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Ontario Advocacy

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Current Ontario campaigns

The CNIB Foundation Ontario is stepping up its commitment to advocacy. Find out more about issues and campaigns across the province.
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Regional legal support and resources

We advocate on the premise that everyone should be able to participate in all aspects of society without discrimination. Learn more about legislation and standards that protect your rights.
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Training and resources

Start your own advocacy campaign. We’ve developed tools and resources with templates, how-to guides and information you need to get started.
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Educate to Advocate

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.  As we change what it is to be blind today, we're hosting monthly teleconferences on various topics including public speaking, government relations, legal rights, campaign building, and much more. 
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Accessible election guide for municipalities

During every election cycle, the CNIB Foundation receives requests from municipalities across Ontario asking how they can be more accessible in conducting their election. To help your community better serve the needs of people who are blind, partially sighted or Deafblind, we are happy to provide you with a compilation of resources.

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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. Published in English and French in a range of accessible formats, the legal information handbooks cover eight topic areas.

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Advocacy Workshops and Training Opportunities

Become an advocate! When facing barriers to inclusion, knowing how to advocate effectively for yourself and others is key. Join us and learn how to advocate to support causes that matter to you.