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A group of 13 people, including CNIB Guide Dogs staff and municipal officials from the Town of Georgina, gather outdoors in rural Georgina to unveil signage for the future home of the Howard & Delores Beck Puppy Development Centre.

CNIB Guide Dogs announces future home of Puppy Development Centre, unveils sign 

(GEORGINA, ON – September 25, 2023) – Today, CNIB Guide Dogs unveiled the new site of its first-ever puppy development centre in the Town of Georgina.

Since launching in 2017, CNIB Guide Dogs has quickly become a leader in the guide dog community. As part of the program's expansion, CNIB Guide Dogs has purchased three acres of land in the Town of Georgina on Lake Simcoe, where they’ll build the Howard & Delores Beck Puppy Development Centre.

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Events

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Let's Get Gardening

October 2, 2023

If you have a green thumb (or you'd like to have one), then this gardening discussion group is for you! We swap success stories, talk about our favorite plants, and generally 'dish the dirt' on all things horticultural. For all levels of garden enthusiasts. Whether you patio or container garden, or have lots of gardening space, the time in this group will just buzz by. Let's Get Gardening meets on Zoom, every Monday from 1 to 2 p.m. Eastern Time.

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Blogs

A tiny black puppy and a yellow Guide Dog in harness sit side-by-side on the ground.

Volunteer with CNIB Guide Dogs – Guide Dog Gazette, Fall 2023

Our program depends on committed volunteers who help raise, train, and board puppies with purpose, and we’re always looking for people who can care for one of our pups in their first year of training to start them on their journey to becoming guide dogs. 

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The interior of a city bus with passengers seated. The image is taken from the back of the bus. In the centre of the image is a brushstroke overlay with the text: Get on Board!

Get on board with accessible public transit

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

As part of CNIB's commitment to Safe and Accessible Journeys under our new strategic plan, we are launching an advocacy campaign focused on the need for accessible public transit. The "Get on Board" transit campaign runs from October 2-13, 2023, across 13 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 – Fall 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 fall!

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Vision Mate

Make a difference for people who are blind or partially sighted by providing sighted assistance and companionship to a person in your community who is blind or partially sighted.

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