Founded in 1918, CNIB is one of Canada’s oldest and most respected charities. For 99 years, the organization has been Canada’s primary source of support for people who are blind or partially sighted, providing crucial vision loss rehabilitation services to thousands of Canadians each day.

With a dedicated team of approximately 700 staff members and thousands of volunteers across the country, CNIB is proud to be there, every step of the way, for people who are blind or partially sighted and their families, from the crucial early childhood years through adulthood and into the autumn of life. We also work diligently to increase public understanding of vision health, and to advocate proudly for an inclusive society where no citizen is left behind, regardless of vision loss.

CNIB has ambitious goals for the future. Through our new strategic plan, CNIB is working to ensure that every Canadian who is blind or partially sighted has access to the full range of services they need to increase their independence and have more control over their own lives.

For more information, please visit or call 1-800-563-2642.


November 29, 2017

Job Title:

Canvasser, Community Outreach


Part-Time, Permanent


Barrie, ON



The Canvasser, Community Outreach, will be responsible for working as a member of high performing Door to door canvassing team.  He/she will represent CNIB in the community, educate potential donors about CNIBs programs and services and solicit monthly donations.


The Canvasser will report directly to Team Lead, Community Outreach


Essential Functions


The position entails, but is not limited to, the following general responsibilities:

  • Work as part of a Door to door canvassing team

  • Listen to Team Lead's guidance, daily goals and priorities

  • Contribute to a positive, energetic and rewarding team environment

  • Represent CNIB in the community

  • Educate potential donors on CNIB programs and services

  • Solicit monthly donations

  • Increase monthly donor base

  • Follow set daily route

  • Ensure all donations are recorded accurately

  • Ensure all materials including Ipads are kept in good condition

  • Leave positive impact on the community

  • Report on daily progress


Qualifications: (Education, Training, Experience):

Knowledge and Skill Requirements:

  • Excellent communication skills; comfortable conversing with a variety of people in different situations

  • Excellent written communication and oral presentation skills

  • Comfortable working in a high-pressure, fast-paced environment

  • Thoroughness, timeliness, flexibility and an ability to juggle priorities and meet deadlines

  • Computer proficiency

  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment

  • Ability to develop and maintain positive, productive relationships with senior volunteers

  • Resourceful, results-oriented with a positive, "can do" attitude

Experience and Education:

  • High school diploma required

  • Door to door, fundraising or sales experience is an asset

  • Ability to commute to CNIBs Barrie office

  • Ability to complete daily canvasser route

Work Environment:

  • Willingness to work in the afternoon and evening – 5 hr shifts
  • Willingness to work some flexible hours
  • Willingness to travel
  • Desire to be a passionate advocate for CNIB and those we serve



Closing Date for Applications:  January 12, 2018

Please Send the Application To: and quote the job title in the subject line

Please send cover letter and resume, and mention how you learned of this position.

CNIB strives to establish and maintain an inclusive workplace and believes that the diversity of our workforce is an invaluable asset. CNIB is committed to following recruitment and selection practices based on merit, transparency, accessibility and inclusion ensuring that all candidates are given a fair opportunity for employment with CNIB.

To help ensure that this commitment is met, CNIB is committed to working with all candidates that require an accommodation. If you require an accommodation, please state in your cover letter what accommodation you require and CNIB will work with you to meet your needs at every stage of the recruitment and selection process.

We thank all applicants for their interest in CNIB, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.