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CNIB Foundation expands virtual program offerings across Canada

In response to COVID-19, the CNIB Foundation has expanded its free virtual program offerings (e.g. career support, tech training, book clubs, youth groups) for Canadians impacted by blindness. We’re committed to combating the negative ramifications that isolation can have on Canadians with sight loss and ensuring our community is supported during this unprecedented time.

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Parent and Family Support Group - Teleconference

Parents and family members of children with vision loss may sometimes face challenges and barriers. The opportunity to connect with other families who have been through similar experiences can be a valuable form of support. This group meets via teleconference on the last Monday of the month from 7-8 p.m. Eastern Time. Call-in information will be given upon registration.

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Winners from the 2019 Braille Creative Writing Contest Kelsey, Zara and Zachary pose for a photo with Karen Brophey. They are holding their awards!

2020 Braille Creative Writing Contest!

The 2020 Braille Creative Writing Contest is now accepting entries!

Since 1997, the CNIB Foundation has organized a Canada-wide Braille Creative Writing Contest for children and youth. This important competition celebrates braille literacy and encourages young people to flex their creative muscles while practicing their braille skills.

Show off your creative writing talents for a chance to win cash prizes! 

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A yellow banner featuring an illustration of two cartoon faces outlined in a thick, black paintbrush design. Text: Join in.

CNIB Foundation expands virtual program offerings across Canada

In response to COVID-19, the CNIB Foundation has expanded its virtual program offerings across Canada.

Whether it's career support, tech training, youth groups or book clubs, we're combating social isolation and transforming our communities into beacons of accessibility and inclusion, where everyone can live, work and play without barriers. Funded by charitable donations and enabled by the selfless contributions of volunteers, our innovative programs and powerful advocacy are driving change in communities from coast to coast to coast.

Virtual Program Offerings
Preview of the cover and 12 months of CNIB Guide Dogs for the 2020 calendar

The 2020 CNIB Guide Dogs calendar is now available!

This year’s calendar features future guide dogs (Eric, Hope, Ray, Lily, Luna, Pepper, Potter and Wonder) and working CNIB Guide Dogs (Maple and Piper). Ambassador (Willow) and buddy (Queenie) dogs are also featured.

Calendars can be purchased in our Winnipeg and Brandon offices for only $10. Proceeds support the CNIB Foundation's innovative programs and powerful advocacy that empower people impacted by blindness to live their dreams and tear down barriers to inclusion.

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Reception-Admin Assistant

Provide customer service support to ensure clients/participants have the information they need to participate in programs and services. This position also includes providing administrative support to departments.

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Maintenance Assistant

Do you enjoy using your hard work and skills to improve the world around you? Make a difference in the lives of people with vision loss by keeping their environment tidy and maintained. As an energetic maintenance assistant, who is good at troubleshooting and fixing things, you will fit right in with our dynamic team of professionals.

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