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CNIB announces new partnership with GoodMaps

TORONTO – The CNIB Foundation, Canada's largest non-profit serving people with sight loss, has announced a new partnership with GoodMaps, experts and innovators in accessible navigation and wayfinding.

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Events

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Diabetes & Vision Loss Group

Diabetes Retinopathy is the fourth leading cause of blindness in Canada. Many of us are living with or assist someone living with diabetes and sight loss. In this group, we will discuss life hacks, have guest speakers from the diabetic community, and talk about technology. This group meets via Zoom web conference on Monday, September 14 & 28 from 3 to 4 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

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Blogs

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Humans with CNIB Guide Dogs: Cindy & Barney

"I was very emotional the first time I met Barney. I remember saying to him, 'This is it. We’re going to start a new life together, the two of us.'" -Cindy

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Virtual Vision Mate Program

To combat the negative ramifications that isolation can have on Canadians with sight loss, the CNIB Foundation has adapted one of its core program offerings, the Vision Mate program, to engage volunteers to connect virtually with participants by phone or online at least once a week.

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COVID-19 Resources

Visit our new COVID-19 Resources webpage to get the latest information on everything from new foundation programs to our physical distancing advocacy initiatives and interviews with program participants.

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Volunteer Opportunities

Tech Mate

Make a difference for people who are blind or partially sighted by providing leisure companionship in your community to someone who is blind or partially sighted.

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Leisure Mate

Make a difference for people who are blind or partially sighted by providing leisure companionship in your community to someone who is blind or partially sighted.

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