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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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Telephone Social: Trivia & Games

During this phone group, Jeff deViller will be hosting an interactive series of trivia and games with very, real prizes on the line! This group runs via Zoom web conference and teleconference. Call-in information will be given upon registration.

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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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CNIB's New Virtual Programs

Stay connected from your home with these exciting new programs and events!

Until the end of April, CNIB will be hosting a variety of virtual programs that you can participate in over the phone or online! These include:

Telephone Socials: These socials provide an opportunity to connect with people from across the province and often have a focus, whether it's a facilitated discussion, a guest speaker, or trivia and games.

An Employment Series: During Fridays' "Let's Talk About," we will speak with someone with sight loss working in an interesting field of work and then will discuss an employment-related topic.

Tech It Out: During Tech It Out, we will be sharing new technology and apps. These sessions will be more formal with Steve presenting on a number of new apps that can be downloaded and used at home.

As always, you can meet with our staff via telephone. If you're unsure how to schedule a meeting with a CNIB Foundation staff person in Nova Scotia, please email and he will forward your message to the appropriate person.

Check out our new online and telephone offerings here!

Find the perfect volunteer opportunity for you!


Volunteer Opportunities

Tandem Biking Pilot

Do you love to cycle?
Would you like to share that experience with someone who can't enjoy a ride by themselves?
Then our tandem bike program may be for you!

Volunteer for Tandem Biking Pilot

CNIB PEI Provincial Board Member

CNIB Prince Edward Island is seeking Board
Members to help us change what it is to be blind
Are you looking for an opportunity to have a positive impact on the lives of individuals with sight loss on Prince Edward Island? We're looking for dynamic volunteers to take our fundraising endeavours to the next level.
As a member of the PEI Board, you will provide leadership to CNIB as we build and expand our Foundation programs, strengthen our partnerships and engage more people than ever before in our work.
For more information on this exciting opportunity, please send your cover letter and resume to Wendy Constable, Executive Assistant, CNIB at 506.458.0060 x 5601 or email
If you are a high-energy business or community leader who strongly believes in our mission and want to play a critical role at a transformational moment in CNIB’s history, we want to hear from you.

Volunteer for CNIB PEI Provincial Board Member