Join the CNIB 1000 Challenge

Want a new year's resolution you can keep?

For many individuals, the dawn of a new year means a new set of resolutions and goals. While many individuals hope to eat healthier, quit smoking or frequent the gym as part of their resolutions, individuals with vision loss aspire to travel on the bus independently, cross an intersection confidently, or cook again in their kitchen after losing their sight. 

This year, resolve to make a lasting difference in the lives of New Brunswickers who are blind or partially sighted.

Become a visionary and join the challenge as a monthly donor. CNIB is recruiting 1,000 like-minded individuals to give back as part of their new year’s aspirations: $10 per month, that’s all it takes.

All funds raised here, stay here. Your generous support will help New Brunswickers with vision loss build the confidence and skills to do everyday tasks independently, whether it’s preparing a meal, walking safely with a white cane or using assistive technology to pursue an education.

New Brunswickers like Lida, Marian, Brenda, Andrew, Natalie, Tim and Amanda.

CNIB ambassador raises awareness to support her siblings and others living with vision loss ​

Born in Renous, Miramichi along with eight siblings, Lida Currie has many fond memories of her childhood. She can still remember skating on the pond, sledding and playing on their homemade swing. Growing up in such a large family, Lida always had an empathetic personality and loved helping others. Read Lida's story.​  ​


CNIB ambassador encourages others to see beyond vision loss

Marian ZaichkowskiWhen Marian Zaichkowski noticed that her vision was beginning to get blurry about 10 years ago, she booked an appointment with her optometrist as she figured she needed a stronger prescription for her glasses. Unfortunately, what she found out was quite different. Read Marian's story.

Riverview resident gives back to CNIB by volunteering to help others with vision loss

Photo of Brenda PiccoWhen Brenda Picco went for a regular eye exam in her early 20s, the results were completely unexpected. Despite having no signs or symptoms, Brenda was diagnosed with Stargardt’s disease – a condition of the macula which causes the central vision to decrease over time. It was approximately 10 years later that she started noticing changes in her vision. Read Brenda’s story.

Former UNB student pays it forward to others with vision loss

Photo of Andrew DaleyMaking the transition from high school to university can be difficult and demanding – but when a student is blind or partially sighted, reading course materials, researching and writing academic papers can pose monumental challenges. Diagnosed with macular degeneration, Andrew Daley believed these challenges would hinder his ability to pursue a university education – that is, until he turned to CNIB. Read Andrew’s story.

Moncton resident doesn’t let blindness hold her back from reaching goals

Natalie FougereNatalie Fougere has been blind since birth because of a condition called optic nerve hypoplasia. Beginning to learn braille before she even started kindergarten, the Moncton resident has always been determined to reach her goals. Read Natalie's story.

Cyclists with vision loss inspire others to achieve their dreams

Tim and Amanda Doucette ride their bicycles Having cycled from one end of Prince Edward Island to the other over a seven-day, 288-kilometer trek, Tim and Amanda Doucette don’t let their vision loss stop them from perusing their passion for adventure.

A partially sighted couple, Tim was born blind with cataracts obscuring his vision and Amanda was born with Colobomas, a deformity of the iris limiting her visual field and distance vision. Read Tim and Amanda's story.

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