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Guide Dog Puppies and their handler walk down the street

Save the date for the fourth annual CNIB Guide Dogs Pup Crawl!

Get your sneakers ready! The fourth annual CNIB Guide Dogs Pup Crawl is coming back this year on April 17 and will run for six amazing weeks.

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Old Time Radio – A blast from the past!

February 5, 2023

Join host Kelly MacDonald as he shares a blast from the past! Listen to all the old radio shows that made the genre so popular. Everything from mystery, comedy, westerns and holiday specific shows. Sit back and enjoy!

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Blogs

Some members of the CNIB National Youth Council at CNIB Lake Joe. The group poses for a photo in the lounge, standing in front of a window. From Left to right: Taylor, Alicia, Oceanne, Rilind, Caleb, Caelin, Abby, Eitel, Will and Emilee.

CNIB Lake Joe: How camp changes lives

“I always heard how “magical” CNIB Lake Joe is, but I had never been there, so I didn’t understand the hype,” says council member Curtis Ruttle. “Then I visited the camp and finally understood what all the fuss was about! I don’t know how to explain it, but the feeling of just being there was truly incredible.”

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A fluffy Labrador-Golden Retriever puppy. The puppy wears a CNIB Guide Dog in Training  yellow vest.

About the CNIB Guide Dogs Urgent Expansion Campaign

Since the program started in 2017, the demand for CNIB Guide Dogs has never been higher. While our intention was always to increase capacity with gradually expanded funding, the pandemic rapidly expedited our need to grow, and created an urgency for additional funding to meet increasing demands. We’re working tirelessly to meet those demands for the Canadians with sight loss who need us. When our community needed us the most during border closers, we made the difficult decision to make critical and urgent investments in the growth of our guide dog program. We’ve had to accelerate the development of our program, which includes fundraising efforts like acquisition campaigns, direct marketing, and other means of raising money.

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CNIB British Columbia – Winter 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 British Columbia throughout the winter!

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CNIB Ambassador

From classrooms to health fairs or corporate lunch and learns, CNIB Ambassador's volunteer their time and talent to help educate the public about blindness. Structured Ambassador presentations cover topics like blindness etiquette, accessibility and inclusion, white canes and guide dogs, braille, assistive technologies, CNIB programs, as well as dispelling common myths and misconceptions.

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Administrative SmartLife Assistant

Do you enjoy engaging others in conversation, utilizing your office administration skills to connect people with the correct products and services? CNIB is looking for Volunteer Administrative SmartLife Assistants to provide administrative support to staff and participants.

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