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CNIB calls on the Canadian Border Services Agency to ensure new app – ArriveCAN – is accessible to all

"Recently, I found a significant bug with VoiceOver on the iPhone when I tried to access the ArriveCAN app," says Robert Fenton, a member of CNIB’s National Board. "As someone with sight loss, it was impossible to move beyond the privacy screen on the app. This is yet another example of programs and services, including apps, not being ‘born accessible’ and thus creating more barriers for Canadians with disabilities. Simply put, this must end."

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Events

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Winnipeg Walking Group

August 2, 2021

Get some exercise and practice mobility and travel skills with our weekly walking group.

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Blogs

Pepper, a black Labrador-golden retriever cross with brindle markings, as a puppy laying on grass while wearing a bright yellow Future Guide Dog vest

Raising Pepper

It was June 2019 when Jeannie met Pepper. As a puppy, Pepper was always easy to spot during playdates with other future CNIB Guide Dogs. The black Labrador-golden retriever cross has distinctive brindle markings.

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Celebrate 60 years with CNIB Lake Joe!

For 60 years, CNIB Lake Joe has been providing enriching camp experiences for Canadians with sight loss – where children are encouraged to shine, youth are empowered to thrive, and 'kids of all ages' enjoy recreational pursuits. Jump in and join us as we celebrate our 60th Anniversary all year long! Whether online or in-person, we’ll be celebrating CNIB Lake Joe and everyone who has made it such a special place to be.

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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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Volunteer Opportunities

Virtual Vision Mate

The Virtual Vision Mate program gives volunteers an opportunity to engage in friendly conversations with people who are blind or partially sighted.

Your support is urgently needed during this unprecedented time. You can schedule your chats on a set day and time every week, or you can schedule week-to-week, whatever works for both of you.

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Vision Mate

Make a difference for people who are blind or partially sighted by providing sighted assistance and companionship to a person in your community who is blind or partially sighted.

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