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John Rafferty, President and CEO of CNIB stands behind by four members of the Nanji Family. On the left, Hale Mahon presents a certificate to the Nanji family on behalf of the MPP’s office in Barrie. The group poses for a photo inside the newly renovated Nanji Family Foundation CNIB SmartLife Centre in Barrie, Ontario.

CNIB announces opening of new SmartLife Centres across Canada

August 16, 2021
BARRIE, ONT., August 16, 2021 – CNIB, Canada’s largest non-profit serving people with sight loss, celebrated the grand opening of the Nanji Family Foundation CNIB SmartLife Centre in Barrie on August 13, 2021.
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CNIB Muskoka Dock to Dock Poker Run Kicks Off Today

August 13, 2021
CNIB Lake Joe, located in the heart of Muskoka, is hosting it’s fifth annual signature fundraising event today, in partnership with the Antique and Classic Boat Society – Toronto.
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CNIB’s Response to the AODA Health Care Standards Initial Recommendations

August 09, 2021
In May 2021, the Ontario government published a report that contained 22 initial recommendations for a Health Care Standard under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disability Act (AODA), which would identify and address accessibility barriers in the health care sector.
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CNIB Launches Second Annual Dock-to-Dock Fundraiser: Poker Run

August 03, 2021
SEGUIN TOWNSHIP, ON – CNIB, Canada’s largest non-profit organization serving people with sight loss, announced its fifth annual summer fundraiser, CNIB Muskoka Dock to Dock: Poker Run today. This signature event, hosted by the CNIB Lake Joe Fundraising Committee in partnership with the Antique and Classic Boat Society – Toronto, will support programs and services provided by CNIB Lake Joe.
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CNIB unveils COVID-19 Vaccine Disability Dashboard

August 04, 2021
Toronto, ON – CNIB, Canada's largest non-profit serving people with sight loss, revealed a new tool for Canadians with disabilities today.

The tool, known as the Canadian COVID-19 Vaccine Disability Dashboard, is a centralized resource that contains information for COVID-19 vaccine eligibility across Canada. This important resource aims to highlight how people with disabilities are being included in the vaccine rollout.
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Ripples – CNIB Lake Joe: an exclusive documentary presented by AMI

August 04, 2021
In celebration of CNIB Lake Joe’s 60th Anniversary, AMI presents a new documentary: Ripples – CNIB Lake Joe.
“Ripples” celebrates all of the incredible growth and transformation that both the camp and its campers have experienced over the last 60 years and looks ahead toward a bright future.
“Ripples” airs on Friday August 6 at 8 p.m. ET on AMI tv.
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Consultation on the proposed AODA Education Accessibility Standards (K-12)

June 24, 2021
Under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) there are a number of committees that are tasked with reviewing or developing new accessibility standards. The Kindergarten to Grade 12 (K-12) Education Standards Development Committee has released their drafted recommendations in developing accessibility standards in education. We’re asking community members to respond to the recommendations to ensure the proposed standards include the voices of people who are blind, partially sighted, or Deafblind. Join CNIB for a virtual consultation and share your feedback!
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Consultation on the proposed AODA Healthcare Standard

June 01, 2021
Under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) there are a number of committees that are tasked with reviewing or developing new accessibility standards.

The Health Care Standards Development Committee has released their drafted recommendations that would inform the government’s work on proposed accessibility standards in the healthcare sector. The report can be viewed on the Government of Ontario's website.

We’re asking community members to respond to the recommendations to ensure the proposed standards include the voices of people who are blind or partially sighted.
A yellow Labrador-retriever CNIB Guide Dog attending her graduation, wearing a harness and mortarboard graduation cap. Her handler’s hand is in the frame holding her leash.

CNIB Guide Dogs' class of 2021 graduating on International Guide Dog Day

April 27, 2021
CARLETON PLACE, ON – As part of CNIB Guide Dogs' class of 2021, 20 Canadians who are blind or partially sighted are graduating with their guide dogs today – International Guide Dog Day – after completing intensive training.
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CNIB Foundation transitions its Kitchener programs to a hybrid community resource access, and virtual model

July 14, 2021
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the CNIB Foundation has been working hard to develop innovative methods to deliver our programs and services when we couldn’t physically be together. Virtual programs have allowed us to be more cost efficient, and to eliminate transportation and geographic barriers for participants. Meaning that we’re able to reach and empower more Kitchener area residents living with sight loss than ever before – no matter where they reside.