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CNIB Foundation expands virtual program offerings across Canada

In response to COVID-19, the CNIB Foundation has expanded its free virtual program offerings (e.g. career support, tech training, book clubs, youth groups) for Canadians impacted by blindness. We’re committed to combating the negative ramifications that isolation can have on Canadians with sight loss and ensuring our community is supported during this unprecedented time.

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Events

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Telephone Social: Let's Connect!

A CNIB social to bring us closer in a time of social distancing! This group runs via Zoom web conference and teleconference. Call-in information will be given upon registration.

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Blogs

Winners from the 2019 Braille Creative Writing Contest Kelsey, Zara and Zachary pose for a photo with Karen Brophey. They are holding their awards!

2020 Braille Creative Writing Contest!

The 2020 Braille Creative Writing Contest is now accepting entries!

Since 1997, the CNIB Foundation has organized a Canada-wide Braille Creative Writing Contest for children and youth. This important competition celebrates braille literacy and encourages young people to flex their creative muscles while practicing their braille skills.

Show off your creative writing talents for a chance to win cash prizes! 

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A yellow banner featuring an illustration of two cartoon faces outlined in a thick, black paintbrush design. Text: Join in.

CNIB Foundation expands virtual program offerings across Canada

In response to COVID-19, the CNIB Foundation has expanded its virtual program offerings across Canada.

Whether it's career support, tech training, youth groups or book clubs, we're combating social isolation and transforming our communities into beacons of accessibility and inclusion, where everyone can live, work and play without barriers. Funded by charitable donations and enabled by the selfless contributions of volunteers, our innovative programs and powerful advocacy are driving change in communities from coast to coast to coast.

Virtual Program Offerings
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CNIB's New Virtual Programs

Stay connected from your home with these exciting new programs and events!

Until the end of April, CNIB will be hosting a variety of virtual programs that you can participate in over the phone or online! These include:

Telephone Socials: These socials provide an opportunity to connect with people from across the province and often have a focus, whether it's a facilitated discussion, a guest speaker, or trivia and games.

An Employment Series: During Fridays' "Let's Talk About," we will speak with someone with sight loss working in an interesting field of work and then will discuss an employment-related topic.

Tech It Out: During Tech It Out, we will be sharing new technology and apps. These sessions will be more formal with Steve presenting on a number of new apps that can be downloaded and used at home.


As always, you can meet with our staff via telephone. If you're unsure how to schedule a meeting with a CNIB Foundation staff person in Nova Scotia, please email jeff.deviller@cnib.ca and he will forward your message to the appropriate person.

Check out our new online and telephone offerings here!
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Volunteer Opportunities

Tandem Biking Pilot

Do you love to cycle?
Would you like to share that experience with someone who can't enjoy a ride by themselves?
Then our tandem bike program may be for you!

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CNIB PEI Provincial Board Member

CNIB Prince Edward Island is seeking Board
Members to help us change what it is to be blind
Are you looking for an opportunity to have a positive impact on the lives of individuals with sight loss on Prince Edward Island? We're looking for dynamic volunteers to take our fundraising endeavours to the next level.
As a member of the PEI Board, you will provide leadership to CNIB as we build and expand our Foundation programs, strengthen our partnerships and engage more people than ever before in our work.
For more information on this exciting opportunity, please send your cover letter and resume to Wendy Constable, Executive Assistant, CNIB at 506.458.0060 x 5601 or email wendy.constable@cnib.ca.
If you are a high-energy business or community leader who strongly believes in our mission and want to play a critical role at a transformational moment in CNIB’s history, we want to hear from you.

Volunteer for CNIB PEI Provincial Board Member