CNIB Foundation – Virtual Program Offerings
In response to COVID-19, the CNIB Foundation has expanded its virtual program offerings across Canada. These programs are free and available to Canadians who are blind or partially sighted as well as their families, friends and caregivers.
Virtual Vision Mate Program
To combat the negative ramifications that isolation can have on Canadians with sight loss, the CNIB Foundation has adapted one of its core program offerings, the Vision Mate program, to engage volunteers to connect virtually with participants by phone or online, at least once a week.
CNIB, Read to Me!
A new storytelling program for adults where CNIB Recording Studio volunteer narrators read an assortment of stories & poems. Join us every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 1-3 p.m. EDT.
CNIB Facebook Live
Music brings people together, especially during difficult times. Every Thursday, the CNIB Foundation welcomes a musician with sight loss to the virtual stage on CNIB's Facebook page!
CNIB Guide Dogs Pup Crawl
Welcome to the inaugural CNIB Guide Dogs Pup Crawl! This event is a virtual 5 km and kicks off April 29 in honour of International Guide Dog Day.
Physical distancing is impractical for many Canadians with sight loss.
Interviews and stories
Learn more about CNIB Foundation programs and resources in these interviews with program participants, CNIB staff and CNIB Brand Ambassador, Ben Mulroney.
Tips for protecting yourself and others from COVID-19
Tips for protecting yourself and others from COVID-19.
Here you'll find some external COVID-19 resources.
A message from CNIB’s Patron, Her Excellency, the Right Honourable Julie Payette, Governor General of Canada
Wherever you are and whatever you do, you are facing a historic and unprecedented challenge alongside people and organizations from around the world. I want to wholeheartedly thank the membership of the Canadian National Institute for the Blind, who are assuming a leadership role in tackling this shared challenge.