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Bill C-81: the next step in accessibility for all Canadians

Bill C-81 is now law. After receiving royal assent on June 21, the Act to Ensure a Barrier-Free Canada – or the Accessible Canada Act – will now proactively eliminate and prevent barriers and ensure greater opportunities for persons with disabilities.

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Vision Odyssey: Adjustment to Vision Loss

This 6-week, 2 hours per week, structured course is for those new to vision loss, or experiencing further deterioration of their sight. Participants can be partially-sighted or blind.

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Stories

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Travis's battle

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

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Male teenager triumphantly raising his white cane into the air.

Bill C-81 is now law!

Bill C-81 is now law! The Accessible Canada Act – created to proactively eliminate barriers and ensure greater opportunities for persons with disabilities – requires all organizations under federal jurisdiction to ensure that public spaces, workplaces, employment program services and information be accessible to everyone.

CNIB’s John Rafferty and Diane Bergeron share their thoughts on the passing of this historic legislation and celebrate the triumphant efforts of the sight loss and disability communities across Canada.

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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.

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National Elections Advocate

We are looking for Canadians who are blind, partially sighted, deafblind, or part of the wider community to join the CNIB Foundation in changing what it means to be blind today. Join us as an advocate!
Our focus over the next few months is ensuring the needs of Canadians with sight loss are on the agenda of all federal political parties and candidates. With a federal election this October 2019, CNIB's advocates will be a powerful voice. Join us to advocate in your community by engaging with federal candidates, voters and community organizations.

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Braille Creative Writing Contest Judge - National

Help unleash the imagination of young minds with sight loss

Volunteer for Braille Creative Writing Contest Judge - National