A Transformative Year

A message from the President and the Chair of the Board of Directors

They say that a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. Last year, we took the first step on our new strategic plan, Path to Change. And with tremendous pride and excitement, we’ve continued on this crucial journey.

CNIB has made significant progress toward achieving the goals of our strategic plan over the last year. Though we have a long journey still ahead of us, this progress has surpassed even our own expectations.

Suffice it to say, it’s been a transformative year, one that has seen positive dialogue with provincial governments across Canada regarding the future of post-vision loss rehabilitation therapy. This service for Canadians with vision loss is essential to safety, mobility and independence. At the same time, we also began the exciting work of envisioning the types of charitable programs our organization will deliver in the years to come. The excitement of CNIB staff and volunteers – as well as the vast community of blind and partially sighted Canadians who we’ve worked with during this journey – is absolutely palpable.

None of this would be possible without the support of friends and stakeholders like you. So thank you. A thousand times, thank you. Now let’s continue down the Path to Change, together.

John M. Rafferty
President and CEO   

John R. Matheson
Chair, Board of Directors