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Ontario Trillium Foundation helps Ontarians with sight loss get active through EmpowerPlay program

February 18, 2022
In 2020, the Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB) received a $75,000 Seed grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation. With this funding, the CNIB was able to support participants in their goals to get active through a pilot project called EmpowerPlay.
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RBC partners with CNIB Frontier Accessibility to improve accessibility for Canadians

May 19, 2022
RBC has partnered with CNIB Frontier Accessibility to offer BlindSquare, the world’s most widely used accessible GPS app developed for people who are blind or partially sighted, at more than 305 RBC branches across Canada.
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Ontarians can now renew their health card online without driver’s licence

May 03, 2022
After many discussions with the Government of Ontario, and powerful advocacy from CNIB and other disability organizations, Ontarians without a drivers licence can now renew their health card online using an Ontario photo ID card.
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CNIB, Ontario Government Supports Workforce Participation for Ontarians Living with Sight Loss

May 02, 2022
 (TORONTO, ON ) – CNIB welcomes the Ontario Government’s new investment to support the continued growth and expansion of CNIB’s Come to Work program. The Ontario Government is investing $1.7 million through its Skills Development Fund to help connect job seekers who are blind or partially sighted with employers who want to discover the full potential of Ontario’s talent.
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CNIB Guide Dogs' class of 2022 graduates on International Guide Dog Day

April 27, 2022
(CARLETON PLACE, ON – Apr. 27, 2022) – As part of CNIB Guide Dogs' class of 2022, 16 Canadians who are blind or partially sighted are graduating with their guide dogs on International Guide Dog Day (April 27) after completing intensive training. 
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Join us for the third annual CNIB Guide Dogs Pup Crawl!

April 25, 2022
We are thrilled to announce that the third annual CNIB Guide Dogs Pup Crawl launches this week, on April 27 in honour of International Guide Dog Day. This virtual five-kilometre fundraising event is an amazing way to stay active, all while supporting guide dogs and handlers across Canada.
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Hitting the Road with the CNIB Mobile Hub

February 10, 2022
CNIB is hitting the road to bring its innovative programs to life for more participants. The CNIB Mobile Hub is a new program delivery model where CNIB visits various communities to deliver in-person programming for people who are blind or partially sighted.
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CNIB Appoints Angela Bonfanti as First COO, Sets Course for the Future

February 03, 2022
CNIB, Canada’s largest non-profit serving people with sight loss, has appointed Angela Bonfanti as its Chief Operating Officer (COO), making her the first COO in the organization’s 104-year history.
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Ecclesiastical Insurance awards grant to CNIB

February 03, 2022
Ecclesiastical Insurance Office plc is excited to announce that CNIB (Canadian National Institute for the Blind) in Toronto is one of the recipients of the 2021 Community Impact Grant.
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February is Black History Month

February 01, 2022
February is Black History Month.

This year’s theme, “The Future is Now,” is a chance to celebrate and acknowledge the transformative work that Black Canadians and their communities are doing right now.
Throughout the month, CNIB staff and participants from the Black community will be hosting five keynote programs, aimed at engaging participants in critical discussions ranging from Black history in Canada to the intersectionality of the Black experience and sight loss.