advocate – Empowering Advocacy Across Ontario

August 21, 2019
To strengthen our voices and support the professional development of our Ontario advocates, ambassadors and CNIB staff, we’ve launched Educate to Advocate – an advocacy program designed to drive achievement and equality through education.  

Learn how to advocate from the experts! 
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CNIB Foundation asks Canadians to donate smartphones after the holidays

January 14, 2020
Every year thousands of Canadians receive a new smartphone for the holidays, and their used devices end up collecting dust in drawers or on shelves for months or years to come – even though they may still be very new. This new year, the CNIB Foundation is asking Canadians to save their gently used devices from their fate in the clutter drawer, and donate them to people with sight loss through the organization's Phone It Forward program.
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CNIB Foundation Ontario launches Know Your Rights

October 09, 2019
Through Know Your Rights, the CNIB Foundation Ontario has developed plain language resources (handbooks, videos, training, etc.) to empower Ontarians who are blind, partially sighted or Deafblind to better understand their rights, navigate the provincial legal system, and self-advocate to challenge discrimination.
Bruce Miles, President of HumanWare and John Rafferty, President of CNIB sign a partnership agreement between the two organizations.

A new exciting partnership between HumanWare and CNIB Foundation

December 18, 2019
The CNIB Foundation, Canada's largest non-profit serving people who are blind or partially sighted, has signed an exciting new partnership agreement with HumanWare, makers of accessible technologies for people with sight loss.

Through this partnership, the CNIB Foundation and the people it serves will have access to the latest assistive technologies as soon as they become available, across all its enterprises including Shop CNIB, Frontier Accessibility, as well as its affiliate organization, Vision Loss Rehabilitation Canada.
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Receiving a smartphone through the CNIB Foundation's Phone It Forward program

October 08, 2019
In 2013, Louise Sylvain participated in a technology workshop. When she learned about the powerful built-in accessibility features iOS devices offered, she was amazed. Following the workshop, she immediately connected with the CNIB Foundation in Quebec to learn more about accessible technology.