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Advocate

Help us break down barriers. CNIB is proud to work alongside Canadians who are blind or partially sighted to smash social and systemic barriers and advocate for an inclusive society. 

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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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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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Bill C-81, The Accessible Canada Act

CNIB has been working with the federal government to help inform Bill C-81, the Accessible Canada Act, and to ensure the timely passage of the Bill.
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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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Advocacy

When we fight for rights, they become ingrained in society. Only through passionate, committed and tireless work will once-marginalized groups realize change. CNIB's advocacy efforts seek to bring about that change so Canadians who are blind, deafblind or who have sight loss can participate fully as equal citizens.

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Current federal campaigns

Advocacy is a powerful tool. CNIB leads advocacy campaigns to make changes for people who are blind or partially sighted.
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Public policy and legislation

CNIB works with the federal government to expose barriers for people with sight loss and create a more equitable society. Learn how CNIB helps drive legislative change.