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Diversity & Inclusion: We are CNIB

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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. By learning, and sharing our personal experiences and growth, we are changing the perception of what it means to have sight loss. 

We've also put together a list of resources highlighting CNIB programs, external organizations, and media that focus on sight loss and other intersecting identities.

Download our Diversity & Inclusion Resources document.

The Lens  Living Diverse Podcast

In ‘The Lens: Living Diverse’, Ben Akuoko, Neisha Mitchell and Vivi Dabee explore the many facets of intersectionality from a blind, partially sighted and Deafblind perspective. Hear from special guests and witness honest and frank conversations about sight loss, diversity, equity, inclusivity, and our shared experiences. Listen and learn how gender, race, religion, and sexuality all play a crucial role in shaping one’s identity. 

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CNIB Intersectionality Series

In this series, we reflect with our participants on the importance of taking an intersectional approach to sight loss. Meet CNIB participants who represent the many faces of our community and learn how gender, race, religion, sexuality, and additional disabilities played crucial roles in their lived experiences and sight loss journeys. This project was made possible by the Canadian Heritage Fund.

CNIB Intersectionality Series – Introduction

CNIB Intersectionality Series – Meet Bernard

CNIB Intersectionality Series – Meet Sarah

CNIB Intersectionality Series – Meet Theresa

CNIB Intersectionality Series – Meet Tina

CNIB Intersectionality Series – Meet Yomi


There is power in uniqueness when you live at the intersection of all the groups you identify with. If you have an idea for a topic and/or you would like to discuss the material found on this page, please send an email to advocacy@cnib.ca.