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CNIB Lake Joe Roadshow

Join us at the CNIB Lake Joe roadshow in your community! Find out what's new at CNIB Lake Joe, meet the team, and learn more about the upcoming season. We love talking about CNIB Lake Joe and are here to answer any questions you might have!

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Literacy Program, Info. Session - Ottawa

CNIB provides Ontario’s only literacy and basic skills program for Deafblind adults in Ontario, funded by the Ministry of Training, Colleges & University. The literacy program will be hosting a "drop-in" session for clients to learn more about what the program is and how it can help them. There will be cookies/muffins and coffee/tea as well as card games and options to ask questions and provide feedback to the program.

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Blogs

Victoria, her Guide Dog Alan, and a police officer sit on a couch.

AdvoCorner: Toronto Police Service educates community about the rights of guide dog handlers

Guide Dog Awareness Month (GDAM) wrapped up on September 30 with a joint message from the CNIB Foundation and Toronto Police Service – guide dogs belong everywhere. It's the law.

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Bill C-81 is now law!

Bill C-81 is now law! The Accessible Canada Act – created to proactively eliminate barriers and ensure greater opportunities for persons with disabilities – requires all organizations under federal jurisdiction to ensure that public spaces, workplaces, employment program services and information be accessible to everyone.

CNIB’s John Rafferty and Diane Bergeron share their thoughts on the passing of this historic legislation and celebrate the triumphant efforts of the sight loss and disability communities across Canada.

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A graphic showing the cover of the 2020 CNIB Guide Dogs Calendar. A black Lab poses with CNIB Foundation branding.  Text: Proceeds support the CNIB Foundation's innovative programs and powerful advocacy that empower people impacted by blindness to live their dreams and tear down barriers to inclusion.

2020 CNIB Guide Dogs calendar on sale now!

The 2020 CNIB Guide Dogs calendars are now available!

This year’s calendar features future guide dogs (Eric, Hope, Ray, Lily, Luna, Pepper, Potter and Wonder) and working CNIB Guide Dogs (Maple and Piper). Ambassador (Willow) and buddy (Queenie) dogs are also featured.

You can purchase a 2020 CNIB Guide Dogs calendar for only $10 at local CNIB offices!

Proceeds support the CNIB Foundation's innovative programs and powerful advocacy that empower people impacted by blindness to live their dreams and tear down barriers to inclusion.

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Event Team Member Phone It Forward

The Event Team Member is responsible for supporting the development of Phone It Forward Phone Drives in local communities, raising awareness about CNIB and its programs, elevating community profile, advocating for smartphone donations and educating the public on the impact technology has in the hands of individuals impacted by blindness.

Volunteer for Event Team Member Phone It Forward

Phone It Forward Tech-Expert.

The Tech-Expert is responsible for on-site technical support during the Phone Drive, such as erasing donors' personal data of phones given during the Phone It Forward drives, unlocking phone and making sure all files and personal information are removed to protect the identity of our donors.

Volunteer for Phone It Forward Tech-Expert.