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Inspiring Week at CNIB Lake Joe with Mark DeMontis and Canadian Blind Hockey

CNIB Lake Joe, in collaboration with Canadian Blind Hockey, wrapped up an inspiring Camp Abilities Blind Hockey program. From July 1-6, 2024, youth ages 8-18 who are blind or have vision loss gathered at the camp to learn and play the sport of Blind Hockey, focusing on skill development and cultivating a love for the game.
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CNIB submission brief to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Transportation

As part of our efforts to ensure safe and accessible journeys for all Canadians who are blind, Deafblind, or have low vision, CNIB appeared before the House of Commons Standing Committee on Transportation (TRAN) on April 18, 2024, to provide testimony for its study on accessible air transportation for persons with disabilities. CNIB also submitted a written briefing note encompassing our testimony and recommendations for the government, regulators, airlines, and other air transportation service providers.
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Get on board and join CNIB’s advocacy campaign to improve public transit systems!

In October, CNIB introduced “Get on Board!” – a new advocacy campaign centred on accessible transit as part of our strategic commitment to Safe and Accessible Journeys. The “Get on Board!” campaign examined the accessibility of buses, light rail, and ferries operated by 13 transit authorities and shed light on the obstacles encountered by individuals with sight loss when navigating publicly funded fixed-route transit services in various municipalities across Canada. It also provided opportunities for CNIB to develop and strengthen relationships with government and transit officials in each participating community. While the fall launch laid the foundation for our ongoing advocacy work, we’re excited to introduce the next phase of the "Get on Board!" transit campaign.
A collage of two photographs featuring two graduating partnerships. Left: Cheri smiles and sits on a bench, and her guide dog, Sassy, sits on the pavement to her right. Sassy is a black dog in harness. It’s lightly snowing, and Cheri is wearing a red winter jacket and gloves. Right: Maxine and her guide dog, Symba, a yellow dog, pose for a photo together. Symba is in harness.

CNIB Guide Dogs Celebrates Class of 2024 on International Guide Dog Day

Today, 23 new partnerships, including 15 guide dogs, seven buddy dogs, and one ambassador dog, formally graduated as part of the CNIB Guide Dogs Class of 2024.

As part of the celebration, viewing parties of the graduation ceremony were held in communities across Canada. For many graduates, these events signified not only the end of months of anticipation and formal training – but also a tribute to all the individuals who supported each dog in their journey, making these partnerships possible.
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CNIB reacts to Government of Canada Budget 2024

April 17, 2024 – Yesterday, the Government of Canada released Budget 2024 and announced that the long-awaited Canada Disability Benefit will start in July 2025, pending a regulatory design process. The benefit will be funded with $6.1 billion over the next six years. 

This investment equates to a proposed maximum of $200 per month for eligible recipients who qualify for the Disability Tax Credit. Further, Budget 2024 does not invest in a strategy or programs that enable people who are blind or have low vision to join the workforce. 

While the passage of the Canada Disability Benefit Act was an important first step, CNIB joins the growing list of organizations and advocates calling on the government to commit to more support to lift people with disabilities out of poverty.  
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Empowering young people with sight loss to safely access and participate in online spaces

Together, CNIB and CIRA are making the internet a safer and more equitable place for young people living with blindness.
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Save the date for the fifth annual CNIB Guide Dogs Pup Crawl!

Get ready! The fifth annual CNIB Guide Dogs Pup Crawl is coming back this year on April 17 and will run for six amazing weeks.
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Unlock Your Future: Apply for a CNIB Scholarship Today!

Ready to chase your dreams? CNIB scholarships are here to support your personal and professional aspirations. Whether you're just starting out in a cool apprenticeship, diving into skilled trades, or leveling up with continuing education, there are multiple scholarships, bursaries, and other educational awards available to people who are blind, Deafblind, or have low vision. It doesn't matter where you are on your journey – from youth to adults – a scholarship or bursary is waiting just for you.
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CNIB Announces $1.46-Million Investment from the Government of Canada’s Age Well at Home Initiative to Support Seniors Living with Blindness

Federal funding will help more seniors who are blind stay independent by scaling up CNIB’s flagship Vision Mate program.
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CNIB International Youth Internship Program

Working with Global Affairs Canada, CNIB is providing in-person and remote international internships for persons who identify as living with disability aged 18-30.