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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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Sailing on the 6ix: A Night of Senses

Sail into summer with a taste of the Caribbean! CNIB is proud to present Sailing on the 6ix – A Night of Senses boat cruise event aboard the Obsession 3. Let’s bring the Caribbean experience to life with the tastes, sounds, and excitement of Toronto’s renowned Caribbean Carnival. Thursday, May 30 from 6:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
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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.
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President & Chief Executive Officer - Search Announcement

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Be the Change and Join the CNIB Lake Joe Advisory Board

The CNIB Lake Joe Advisory Board supports CNIB’s mission and strategic plan, The Way Forward, providing leadership advice and support to management to ensure that CNIB Lake Joe delivers innovative programs and powerful advocacy. Applications close March 29, 2024.
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TTC CNIB Transit Pass Update – 2024

The TTC has extended the expiration date for TTC CNIB cards used by eligible CNIB clients when travelling on the system. TTC CNIB cards that were set to expire on January 31, 2024, will now expire on January 31, 2025. This means that your card is now valid for another year. To activate the new expiration date, simply tap your TTC CNIB card on a PRESTO card reader on a fare gate, bus, streetcar or Wheel-Trans vehicle anytime between January 22, 2024 and April 20, 2024.