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Canadian Tire Corporation makes long-term donation of smartphones for people who are blind

TORONTO, October 13, 2020 – The CNIB Foundation has announced a new ongoing commitment from Canadian Tire Corporation (CTC) to support Canadians with sight loss through its Phone It Forward program. CTC's generous, long-term donation will help Canadians who are blind or partially sighted access the life-changing technology that smartphones offer.

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Events

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Vancouver Blind Parents Connections

A monthly community-based support group for ongoing support for parents with sight loss. This group runs via Zoom web conference on the last Monday of every month from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Pacific Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

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Come to Work: Opening doors to opportunities

For many people with sight loss, navigating the workplace can be challenging. Since March, Toronto’s Elizabeth Mohler has been attending several of the CNIB Foundation's virtual programs, including Come to Work, which is designed to open doors to talent with sight loss.

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Virtual Vision Mate Program

To combat the negative ramifications that isolation can have on Canadians with sight loss, the CNIB Foundation has adapted one of its core program offerings, the Vision Mate program, to engage volunteers to connect virtually with participants by phone or online at least once a week.

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Have you seen us in your neighbourhood?

Yes, we are fundraising!

The CNIB Foundation has partnered with fundraising organization Globalfaces Direct, Up Fundraising and Public Outreach to fundraise safely for monthly donations in B.C., Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario and Nova Scotia.

To learn more, including why we’re fundraising and what precautions are being taken in line with provincial regulations, please visit our Donor Info page.

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• Adults (18 years old or older)
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