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CNIB calls for an end to discrimination against guide dog teams in the workplace

Imagine arriving at a job interview, excited at the thought of discussing your qualifications with a prospective employer, only to be told that you won’t be considered for the job because of your mobility device. For Stephanie Pilon, a guide dog handler from Sudbury, Ontario, this scenario became a reality when she was told she couldn’t be hired because her guide dog might bite or harm a client. But Stephanie’s experience is not an anomaly.

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Events

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Winnipeg Walking Group

October 3, 2022

The Walking Group provides a chance for individuals who are blind or partially sighted to exercise and practise their mobility and travel skills. This group meets weekly on Mondays (Tuesdays when there is a long weekend) from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Meeting at Polo Park Shopping Centre until the sidewalks are dry.

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Blogs

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Guide Dog Access Awareness Month – Meet Blair

To mark Guide Dog Access Awareness Month, Ryan Hooey spoke with Blair Young about his experiences as a guide dog handler. Listen to their conversation about about guide dog rights in the workplace, physical and attitudinal barriers, education, advocacy, and more. Listen to their interview.

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Register for Connecting the Dots 2022!

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.

We are so excited to offer a hybrid experience for Connecting the Dots, so we can connect online, and in person! Join us this October and dive into education, tech and employment at #CTD2022

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CNIB Manitoba launches Know Your Rights!

Better understand your rights, navigate the provincial legal system, and self-advocate to challenge discrimination.

CNIB has developed nine plain language legal information handbooks to empower Manitobans who are blind, partially sighted or Deafblind to better understand their rights. The legal information handbooks cover topics like: education; employment; housing; healthcare; transportation; built environment, the COVID-19 pandemic, and government and consumer services.

Explore the legal information handbooks!
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To provide day-of-event virtual support to participants and speakers during CNIB’s virtual Connecting the Dots conference.

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