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Birks (left) a yellow Labrador Retriever and Drummy (right) a black Labrador Retriever

The Birks Family Foundation Generously Sponsors Two Future CNIB Guide Dogs for Canadians Who Are Blind or Partially Sighted

CNIB is honoured to share that The Birks Family Foundation has generously sponsored two future guide dogs named Birks and Drummy. Birks is a male yellow Labrador Retriever while Drummy is a male black Labrador Retriever. They are brothers who were born on May 9, 2022 in Australia and are now being raised in Calgary before they begin their formal training at the CNIB Canine Campus in Carleton Place, Ont.

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Events

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Oakville Weekly Peer Support

September 26, 2022

Join weekly on Mondays through zoom or by phone to connect with other people in the Oakville area for conversation, support and good practices. This peer support group meets via Zoom web conference every Monday from 10 to 11 a.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

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Blogs

Blair and his black guide dog, Kelly, are outdoors standing on a patch of grass. Blair is holding Kelly's harness.

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.

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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 #CTD2022

Register Today!
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CNIB Mobile Hub

CNIB is hitting the road to bring our innovative programs to life in your community!

Meet the CNIB Mobile Hub – a new program delivery model where we visit your community to deliver in-person programming for people who are blind or partially sighted. At the CNIB Mobile Hub, you can participate in children and youth programming, recreational and social activities, learning and employment workshops, hands-on technology training and product demonstrations.

To see where we’re headed next, check out our tour schedule.
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Event Volunteer: General Support (Toronto)

To provide day-of-event general support to participants during CNIB’s Connecting the Dots conference in Toronto.

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Virtual Event Volunteer: Session Facilitator

To provide day-of-event virtual support to participants and speakers during CNIB’s virtual Connecting the Dots conference.

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