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CNIB Guide Dogs Volunteer Information Day (Carleton Place)

June 02, 2023
Have you ever thought about becoming a puppy raiser or boarder, but want to know more about the volunteer role? Join CNIB Guide Dogs on Saturday, June 17th at our Canine Campus in Carleton Place for an in-person volunteer information day!
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Federal Government Officially Adopts Sound Requirements for Hybrid and Electric Vehicles

May 30, 2023
For pedestrians who are blind or partially sighted, sound is an essential component of safe and independent navigation. Environmental cues and audible signals, like the noise generated by a combustion engine, can help people with sight loss to orient themselves, identify potential hazards, understand the flow of traffic, and determine when it’s safe to cross a street.
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CNIB to receive funding from second phase of Government of Canada’s Digital Literacy Exchange Program

May 29, 2023
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.
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CNIB partners with RBC Foundation, through RBC Future Launch, to empower the youth of today for the jobs of tomorrow.

May 24, 2023
TORONTO, May 25, 2023 – CNIB – Canada’s largest non-profit supporting people who are blind or partially sighted – is pleased to announce a new partnership that will give young people the tools and resources they need to succeed, both now and into the future.
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Ontario Trillium Foundation Grant helps revitalize CNIB’s Volunteer Programs

May 23, 2023
In early 2022, the Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB) received a $150,000 Resilient Communities Fund grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) that has helped it to reimagine its volunteer program in Ontario. This funding has been critical as CNIB rebuilds its in-person and volunteer-led programs and continues to offer virtual programs with volunteer support.
 A woman in workout clothes wears an insulin pump that is clipped to her pants at the hip.

Update on Petition e-4177 (Health) – re: Accessible Insulin Pumps

May 23, 2023
While the Minister of Health tabled the response to Petition e-4177 on April 19, CNIB finds it inadequate as it continues to place the responsibility on the manufacturer to ensure medical devices, such as insulin pumps, are accessible. Health regulators such as Health Canada have a role to play in guaranteeing that devices coming into the market are accessible, usable and safe. For far too long, regulators have also accepted warnings provided by manufacturers that insulin pumps are “not safe for use by people who are blind” which further perpetuates inequity in healthcare access. 
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!

May 08, 2023
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. 
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CNIB Community Meeting

November 01, 2021
Join us for the CNIB Community Meeting in your province. This will be an opportunity for CNIB, CNIB Deafblind Community Services and Vision Loss Rehabilitation Canada to provide you with organizational updates as we prepare for a post-pandemic world. As we take this time to connect to ensure we continue to provide innovative and inclusive programs and services for Canadians who are blind, partially sighted or Deafblind, we want to hear from you.
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Team CNIB Enters International Song Competition!

May 09, 2023
Hosted by The German Federation of the Blind and Partially Sighted (DBSV) and VIEWS International, The International Low-Vision Song Contest (ILSC) is a music contest for blind and visually impaired musicians. The contest provides a global platform for musicians to share their art and talent, to inspire and entertain. Organizations representing their respective countries submit a song to compete in the contest, and the winner is determined through online voting.

CNIB’s submission, a song called Common Ground, was composed and performed by Jade Ondrik, Music Specialist at CNIB Lake Joe, and Measha Brueggergosman-Lee, CNIB Brand Ambassador. 
Laurie sits on her living room floor with her guide dog, Bridget, a yellow Labrador retriever-golden retriever cross. Bridget wears a graduation cap and sits in Laurie’s lap. Laurie affectionately presses her face against the Bridget’s fluffly face.

CNIB Guide Dogs celebrates Class of 2023 on International Guide Dog Day

April 26, 2023
(CARLETON PLACE, ON – April 26, 2023) – After completing intensive training, it’s finally graduation day for the CNIB Guide Dogs class of 2023! Today, CNIB Guide Dogs is celebrating 15 new partnerships, including nine guide dog graduates, five buddy dog graduates, and one ambassador dog graduate.