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CNIB Tech Fairs

In the spring, the tech fair visited London, Sudbury, Thunder Bay, and TechnoVision+ (one of the largest technology trade shows in Canada for people who are blind or partially sighted). With more than 20 exhibitors in attendance, TechnoVision+ visitors had an opportunity to explore a wide range of low-tech and high-tech devices, discover new products and services, and learn more about the latest in cutting-edge technology.

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Events

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STAR Align Power Session

Learn how to get that "I nailed that interview" feeling. Know your strengths, areas for improvement and transferrable skills. Using the STAR (Situation, Tasks, Action and Result) interview method, you will be sure to demonstrate that you are a perfect fit for the job. We'll talk about interview successes and tools that will enhance your employment opportunities. Participants can join the sessions from the comfort of their own home via Zoom Virtual Conference. 

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Stories

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Travis's battle

At two years old, an E.coli infection almost took Travis's life and stole his sight.

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Bill C-81 is now law!

Bill C-81 is now law! The Accessible Canada Act – created to proactively eliminate barriers and ensure greater opportunities for persons with disabilities – requires all organizations under federal jurisdiction to ensure that public spaces, workplaces, employment program services and information be accessible to everyone.

CNIB’s John Rafferty and Diane Bergeron share their thoughts on the passing of this historic legislation and celebrate the triumphant efforts of the sight loss and disability communities across Canada.

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Register for the 2019 Lake Joe season!

At Lake Joe, people living with sight loss and their families can enjoy the same summer pursuits as other Canadians: canoeing, campfires, kayaking, cycling, waterskiing, swimming, sailing and fishing. Plus, there’s skills training, confidence building and support from a community that understands living with sight loss.

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Volunteer Opportunities

Event Volunteer

The CNIB Venture Zone is looking for volunteers to assist with a networking event for entrepreneurs in the sight loss community. It will be a classy evening event, so please dress to impress and bring a smile!

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Event Team Member Phone It Forward

The Event Team Member is responsible for supporting the development of Phone It Forward Phone Drives in local communities, raising awareness about CNIB and its programs, elevating community profile, advocating for smartphone donations and educating the public on the impact technology has in the hands of individuals impacted by blindness.

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