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.Read more
Let's Get Gardening
If you have a green thumb (or you'd like to have one), then this gardening discussion group is for you! We swap success stories, talk about our favorite plants, and generally 'dish the dirt' on all things horticultural. For all levels of garden enthusiasts. Whether you patio or container garden, or have lots of gardening space, the time in this group will just buzz by. This gardening group meets via Zoom web conference every Monday from 1 to 2 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.Read more
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.Read more
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 #CTD2022Register Today!
Creating infinite possibilities for youth
Thank you, Scotiabank!
Children and youth with sight loss are among the most excluded group in the education system. Together, with Scotiabank, we’re breaking down these barriers through life-changing programs like the Infinite Youth Project.
Thanks to Scotiabank’s generous support, participants are developing skills including goal-setting, decision-making, teamwork, self-advocacy, interpersonal communication, and social skills, while also expanding their peer network.
These programs, which are uniquely designed and fully accessible, make it possible for children and youth to build their confidence and develop critical skills that will set them up for future success in education and employment.
Thank you, Scotiabank, for empowering youth to lead fuller and more independent lives without barriers!
Find the perfect volunteer opportunity for you!Volunteer
Virtual Event Volunteer: Session Facilitator
To provide day-of-event virtual support to participants and speakers during CNIB’s virtual Connecting the Dots conference.
Virtual Event Volunteer: General Support & Concierge
To provide general support to conference participants during CNIB’s virtual Connecting the Dots conference.