Opening doors to talent with sight loss
The CNIB Foundation's Come to Work program connects job seekers who are blind or partially sighted with employers who want to discover the full potential of Canada's talent.
To boost participation in the world of work, we are:
- offering job-readiness workshops and technology training;
- partnering with employers to create full-time, part-time and contract work, and paid internships/returnships;
- fostering professional development through innovative mentorships
- and, enhancing company culture to provide a competitive edge.
Together, we're creating a Canada where everyone can come to work!
• Job-readiness and tech training
The CNIB Foundation partners with Vision Loss Rehabilitation Canada to ensure job seekers who are blind or partially sighted have pre-employment skills, including orientation and mobility (e.g. how to travel independently to and from work), independent living (e.g. how to dress for success) and technology training (e.g. how to use screen readers, voiceover, smartphone apps, etc.). We also work with employment agencies to provide resources for job searching, resume writing and interviewing.
• Full-time, part-time and contract work, and paid internships/returnships
The CNIB Foundation's Come to Work program introduces employers to an innovative talent pool of Canadians who are blind or partially sighted and provides job seekers with work experience. Through this program, candidates have opportunities for full-time, part-time and contract work, and paid internships/returnships.
The CNIB Foundation is piloting an online program that connects individuals through mentorship matches. There are times when individuals can benefit from the advice, guidance and support of a mentor. There are also times when individuals can share their expertise and experiences to guide mentees in the right direction to foster professional development.
• Company Culture
Come to Work partners are committed to engaging talent with different perspectives to create a culture of collaboration and innovation.
• Get Involved
To become a partner, join our talent pool or volunteer as a mentor, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-800-563-2642 ext. 7573.