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CNIB's "Learn" programs focus on education, skills training, and literacy to empower you to achieve your goals by fostering social skills and independence.

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CNIB Early Years Digital Literacy Project

CNIB is currently seeking children (ages 2-6) who are blind or low vision to participate in an exciting new research project focused on building digital literacy skills and technology competencies. As a part of the project, participants will receive an iPad at no cost, which they can keep once the project concludes. Learn more about the project and how to get involved!
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Children and Youth Programs

Growing up with sight loss can bring practical, emotional, and social challenges. Learn how our children and youth programs can help with navigating these developmental stages.
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CNIB National Youth Council

The CNIB National Youth Council is a voice for youth with sight loss in the CNIB Foundation.
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Braille and Literacy

This section explains the relevance, usage and importance of braille for people with sight loss and braille services and programs available for CNIB participants.
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Scholarships and Awards

We want to help you achieve your educational ambitions. Learn how CNIB scholarships, bursaries and other awards can help support you!