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Know Your Rights

Through the Know Your Rights Project, the CNIB Foundation has developed plain language legal information and resources (fact sheets, videos, training, etc.) to empower Ontarians who are blind, partially sighted or Deafblind to better understand their rights, navigate the Ontario legal system and self-advocate to challenge discrimination. 

If your community, business, or industry group is interested in participating in a Know Your Rights legal education training session please contact us at

The Know Your Rights Ontario project was graciously funded by the Law Foundation of Ontario. 

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Legal Information Handbooks

Better understand your rights, navigate the Ontario legal system, and self-advocate to challenge discrimination. Published in English and French in a range of accessible formats, the legal information handbooks cover eight topic areas.
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Know Your Rights Podcast

How do you feel when you're discriminated against because of your sight loss? Join us for a 9-part journey where Jacob Charendoff hosts informative conversations with people who have encountered discrimination and reaches out to lawyers and experts for their input. Know your rights and learn more about the legislation, resources and laws in Ontario that can help you challenge discrimination.
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Public Education Videos

In addition to the practical legal information handbooks, the Know Your Rights team has produced several educational videos. Share these videos!
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About the Project

"We began the Know Your Rights project by convening focus groups across Ontario. We found many patterns of discrimination, with serious issues in the workplace, housing, and accessing services," says Avery Au, Project Lead, Know Your Rights.

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