You helped lead the way

Message from the President and CEO

John Rafferty, President and CEO, CNIB, in a suit.

Thanks to your support, this year was an historic one for CNIB and the people we serve.

After many months of planning, and thousands of hours consulting with our stakeholders, including people who are blind or partially sighted and the vision care community across Canada, we proudly launched our new strategic plan: The Path to Change.

This bold new plan will guide our direction over the next four years, as we work towards CNIB’s centennial anniversary in 2018 – and with it, the commitment to create a better Canada for people who are blind or partially sighted in the hundred years to come.

To do that, we need to change the way vision loss is perceived in this country, as well as the way it’s addressed in our continuum of care. Working in partnership with those we serve, we need to build bridges with the medical community, government and our partner agencies to create a future in which every Canadian has full access to the services they need to thrive with blindness or partial sight.

That’s the new vision we’re working towards, and with it, we’re building a new hope for the future. And none of it would be possible without your support. You helped us create The Path to Change. You helped lead the way. Now, we’re about to embark on that path, together.

Thank you for your incredible support.

John M. Rafferty
President and CEO

Back to top of page