Stop! You're breaking the law when you turn me and my guide dog away
As a Paralympian proudly representing Canada on the international sports stage in rowing, I recently returned from Tokyo where, in the Athletes' Village, I went to restaurants and shops – all without hassle. All without being asked to leave and escorted to the exit. Contrast this with my experience in my home country, and it is a completely different story. Like so many other Canadians who rely on guide dogs, I face discrimination frequently.Read more
Seated Dance Fitness
Adaptive Dance instructor, Tiffany Tjosvold, will be leading a zoom-based, high energy, seated dance class for participants ages 19 and up. This class is suitable for all fitness levels. This group runs via Zoom web conference every Thursday from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Pacific Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.Read more
Back to School with CNIB’s National Youth Council
Heading back to school can be an incredibly stressful time for students living with sight loss and their families. It’s time to meet new teachers, explain your vision loss and the necessary accommodations you require, arrange for technology/assistance, and get settled into a new environment.
The traditional school system is not one that was built for people with disabilities, specifically those living with sight loss. We have constantly had to change and adapt to fit in with everyone else. From accommodation letters to private testing spaces to segregated learning, we’ve had it all.
Join us for Connecting the Dots 2021!
October 15 & 16 (French Event) and October 22 & 23 (English Event)!
Connecting the Dots is Canada's largest educational and professional development conference focused on education, technology, and employment for people who are blind or partially sighted.Register Today!
Supporting CNIB's Virtual Programming
The CNIB Virtual Programming–Addressing isolation during COVID-19 is supported by the Government of Canada’s Emergency Community Support Fund and the following Community Foundations:
Birtle and District Foundation
Brandon Area Community Foundation Inc.
Community Foundation of Portage & District
Community Foundation of Swan Valley Inc.
Community Foundations of Canada
Dauphin & District Community Foundation
Headingley Community Foundation Inc.
Holland & Area Community Foundation Inc.
Lac du Bonnet and District Charitable Foundation
Minnedosa & District Foundation Inc.
Oak Lake & Area Foundation Inc.
Selkirk & District Community Foundation
The Winnipeg Foundation
Tiger Hills Community Foundation
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Connecting the Dots – Session Facilitators
To provide day-of-event virtual support to participants during the Connecting the Dots conference (October 22 & 23).
Connecting the Dots – Tech Support & Concierge
To provide day-of-event tech/accessible tech support to participants during the Connecting the Dots conference (October 22 & 23).