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Join us for the third annual CNIB Guide Dogs Pup Crawl!

April 25, 2022
We are thrilled to announce that the third annual CNIB Guide Dogs Pup Crawl launches this week, on April 27 in honour of International Guide Dog Day. This virtual five-kilometre fundraising event is an amazing way to stay active, all while supporting guide dogs and handlers across Canada.
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Hitting the Road with the CNIB Mobile Hub

February 10, 2022
CNIB is hitting the road to bring its innovative programs to life for more participants. The CNIB Mobile Hub is a new program delivery model where CNIB visits various communities to deliver in-person programming for people who are blind or partially sighted.
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CNIB Appoints Angela Bonfanti as First COO, Sets Course for the Future

February 03, 2022
CNIB, Canada’s largest non-profit serving people with sight loss, has appointed Angela Bonfanti as its Chief Operating Officer (COO), making her the first COO in the organization’s 104-year history.
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Ecclesiastical Insurance awards grant to CNIB

February 03, 2022
Ecclesiastical Insurance Office plc is excited to announce that CNIB (Canadian National Institute for the Blind) in Toronto is one of the recipients of the 2021 Community Impact Grant.
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February is Black History Month

February 01, 2022
February is Black History Month.

This year’s theme, “The Future is Now,” is a chance to celebrate and acknowledge the transformative work that Black Canadians and their communities are doing right now.
Throughout the month, CNIB staff and participants from the Black community will be hosting five keynote programs, aimed at engaging participants in critical discussions ranging from Black history in Canada to the intersectionality of the Black experience and sight loss.
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Clearing Our Path – 2022 Virtual Summit

January 19, 2022
In 1999, CNIB developed the first edition of Clearing Our Path to help create accessible environments for people who are blind or partially sighted. Based on national and international standards, the document provides accessibility guidelines for public spaces.

With updates in 2009 and 2016, Clearing Our Path has become a valuable resource, but a lot has changed. CNIB, with funding from Accessibility Standards Canada, has embarked on a project to update the guidelines, and we’d love your help.
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Ottawa E-scooter Pilot 2021

January 14, 2022
Following the Ontario government’s announcement which outlined plans to permit Ontario municipalities to introduce electronic kick scooter (e-scooter) pilots in the province, the City of Ottawa passed a by-law to run an e-scooter pilot project. In its second year, the City partnered with three e-scooter companies to provide 1,200 rental e-scooters from May 28 to November 30, 2021.

In November 2021, CNIB held a townhall to gather feedback from members of the sight loss community on their experiences with e-scooters in Ottawa.  This feedback has been compiled into a report to be shared with City staff and other stakeholders. Read the full report.
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Applications for the 2022-2023 term of the CNIB National Youth Council are officially open!

January 04, 2022
Applications for the 2022-2023 term of the CNIB National Youth Council are officially open! Find out the specific responsibilities and tasks required of National Youth Council members and learn how to apply.
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Uber Canada commits to accessibility and inclusion of persons with sight loss

December 22, 2021
CNIB is pleased to announce a partnership with Uber Canada. Under this partnership, Uber Canada is reaffirming their commitment with CNIB over the next three years to create and support ongoing awareness campaigns around service animal policies. This includes sponsoring a CNIB guide dog, who will be raised, trained, and matched to support a Canadian with sight loss. The future guide dog is expected to be born in the spring.
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Bayer Canada Inc. commits to eye health in rural and remote communities in Northern Ontario

December 21, 2021
CNIB and Vision Loss Rehabilitation Ontario are pleased to recognize support from Bayer Canada Inc. to develop an Indigenous health strategy for its vision rehabilitation services. This funding will reduce systemic barriers and disparity in vision care experienced by Indigenous communities in Northern Ontario and ensure vision rehab services are culturally appropriate.