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CNIB urges Government of Ontario to change provision which requires a driver’s license to update an Ontario Health Card

It has been nearly two years since CNIB first alerted the Government of Ontario that Ontarians who are blind, partially sighted or Deafblind are currently unable to renew their Ontario Health Card online through the Government of Ontario website because the renewal form requires a driver’s license number. 

Recently, our most significant discussions have been with the Ontario Ministry of Government and Consumer Services around transforming the online health card renewal services to ensure they are accessible and available to Ontarians who are blind, partially sighted, and Deafblind.

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Events

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Oakville Coffee & Chat

November 29, 2021

Grab a coffee and come chat each week about local things in the Oakville area. This group meets via Zoom web conference every Monday from 10 to 11 a.m. Eastern 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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Giving the gift of literacy

Thank you, TD Bank Group!

The TD Summer Reading Club is increasing access to Early Learning opportunities for children living with print disabilities.

The TD Summer Reading Club helps children of all abilities get excited about reading, fosters an inclusive environment for children with print disabilities to be part of their local library community, and provides an avenue for children with print disabilities to connect with exceptional Canadian children's writers and illustrators. Through the TD Ready Commitment, funding from TD also provides training and support to library staff in the planning and delivery of accessible reading activities.

Thank you, TD Bank Group, for helping open doors to education and contributing to the long-term well-being of individuals, families, and communities by building crucial literacy skills for children with print disabilities!

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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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