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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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The Curiosity Club - Toronto

You’re never too old to learn! Expand your horizons in a welcoming, inclusive environment. Each month we’ll explore a new topic: History, geography, science, travel, social trends, etc.

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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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Register for the 2019 Lake Joe season!

At Lake Joe, people living with sight loss and their families can enjoy the same summer pursuits as other Canadians: canoeing, campfires, kayaking, cycling, waterskiing, swimming, sailing and fishing. Plus, there’s skills training, confidence building and support from a community that understands living with sight loss.

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Event Team Member Phone It Forward

The Event Team Member is responsible for supporting the development of Phone It Forward Phone Drives in local communities, raising awareness about CNIB and its programs, elevating community profile, advocating for smartphone donations and educating the public on the impact technology has in the hands of individuals impacted by blindness.

Volunteer for Event Team Member Phone It Forward

Phone It Forward Tech-Expert.

The Tech-Expert is responsible for on-site technical support during the Phone Drive, such as erasing donors' personal data of phones given during the Phone It Forward drives, unlocking phone and making sure all files and personal information are removed to protect the identity of our donors.

Volunteer for Phone It Forward Tech-Expert.