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Deadline extended to apply for COVID-19 one-time payment for persons with disabilities

Canadians with a valid Disability Tax Credit will begin to receive the COVID-19 one-time $600 payment for persons with disabilities on October 30, 2020. The deadline to apply for the Disability Tax Credit (DTC) to receive the COVID-19 one-time payment for persons with disabilities has also been extended from September 25, 2020, to December 31, 2020.

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Events

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Technology Workshop: Aira

The Aira app connects a blind user with a sighted agent who uses the phone's camera to assist with daily living tasks. These tasks can include: reading mail, identifying expiry dates on groceries, telling you information on products, and some aspects of independent travel, just to name a few. Join us to learn more. The app will be demonstrated during the session. This technology workshop meets via Zoom web conference on October 29 from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

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Blogs

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Come to Work: Opening doors to opportunities

For many people with sight loss, navigating the workplace can be challenging. Since March, Toronto’s Elizabeth Mohler has been attending several of the CNIB Foundation's virtual programs, including Come to Work, which is designed to open doors to talent with sight loss.

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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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Phone It Forward Event Team Member

Help us collect cellphones and promote our Phone It Forward Program. Cellphones will be handed to blind people so they can be even more independent.

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Phone It Forward Tech Expert

Help us collect cellphones and promote our Phone It Forward Program. Cellphones will be handed to blind people so they can be even more independent.

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