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CNIB Century of Change Award medal in its opened box


Changing what it is to be blind is no small goal. It’s going to take passion, dedication and extraordinary efforts. 

Our achievement awards and honours recognize the inspiring contributions of Canadians, businesses and groups.

Client studying using CCTV

The Ross C. Purse Doctoral Fellowship

The Ross C. Purse Doctoral Fellowship encourages and supports theoretical and practical research and studies at the doctoral level in the field of vision loss in Canada.
CNIB Century of Change award medals in their open boxes with their blue ribbons out on display

CNIB Century of Change Award

Recognizing the leaders, volunteers, funders, community partners, advocates and champions who have worked with CNIB to change what it is to be blind.
A woman getting her eyes checked by an optometrist

Chanchlani Global Vision Research Award

Recognizing international achievement in the area of vision science or rehabilitation research.
Woman using an iPad

Winston Gordon Award of Excellence in Accessible Technology

Recognizing significant technological innovations for people who are blind or partially sighted.
Hands over a braille book.

Dr. Dayton M. Forman Memorial Award

Recognizing outstanding leadership in the advancement of library and information services for Canadians with sight loss.
Arthur Magill Award

Arthur Napier Magill Distinguished Service Award

Honouring an outstanding CNIB volunteer for enhancing the lives of people who are blind or partially sighted.
Man standing against a wall holding his white cane while smiling.

CNIB Honour Roll

Recognizing exceptional people who’ve given time, expertise and enthusiasm to CNIB since 1918.