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Be the Change and Join the CNIB Lake Joe Advisory Board

The CNIB Lake Joe Advisory Board supports CNIB’s mission and strategic plan, The Way Forward, providing leadership advice and support to management to ensure that CNIB Lake Joe delivers innovative programs and powerful advocacy. Applications close March 29, 2024.

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Beyond Sight Series

February 26, 2024

The Beyond Sight Series feature monthly virtual presentations from various services, businesses and organizations in our community. Each month, we will offer a different topic and speaker will join us to discuss a variety of topics. Examples include: RDSP’s, wills, budgeting, nutrition and lots more. The Beyond Sight Series runs on Zoom on the fourth Monday of every month from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Newfoundland Time.

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An APS button fixed to a pole at a crosswalk in Ottawa, with Parliament buildings in the background. The pole is surrounded by a large snowbank that reaches almost as high as the button and extends approximately a metre outward, making it impossible for pedestrians to reach it.

Say “SnoWay” to improper snow removal this winter

By: Gabriella Rabaa

Winter weather can make travel conditions treacherous for pedestrians, especially children, seniors, people using strollers, and people with disabilities. When municipalities, businesses, snow removal contractors, and homeowners fail to clear snow and ice, people who are blind or have low vision cannot safely navigate their communities and access public transit, undermining their independence and ability to carry out their daily activities.

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A residential street, sidewalks, and parked cars are covered in snow. A man walks down a snow-covered sidewalk.

Say #SnoWay and advocate for better snow removal in your region!

As snow begins to blanket our streets and sidewalks, CNIB is launching a snow removal advocacy campaign to educate municipalities and the public about the environmental barriers snow and ice-covered sidewalks create for our community and to remind municipalities, businesses, snow removal contractors, and homeowners about their responsibility to clear snow and ice from paths of travel.

Learn more about the SnoWay campaign and get involved
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CNIB Ontario – Winter 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 winter!

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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. 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.

Volunteer for Vision Mate