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Save the date for the fourth annual CNIB Guide Dogs Pup Crawl!

January 26, 2023
Get your sneakers ready! The fourth 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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The case for described video

May 07, 2019
On September 21, 2022, CNIB facilitated another discussion with Canadian broadcasters regarding the delivery of described video services. Members of the sight loss community were invited to speak directly with four leading Canadian broadcasters; Bell Media, CBC, Corus Entertainment and Rogers Communications.
David Onley joins former CNIB president Jim Sanders, former CNIB Board Chair Al Jameson, and other CNIB staff for an event at our Lake Joe camp in Muskoka, Ontario.

Remembering disability advocate David Onley

January 16, 2023
CNIB is deeply saddened by the passing of David Onley, former Ontario Lieutenant Governor, journalist, and disability advocate.
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Scotiabank and CNIB announce $1.2 million community investment to help Canadians impacted by sight loss access employment opportunities

December 12, 2022
TORONTO, Dec. 1, 2022 – Scotiabank is investing $1.2 million in the Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB), a national charitable organization that helps remove barriers to inclusion for individuals impacted by sight loss. Through the Bank's ScotiaRISE initiative, the three-year investment will help people who are blind, partially sighted or Deafblind improve their educational and employment prospects across Canada.
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People with sight loss shouldn’t carry the advocacy burden alone

December 02, 2022
A statement from CNIB for International Day of Persons with Disabilities

For more than 100 years, CNIB has been changing what it is to be blind through innovative programs and powerful advocacy that enable Canadians impacted by blindness to live the lives they choose.

While the world has changed dramatically since our founding in 1918, people with sight loss continue to face significant barriers every single day – from navigating the educational system to pursuing employment opportunities to fully participating in their communities. People who are blind, partially sighted, or Deafblind continue to carry the advocacy burden on their shoulders, having to constantly speak out and educate the sighted world on their right to experience life free from accessibility barriers and discrimination.

It shouldn’t be that way.
Know Your Rights logo. An illustration of a megaphone outlined in a black paintbrush style design. A dash of yellow colouring appears on the top portion of the megaphone. Text: CNIB Know Your Rights.

CNIB Know Your Rights now available in seven provinces

November 30, 2022
Ahead of International Day of Persons with Disabilities (December 3), CNIB has launched its Know Your Rights project in Manitoba, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Prince Edward Island, and Saskatchewan. Through the creation of plain language legal information resources, Know Your Rights aims to empower people who are blind, partially sighted or Deafblind to better understand their rights, navigate provincial legal systems and self-advocate to challenge discrimination.
A woman holds an insulin pump.

Sign our petition: people living with diabetes and sight loss in Canada need equitable access to health care devices

November 04, 2022
CNIB is calling upon the Government of Canada to incorporate accessibility as part of the approval process for new health care devices, and work with manufacturers to remove warnings on insulin pumps that exclude people living with diabetes and sight loss. Be a part of the solution. Take two minutes to add your name to our petition in support of accessible insulin pumps. If we secure 500 signatures, the petition will be formally presented before the House of Commons and the Government of Canada will be required to respond.
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iA Financial Group philanthropic contest: CNIB in the running to win a donation of $100,000!

November 15, 2022
CALGARY, November 15, 2022 – CNIB, Canada’s largest non-profit supporting people who are blind or partially sighted, has been selected as one of 12 finalists for the iA Financial Group philanthropic contest!  The Canada-wide philanthropic contest awards a donation of $100,000 to the four charities that receive the most votes. The remaining eight charities will each receive $10,000. 
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CNIB urges Twitter to communicate how it plans to deliver an accessible platform amid mass layoffs

November 10, 2022
With a mission to give everyone the power to create and share ideas and information instantly without barriers, it is unacceptable that Twitter’s Accessibility Experience Team has been eliminated as part of the company’s mass layoffs.
 A woman in workout clothes wears an insulin pump that is clipped to her pants at the hip.

Accessible Insulin Pump Taskforce advocates for accessible insulin pumps ahead of World Diabetes Day (November 14)

October 31, 2022
As part of Diabetes Awareness Month, the Accessible Insulin Pump Taskforce is working with stakeholders and allies across North America to advocate for accessible insulin pumps and glucose monitors, in line with the International Diabetes Federation’s (IDF) theme for World Diabetes Day – “If Not Now, When?”