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About Us

Founded in 1918, the CNIB Foundation is a non-profit organization driven to change what it is to be blind today. We deliver innovative programs and powerful advocacy that empower people impacted by blindness to live their dreams and tear down barriers to inclusion. Our work as a blind foundation is powered by a network of volunteers, donors and partners from coast to coast to coast.

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Mission and Values

Learn about our mission and the values that animate everything we do.
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Reconciliation – The Way Forward

At CNIB, we are committed to changing what it is to be blind for Indigenous Peoples through collaboration and engagement with First Nations, Inuit and Métis communities across the country. 
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Our Accountability

We’re committed to handling all feedback with care and to resolving issues in a timely, respectful and fair way.
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Our History

Learn about the CNIB Foundation’s impact over a century of change.
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Accessibility at CNIB

Learn about CNIB’s commitment to accessibility and inclusion.
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Find our strategic plans, annual reports and more.
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International Affairs

We are an active participant on the international stage, working with government and other non-profit organizations and to share expertise and professional resources with people experiencing sight loss.
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Financial Statements

Get information on our funding practices and how your donation makes a difference.
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Diversity & Inclusion: We are CNIB

The communities we serve are diverse and rich in culture and history. There are many factors that overlap with one’s sight loss journey. How these factors work together to form a person’s lived experience is essential in shaping their identity. Here, we will explore the many faces and facets of intersectionality with being blind, partially sighted or Deafblind.
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Have you seen us in your neighbourhood?

Yes, we are fundraising! The CNIB Foundation has partnered with fundraising organization Globalfaces Direct, TNI and Public Outreach to fundraise safely for monthly donations in B.C., Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario and Nova Scotia.
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Our Team

Meet the ambitious team behind CNIB from coast to coast.
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Our CNIB awards recognize people and groups changing what it is to be blind today.