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CNIB’s Catch the Ace Jackpot is now more than $485,000!

September 20, 2021
The Ace still hasn’t been caught!
CNIB announced today that their Catch the Ace fundraiser has reached an incredible high – a whopping $485,000 – and it’s still growing.
The Exterior of the new Community Hub and Nanji Family Foundation CNIB SmartLife Centre in Barrie, Ontario

The Community Hub and Nanji Family Foundation CNIB SmartLife Centre in Barrie is now open!

September 21, 2021
CNIB recently unveiled the brand-new Barrie Community Hub and Nanji Family Foundation CNIB SmartLife Centre, thanks to a generous donations made by the Nanji Family Foundation and the Ontario Trillium Foundation. The new Hub, which is now open to members of the public, is an inclusive community space designed to empower people impacted by blindness to live the lives they choose.
Victoria and her guide dog Alan, a black Labrador retriever

Stop! You're breaking the law when you turn me and my guide dog away

September 14, 2021
As a Paralympian proudly representing Canada on the international sports stage in rowing, I recently returned from Tokyo where, in the Athletes' Village, I went to restaurants and shops – all without hassle. All without being asked to leave and escorted to the exit. Contrast this with my experience in my home country, and it is a completely different story. Like so many other Canadians who rely on guide dogs, I face discrimination frequently.
Chris Trudell-Conklin and her guide dog, Cody, a 3-year-old golden retriever

I shouldn’t have to fight for my rights

August 26, 2021
"As a guide dog handler to Cody, a three-year-old golden retriever, I shouldn’t have to fight for my rights when businesses are breaking the law. I should be able to take any type of transportation, stay in any hotel, dine in any restaurant – just like anyone else."
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Voting inaccessible for electors with sight loss, as Canadians head to polls

August 24, 2021
Canadians are headed to the polls on September 20 to exercise their democratic right to vote, either at advanced polls, using a mail-in ballot, or on election day. But for Canadians with sight loss, voting isn’t as simple as walking into a voting booth or requesting a mail-in ballot and checking off a name.
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CNIB calls on the Canadian Border Services Agency to ensure new app – ArriveCAN – is accessible to all

July 09, 2021
"Recently, I found a significant bug with VoiceOver on the iPhone when I tried to access the ArriveCAN app," says Robert Fenton, a member of CNIB’s National Board. "As someone with sight loss, it was impossible to move beyond the privacy screen on the app. This is yet another example of programs and services, including apps, not being ‘born accessible’ and thus creating more barriers for Canadians with disabilities. Simply put, this must end."
John Rafferty, President and CEO of CNIB stands behind by four members of the Nanji Family. On the left, Hale Mahon presents a certificate to the Nanji family on behalf of the MPP’s office in Barrie. The group poses for a photo inside the newly renovated Nanji Family Foundation CNIB SmartLife Centre in Barrie, Ontario.

CNIB announces opening of new SmartLife Centres across Canada

August 16, 2021
BARRIE, ONT., August 16, 2021 – CNIB, Canada’s largest non-profit serving people with sight loss, celebrated the grand opening of the Nanji Family Foundation CNIB SmartLife Centre in Barrie on August 13, 2021.
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CNIB Muskoka Dock to Dock Poker Run Kicks Off Today

August 13, 2021
CNIB Lake Joe, located in the heart of Muskoka, is hosting it’s fifth annual signature fundraising event today, in partnership with the Antique and Classic Boat Society – Toronto.
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CNIB’s Response to the AODA Health Care Standards Initial Recommendations

August 09, 2021
In May 2021, the Ontario government published a report that contained 22 initial recommendations for a Health Care Standard under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disability Act (AODA), which would identify and address accessibility barriers in the health care sector.
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CNIB Launches Second Annual Dock-to-Dock Fundraiser: Poker Run

August 03, 2021
SEGUIN TOWNSHIP, ON – CNIB, Canada’s largest non-profit organization serving people with sight loss, announced its fifth annual summer fundraiser, CNIB Muskoka Dock to Dock: Poker Run today. This signature event, hosted by the CNIB Lake Joe Fundraising Committee in partnership with the Antique and Classic Boat Society – Toronto, will support programs and services provided by CNIB Lake Joe.