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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 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 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.
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Survey shows blind people significantly underemployed around the world

November 15, 2018
New research from the CNIB Foundation, Vision Australia, and the Blind Foundation of New Zealand found people with sight loss are significantly less likely to be employed full time compared to their sighted counterparts.
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John Rafferty chats with Vision Australia

November 08, 2018
John Rafferty chats to Vision Australia about "matters of blindness and low vision", as well as how to drive achievement and equality.
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100 years later, veterans still turn to CNIB

November 07, 2018
Canada was built on the dreams and ambitions of veterans. Ahead of this Remembrance Day, we pause to thank them for their service and sacrifice. Lest we forget.
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Commitment to accessibility in new independent leader's debate commission

October 31, 2018
CNIB Foundation applauds commitment to accessibility in new independent leader's debate commission.
Group photo. From the left:  Dr Yue-Ting Siu, Board Member, Lighthouse, San Francisco, USA Andrew Moffat, Chair, Vision Australia Matt Wieseler, Director of Strategic Intelligence, NIB (National Industries for the Blind, USA) Ron Hooton, CEO, Vision Australia Sandra Budd, Chief Executive, Blind Foundation New Zealand Ron Kruzeniski, Chair, CNIB  (Canadian Institute for the Blind) John Rafferty, President and CEO, CNIB Rick Hoskin, Chair, RNZFB

CNIB Group's John Rafferty attends forum in New Zealand

October 29, 2018
CNIB Group president and CEO John Rafferty recently attended the International CEO and Chair Forum hosted by the Blind Foundation in Auckland, New Zealand.
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Apple Store Hiring Events

October 19, 2018
The CNIB Foundation is working with Apple Canada in support of an upcoming hiring opportunity for blind or partially sighted job seekers in Ontario and Quebec.