CNIB calls for an end to discrimination against guide dog teams in the workplace
Imagine arriving at a job interview, excited at the thought of discussing your qualifications with a prospective employer, only to be told that you won’t be considered for the job because of your mobility device. For Stephanie Pilon, a guide dog handler from Sudbury, Ontario, this scenario became a reality when she was told she couldn’t be hired because her guide dog might bite or harm a client. But Stephanie’s experience is not an anomaly.Read more
The Bookends Book Club
If you love books, this group is for you! This group features guest authors as well as weeks where a different genre or theme are picked. People read their choice of book on the theme and come ready to discuss. It's a great way to build your reading list and learn about what others are reading and the technology they use to access their books. This group meets via Zoom web conference every Wednesday from 10 to 11 a.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.Read more
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.Read more
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 #CTD2022Register Today!
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.
Find the perfect volunteer opportunity for you!Volunteer
Event Volunteer: General Support (Toronto)
To provide day-of-event general support to participants during CNIB’s Connecting the Dots conference in Toronto.
Virtual Event Volunteer: Session Facilitator
To provide day-of-event virtual support to participants and speakers during CNIB’s virtual Connecting the Dots conference.