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Advocacy Workshops and Training Opportunities

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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Advocacy 101

This virtual advocacy program will run in four parts that will each focus on different aspects of self-advocacy. These four sessions will help to equip individuals with the tools they need to advocate for themselves successfully and effectively in different scenarios. Session topics include, why be a self-advocate, what is advocacy, defining solutions, finding allies, and much more. This self-advocacy series runs via Zoom web conference every Wednesday (October 20 to November 10) from 4 to 5 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.
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Self-Advocacy 101

In this session we will be discussing ‘what is advocacy?’ as well as learning the basics of how to effectively advocate and the processes that will help you succeed in your next advocacy effort whether it is with getting a accessible copy of a book, being denied access or requesting a audible pedestrian signal in your community.  This advocacy workshop runs via Zoom web conference on Wednesday, October 27 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Central Daylight Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.
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Advocacy Trivia

Join CNIB’s Public Policy Team for a weekly advocacy trivia session! We break down headlines from Canada and around the world with weekly current events trivia, followed by a thematic trivia topic where we dive deeper into the world of government and advocacy. The group engages in lively and educational conversations about complex topics related to advocacy. This program runs via Zoom web conference every Thursday from 1 to 2 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.
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Your Right to Live: A Guide to Rights as a Tenant

In conjunction with the Centre for Equality Rights and Accessibility (CERA), CNIB's GTA Advocacy team presents: Your Right to Live –A Guide to Rights as a Tenant with a disability. In this hour-long workshop, Tim from CERA will discuss your rights as a tenant living with a disability as well as highlight the responsibilities of unit maintenance between tenants and landlords. The facilitator will also take questions regarding basic rights of tenants and common tenant/landlord concerns.

This workshop runs via Zoom web conference on Wednesday, November 3 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.  Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

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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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