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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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2022 Municipal elections

This fall, voters across several Canadian provinces will make their way to the polls for municipal elections. Municipal governments are responsible for providing services that impact people with sight loss every day, including transit, housing, and access to the built environment. 
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Equalize

As a trusted member of our advocacy community, Equalize aims to update you on CNIB’s advocacy campaigns, initiatives and programs from coast to coast to coast. We’ll highlight some of our work, profile local advocates, discuss regional and national advocacy issues, and more!
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Community Engagement Volunteer Program

From classrooms to health fairs or corporate lunch and learns, CNIB Ambassador's volunteer their time and talent to help educate the public about blindness. Learn more about the program and how you can secure a CNIB Ambassador to speak at your next event!

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National 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. Find out more about advocacy resources, federal issues and campaigns across the country.
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Ontario Advocacy

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

Through the Know Your Rights project, CNIB has developed plain language legal information and resources (fact sheets, videos, training, etc.) to empower people who are blind, partially sighted or Deafblind to better understand their rights, navigate provincial legal systems and self-advocate to challenge discrimination.
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White Cane Awareness Project

CNIB is advocating to build awareness with Canadians about the white cane and how it is used, what it signifies, and how to effectively assist when requested by someone who is blind or partially sighted.
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Diversity & Inclusion: We are CNIB

The communities we serve are diverse and rich in culture and history. There are many factors that overlap with one’s sight loss journey. How these factors work together to form a person’s lived experience is essential in shaping their identity. Here, we will explore the many faces and facets of intersectionality with being blind, partially sighted or Deafblind. By learning, and sharing our personal experiences and growth, we are changing the perception of what it means to have sight loss. Through the panel discussions, podcasts and interviews found on this page, hear from our participants about their experiences. 
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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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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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