Journey to Independence

Cover of Journey to Independence


90th Anniversary Offer

Journey to Independence
Blindness - The Canadian Story

Regular Price - $46.75
Anniversary Special - $34.95

This book explores the history of CNIB - from the men who crafted its charter to the people who made it successful. Millions of Canadians have been touched by the services CNIB provides and its message of hope. Available in various formats.
SKU BOK-020-001-0000 (Larger print)
SKU BOK-030-001-0000 (Braille)
SKU BOK-060-001-0000 (Regular print)
SKU BOK-070-001-0000 (DAISY CD)

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Herie’s research took him to blindness organizations in England and France, as during the 1800s both countries still had a significant influence on Canadian society. The end result is an enlightening tale that demonstrates how Canadian attitudes towards vision loss have changed since the country’s birth.

Toronto Town Crier Online

It was essential that the history of such a great organization as CNIB should be written and you have done a marvelous job. It makes interesting, exciting and enjoyable reading. The jacket is delightful.

Lady Jean Wilson, wife of Sir John Wilson, founder of the Royal Commonwealth Society for the Blind

I’m looking at a newspaper ad from the Hamilton Spectator. It’s 1869. It is the Queen’s birthday and I’m looking for a way to celebrate and I learn that for one thin dime, ten cents, I can quote, have an examination of deaf, mutes and blind persons. You’ll be glad to know that things have changed for the visually impaired in this country since then.

Spoken by Andy Barrie, CBC Metro Morning host in an Interview with Euclid Herie, author of “Journey to Independence”.