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CNIB Foundation expands virtual program offerings across Canada

In response to COVID-19, the CNIB Foundation has expanded its free virtual program offerings (e.g. career support, tech training, book clubs, youth groups) for Canadians impacted by blindness. We’re committed to combating the negative ramifications that isolation can have on Canadians with sight loss and ensuring our community is supported during this unprecedented time.

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Events

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Parent and Family Support Group - Teleconference

Parents and family members of children with vision loss may sometimes face challenges and barriers. The opportunity to connect with other families who have been through similar experiences can be a valuable form of support. This group meets via teleconference on the last Monday of the month from 7-8 p.m. Eastern Time. Call-in information will be given upon registration.

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Blogs

Winners from the 2019 Braille Creative Writing Contest Kelsey, Zara and Zachary pose for a photo with Karen Brophey. They are holding their awards!

2020 Braille Creative Writing Contest!

The 2020 Braille Creative Writing Contest is now accepting entries!

Since 1997, the CNIB Foundation has organized a Canada-wide Braille Creative Writing Contest for children and youth. This important competition celebrates braille literacy and encourages young people to flex their creative muscles while practicing their braille skills.

Show off your creative writing talents for a chance to win cash prizes! 

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A yellow banner featuring an illustration of two cartoon faces outlined in a thick, black paintbrush design. Text: Join in.

CNIB Foundation expands virtual program offerings across Canada

In response to COVID-19, the CNIB Foundation has expanded its virtual program offerings across Canada.

Whether it's career support, tech training, youth groups or book clubs, we're combating social isolation and transforming our communities into beacons of accessibility and inclusion, where everyone can live, work and play without barriers. Funded by charitable donations and enabled by the selfless contributions of volunteers, our innovative programs and powerful advocacy are driving change in communities from coast to coast to coast.

Virtual Program Offerings
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Peer Support Groups

Peer support groups connect you with others living with sight loss.

If you're struggling to overcome the emotional challenges of sight loss and wish you had someone to help you work through these feelings, you’re not alone. We're here for you.

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Volunteer

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Volunteer Opportunities

Tech Mates

Get involved by providing one-to-one technology (iOS) training and support for a person who is blind or partially sighted to increase their confidence and help them engage in the world of technology.

Volunteer for Tech Mates

Event Team Member, Phone It Forward

Assist in executing Phone It Forward drives, advocating for smartphone donations and assisting in the data removal from donated phones in support of the CNIB Foundation’s mission.

This position will be of interest to enthusiastic individuals who are highly organized, self-starters, and enjoy team work.

Volunteer for Event Team Member, Phone It Forward