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Prime Minister announces supports for Canadians with disabilities to address challenges from COVID-19

COVID-19 has created a myriad of new challenges while highlighting existing barriers for Canadians who are blind or partially sighted.  Today, during National AccessAbility Week, the Prime Minister made a significant announcement regarding financial support available to Canadians with disabilities in response to the pandemic.

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Events

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Fun with Art (online art workshop for children & youth)

An opportunity to use creative techniques, (drawing, painting, collage, colouring, sculpting) to express yourself artistically. Discover and explore your inner Picasso! 

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Blogs

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Puppy Tales: Meet Zach & Elsie

With schools closed due to COVID-19, children and youth across the country are finding themselves struggling with boredom. Calgary’s Zach Abdalla is no exception, though he’s finding comfort in a special companion, his CNIB Buddy Dog, Elsie.

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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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Connecting the Dots Conference 2020

Save the date!

At Connecting the Dots, you’ll learn from the best! The conference attracts an incredible lineup of keynote speakers, panellists, educators, and vendors who impart their knowledge, ideas, and research to ignite conversations and provide valuable insights on braille, technology and employment.

Toronto, ON
Date: Wednesday, October 7 and Thursday, October 8, 2020
Time: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Location: MaRS Discovery District

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Volunteer Opportunities

Tech Mate - GTA

Make a difference for people who are blind or partially sighted by providing leisure companionship in your community to someone who is blind or partially sighted.

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Leisure Mate - GTA

Make a difference for people who are blind or partially sighted by providing leisure companionship in your community to someone who is blind or partially sighted.

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