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Class of 2019

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CNIB Guide Dogs celebrates Class of 2019

After extensive training, CNIB Guide Dogs is proud to announce the Class of 2019, consisting of twenty-five partnerships across Canada graduated on Friday, November 22, 2019.

Ceremonies were held in St. John's, Ottawa, Toronto, Winnipeg and Vancouver.

Below, you’ll find video clips from the graduation ceremonies:

St. John's





For a full list of graduates, visit: https://cnib.ca/en/news/cnib-guide-dogs-celebrates-class-2019

To help transform our communities into beacons of accessibility and inclusion, our dogs have three career paths:

Guide Dog – Whether it’s avoiding obstacles, stopping at curbs and steps or negotiating traffic, a guide dog fosters independence for someone who is blind or partially sighted.

Buddy Dog  Whether it’s feeding, grooming or walking this well-trained family pet, a buddy dog gives a child an opportunity to care for a dog to make it easier to transition into a guide dog partnership in the future.

Ambassador Dog  An ambassador dog is partnered with a CNIB Foundation staff member or volunteer to promote CNIB Guide Dogs at community events and raise awareness about the role of guide dogs and buddy dogs.