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Novartis Pharmaceuticals Canada helps Canadians with sight loss face challenges of COVID-19 head on

CNIB would like to thank Novartis Pharmaceuticals Canada Inc. for their longstanding support of people with sight loss across the country.

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Accessible Yoga Sessions

April 19, 2021

Accessible yoga for most skill levels from the comfort of your home. This yoga class runs via Zoom web conference every Monday & Friday from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Eastern TIme. Call in information will be given upon registration.

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Mark Kelly kneeling next to Rookie, a Future CNIB Guide Dog wearing an Ottawa Senators jersey, with his arm around Rookie while they both smile for the camera. They are on a red carpet laid over the ice of the Canadian Tire Centre, home to the Ottawa Senators.

Raising Rookie

When Mark Kelly began to raise a Future CNIB Guide Dog, he didn't realize how life changing it would be – not just for him, but for a Canadian with sight loss.

In December 2019, the senior graphic designer for the Ottawa Senators received Rookie, a black Labrador-Retriever, to raise for the next 12-15 months. At just 12 weeks, the pup was being cheered on by thousands of fans and surrounded by hockey greatness.

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A yellow graphic of arms hugging a cartoon heart. Text: Our heartfelt thanks. April 18-24, 2021 is National Volunteer Week.

It’s National Volunteer Week!

National Volunteer Week (April 18-24) is a time to celebrate and thank volunteers.

This week, our website will feature volunteer stories from across the country. Take a few minutes to read their stories!

Meet Our Volunteers
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Have you seen us in your neighbourhood?

Yes, we are fundraising!

The CNIB Foundation has partnered with fundraising organization Globalfaces Direct, TNI and Public Outreach to fundraise safely for monthly donations in B.C., Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario and Nova Scotia.

To learn more, including why we’re fundraising and what precautions are being taken in line with provincial regulations, please visit our Donor Info page.

Please visit our donor info page

Find the perfect volunteer opportunity for you!


Volunteer Opportunities

Vision Mate

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

Volunteer for Vision Mate