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Get on board and join CNIB’s advocacy campaign to improve public transit systems!

In October, CNIB introduced “Get on Board!” – a new advocacy campaign centred on accessible transit as part of our strategic commitment to Safe and Accessible Journeys. The “Get on Board!” campaign examined the accessibility of buses, light rail, and ferries operated by 13 transit authorities and shed light on the obstacles encountered by individuals with sight loss when navigating publicly funded fixed-route transit services in various municipalities across Canada. It also provided opportunities for CNIB to develop and strengthen relationships with government and transit officials in each participating community. While the fall launch laid the foundation for our ongoing advocacy work, we’re excited to introduce the next phase of the "Get on Board!" transit campaign.

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Events

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Youth Transition Advanced Series

May 18, 2024

Join us for a series of sessions beginning in April 2024 that emphasize educational and career-based skill-building for anyone between the ages of 15 and 30 years old.  Our advanced series will focus on topics such as crafting the perfect resume and cover letter, advocacy at all ages and stages, as well as sports and recreation with sight loss. Every other Saturday from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Pacific Time on Zoom. 

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Blogs

A group of people with sight loss stand next to a pedestrian crossover with public officials in Moncton during the Fall 2023 Get on Board campaign.

CNIB springs into the next phase of the “Get on Board” transit campaign

By: Stephanie Pilon

In the fall of 2023, CNIB introduced our new strategic plan, “The Way Forward,” to influence real change for people who are blind, Deafblind, or have low vision. One of the three pillars outlined in the plan focuses on Safe and Accessible Journeys, and in October 2023, CNIB launched the “Get on Board” campaign as our first initiative under this part of the plan.

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Get on board with accessible public transit

Join us in an undercover mission to improve public transit systems!

In October, CNIB first introduced “Get on Board” – a new advocacy initiative centered on examining the accessibility of publicly funded fixed-route transit services. This spring, we’re excited to launch the next phase of the Get on Board transit campaign targeting 12 new municipalities in Canada. Campaign activities involve a secret rider survey and a Town Hall discussion of our findings, including recommendations to enhance accessibility on our transit systems.

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CNIB British Columbia – Spring Programs

Register for a program today!

Our free programs are available to Canadians who are blind or partially sighted as well as their families, friends and caregivers. Explore upcoming programs offered in B.C. throughout the spring!

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Volunteer Opportunities

Tech Mate

Are you passionate about making a difference in your community? Join CNIB Foundation as a Tech Mate and provide invaluable support to our participants.

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Eye Appeal Art Gala Event Volunteer

The Eye Appeal Art Gala Event Volunteer plays a crucial part in supporting the Philanthropy team with successful execution of this special fundraising event, which will take place on May 24th (click here for event details).

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