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An interview with Ben Mulroney and CNIB Guide Dogs Buddy Team Zach and Elsie

CNIB Brand Ambassador, Ben Mulroney, chats with CNIB Guide Dogs buddy dog team, Zach and Elsie.  Hear from Zach about how Elsie is helping him through COVID-19 social distancing and recovering from a recent surgery. Zach also tells Ben about his experience with CNIB’s virtual programs. Watch the full interview here.

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Events

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Tech Drop-in Session (National)

Are you having challenges with using your technology or do you simply have questions about something new? Join us for a forum discussion by teleconference. Tech successes are welcome too! Many heads are better than one! The group meets via teleconference every Tuesday from 1-3 p.m. Eastern Time. Call-in information will be given upon registration.

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Blogs

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“Balcony jam sessions” bringing Toronto community (almost) together

Like many Canadians today, Christine Malec is looking to stay connected with her community and the world around her. Given the current COVID-19 pandemic, everyone is isolating themselves from the outside world – but many don’t consider how challenging this can be for those with a disability. 

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CNIB Foundation expands virtual program offerings across Canada

In response to COVID-19, the CNIB Foundation has expanded its virtual program offerings across Canada.

Whether it's career support, tech training, youth groups or book clubs, we're combating social isolation and transforming our communities into beacons of accessibility and inclusion, where everyone can live, work and play without barriers. Funded by charitable donations and enabled by the selfless contributions of volunteers, our innovative programs and powerful advocacy are driving change in communities from coast to coast to coast.

Virtual Program Offerings
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Peer Support Group

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

Vision Mate

Ideal for
• Individual
• Adults (18 years old or older)
• Seniors

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Administrative and Shop Assistant

Administrative and Shop Assistant
Contribute to community-based support by providing administrative and basic shop duty assistance to programs that enable Canadians impacted by blindness to live the lives they choose.

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