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Victoria and her guide dog Alan, a black Labrador retriever

Stop! You're breaking the law when you turn me and my guide dog away

As a Paralympian proudly representing Canada on the international sports stage in rowing, I recently returned from Tokyo where, in the Athletes' Village, I went to restaurants and shops – all without hassle. All without being asked to leave and escorted to the exit. Contrast this with my experience in my home country, and it is a completely different story. Like so many other Canadians who rely on guide dogs, I face discrimination frequently.

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Events

A man wearing sunglasses and a hat holds an iPhone in his left hand. A white cane sits in his right hand.

Friday Tech Talk

September 24, 2021

Are you having challenges with using your technology or have questions about something new? Tech Talk is an interactive, engaging and educational program where participants discuss different technologies/apps that can help make life a bit easier! Participants will learn about technologies other participants use and also have an opportunity to ask questions. This technology group meets via Zoom web conference every Friday from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

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Blogs

: The backs of three youth walking to school. They are wearing backpacks and are outdoors.

Back to School with CNIB’s National Youth Council

Heading back to school can be an incredibly stressful time for students living with sight loss and their families. It’s time to meet new teachers, explain your vision loss and the necessary accommodations you require, arrange for technology/assistance, and get settled into a new environment.

The traditional school system is not one that was built for people with disabilities, specifically those living with sight loss. We have constantly had to change and adapt to fit in with everyone else. From accommodation letters to private testing spaces to segregated learning, we’ve had it all. 

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A laptop computer. Displayed on the screen is the bilingual Connecting the Dots logo.

Join us for Connecting the Dots 2021!

October 15 & 16 (French Event) and October 22 & 23 (English Event)!

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.

Register Today!
A view looking up at the Westin Harbour Castle seeing people repel down the face of the building.

Over The Edge with CNIB 2021!

Think you've got what it takes to go Over the Edge and rappel 13 breathtaking stories down The Westin Nova Scotian?

We know you do! Join us for an extraordinary experience to help change what it is to be blind.

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Volunteer Opportunities

Connecting the Dots – Session Facilitators

To provide day-of-event virtual support to participants during the Connecting the Dots conference (October 22 & 23).

Volunteer for Connecting the Dots – Session Facilitators

Connecting the Dots – Tech Support & Concierge

To provide day-of-event tech/accessible tech support to participants during the Connecting the Dots conference (October 22 & 23).

Volunteer for Connecting the Dots – Tech Support & Concierge