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A yellow Labrador-Retriever CNIB Guide Dog attending her graduation, wearing a harness and mortarboard graduation cap. Her handler’s hand is in the frame holding her leash

CNIB Guide Dogs – Graduations

After being raised by Volunteer Puppy Raisers in communities across Canada and completing intensive training at our Canine Campus, CNIB Guide Dogs is proud to celebrate the guide dogs, buddy dogs and ambassador dogs graduating with their new partners each year.

A guide dog and its handler at a graduation ceremony. The handler pets his golden retriever guide dog. The dog is wearing a graduation cap.

Class of 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. 
A yellow Labrador-retriever CNIB Guide Dog attending his graduation, wearing a harness and mortarboard graduation cap. His handler’s hand is in the frame holding his leash.

Class of 2021

Twenty Canadians who are blind or partially sighted graduated with their guide dogs on April 28, 2021. At the graduation ceremony, seven buddy dog partnerships and two ambassador dog partnerships also graduated, alongside the guide dog partnerships.
Three guide dogs in graduation caps.

Class of 2019

Twenty-five partnerships across Canada graduated on November 22, 2019. Graduation ceremonies were held in St. John's, Ottawa, Toronto, Winnipeg and Vancouver.