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Canadian Tire Corporation makes long-term donation of smartphones for people who are blind

TORONTO, October 13, 2020 – The CNIB Foundation has announced a new ongoing commitment from Canadian Tire Corporation (CTC) to support Canadians with sight loss through its Phone It Forward program. CTC's generous, long-term donation will help Canadians who are blind or partially sighted access the life-changing technology that smartphones offer.

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Events

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Parent Forum

Come join us to hear the Manitoba Youth Council host presentations and discussions on different topics for parents. This group meets via Zoom conference on the last Monday of every month (excluding December) from 7 to 8 p.m. Central Daylight Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

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Blogs

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Come to Work: Opening doors to opportunities

For many people with sight loss, navigating the workplace can be challenging. Since March, Toronto’s Elizabeth Mohler has been attending several of the CNIB Foundation's virtual programs, including Come to Work, which is designed to open doors to talent with sight loss.

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Virtual Vision Mate Program

To combat the negative ramifications that isolation can have on Canadians with sight loss, the CNIB Foundation has adapted one of its core program offerings, the Vision Mate program, to engage volunteers to connect virtually with participants by phone or online at least once a week.

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COVID-19 Resources

Visit our new COVID-19 Resources webpage to get the latest information on everything from new foundation programs to our physical distancing advocacy initiatives and interviews with program participants.

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Volunteer Opportunities

Tech Mate

Make a difference for people who are blind or partially sighted by providing leisure companionship in your community to someone who is blind or partially sighted.

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Leisure Mate

Make a difference for people who are blind or partially sighted by providing leisure companionship in your community to someone who is blind or partially sighted.

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