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Announcing Ben Mulroney as CNIB Brand Ambassador

As a proudly Canadian organization, there’s no better way to reach those audiences than by welcoming a quintessentially Canadian icon to champion our cause.

To that end, we are thrilled to announce that Ben Mulroney is joining the CNIB Foundation as our new brand ambassador.

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Events

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Calgary Family Cooking

Family cooking nights aiming to help parents and children understand how to adapt kitchen skills for vision loss in a fun, supportive environment. 

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Blogs

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Meet Tracy & Marion

After an accident, Tracy knew he needed some help for his safety and independence. He applied to CNIB Guide Dogs. A few months later, he was matched with Marion, a black Labrador Retriever.

“Marion licked my face as soon as she met me," says Tracy. "I just knew that she was going to be a great fit – she has a kind, gentle soul.”

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Raise Your Voice on International Day of Persons with Disabilities

It’s International Day of Persons with Disabilities! At CNIB, we believe advocacy and self-advocacy are integral to the independent lives of persons with sight loss in Canada and around the world.

CNIB is proud to release a series of three self-advocacy videos. Whether you’ve been a self-advocate for decades or you’re new to the world of self-advocacy, you’ll find some tips, tricks, and thought-provoking insights in these videos!

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Peer Support Groups

Peer support groups connect you with others living with sight loss.

If you're struggling to overcome the emotional challenges of sight loss and wish you had someone to help you work through these feelings, you’re not alone. We're here for you.

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Volunteer Opportunities

Tech Mates

Get involved by providing one-to-one technology (iOS) training and support for a person who is blind or partially sighted to increase their confidence and help them engage in the world of technology.

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Team Captain, Phone It Forward

The Team Captain reports to the CNIB Specialist, Phone It Forward and is responsible for coordinating and supporting the development of Phone It Forward phone drives in local communities, raising awareness about the CNIB Foundation and its programs, elevating the community profile, advocating for smartphone donations and educating the public on the impact technology has in the hands of individuals living with sight loss.

This position will be of interest to enthusiastic individuals who are highly organized, self-starters, and enjoy team work.

Volunteer for Team Captain, Phone It Forward