Ontario East

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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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Come to Work - Boot Camp Series

You have the first 30 seconds in an interview situation to make an impression. You have the next one minute to leave a lasting impression! Put your best foot forward, brush up on the skills you need to compete and be successful!  The 6-week virtual group meets every Wednesday (beginning September 18). Participants can join the sessions from the comfort of their own home via Zoom Virtual Conference.
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CNIB Unbound Book Club

CNIB Unbound is a virtual book club for anyone interested in accessible literacy. Housed on Facebook, the club gives members an interactive community where they can read together, swap notes and perspectives on what they've read, and talk about all things books – from their favourite writers to the latest accessible reading technologies on the market. 
 
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Connecting the Dots Conference 2019

Join the CNIB Foundation as we launch our nationwide conference – Connecting the Dots – the largest educational and professional development experience focused on technology, employment and literacy for people with sight loss. 
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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.
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Ontario Annual Reports

View the CNIB Foundation Ontario's annual reports.
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Youth Ontario United (Y.O.U)

Join other Ontario Youth for a monthly meetup via Teleconference. Learn, engage and share among peers across the province. Chat about a new topic and collaborate to develop new friendships, new skills and initiatives in your community.
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Pushing Limits for Active Youth (PLAY) (ages 8-18) 

Pushing Limits for Active Youth (PLAY) is for those that want to discover new sports at Lake Joe.