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A red and white CTrain car glides along an outdoor light rail track in downtown Calgary.

Get on board and join CNIB’s advocacy campaign to improve public transit systems!

In October, CNIB introduced “Get on Board!” – a new advocacy campaign centred on accessible transit as part of our strategic commitment to Safe and Accessible Journeys. The “Get on Board!” campaign examined the accessibility of buses, light rail, and ferries operated by 13 transit authorities and shed light on the obstacles encountered by individuals with sight loss when navigating publicly funded fixed-route transit services in various municipalities across Canada. It also provided opportunities for CNIB to develop and strengthen relationships with government and transit officials in each participating community. While the fall launch laid the foundation for our ongoing advocacy work, we’re excited to introduce the next phase of the "Get on Board!" transit campaign.

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Zoom Room for Kids

June 12, 2024

The Zoom Zoom Room is growing up, and is now called the Zoom Room for Kids! Children ages 6-10 and older, non-verbal participants are invited to join us as we use music to build our social skills. Each session will be all about the special things going on that month. Make sure to come regularly, because each session you will work as a team to create your own special song. Certified music therapist Melissa Murphy will also have lots of songs and stories to share that are perfect for singing and dancing along. Every Wednesday from 7 to 7:30 p.m. Eastern Time on Zoom. 

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Sailing on Lake Ontario, Penny takes the helm of the boat. She is wearing glasses, a hat, and a red life jacket. Behind Penny is her black guide dog, Honour. To the left of Penny is a person who is partially visible, wearing a lifejacket. It’s a sunny day with a clear blue sky and a calm lake.

Sailing with my guide dog, Honour – Guide Dog Gazette, Summer 2024

By: Penny Hartin 

There are few feelings more peaceful than being out on the water in a sailboat, feeling the breeze on your face, hearing the sails fill with wind and moving through the water using the power of nature. Now that spring is finally here, I can begin to think about taking to the water again and enjoying the sport of sailing with my guide dog, Honour.

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Unlock Your Future: Apply for a CNIB Scholarship Today!

CNIB scholarships are here to support your personal and professional aspirations. Whether you're just starting out in a cool apprenticeship, diving into skilled trades, or leveling up with continuing education, there are multiple scholarships, bursaries, and other educational awards available to people who are blind, Deafblind, or have low vision.

Apply for a CNIB scholarship
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CNIB Ontario – Spring Programs

Register for a program today!

Our free programs are available to Canadians who are blind or partially sighted as well as their families, friends and caregivers. Explore upcoming programs offered in Ontario throughout the spring!

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Become a volunteer!


Volunteer Opportunities

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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