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We Appear to Have an Attitude Problem: More Must Be Done to Support Canadians Who Are Blind

How empathy and understanding break down barriers
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Ushering in a New Era at CNIB

Search for New President and CEO Begins as John M. Rafferty Makes Decision to Move On
A residential street, sidewalks, and parked cars are covered in snow. A man walks down a snow-covered sidewalk.

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.
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CNIB Access Labs: Championing Accessibility Solutions for a More Inclusive Canada

CNIB, a non-profit organization driven to change what it is to be blind today, is thrilled to announce the launch of CNIB Access Labs, formerly CNIB Frontier Accessibility.
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In Memory of Arthur Britton “Brit” Smith (1920–2023)

The CNIB community is mourning the loss of long-time donor and champion Arthur Britton “Brit” Smith, who passed away on October 28, 2023, at the age of 103. We extend our deepest condolences to his large network of family and friends.
Image of the cover of CNIB’s strategic plan, The Way Forward. It features a collage of photos of people who are blind, Deafblind, or have low vision of different ages, genders, and ethnicities.

CNIB Creates A New Way Forward With 2023-2028 Strategic Plan

Toronto, ON October 12, 2023 – CNIB, Canada's largest non-profit supporting people who are blind, has announced the launch of its new 2023-2028 strategic plan, The Way Forward, developed to dismantle barriers and deliver limitless opportunities to all Canadians – today, tomorrow and together.
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CNIB to receive funding from the Government of Canada to retrofit Lake Joe

CNIB is pleased to announce a federal investment of more than $2.3 million to support retrofits to a number of buildings at the CNIB Lake Joe camp in MacTier, Ontario.
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The Government of Canada invested in research into the design of cycling infrastructure for people with sight loss

Today, Robert Oliphant, Member of Parliament for Don Valley West on behalf of the Honourable Sean Fraser, Minister of Housing, Infrastructure and Communities announced a federal investment of $50,000 to the Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB Foundation) to support research into how raised cycle tracks at bus stops across Canada impact people with sight loss and developed recommendations for the construction of future raised cycle tracks in Canada.
A group of 13 people, including CNIB Guide Dogs staff and municipal officials from the Town of Georgina, gather outdoors in rural Georgina to unveil signage for the future home of the Howard & Delores Beck Puppy Development Centre.

CNIB Guide Dogs announces future home of Puppy Development Centre, unveils sign 

(GEORGINA, ON – September 25, 2023) – Today, CNIB Guide Dogs unveiled the new site of its first-ever puppy development centre in the Town of Georgina.

Since launching in 2017, CNIB Guide Dogs has quickly become a leader in the guide dog community. As part of the program's expansion, CNIB Guide Dogs has purchased three acres of land in the Town of Georgina on Lake Simcoe, where they’ll build the Howard & Delores Beck Puppy Development Centre.
A man with sight loss gives a speech at connecting the dots. The text, "Register Today" and the Connecting the Dots logo appear.

Join us at Connecting the Dots 2023

Connecting the Dots is Canada's largest educational and professional development conference focused on education, technology, and employment for people who are blind or partially sighted.