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Apply for a CNIB Scholarship!

April 11, 2023
Applications are now open for CNIB's scholarship program! If you are pursuing a post-secondary diploma, degree, skilled trades certificate or apprenticeship program, we encourage you to apply.
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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.
A litter of 5 puppies sleeps on a dog bed. Four puppies are black female labs (Jedda, Makali, Hera, Ella), and one is a yellow male lab (Angus).

Meet CNIB Guide Dogs first litter of puppies! 

April 03, 2023
Five weeks ago, a wonderful thing happened at CNIB Guide Dogs – we welcomed five beautiful puppies into the world! Born in Ontario, Angus, Jedda, Makali, Hera, and Ella are the first litter of pups from the CNIB Guide Dogs breeding program.
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A conversation with Microsoft Canada

February 22, 2023
CNIB's Angela Bonfanti and Wayne Henshall recently sat down with Chris Barry, President of Microsoft Canada for an important conversation about removing societal barriers and building a better tomorrow through technology.

They spoke about the power of technology, the importance of advocating for accessible, usable and inclusive design, designing with and not for, and the collective responsibility we all have to continue to create a more inclusive world.
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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.
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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.