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Advocacy Programs and Resources

Become an advocate! When facing barriers to inclusion, knowing how to advocate effectively for yourself and others is key. Join us and learn how to advocate to support causes that matter to you.

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Guide Dog Handlers Chat Group

This is a safe and supportive 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. The Guide Dog Handlers Chat Group meets on Zoom, biweekly on Friday from 1 to 2 p.m. Eastern Time.
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Pride Connection

Intended for adults who are blind or partially sighted and are members of the LGBTQ2S+ community. Participants from across the country meet monthly to share experiences, listen to guest speakers, and discuss topics chosen by the group. Pride Connection meets on Zoom, the third Wednesday of every month from 12 to 1 p.m. Eastern Time.
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Ajax Mobile Hub: Advocacy Trivia

Who knew you could turn advocacy into trivia!? Join Neisha Mitchell, Program Lead of Advocacy, Accessibility and Community Engagement, as she asks trivia questions that not only challenge participants knowledge of advocacy, but help learn about terminology and methods of how to be an impactful advocate for yourself or within your community. This CNIB Mobile Hub program meets in person at the Ajax Public Library (55 Harwood Ave., Ajax) on Wednesday, June 21st from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Eastern Time. 
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Advocacy Resources

CNIB is advocating alongside community members across Canada to break down societal barriers to accessibility and create a more inclusive society for people living with sight loss. We have created these resources to support community members when engaging in advocacy in their local communities, whether as a formal CNIB Community Engagement Volunteer, a person living with sight loss, or an ally who wants to help bring about change. 
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Champions for Change self-advocacy video series

This four-part video series is designed to provide people who are blind, partially sighted, or Deafblind with the knowledge and skills to effectively advocate in their communities. Whether you’re new to advocacy or a seasoned advocate, you’ll find tips for making a positive change for yourself and others. 

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Help us Break Barriers

Join our community now and become part of a passionate group of people working to create a more inclusive Canada and a bolder future for everyone with sight loss.

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