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Teach us a lesson at the Connecting the Dots conference!

Connecting the Dots is Canada's largest educational and professional development conference focused on education, technology, and employment for people who are blind or partially sighted. Organized by CNIB, the conference features thought-provoking workshops, keynote presentations and panel discussions on a variety of topics connected to the conference theme. Share your unique perspectives and knowledge! Have an idea for a session, product demo or keynote presentation? Submit a proposal to present!

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Events

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There & Back Again: Trans-Canada Step Challenge

May 16, 2021

Build upon the success of last year‘s Trans Canada step challenge where we collectively walked 8 million steps across the country. Now we are upping our game!

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Blogs

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Congratulating Tait – A 2020 CNIB Scholarship Recipient

A 2020 CNIB Scholarship recipient, Tait Hoyem says he was pleasantly surprised when he received the news.

“I knew CNIB Scholarships existed, but I never really thought of myself as someone who could get a scholarship because, frankly, my grades are not stellar,” says Tait. “But the scholarship application said they were looking for someone who likes to do things outside the box. It wasn't just about academics and grades, so I took a chance and applied.”

Read his story and find out how CNIB scholarships, bursaries and other external awards can help support your educational and professional aspirations.

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CNIB Guide Dogs Pup Crawl

Get ready for the second annual CNIB Guide Dogs Pup Crawl! Kicking off on April 28 in honour of International Guide Dog Day, this virtual five-kilometre movement event is about getting active in a safe way, all while supporting CNIB Guide Dogs in communities across Canada.

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Comedy Night with BIG DADDY TAZZ and Friends

BIG DADDY TAZZ and Friends rock the house on Thursday, April 29th, show is at 7:00pm CST. Don't miss it! This exciting event is in support of local charities, visit the link and pick CNIB from the list of charities to support.

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Volunteer Opportunities

Virtual Vision Mate

The Virtual Vision Mate program gives volunteers an opportunity to engage in friendly conversations with people who are blind or partially sighted.

Your support is urgently needed during this unprecedented time. You can schedule your chats on a set day and time every week, or you can schedule week-to-week, whatever works for both of you.

Volunteer for Virtual Vision Mate

Sighted Guide

Make a difference for people who are blind or partially sighted. You’ll support our clients to be fully engaged in their community by fostering independence, confidence, social opportunities and increased physical activity.

Volunteer for Sighted Guide