Ottawa Senators players play with puppy in locker room

Puppy love: Ottawa Senators fall in love with future guide dog, Rookie

Here's a riddle for you… What's small and furry and has 23 foster dads in the NHL? The answer? A CNIB future guide dog named Rookie!

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People around a table with coffee

CNIB Meet and Greet

Come on down to the Kelowna office for a Pancake breakfast for Pancake Tuesday! Come meet CNIB Staff and Volunteers and gather as a community to enjoy some delicious CNIB homemade breakfast!

(CNIB Meet-ups are a new program from our Culture and Recreation Lead Emily McFarlane. They are monthly events where CNIB participants and their families or friends are invited to come and participate in an activity, gathering or event together.)

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Boy and mother smiling

Travis's battle

At two years old, an E.coli infection almost took Travis's life and stole his sight.

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Woman using a smartphone

Phone it Forward

Donate a smartphone. Change the life of someone who's blind.

Phone It Forward gives Canadians a unique opportunity to donate their old smartphones, receive a tax receipt, and empower people who are blind in the process.

Smartphones make a tremendous impact on the lives of people who are blind. Accessible smartphone apps make it possible to do all kinds of things that may have seemed challenging before.

Donate your smartphone today
A woman wearing sunglasses proudly holds a CNIB Century of Change medal. She is also holding a white cane.

Century of Change Awards

To celebrate our centennial, CNIB is recognizing the inspiring contributions of volunteers, businesses and groups with our Century of Change awards. Volunteers across B.C. and the Yukon have been chosen to receive these medals as a thank you for their service. Find out more about how you can become a volunteer with CNIB.

Become a volunteer!

Find the perfect volunteer opportunity for you!


Volunteer Opportunities

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.

Volunteer for Administrative and Shop Assistant

CNIB Ambassador

CNIB Ambassador
Contribute to increasing knowledge by educating the public about vision health, living with vision loss and CNIB programs and services.

Volunteer for CNIB Ambassador