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Our Philosophy

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What makes CNIB Guide Dogs different?

  • A person-centric approach – We provide all the support that’s needed. From the point someone with sight loss pursues training, to the placement of the dog and throughout the dog's working life, we offer a wide range of supplementary services, including peer support, advocacy and more. Once the partnership has been working successfully for a year, CNIB Guide Dogs will transfer ownership of the guide dog to the handler.
  • An accessible and convenient option – We provide an accessible and convenient option for Canadians in every part of the country. Our team works with Canadians with sight loss to determine the best approach for training. Whether it’s at home, or a central location, we support the guide dog handler to maximize the potential for success.
  • The highest standards – We provide dogs that meet the highest standards in health and quality. Our dogs come from expert sources with a proven record in providing dogs for people who are blind or partially sighted.
  • Expert training – Our expert training focuses on positive reinforcement of desired behaviours to ensure our dogs maximize their potential.

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