It brings us sadness to announce that Cathy Moore, CNIB’s National Director of Government Relations and Advocacy, passed away on September 13, 2012 at the age of 57, after a long battle with cancer. Her career with CNIB spanned 22 years, during which her tireless efforts served to support and empower people who are blind or partially sighted from coast to coast.
Cathy joined CNIB in 1984 as an employment counselor in Regina, Saskatchewan. Through the years, she moved up the ranks and across the country, assuming a variety of service and employment-related roles in Ontario and Atlantic Canada. In 2002, Cathy came to Ottawa to take the lead on national government relations and advocacy. In this role, she collaborated with Canadians who are blind or partially sighted to advance the cause of equal rights, and applied her wealth of knowledge and insight to the task to persuading governments to better respond to the needs of people with vision loss.
Cathy’s passion and tenacity won her the respect and admiration of many people, from politicians and policy-makers to the vast array of individuals and groups who share her goals. Her vibrant personality and sense of humour won her friends wherever she went.
We acknowledge with gratitude Cathy’s tremendous contributions to our organization and cause, and we extend our deepest condolences to her family and friends.
Photo above right: Cathy Moore (far left), in her element: bringing people with vision loss, CNIB and government stakeholders together at a special event for the CNIB Library in 2011.