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CNIB Simcoe/Muskoka advocates meeting with Doug Downey, MPP Barrie, Springwater, Oro-Medonte. Left to right: Jim Ronald (CNIB advocate), Sherri Helsdingen (Program Lead, Advocacy, Ontario North), Betty Meacher (CNIB advocate), MPP Doug Downey.

Equalize – December 2018

September 10, 2018
Welcome to the December edition of Equalize! In this issue, we celebrate the legal accreditation for CNIB Guide Dogs. We also gain insight into CNIB's response to the Ontario Ministry of Education's "For the Parents" consultation, and we hear from someone with sight loss who participated in a mock evacuation as part of first responder training. Plus, CNIB recommends amendments to the Accessible Canada Act and we learn more about "Smart Cities".
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CNIB Venture Zone: Entrepreneurship Courses from The Chang School

November 29, 2018
CNIB is pleased to offer you an opportunity to take four distance education courses in entrepreneurship and small business through The G. Raymond Chang School of Continuing Education at Ryerson University. These courses count towards a certificate in Entrepreneurship and Small Business from Ryerson.
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CNIB response: "For The Parents" consultation - education in Ontario

December 11, 2018
CNIB welcomes the provincial government's invitation for feedback on the education system in Ontario. Parents, students, educators, interested individuals and organizations have been advocating to improve the education system to ensure students who are blind or partially sighted have opportunities to thrive developmentally and academically at every stage of their education.
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Super easy 3-ingredient holiday recipes

December 11, 2018
Cooking and entertaining at the holidays can be a bit overwhelming, especially if you've recently experienced a loss of sight. But with only three ingredients, these delicious recipes will make cooking that perfect holiday dinner a lot easier...
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Your 2018 Shop CNIB holiday gift guide

December 11, 2018
Thinking about holiday gifts for someone in your life with sight loss? Shop CNIB has a lot of different gift ideas to make this holiday season extra special. All proceeds go towards CNIB Foundation services for people with sight loss.
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Your voices: Running blind

November 29, 2018
Stepping out of the van, Dave and I noticed that an animated group of people had congregated in the middle of the parking lot. I was familiar with the Robarts Center for the Deaf due to its close proximity to my Aunt Madeline’s family home. Still, I felt out of place.
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Holiday glamour: Tips for doing makeup with blindness or sight loss

November 20, 2018
The holidays are always busy with family get-togethers and holiday parties, and a lot of people have at least one or two occasions when they need to get dolled up over the course of the season...
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Blind employment gap needs focus

December 03, 2018
December 3 is International Day of Persons with Disabilities. For people with sight loss, they're often overlooked by potential employers because of their disability. Read more about the employment gap and how we can move the need forward in this article co-written by CNIB's John M. Rafferty, Chief Executive Sandra Budd of the Blind Foundation NZ and Vision Australia's Ron Hooton.
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CNIB Guide Dogs celebrates first guide dog graduates

November 23, 2018
After months of extensive training, CNIB Guide Dogs is excited to announce the graduation of its inaugural guide dog class. In total, six dogs have been paired with handlers from across Canada and are ready to embark on a lifelong journey in helping their human counterpart live a fully independent life.
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CNIB Foundation launches Come to Work

November 20, 2018
CNIB Foundation launches Come to Work – a new program that connects job seekers who are blind or partially sighted with employers who want to discover the full potential of Canada's talent.