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CNIB Foundation transitions its Brantford programs to a hybrid community resource access, and virtual model

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In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the CNIB Foundation has been working hard to develop innovative methods to deliver our programs and services when we couldn’t physically be together. Virtual programs have allowed us to be more cost efficient, and to eliminate transportation and geographic barriers for participants. Meaning, that we’re able to reach and empower more Brantford area residents living with sight loss than ever before – no matter where they reside.

As of January 2021, in light of the success, expanded reach, and impact of these virtual programs, CNIB Foundation programs in Brantford transitioned to a hybrid community resource access, and virtual program delivery model. This shift in how we deliver our programming will ensure CNIB continues to be effective and impactful in our service delivery model, and will further enable us to work together as a community to maximize support for people with sight loss in the Brantford area, both through virtual means, and in-person.

We are actively searching out community spaces within the Brantford area to host future events and in-person programming. Visit our to register for virtual programs and watch for further updates regarding community locations to access future CNIB in-person programming.

We would also like to take a moment to recognize the incredible contributions of Walter Gretzky. We were incredibly saddened to hear of his passing in early March. Walter was an incredible CNIB supporter and avid advocate for youth with sight loss, especially within the Brantford community.

Walter was a remarkable icon and an amazing friend of CNIB and will be greatly missed by many.

Please note: For clients in Brantford, Vision Loss Rehabilitation is actively seeking out a new location. Until then, In the meantime, all services will continue as scheduled. Visit for more details.

For more information call 1-800-563-2642.

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