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A smiling John M. Rafferty & Thomas Simpson stand at a table and hold multiple donated smartphones from the Bank of Canada. The table is also stacked with donated smartphones. Behind them stands a Phone it Forward banner display.

Bank of Canada donates 650 smartphones to Canadians with sight loss

January 27, 2021
TORONTO, Jan. 27, 2021 – The Bank of Canada is donating 650 of its gently used smartphones to Canadians with sight loss through CNIB's Phone It Forward program.
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Joyce Family Foundation gives bursaries to 18 students with sight loss

January 20, 2021
CNIB thanks the Joyce Family Foundation for their incredible donation of 18 needs-based bursaries for Canadian undergraduate students with sight loss.
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Craft&Crew and CNIB partner to provide digital accessibility to Canadians living with disabilities

January 18, 2021
Toronto, ON, January 19 - Ontario-based enterprise website production company Craft&Crew and CNIB, Canada's largest non-profit serving people with sight loss, announced their partnership today. This new partnership aims to help Ontarian organizations create a more accessible digital experience for everyone – including more than six million Canadians with disabilities
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RBC makes transformational gift to support young people's futures

January 14, 2021
CNIB sends its deepest thanks to the RBC Foundation for their leadership contribution to support Come to Work programs for young people with sight loss.
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Empowering youth with sight loss: Transformational gift from Scotiabank funds critical virtual programs

December 17, 2020
In May of this year, just when quarantine restrictions were at their highest, CNIB received a transformational gift from Scotiabank to ensure the futures of youth with sight loss remain as bright as ever.
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Ninety years later, voting is still not accessible in Canada

December 02, 2020
The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms gives Canadian citizens the right to vote. But for many Canadians living with sight loss, voting isn’t as simple as walking into a voting booth and checking a name on the ballot. It’s an inaccessible process that involves little to no secrecy, and numerous barriers.
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TTC CNIB Transit Pass Update

November 23, 2020
In 2018, eligible CNIB clients were provided with a new CNIB TTC card to use when travelling on the system. This card is set to expire on January 31, 2021. The TTC will be extending the expiry date to January 31, 2024.
Jack McCormick sitting on the front step of house with his arm around his guide dog sitting at his side.

Travel restrictions lead to increased demand for CNIB Guide Dogs

November 19, 2020
Travel restrictions, including border closures caused by COVID-19, have resulted in a 300 per cent increase in interest for CNIB Guide Dogs applications.

Guide dog handlers who have travelled to the United States in the past to obtain a guide dog are now looking for a "made in Canada" solution as soon as possible.
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Unleashing your imagination through braille

November 05, 2020
For Maggie Wehrle, writing has always been a passion. With rod-cone dystrophy, a condition that causes her eyes to refuse to stay still and focus on an object, she's found her storytelling voice through braille.
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CNIB announces new partnership with Vispero (Optelec, Freedom Scientific, Enhanced Vision)

November 03, 2020
TORONTO, November 4, 2020 – CNIB, Canada's largest non-profit serving people with sight loss, has signed a new partnership agreement with Vispero, the world’s largest assistive technology provider for the visually impaired.