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Advocate

Help us break down barriers. CNIB is proud to work alongside Canadians who are blind or partially sighted to smash social and systemic barriers and advocate for an inclusive society. 

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Advocacy

When we fight for rights, they become ingrained in society. Only through passionate, committed and tireless work will once-marginalized groups realize change. CNIB's advocacy efforts seek to bring about that change so Canadians who are blind, deafblind or who have sight loss can participate fully as equal citizens.

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Airline Passenger Protection Regulation

Canadian travelers with sight loss have new legal rights when their air travel plans go awry. With the Airline Passenger Bill of Rights, which became law on July 15, 2019, Canadian airlines are required to adhere to new accessibility regulations.
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Bill C-81, The Accessible Canada Act

CNIB has been working with the federal government to help inform Bill C-81, the Accessible Canada Act, and to ensure the timely passage of the Bill.
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Current federal campaigns

Advocacy is a powerful tool. CNIB leads advocacy campaigns to make changes for people who are blind or partially sighted.
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Transportation

In the coming years, connected autonomous vehicles (self driving cars) will become increasingly present on Canadian streets. What are the impacts for pedestrians with sight loss?
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Public policy and legislation

CNIB works with the federal government to expose barriers for people with sight loss and create a more equitable society. Learn how CNIB helps drive legislative change.

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Election 2019

The federal election is underway and so is CNIB’s federal advocacy campaign. Learn more about what we are doing to improve the lives of Canadians who are blind or partially sighted.
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Ontario Advocacy

The CNIB Foundation Ontario is stepping up its commitment to advocacy. Find out more about advocacy resources, issues and campaigns across the province.

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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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