CNIB Simcoe/Muskoka advocates meeting with Doug Downey, MPP Barrie, Springwater, Oro-Medonte. Left to right: Jim Ronald (CNIB advocate), Sherri Helsdingen (Program Lead, Advocacy, Ontario North), Betty Meacher (CNIB advocate), MPP Doug Downey.

Equalize – December 2018

Welcome to the December edition of Equalize! In this issue, we celebrate the legal accreditation for CNIB Guide Dogs. We also gain insight into CNIB's response to the Ontario Ministry of Education's "For the Parents" consultation, and we hear from someone with sight loss who participated in a mock evacuation as part of first responder training. Plus, CNIB recommends amendments to the Accessible Canada Act and we learn more about "Smart Cities".

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The Toronto Christmas market. The distillery district lit up with Christmas lights and a tree.

Described Tour: Toronto Distillery Christmas Market

The CCB Visionaries and the CNIB Foundation are joining forces to bring you a described walk through one of the city’s most talked about attractions.

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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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Woman using a smartphone

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 cartoon drawing of a briefcase with thick black border. "CNIB Come to Work"

Come to Work

Opening doors to talent with sight loss.

The CNIB Foundation's Come to Work program connects job seekers who are blind or partially sighted with employers who want to discover the full potential of Canada's talent.

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Volunteer Opportunities

CNIB Holiday Gift Wrap Kiosk

Get wrappin' with CNIB!
CNIB is actively recruiting volunteers to provide gift wrapping services to shoppers at the CNIB Holiday Gift Wrap Kiosk at the Pickering Town Centre.

Volunteer for CNIB Holiday Gift Wrap Kiosk

Peer Support Facilitator

Make a difference for people who are blind or partially sighted by facilitating peer group meetings in your community.

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