People with sight loss shouldn’t carry the advocacy burden alone
A statement from CNIB for International Day of Persons with Disabilities
For more than 100 years, CNIB has been changing what it is to be blind through innovative programs and powerful advocacy that enable Canadians impacted by blindness to live the lives they choose.
While the world has changed dramatically since our founding in 1918, people with sight loss continue to face significant barriers every single day – from navigating the educational system to pursuing employment opportunities to fully participating in their communities. People who are blind, partially sighted, or Deafblind continue to carry the advocacy burden on their shoulders, having to constantly speak out and educate the sighted world on their right to experience life free from accessibility barriers and discrimination.
It shouldn’t be that way.
Let's Get Gardening
If you have a green thumb (or you'd like to have one), then this gardening discussion group is for you! We swap success stories, talk about our favorite plants, and generally 'dish the dirt' on all things horticultural. For all levels of garden enthusiasts. Whether you patio or container garden, or have lots of gardening space, the time in this group will just buzz by. This gardening group meets via Zoom web conference every Monday from 1 to 2 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.Read more
Travel Tips with Taylor
By: Taylor Gaudon
CNIB National Youth Council Member
As a partially sighted person, I have encountered many obstacles while travelling independently (mostly on domestic trips) and thought I’d some of my tips to make your next travel experience a smoother one.
Campagne Droits Devants!
Ensemble, défendons les droits des personnes aveugles!
La campagne Droits Devant ! d’INCA en partenariat avec la Chambre des notaires du Québec vise à outiller les Québécois aveugles ou ayant une vision partielle à mieux défendre leurs droits et à sensibiliser les professionnels du système juridique québécois et le grand public quant aux droits trop souvent bafoués. Découvrez les outils juridiques que vous avons créés pour mieux défendre les droits des personnes aveugles, les vidéos de sensibilisation et nos formations!Découvrir la campagne Droits Devant!
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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.
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.