You helped Maggie grow and thrive.

Maggie in a yellow dress plays with a red light-up toy.After a stroke left 16-month-old Maggie Costello with very little vision, her mother, Katie, turned to CNIB for help. We were there to support the Costello family and provide a lifeline during this crucial period in Maggie’s life. Our expert staff worked with Maggie on strategies to stimulate her development and ensure she's meeting important childhood milestones. CNIB specialists in Newfoundland now work with Maggie's daycare to help ensure her environment is safe and engaging.

  • Each year our staff spend the equivalent of 24 years teaching independent living skills.
  • We help thousands of people with vision loss travel independently through much-needed mobility training.
  • We spend the hours-equivalent of 27 years helping children and their families every year.

Teaching children to navigate with confidence

Last winter, CNIB’s B.C. team launched a new life skills camp for pre-school-aged children who are blind or partially sighted and their parents. Focused on helping children build their mobility and independence, and preparing them for the transition to elementary school, the new B.C. camp is another in a long list of innovative children’s camps CNIB holds across the country every year.

Ensuring a powerful impact in people’s lives

In the last year, CNIB initiated a new project to monitor and evaluate the success of our services on an in-depth level – looking beyond skill attainment to ensure the people we serve are achieving larger life goals related to their wellbeing and quality of life. Going forward, these findings will help us improve the rehabilitation therapy we provide and ensure it makes the most significant and positive impact possible in the lives of those we serve.

Achieving the highest standards of service quality

After rigorous testing, CNIB has received a prestigious accreditation from CARF (Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities), the highest level of accreditation that can be awarded to an organization in the area of rehabilitation therapy, with renowned standards of excellence. This certification is a testament to our organization’s longstanding expertise in the field and commitment to the highest level of service quality.

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