Holly Bartlett wearing a graduation gown, smiling

What Happened to Holly Bartlett?

Holly Bartlett was leading a busy, complicated life back in March of 2010. The 31-year-old Halifax resident had recently started a job as a researcher for the province, while still working to complete a demanding grad program at Dalhousie University.

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African Drums being played

Music Therapy and Self Empowerment in Vancouver

Music can help to create a space in which people can relate, inspire, and connect with one another. Music Therapy is the self-actualized practice, that supports individuals through music, to better explore and understand their potential. Tuesdays from 11:00-12:00pm, CNIB Participants (ages 19+), of all musical abilities are welcome.

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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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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!

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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