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Teach us a lesson at the Connecting the Dots conference!

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. Organized by CNIB, the conference features thought-provoking workshops, keynote presentations and panel discussions on a variety of topics connected to the conference theme. Share your unique perspectives and knowledge! Have an idea for a session, product demo or keynote presentation? Submit a proposal to present!

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Old Time Radio

May 15, 2021

Join us for a trip back into the world of old-time radio with OTR Rewind. Featuring comedies, dramas and a variety of programs from the time when network radio was king and every buddy tuned in for their entertainment. Shows will originate from the Thirties through the eighties. You are welcomed to briefly comment between shows or just sit back and enjoy the vast variety presented by your host Kelly MacDonald. This group runs via Zoom web conference biweekly on Saturday from 12 to 1:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

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Congratulating Tait – A 2020 CNIB Scholarship Recipient

A 2020 CNIB Scholarship recipient, Tait Hoyem says he was pleasantly surprised when he received the news.

“I knew CNIB Scholarships existed, but I never really thought of myself as someone who could get a scholarship because, frankly, my grades are not stellar,” says Tait. “But the scholarship application said they were looking for someone who likes to do things outside the box. It wasn't just about academics and grades, so I took a chance and applied.”

Read his story and find out how CNIB scholarships, bursaries and other external awards can help support your educational and professional aspirations.

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CNIB Guide Dogs Pup Crawl

Get ready for the second annual CNIB Guide Dogs Pup Crawl! Kicking off on April 28 in honour of International Guide Dog Day, this virtual five-kilometre movement event is about getting active in a safe way, all while supporting CNIB Guide Dogs in communities across Canada.

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Have you seen us in your neighbourhood?

Yes, we are fundraising!

The CNIB Foundation has partnered with fundraising organization Globalfaces Direct, TNI and Public Outreach to fundraise safely for monthly donations in B.C., Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario and Nova Scotia.

To learn more, including why we’re fundraising and what precautions are being taken in line with provincial regulations, please visit our Donor Info page.

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Find the perfect volunteer opportunity for you!


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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