British Columbia & Yukon

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CNIB Guide Dogs Graduation

Join us as CNIB Guide Dogs celebrates the guide dog teams, buddy dog partnerships, and ambassador dog partnerships that have successfully completed training this year!
John M. Rafferty sitting next to a young woman, both smiling

John M. Rafferty, President and CEO

John M. Rafferty joined the CNIB Foundation in 2009 as the organization’s eighth president and CEO. Since then, he’s been a catalyst for change and for the modernization of one of Canada’s oldest charities.
Men with canes crossing at a cross walk.

Clearing our Path

The CNIB Foundation developed the first edition of Clearing Our Path in 1998 to address the need for information on creating accessible environments for people who are blind.
Client studying using CCTV

The Ross C. Purse Doctoral Fellowship

The Ross C. Purse Doctoral Fellowship encourages and supports theoretical and practical research and studies at the doctoral level in the field of vision loss in Canada.
A woman using CCTV

CNIB Barbara Tuck MacPhee Award

The CNIB Barbara Tu​ck MacPhee Award supports researchers in the field of macular degeneration.
A young boy surfs on a wakeboard on Lake Joe

Wilderness Immersion for Leadership Development (WILD) (ages 15-19) 

Test your mettle in the wild! Wilderness Immersion for Leadership Development (WILD) is an adventure program where participants will work cooperatively with others on a multi-day canoe trip in Algonquin Park. With the assistance of skilled staff, our adventurers will work on outdoor skills like paddling, portaging and camping while gaining valuable lessons on communication, teamwork, and problem-solving. Participants will have the opportunity to take on a high-ropes course to start their adventures.
Children playing on the beach. at Lake Joe. A rainbow appears in the distance.

Northern Exposure (NorEx) (Grades 6-8)

Northern Exposure (NorEx) is an opportunity for youth who are blind or partially sighted to engage in active experiences in a safe, accessible and fun environment that support the learning outcomes of the physical education curriculum.
A father and daughter ride a tandem bike at Lake Joe.

Family Weeks

Our family program gives people with sight loss and their families an opportunity to enjoy the splendour of Muskoka on beautiful Lake Joseph in a safe and inclusive environment. Activities are available for all ages and there are also events just for adults, youth and kids.
A group of campers (in bathing suits) run into the Lake.

Canadian Leadership Development Program (CLDP) (ages 15-21)

Be the change! Connect with other youth with sight loss from across the country and join in on the conversation. This program will focus on areas such as public speaking, advocacy, critical thinking, self-awareness and the personal brand, all the while developing confidence and independence through specialized activities. Working with skilled facilitators, participants will have the opportunity to try new things in this fun, safe and supportive environment.
A woman sits on the grass at Lake Joe with her guide dog.

Adult Mini-Camp, Summer

Enjoy our four-night, five-day adult mini-camp to get a taste of the Lake Joe experience.