National SCORE Program 2018

About the Program

CNIB's National SCORE Program is a unique summer experience for Canadian individuals who have sight loss and are between 16 to 21 years of age. This program is geared toward students who are interested in pursuing post-secondary education.

Our SCORE philosophy is that we believe that the right balance of opportunities to discover, learn, share, build on strengths, and play will lead to motivated individuals with a successful future.

This year the program will be held from Monday, July 16th to Friday, July 27th. The first six days will be spent at the University of Toronto Scarborough with the following six days at the CNIB Lake Joseph Centre. The program focuses on employment skills, academic readiness skills, independence, and youth development. Learning sessions are complemented by fun recreational activities (like swimming, rock wall climbing, tandem biking, and water tubing), visiting restaurants and local attractions.

Twelve participants will be selected from across Canada. Participants must be ready to learn and engage in meaningful discussions and activities. Participants will get involved in educational sessions led by professional staff and guest presenters. CNIB staff provide orientation and mobility support and independent living skill support.

Program Cost

The National SCORE Program is offered free of charge to participants. The cost of flights, accommodation, meals, and program expenses are covered. However, participants are expected to bring their own spending money. ​​