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Inviting applications from Canadians with disabilities who wish to serve on Corporate Boards

The Canadian Foundation for Physically Disabled Persons is inviting applications from Canadians with disabilities to be considered for appointment to Corporate Boards.

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Events

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PEI's Annual Community Meeting

You’re Invited to our Annual Community Meeting!
Join us as we recognize CNIB volunteers and community partners who have helped make a difference in the lives of Islanders who are blind or partially sighted.
You’ll also have the opportunity to meet our staff and volunteers, and learn more about the programs and services we provide.

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Blogs

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Pup-dates: Introducing the CNIB Guide Dogs Team

At CNIB, we believe that everyone who would like to have a guide dog should have that opportunity. That's why we launched CNIB Guide Dogs in 2017. Our program is designed to raise and train dogs exclusively for Canadians with sight loss. Our technical team has nearly 150 years of combined experience working with guide dogs. So, who are we?

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Bill C-81 is now law!

Bill C-81 is now law! The Accessible Canada Act – created to proactively eliminate barriers and ensure greater opportunities for persons with disabilities – requires all organizations under federal jurisdiction to ensure that public spaces, workplaces, employment program services and information be accessible to everyone.

CNIB’s John Rafferty and Diane Bergeron share their thoughts on the passing of this historic legislation and celebrate the triumphant efforts of the sight loss and disability communities across Canada.

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Audio Book Club meeting

CNIB's Audio Book Club meets once a month over the phone to discuss a book that members listened to from the CELA library. Each month is a new book and a new opportunity to share your thoughts and connect with fellow book lovers from across the Maritimes. This month, the Audio Book Club will be reading and discussing "Under the Dome" by Stephen King.

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Volunteer Opportunities

National Youth Council Member

Are you a Canadian youth, passionate about changing what it means to be blind? Do you want to influence change and increase awareness of issues of importance to youth with sight loss? Then this opportunity is for you!

Volunteer for National Youth Council Member

National Elections Advocate

We are looking for Canadians who are blind, partially sighted, deafblind, or part of the wider community to join the CNIB Foundation in changing what it means to be blind today. Join us as an advocate!
Our focus over the next few months is ensuring the needs of Canadians with sight loss are on the agenda of all federal political parties and candidates. With a federal election this October 2019, CNIB's advocates will be a powerful voice. Join us to advocate in your community by engaging with federal candidates, voters and community organizations.

Volunteer for National Elections Advocate