Nova Scotia

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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.
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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.
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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.
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CNIB Barbara Tuck MacPhee Award

The CNIB Barbara Tu​ck MacPhee Award supports researchers in the field of macular degeneration.
Children playing on the beach. at Lake Joe. A rainbow appears in the distance.

Camp Abilities (ages 8-18) 

Want to try a triathlon, or work on paddling skills? This goal-based program is aimed at athletic development. Participants will receive one-on-one coaching from experts and instructors who will help guide you to achieve your performance goals through specialized sports programs.
Three people pose and hold up the fish they've caught on the dock of CNIB Lake Joe.

Family Fishing Weekend

In this program a parent and child will be partnered up with an angler to explore fishing opportunities here in Muskoka! Participants will learn different techniques and strategies on the hunt for the big one while participating in fun challenges throughout the day. Fish on!
A group of campers (in bathing suits) run into the Lake.

Pushing Limits for Active Youth (PLAY) (ages 8-18) 

Pushing Limits for Active Youth (PLAY) is for those that want to experience different sports at Lake Joe. From basketball to archery, Power Showdown to goalball, participants will try their hand at a variety of different sports and activities that encourage an active lifestyle. Health and wellness workshops including independence, healthy eating and personal care complement this adaptive sports program.
A group of campers (in bathing suits) run into the Lake.

Young Adult Week (ages 19-35) 

Join a group of like-minded young adults on the shores of beautiful Lake Joseph for a chance to relax, unwind and have fun! This five-day, four-night experience will include a combination of workshops, leisure activities and social events. Compete in an Amazing Race, participate in a Murder Mystery or book club, all in addition to the traditional activities that make Lake Joe so special.
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.