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4 guide dogs (three black and one yellow) in harnesses at the feet of their handlers.

Information for Guide Dog Handlers

Get information on Canadian legislation relating to guide dogs, tools on advocating for your rights and information on our Guide Dog Assistance Program.

CNIB Guide Dog Yellow Lab.

Guide Dog Handler Advocacy Resources

At CNIB Guide Dogs, we offer support for guide dog handlers across Canada, regardless of where their guide dog was trained. Through education and awareness, we are committed to ensuring social attitudes shift to universal acceptance and appreciation for guide dogs. We have many advocacy resources available, including a Guide Dog Handler Advocacy Toolkit and CNIB’s standard advocacy letter.
A small group of guide dog handlers and their guide dogs

Guide Dog Handlers Chat Group

Our biweekly Guide Dog Handlers Chat Group is a safe and supportive virtual place for guide dog handlers from across the country to get together and chat, share the joys and challenges of being a guide dog handler as well as tips to keep our guide dogs happy and engaged.
CNIB Guide Dog wearing yellow vest

Guide Dog Legislation

Get informed about Canadian legislation pertaining to guide dogs.
A yellow Lab guide dog wearing a harness.

Guide Dog Programs in Canada

CNIB Guide Dogs recommends keeping your options open by applying to multiple guide dog programs. Here’s a list of other programs in Canada for your consideration.

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A Black Lab wearing a yellow vest.

Guide Dog Assistance Fund

Find out about financial assistance for extraordinary veterinary expenses. This fund is available to guide dog handlers from any guide dog school.
A yellow guide dog in a black harness.

Travelling with a Guide Dog

Everything you need to know about travelling with a guide dog.