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Want to learn how to advocate in support of causes that matter to you? These resources written for CNIB Foundation volunteers can be used by anyone who wants to learn how effective advocacy works.


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. 

1. March 6, 2019 – Educate to Advocate 

Hosted by Kat Clarke, Manager, Advocacy and Government Affairs, CNIB Foundation (Ontario & Quebec), you will learn: 

  • CNIB advocacy initiatives happening across Ontario, and how you can get involved; Advocacy skills for beginners, and a refresher for the rest;
  • Sneak preview of the exciting speakers we have lined up;
  • And, take part in the discussion to shape the program and tools we need to smash barriers to inclusion in our communities!

Space is limited for the Educate to Advocate program. If you would like to participate, please email

Instructional videos

Michael McCarthy, principal with Grosso McCarthy, has more than 15 years of experience with the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care and more than 25 years in health policy and delivery.

In this video series, he shares tips on being an advocate.
Advocacy 101 – Part 1: What is advocacy?
Advocacy 101 – Part 2: Government relations 101

Get involved  

Check out this presentation about the different types of advocacy and how to successfully advocate for a cause.

Become a CNIB Foundation Ontario advocate!   

If you are interested in becoming an advocate, fill out our quick online survey! 
We'd love to get to know you better and for you to get to know us, too. 

Need a resource that isn't on our list? We want to hear your suggestions. Email

Get informed!

Want to stay in the loop on what’s happening with the CNIB Foundation’s advocacy initiatives in Ontario? Equalize, our free quarterly advocacy e-newsletter, has news about our latest campaigns and upcoming events across the province.

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