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CNIB Foundation launches Phone It Forward

The CNIB Foundation has announced the launch of its newest program, Phone It Forward, a first-of-its-kind initiative that is the emblem of an exciting new direction for the century-old charity.

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Orcam eyeglasses.

Technology session – OrCam demo day

OrCam is a breakthrough wearable vision device designed to assist people who are blind, partially sighted, or have a reading disability. 

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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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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
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CNIB Night Steps

Brighten the Night with CNIB Night Steps

CNIB Night Steps is a fundraising walk under the stars in support of the CNIB Foundation. This pledged-based community event supports innovative programs and powerful advocacy that empower people impacted by blindness to live their dreams while tearing down barriers to inclusion.

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Volunteer Opportunities

CNIB Ambassador

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

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Driver and guide for ambassadors and advocates

Provide community-based support by driving volunteer ambassadors and advocates who are blind or partially sighted while travelling on CNIB business.

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