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Advocate

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Help us break down barriers

To create a truly inclusive world where people with sight loss have unlimited opportunities, we need to raise our voices and bring down barriers once and for all.

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Campaign Spotlight

Say #SnoWay and advocate for better snow removal in your region!

As snow begins to blanket our streets and sidewalks, CNIB is launching a snow removal advocacy campaign to educate municipalities and the public about the environmental barriers snow and ice-covered sidewalks create for our community and to remind municipalities, businesses, snow removal contractors, and homeowners about their responsibility to clear snow and ice from paths of travel. 

Advocacy Campaigns

By learning about the issues and joining our advocacy campaigns, you can help make tangible change in your community.

Advocacy Programs

When facing barriers to inclusion, knowing how to advocate effectively for yourself and others is key. CNIB advocacy programs and workshops can help you develop and strengthen your advocacy skills. 

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Equalize Advocacy Newsletter

Stay up-to-date on CNIB advocacy campaigns, initiatives, programs and meet local advocates. Distributed quarterly, Equalize is CNIB's advocacy e-newsletter. 

Know Your Rights

Through the creation of plain language legal information handbooks and resources, Know Your Rights aims to empower people who are blind, partially sighted or Deafblind to better understand their rights, navigate provincial legal systems and self-advocate to challenge discrimination. 

Community Engagement Volunteer Program

CNIB has created resources to support community members when engaging in advocacy in their local communities, whether as a formal CNIB Community Engagement Volunteer, a person living with sight loss, or an ally who wants to help bring about change. 

CNIB Presentations

From classrooms to city hall or speaking to corporations, CNIB volunteers regularly deliver educational and informative presentations to external groups about blindness and ways to create a more accessible society. 

Structured presentations cover topics like accessibility and inclusion, blindness etiquette, assistive technologies, white canes and guide dogs, CNIB programs and services, and more. Presentations can be tailored to fit the unique needs of your audience and customized to your group.

Help dispel common misconceptions about sight loss and learn how your group can become more inclusive by inviting us to speak at your next event! 

Two Community Engagement Volunteers deliver a presentation in front of a large group of school-aged children sitting in a gymnasium.