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Victoria and her guide dog Alan, a black Labrador retriever

Stop! You're breaking the law when you turn me and my guide dog away

As a Paralympian proudly representing Canada on the international sports stage in rowing, I recently returned from Tokyo where, in the Athletes' Village, I went to restaurants and shops – all without hassle. All without being asked to leave and escorted to the exit. Contrast this with my experience in my home country, and it is a completely different story. Like so many other Canadians who rely on guide dogs, I face discrimination frequently.

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Events

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Yoga

September 27, 2021

Helena Butler will take everyone through a series of yoga poses and make sure that each person is doing the yoga poses right. If you have the camera on, Helena will be looking to make sure that everyone has understood her explanation of the yoga poses she does. program runs via Zoom. This yoga program runs via Zoom web conference every Monday from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Newfoundland Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

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Blogs

: The backs of three youth walking to school. They are wearing backpacks and are outdoors.

Back to School with CNIB’s National Youth Council

Heading back to school can be an incredibly stressful time for students living with sight loss and their families. It’s time to meet new teachers, explain your vision loss and the necessary accommodations you require, arrange for technology/assistance, and get settled into a new environment.

The traditional school system is not one that was built for people with disabilities, specifically those living with sight loss. We have constantly had to change and adapt to fit in with everyone else. From accommodation letters to private testing spaces to segregated learning, we’ve had it all. 

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A laptop computer. Displayed on the screen is the bilingual Connecting the Dots logo.

Join us for Connecting the Dots 2021!

October 15 & 16 (French Event) and October 22 & 23 (English Event)!

Connecting the Dots is Canada's largest educational and professional development conference focused on education, technology, and employment for people who are blind or partially sighted.

Register Today!
Logo de Droits Devant ! d'INCA avec l'icône d'un porte-voix.

Lancement de la campagne Droits Devants!

Ensemble, défendons les droits des personnes aveugles!


La campagne Droits Devant ! d’INCA en partenariat avec la Chambre des notaires du Québec vise à outiller les Québécois aveugles ou ayant une vision partielle à mieux défendre leurs droits et à sensibiliser les professionnels du système juridique québécois et le grand public quant aux droits trop souvent bafoués. Découvrez les outils juridiques que vous avons créés pour mieux défendre les droits des personnes aveugles, les vidéos de sensibilisation et nos formations!

Découvrir la campagne Droits Devant!
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Volunteer Opportunities

Connecting the Dots – Session Facilitators

To provide day-of-event virtual support to participants during the Connecting the Dots conference (October 22 & 23).

Volunteer for Connecting the Dots – Session Facilitators

Connecting the Dots – Tech Support & Concierge

To provide day-of-event tech/accessible tech support to participants during the Connecting the Dots conference (October 22 & 23).

Volunteer for Connecting the Dots – Tech Support & Concierge