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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.
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The Joyce Family Foundation Makes Historic $1.5M Endowment Gift to CNIB in Support of Students Who Are Blind

TORONTO, September 21, 2023 — The Joyce Family Foundation, a leading private family foundation created by the late Canadian businessman Ron Joyce, has made a landmark endowment gift of $1.5 million to CNIB’s post-secondary bursaries program. The donation represents the largest endowment gift in CNIB’s history.
Dr. Danah Al-Breiki, Opthamologist sitting in a doctor office with a white lab coat on

Bayer Inc. and Hoffman La-Roche Invest in Preventative Eye Care with the Eye Van

Thanks to the generosity of partners like Bayer Inc. and Hoffman-La Roche, the Medical Mobile Eye Care Unit, commonly known as the Eye Van, kicked off its annual tour in Iroquois Falls, Ontario on May 1, 2023. The 2023 tour will conclude October 27, 2023, in Little Current, Ontario.
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CNIB to receive funding from second phase of Government of Canada’s Digital Literacy Exchange Program

CNIB is pleased to announce a funding commitment from the Government of Canada’s Digital Literacy Exchange Program (DLEP) that will provide digital literacy skills training to Canadians living with sight loss and intersecting social identities.
A group of people stand in front of the accessible climbing tower at CNIB Lake Joe. From left to right: MPP Graydon Smith, Monique Pilkington, Executive Director, CNIB Lake Joe, Moreen Miller, an Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) volunteer, Eugene Chong, CNIB Lake Joe General Manager, and Emilee Schevers, CNIB Lake Joe Staff.

$299,400 Grow Grant from OTF in 2020 has Helped CNIB Lake Joe Empower Youth Impacted by Blindness

On Friday, MPP Graydon Smith and Moreen Miller, an Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) volunteer met with CNIB representatives to learn more about the impact that a generous, three-year $299,400 Grow grant with its camp at Lake Joe. The grant enabled CNIB Lake Joe – Canada’s only fully accessible camp for people with sight loss – to empower more youth who are blind or low vision to play sports and lead active lifestyles.
Representatives from CNIB and the Brandt Group of Companies pose together for a photo while holding the $2M cheque at the Saskatchewan Roughriders Game. There are two CNIB Guide Dogs wearing green jerseys.

Brandt Group of Companies Makes Historic $2M Donation to CNIB, Supporting Operations, Mobile Hub Expansion, and CNIB Guide Dogs

[Regina, July 7, 2023] - The Brandt Group of Companies, a long-standing supporter of the Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB), has made an unprecedented contribution of $2 million in support of CNIB programs in Western Canada. This momentous donation, which was made possible by Brandt’s Thanks a Billion program, marks the largest single gift ever received by CNIB Saskatchewan in CNIB's 100+ years of serving the community.
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Canada Disability Benefit Act passes Parliament

Yesterday, Bill C-22, the Canada Disability Benefit Act, received royal assent from Canada’s Governor General and CNIB Patron, Her Excellency the Right Honourable Mary Simon. This important step concludes the legislative process and allows Cabinet to build the new Canada Disability Benefit. CNIB has signed onto a joint release with other disability organizations to celebrate this accomplishment and prepare for the regulatory process.
A litter of 5 puppies sleeps on a dog bed. Four puppies are black female labs (Jedda, Makali, Hera, Ella), and one is a yellow male lab (Angus).

Meet CNIB Guide Dogs first litter of puppies! 

In February, a wonderful thing happened at CNIB Guide Dogs – we welcomed five beautiful puppies into the world!
A group of five golden-lab puppies in training wearing yellow training vests.

CNIB Guide Dogs needs volunteer puppy raisers in Calgary, Halifax, Toronto (GTA) and Winnipeg!

We are looking for people who can care for one of our pups in their first year of training to start them on their journey to becoming guide dogs. Previous experience with dogs is not required. If you’re eager to learn, CNIB Guide Dogs will provide you with support and training so you can feel confident in your volunteer role.