Greater Toronto Area (GTA)

CNIB Ontario GTA Programs


What's Happening This Month?

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A Party 100 Years in the Making!

A Party 100 Years in the Making

Join us on April 12 at Wychwood Barns in Toronto as we celebrate our centennial.

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CNIB GTA Party Sponsorship Package.pdfCNIB GTA Party Sponsorship Package.pdf

Get your ticket today!

Help us create Canada's most inclusive neighbourhood with CNIB ShopTalk!

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What's New in the GTA?

Call for Applicants for New Employment Program

Are you a blind or partially sighted job seeker?

CNIB is in the early stages of launching an internship/returnship career growth program working with partner employers to create paid work-place opportunities.

We are seeking applicants to help us build a talent pool of candidates to screen and select for future opportunities.

The program is open to all experience levels. Whether you’re transitioning from school to the world of work, a seasoned professional looking to make a change or someone looking to re-enter the workforce; we are looking to build a diverse talent pool. 

To be considered for the program, please submit:

  • A resume
  • A letter of application highlighting your skills, career goals and what industry you would like to work in (ex: financial, education, technology, healthcare, mass media/communications, marketing, administrative, hospitality, etc.) And mention how you learned of this opportunity.

Please send completed applications to and include your city and quote “internship” in the subject line.

Electronic submissions are preferred, although we will accept mailed applications addressed to:

Tina Sarkar-Thompson
CNIB Community Hub, 1525 Yonge Street.
Toronto, Ontario. M4T 1Z2



CNIB Ontario GTA Offices

GTA Community Hub
1525 Yonge Street
Toronto, ON M4T 1Z2
Monday, Wednesday & Friday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Lots going on in the evenings and weekends too, so please connect with our office for details!


50 Burnhamthorpe Road West
#300 (Reception)
Mississauga, ON L5B 3C2
phone: (905) 275-5332

1929 Bayview Avenue
Toronto, ON M4G 3E8
phone: (416) 486-2500


55 Gordon Street
Suite 207A - Abilities Centre
Whitby, ON L1N 0J2
phone: (905) 430-7611

CNIB Ontario GTA Leadership

Angela Bonfanti, CNIB Ontario GTA Executive Director

Angela Bonfanti (333x500).jpgAngela Bonfanti is the Executive Director for the CNIB Ontario Foundation in the Greater Toronto Area, as well as the Head of National Government Relations for CNIB. Angela first walked through the doors of CNIB as a child, accompanying her father who has been blind most of his life. She joined our staff after nearly a decade of working for the federal government as a political staffer with the Liberals. She started her career at CNIB as the National Director for Stewardship and Donor Engagement before she was seconded to assist with the development and implementation of CNIB’s strategic plan – The Path to Change. Angela led a number of efforts which helped CNIB to achieve key milestones in the strategic plan, including the development and endorsement of the Canadian Patient Charter for Vision Care and the Comprehensive Vision Rehabilitation Model of Care. Most recently, Angela was the National Director of CNIB’s newly developed Strategic Relations and Engagement department and helped to lead CNIB’s first country-wide federal election strategy which has led to significant movement in a number of federal initiatives. In her new role, the Charity will benefit from Angela’s extensive professional and personal experience in campaign volunteering and management. Her understanding of government will also be tapped as we advocate for changes from the City of Toronto and the provincial government.

CNIB Ontario GTA Regional Board of Directors


Richard Steele

Board Chair

Assistant Deputy Minister, Social Assistance Operations, Ministry of Community and Social Services, Ontario Public Service

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Board Vice Chair

Senior Vice President, Marketing TMX, Toronto Stock Exchange

Timothy (Tim) Murphy

Chair, Revenue Generation and Management Committee

Executive Partner, Co-Chair, Aboriginal, Government Relations, Project Finance, Infrastructure and Energy, McMillan LLP

Sath Dosanjh

Vice Chair, Revenue Generation and Management Committee

Senior Director, Partnerships and Corporate Development, Equifax Canada

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Chair, Culture of Volunteerism Committee

Former Director, Resident Access and Support, Toronto Community Housing

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Vice Chair, Culture of Volunteerism

Financial Representative, Primerica

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Chair, Property Committee

President and Managing Director, AREA, Toronto, ON

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Vice Chair, Property Committee

Senior Principal, Stantec Architecture

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Chair, Program Implementation Committee

Founder, President and Spokesperson, Courage Canada/Canadian Blind Hockey Association

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Vice Chair, Program Implementation Committee

Principal, Mixxmedia Inc.

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Chair, Advocacy Committee

Assistive Technology Professional, Bank of Nova Scotia

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Dean, Centre for Hospitality & Culinary Arts, George Brown College, Toronto, ON

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Manager, Development, CSA Group, Toronto, ON

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Educator, Niagara College, Hospitality, Tourism and Sport, Toronto, ON

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CNIB Ontario GTA, Executive Director