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Mohawk College – Accessible Media Production program suspension

June 16, 2022
Mohawk College suspended its Accessible Media Production (AMP) program for Fall 2022 due to not meeting targeted enrollment numbers. Dr. Mahadeo Sukhai, Vice-President, Research and International Affairs and Chief Accessibility Officer at CNIB has penned a letter to the President of Mohawk College, Ron J. McKerlie, in response to the announcement.
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Deloitte Canada Donates Smartphones to CNIB’s Phone It Forward Program

June 08, 2022
CNIB is pleased to announce that Deloitte Canada has generously donated 300 smartphones to our Phone It Forward program. This incredible donation will support and empower people with sight loss across Canada to live more active, independent lives.
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The Government of British Columbia announces new funding for Deafblind services across the province

June 01, 2022
CNIB Deafblind Community Services is thrilled to share that in honour of National Deafblind Awareness Month, the Government of British Columbia has announced that they will be providing dedicated funding for intervenor services to support British Columbians who are Deafblind.
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Canadian Congress on Disability Inclusion (CCDI)

June 01, 2022
On May 26 and 27, 2022, CNIB participated in the Government of Canada’s first annual Canadian Congress on Disability Inclusion (CCDI) in advance of nationwide celebrations for National Accessibility Awareness Week. The virtual, two-day event was opened by the Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Disability Inclusion, Carla Qualtrough, who spoke about the realities and experiences of persons with disabilities today, and the work ahead to realize disability inclusion in Canada. Angela Bonfanti, Acting President and CEO of CNIB, participated in a virtual panel discussion on Inclusive Services in Rural and Remote Communities.
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CNIB offers support for those impacted by Saturday’s destructive storm

May 25, 2022
With Saturday’s destructive storm still impacting our communities, we are thinking of you, and your family and friends. If you need support, please call us at 1-800-563-2642 or email us at GlobalAffairs@cnib.ca, so we can share local resources. Our Contact Centre is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. until 7:30 p.m. EDT. If you’re currently experiencing an emergency, please call 911.
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Ontario Trillium Foundation helps Ontarians with sight loss get active through EmpowerPlay program

February 18, 2022
In 2020, the Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB) received a $75,000 Seed grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation. With this funding, the CNIB was able to support participants in their goals to get active through a pilot project called EmpowerPlay.
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RBC partners with CNIB Frontier Accessibility to improve accessibility for Canadians

May 19, 2022
RBC has partnered with CNIB Frontier Accessibility to offer BlindSquare, the world’s most widely used accessible GPS app developed for people who are blind or partially sighted, at more than 305 RBC branches across Canada.
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Ontarians can now renew their health card online without driver’s licence

May 03, 2022
After many discussions with the Government of Ontario, and powerful advocacy from CNIB and other disability organizations, Ontarians without a drivers licence can now renew their health card online using an Ontario photo ID card.
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CNIB, Ontario Government Supports Workforce Participation for Ontarians Living with Sight Loss

May 02, 2022
 (TORONTO, ON ) – CNIB welcomes the Ontario Government’s new investment to support the continued growth and expansion of CNIB’s Come to Work program. The Ontario Government is investing $1.7 million through its Skills Development Fund to help connect job seekers who are blind or partially sighted with employers who want to discover the full potential of Ontario’s talent.
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CNIB Guide Dogs' class of 2022 graduates on International Guide Dog Day

April 27, 2022
(CARLETON PLACE, ON – Apr. 27, 2022) – As part of CNIB Guide Dogs' class of 2022, 16 Canadians who are blind or partially sighted are graduating with their guide dogs on International Guide Dog Day (April 27) after completing intensive training.