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National Corporate and Foundation Partners

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A big thank you to our most generous corporate and foundation partners in 2020-21. Through their philanthropic gifts and sponsorships, these partners are committed to tearing down barriers to inclusion and changing what is means to be blind today. For more information on partnership opportunities, please contact Leila Verheyen at 705-794-8613 or leila.verheyen@cnib.ca


Visionaries: $100,000 and up


Government of Canada logo

The Government of Canada partners with CNIB on a number of strategic initiatives related to accessibility, advocacy, employment, research, and technology for Canadians impacted by blindness.


Craft&Crew logo Craft&Crew partners with CNIB to help Ontarian organizations create a more accessible digital experience for everyone, including the six million Canadians with disabilities, as well as by supporting our Come to Work and Phone It Forward programs, which reduce the employment and technology gaps experienced by Canadians who are blind or partially sighted.


TD Ready Commit logo

The TD Ready Commitment ensures the TD Summer Reading Club is accessible to readers of all abilities across Canada, including children with sight loss and their families.


Scotianbank logoThe Scotiabank Infinite Youth Project allows youth impacted by blindness to enjoy a variety of experiential learning opportunities such as camps, advisory councils, and other peer groups so they can reach their full potential and succeed in school, post-secondary education, and future employment.


RBC Foundation logoThe RBC Foundation invests in CNIB's Come to Work Program, allowing youth impacted by blindness to develop the critical assets and skills to succeed in post-secondary education and future  employment.


AMI logoAMI supports research and community events across the country, including the annual Connecting the Dots conference, fundraising events, and more.


McConnell Foundation logo The McConnell Foundation has generously provided one year of funding to evaluate the transition of our in-person activities to virtual programs in a post-COVID-19 world. This support will allow us to meet the diverse needs and interests of individuals who are blind or partially sighted, their families, and caregivers.


Canadian Tire logo Canadian Tire Corporation supports CNIB Lake Joe’s programs and operations, helping to provide enriching experiences to Canadians with sight loss in a safe, inclusive environment. 


Ambassadors: $25,000 - $99,999


Bayer logoBayer Canada funds the operations of the CNIB Medical Mobile Eye Care Unit that travels to remote communities in Northern Ontario each year, providing vision screenings, treatments, and minor eye surgeries.


Novartis logo Novartis Pharmaceuticals Canada Inc. partners with CNIB in the training of Canadians with sight loss to be effective advocates in their community, as well as by providing telephone outreach to ensure individuals with sight loss have the support needed to reduce social isolation associated with the COVID-19 pandemic.


The Geoffrey and Edith Wood Charitable Fund generously supports CNIB's sports and recreation programs, which help individuals who are blind or partially sighted build friendships, self-esteem, and personal independence.


The Crabtree Foundation, a long-time donor of CNIB and the sight loss community, supports Peer Support programs in Ottawa so that seniors who are blind or partialy sighted can adjust to a new way of living and face the future with confidence and hope.


Law Foundation of Saskatchewan logo The Law Foundation of Saskatchewan is providing support for the Know Your Rights project in Saskatchewan, which will empower residents in that province who are blind or partially sighted to understand their legal rights and self-advocate to effectively challenge discrimination. Part of the funding will also support the education of members of the legal profession and community service providers about the needs of residents with sight loss. In addition, we are grateful to the Public Legal Education Association (PLEA) of Saskatchewan for contributing legal research to the project pro bono.  


Joyce Family Foundation logo The Joyce Family Foundation provides scholarships to students impacted by blindness across Canada who also face financial barriers to post-secondary education.


New Brunswick Law Foundation logo The New Brunswick Law Foundation is providing generous support for the Know Your Rights project in New Brunswick, which will empower residents who are blind or partially sighted to understand their legal rights and self-advocate to effectively challenge discrimination. The funding will also support the education of members of the legal profession and community service providers about the needs of residents with sight loss. McInnes Cooper Law Firm and Pro Bono Students Canada are generously providing legal research to the project on a pro bono basis.


Adler & Lipkus Foundation logo The Adler & Lipkus Foundation invests in CNIB's Printbraille Collection which helps elementary school libraries across Canada stock braille books for young readers with sight loss as well as CNIB's annual Braille Creative Writing Contest.


Innovators: $10,000+

  • The Manitoba Law Foundation
  • The Catherine Donnelly Foundation
  • Microsoft Canada
  • Bell Mobility 
  • Canada Post Community Foundation
  • CIBC
  • Delta Gamma Foundation 
  • The Law Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador
  • Johnson & Johnson VISION
  • ICICI Bank Canada
  • Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities


Major Gifts: $5,000 - $9,999

  • Bausch Foundation
  • Law Foundation of Prince Edward Island
  • Lyft
  • Deloitte & Touche LLP
  • Optometry Giving Sight
  • Export Development Canada
  • Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association
  • Leon's Furniture Limited
  • The Birks Family Foundation
  • The Godfrey Family Foundation
  • Unifor Social Justice Fund
  • Sofina Foundation
  • Uber Canada Inc.

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