Where Your Money Goes

Senior man working in the kitchen with an aidAs a charity, we receive less than 35 per cent of our total funding from government sources, so we rely on public ​donations to continue to be there for all those who need our services​.

Your support means that our dedicated specialists can work with people of all ages in their own homes, communities or local CNIB offices – providing emotional support and personalized rehabilitation services in everyday skills like cooking and walking safely with a white cane

For thousands of Canadians, these services make it possible to lead a full, independent life after a serious loss of sight.  

Your donations also enable us to work hand-in-hand with Canadians who are blind or partially sighted to advocate for a barrier-free society​, and to strive to eliminate avoidable sight loss with world-class research​ and by promoting the importance of vision health through public education. 

The impact of your donations

  • Each year, Canadians who are blind or partially sighted receive almost one million hours of vital support from CNIB, helping them build their independence and fully participate in life.

  • Every year, CNIB helps more than 10,000 children and youth build their daily living skills, improve their confidence and overcome the challenges of growing up without vision.

  • Each year, CNIB peer support groups welcome 29,000 attendees across the country, sharing skills, support and knowledge to lessen the isolation of vision loss.

  • Every hour, the CNIB Library circulates more than 250 accessible items – like braille or audio books – to Canadians who are blind or partially sighted so they can experience the joys of reading.