A big thank you to our most generous corporate and foundation partners in 2021-22. Through their philanthropic gifts and sponsorships, these partners are committed to tearing down barriers to inclusion and changing what is means to be blind today. For more information on partnership opportunities, please contact Leila Verheyen at 416-486-2500 ext. 5288, or email@example.com
Visionaries: $100,000 and up
The Government of Canada partners with CNIB on a number of strategic initiatives related to accessibility, advocacy, employment, research, and technology for Canadians impacted by blindness.
The Scotiabank Infinite Youth Project allows youth impacted by blindness to enjoy a variety of experiential learning opportunities such as camps, advisory councils, and other peer groups so they can reach their full potential and succeed in school, post-secondary education, and future employment.
The TD Ready Commitment ensures the TD Summer Reading Club is accessible to readers of all abilities across Canada, including children with sight loss and their families.
The McConnell Foundation is a lead funder of the Accessible Communities Project, a national engagement strategy led by CNIB to raise awareness about the importance of creating accessible and inclusive communities and to provide businesses, community organizations, and municipalities with the knowledge and tools to make services more inclusive.
Catapult is funding a series of experiential learning opportunities over the next three years, allowing youth with sight loss to develop the confidence and essential skills to create the bright futures they want, expect and deserve.
Canadian Tire Corporation supports CNIB Lake Joe’s programs and operations, helping to provide enriching experiences to Canadians with sight loss in a safe, inclusive environment.
Uber Canada partners with CNIB to support ongoing awareness campaigns around service animal policies. This includes sponsoring a CNIB guide dog, who will be raised, trained, and matched to support a Canadian with sight loss.
RBC Future Launch supports Canadian youth with sight loss to prepare for the workforce and jobs of tomorrow through skills training and practical work experience.
Moneris Solutions Corporation is an Employer Partner of the Come to Work Program, a sponsor of Connecting the Dots, Canada's largest educational and professional development conference on education, technology, and employment for people who are blind or partially sighted, and in 2021 Moneris created the first accessible electronic payment terminal in partnership with the Government of Canada
The Birks Family Foundation has generously sponsored two future guide dogs that will provide mobility, safety, and confidence to two Canadians with sight loss, while also increasing their handlers' independence and sense of connection with the world.
AMI supports research and community events across the country, including the annual Connecting the Dots conference, fundraising events, and more.
Ambassadors: $25,000 - $99,999
The Joyce Family Foundation provides scholarships to students impacted by blindness across Canada who also face financial barriers to post-secondary education.
The Law Foundation of Ontario is supporting CNIB through the Access to Justice Fund grant. This gift will support the delivery of the Know Your Rights project in Atlantic Canada, empowering residents in that province who are blind or partially sighted through public legal education to understand their legal rights and self-advocate to effectively challenge discrimination.
Canadian Internet Registration Authority CIRA's Community Investment Program supports the Safe Internet Use with Sight Loss Project. Young Canadians with sight loss will learn how to access the internet and participate in online community spaces safely and equitably for educational, employment, and social purposes.
The Geoffrey and Edith Wood Charitable Fund has generously supported the building of a new multi-purpose recreation and learning facility at CNIB Lake Joe.
The Law Foundation of Saskatchewan is providing support for the Know Your Rights project in Saskatchewan, which will empower residents in that province who are blind or partially sighted to understand their legal rights and self-advocate to effectively challenge discrimination. Part of the funding will also support the education of members of the legal profession and community service providers about the needs of residents with sight loss. In addition, we are grateful to the Public Legal Education Association (PLEA) of Saskatchewan for contributing legal research to the project pro bono.
CIBC is providing generous support to our Come to Work program and Connecting the Dots conference to smash barriers to employment for Canadians with sight loss and improve accessibility and inclusion in workforces across Canada.
Canada Post Community Foundation is generously supporting two programs in Atlantic Canada in 2022. Family Summer Camp in Bishops Falls, Newfoundland will bring families with shared experiences with sight loss together to learn new skills and enjoy recreational activities in a fully inclusive environment. Life After High School Orientation Week in Halifax will help high school students with sight loss pursue their bold dreams and bright futures after they graduate.
The Crabtree Foundation, a long-time donor of CNIB and the sight loss community, supports Peer Support programs in Ottawa so that seniors who are blind or partialy sighted can adjust to a new way of living and face the future with confidence and hope.
A long-time supporter of CNIB, Adler & Lipkus Foundation is funding a Guide Dog Memorial Garden at the CNIB Canine Campus in Carleton Place, Ontario to honor the service of CNIB Guide Dogs, Ambassador Dogs, and Buddy Dogs.
Ecclesiastical Insurance is supporting youth with sight loss to build essential employment skills and gain work experience so they can join the world of work and enjoy a bright future.
The New Brunswick Law Foundation is providing generous support for the Know Your Rights project in New Brunswick, which will empower residents who are blind or partially sighted to understand their legal rights and self-advocate to effectively challenge discrimination. The funding will also support the education of members of the legal profession and community service providers about the needs of residents with sight loss. McInnes Cooper Law Firm and Pro Bono Students Canada are generously providing legal research to the project on a pro bono basis.
Innovators: $10,000 - $24,999
- Allstate Insurance of Canada
- Bayer Inc.
- Bell Mobility
- Brandt Group of Companies
- Delta Gamma Foundation
- Johnson & Johnson Inc.
- McCain Foundation
- Microsoft Canada
- Randall Oliphant Family
- The Co-operators Community Fund
- The Gerald C. Baines Charitable
- The Law Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador
- The Manitoba Law Foundation
- The William and Nancy Turner Foundation
- The Whitearn Foundation
- Wealthsimple Foundation
Major Gifts: $5,000 - $9,999
- Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association
- Cardinal Health
- CIBC Miracle Day
- Delta Gamma Foundation
- Honda Canada Foundation
- HumanWare Technologies Canada Inc.
- Jumpstart Sport Relief Fund
- Law Foundation of Prince Edward Island
- Leon's Furniture Ltd.
- Optometry Giving Sight
- Sofina Foundation
- The Ray C. Anderson Foundation