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CNIB advocates for inclusion at home and abroad this International Day of Persons with Disabilities

December 3, 2021 – On International Day of Persons with Disabilities, CNIB is calling on the federal government to use the 44th session of Parliament to support the creation of a barrier-free Canada and illustrate how countries can create inclusive societies for people with disabilities.  

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Events

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Coffee Time!

December 2, 2021

Join us for coffee, snacks and chatter! Kick back and relax over a cup of java and some great conversation. This group runs via Zoom web conference and teleconference every Thursday at 10:30 a.m. Newfoundland Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

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Blogs

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Retired school teacher plans to Phone it Forward by teaching others how to navigate their smart device

When Marilyn Rushton retired from a 15-year teaching career, she decided to commit to learning a variety of new activities, including how to use an iPad.

“I had played around with an iPad before… but it seemed way too complicated and intimidating to me, and I eventually gave up,” says Marilyn.

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Celebrate 60 years with CNIB Lake Joe!

For 60 years, CNIB Lake Joe has been providing enriching camp experiences for Canadians with sight loss – where children are encouraged to shine, youth are empowered to thrive, and 'kids of all ages' enjoy recreational pursuits. Jump in and join us as we celebrate our 60th Anniversary all year long! Whether online or in-person, we’ll be celebrating CNIB Lake Joe and everyone who has made it such a special place to be.

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Creating infinite possibilities for youth

Thank you, Scotiabank!

Children and youth with sight loss are among the most excluded group in the education system. Together, with Scotiabank, we’re breaking down these barriers through life-changing programs like the Infinite Youth Project.

Thanks to Scotiabank’s generous support, participants are developing skills including goal-setting, decision-making, teamwork, self-advocacy, interpersonal communication, and social skills, while also expanding their peer network.

These programs, which are uniquely designed and fully accessible, make it possible for children and youth to build their confidence and develop critical skills that will set them up for future success in education and employment.

Thank you, Scotiabank, for empowering youth to lead fuller and more independent lives without barriers!

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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.

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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.

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