CNIB calls for an end to discrimination against guide dog teams in the workplace
Imagine arriving at a job interview, excited at the thought of discussing your qualifications with a prospective employer, only to be told that you won’t be considered for the job because of your mobility device. For Stephanie Pilon, a guide dog handler from Sudbury, Ontario, this scenario became a reality when she was told she couldn’t be hired because her guide dog might bite or harm a client. But Stephanie’s experience is not an anomaly.Read more
Calgary Ceramics Class
A weekly ceramics class where participants can create their own piece. This program meets in-person at CNIB Calgary every Monday from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Mountain Time.Read more
Guide Dog Access Awareness Month – Meet Blair
To mark Guide Dog Access Awareness Month, Ryan Hooey spoke with Blair Young about his experiences as a guide dog handler. Listen to their conversation about about guide dog rights in the workplace, physical and attitudinal barriers, education, advocacy, and more. Listen to their interview.Read more
Register for Connecting the Dots 2022!
Connecting the Dots is Canada's largest educational and professional development conference focused on education, technology, and employment for people who are blind or partially sighted.
We are so excited to offer a hybrid experience for Connecting the Dots, so we can connect online, and in person! Join us this October and dive into education, tech and employment at #CTD2022Register Today!
Creating infinite possibilities for youth
Thank you, Scotiabank!
Children and youth with sight loss are among the most excluded group in the education system. Together, with Scotiabank, we’re breaking down these barriers through life-changing programs like the Infinite Youth Project.
Thanks to Scotiabank’s generous support, participants are developing skills including goal-setting, decision-making, teamwork, self-advocacy, interpersonal communication, and social skills, while also expanding their peer network.
These programs, which are uniquely designed and fully accessible, make it possible for children and youth to build their confidence and develop critical skills that will set them up for future success in education and employment.
Thank you, Scotiabank, for empowering youth to lead fuller and more independent lives without barriers!
Find the perfect volunteer opportunity for you!Volunteer
Edmonton Women's Group Peer Facilitator
Do you want to make a difference in the lives of individuals living with sight loss? To use your own lived experience to provide support and engagement? Are you looking to contribute your skills while gaining leadership experience? CNIB is looking for a Volunteer Facilitator to lead the Edmonton Women's Peer Support Group.
Event Volunteer: General Support (Calgary)
To provide day-of-event general support to participants during CNIB’s Connecting the Dots conference in Calgary