Jack McCormick sitting on the front step of house with his arm around his guide dog sitting at his side.

Travel restrictions lead to increased demand for CNIB Guide Dogs

Travel restrictions, including border closures caused by COVID-19, have resulted in a 300 per cent increase in interest for CNIB Guide Dogs applications.

Guide dog handlers who have travelled to the United States in the past to obtain a guide dog are now looking for a "made in Canada" solution as soon as possible.

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A family of four sit on the couch watching a television. The television reads: This program is available in described video for the visually impaired.

Join us for a Tele-Townhall with Bell, Corus and Rogers on Described Video

Bell, Corus and Rogers would once again like to welcome Canadians who are blind or partially sighted to a tele-townhall to provide an update on described video programming. This Tele-Townhall is an opportunity for you to hear from Canada's largest broadcasters as to how they are addressing the needs and availability of described video. There will be an opportunity to ask questions.

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Danika and Ulysses sitting on the ground in a forest in Autumn. Danika has her arms wrapped around Ulysses for a huge hug.

Humans with CNIB Guide Dogs: Danika & Ulysses

“I remember I was so nervous and excited when I met Ulysses for the first time. When the trainer brought him out to the training property, I threw my cane to the side, knelt on the ground and Ulysses licked my entire face!" - Danika

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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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