Why CGAs Matter

Bryan playing with his toy guitarEvery minute, three Canadians turn to CNIB, enquiring about information and support to overcome the challenges of vision loss. 

If it weren’t for the much-needed funding we receive from charitable gift annuities, we wouldn’t be able to respond to many of those Canadians when they need us most.

Allowing you to give what you can

Many of us may not be able to make a large cash gift to a charity we care about in our lifetime – after all, we need to take care of ourselves too.

But a charitable gift annuity allows Canadians to make an incredible impact in the work we do at CNIB, while ensuring their own security and lifelong income at the same time. 

That’s why CGAs are such a powerful way for just about anyone to be able to give. 

Supporting vital programs and services

The donation we receive from the lump sum you designate for your CGA will be invested directly into programs and services that help Canadians with vision loss fully participate in life. 

There are currently more than one million Canadians living with blindness or significant vision loss. And because of our aging population, that number is growing fast. 

The demand on CNIB’s services has never been so great. But your charitable gift annuity will help us be there for all those who need us. 

What your gift can do 

  • Create a brighter future for kids, with one-on-one services covering everything from literacy to social interaction.

  • Open doors to employment, through practical training in things like how to use a computer, write a résumé and track down job leads.

  • Give the opportunity for a full, active life, with programs that promote .

  • Help make prevention a priority, through projects that raise awareness about vision health and help prevent Canadians from losing their sight.

  • Fund research for a better world, designed to improve understanding of eye health and the needs of people who are blind or partially sighted.

  • Enable independence in everyday life, with practical support in everything from cooking to walking with a white cane.

Learn more about the vast range of services​ that your CGA will help us provide to people with vision loss in your community.