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An interview with Ben Mulroney and CNIB Guide Dogs Buddy Team Zach and Elsie

CNIB Brand Ambassador, Ben Mulroney, chats with CNIB Guide Dogs buddy dog team, Zach and Elsie.  Hear from Zach about how Elsie is helping him through COVID-19 social distancing and recovering from a recent surgery. Zach also tells Ben about his experience with CNIB’s virtual programs. Watch the full interview here.

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Events

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Tech Drop-in Session (National)

Are you having challenges with using your technology or do you simply have questions about something new? Join us for a forum discussion by teleconference. Tech successes are welcome too! Many heads are better than one! The group meets via teleconference every Tuesday from 1-3 p.m. Eastern Time. Call-in information will be given upon registration.

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Blogs

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“Balcony jam sessions” bringing Toronto community (almost) together

Like many Canadians today, Christine Malec is looking to stay connected with her community and the world around her. Given the current COVID-19 pandemic, everyone is isolating themselves from the outside world – but many don’t consider how challenging this can be for those with a disability. 

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CNIB Foundation expands virtual program offerings across Canada

In response to COVID-19, the CNIB Foundation has expanded its virtual program offerings across Canada.

Whether it's career support, tech training, youth groups or book clubs, we're combating social isolation and transforming our communities into beacons of accessibility and inclusion, where everyone can live, work and play without barriers. Funded by charitable donations and enabled by the selfless contributions of volunteers, our innovative programs and powerful advocacy are driving change in communities from coast to coast to coast.

Virtual Program Offerings
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Connecting the Dots Conference 2020

Save the date!

At Connecting the Dots, you’ll learn from the best! The conference attracts an incredible lineup of keynote speakers, panellists, educators, and vendors who impart their knowledge, ideas, and research to ignite conversations and provide valuable insights on braille, technology and employment.

Toronto, ON
Date: Wednesday, October 7 and Thursday, October 8, 2020
Time: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Location: MaRS Discovery District

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Volunteer Opportunities

Program Activity Assistant - Thunder Bay

The CNIB Foundation hosts a variety of programs for people who are blind or partially sighted. Program activity assistants provide sighted assistance and support for a program. Volunteers assist with setup and teardown, work with group leads to track attendance, promote programs and connect with participant.

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Office Support - Thunder Bay

Help create the first impression for CNIB by providing office administration support.

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