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The CNIB Foundation announces new partnership with IrisVision

TORONTO, August 4 – The CNIB Foundation, Canada's largest non-profit serving people with sight loss, has signed a new partnership agreement with IrisVision, global leader in digital vision technologies.

IrisVision’s visual assistive device allows users to access and amplify their limited sight. The wearable device is FDA registered, and helps users with a variety of eye conditions including age-related macular degeneration, Stargart disease, and glaucoma.

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Events

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Let's Get Gardening

If you have a green thumb (or you would like to have one) join the gardening discussion group. We will swap success stories, talk about our favourite plants, container, or patio gardens and generally 'dish the dirt' on all things horticultural. The group meets via Zoom web conference every Monday from 1 to 2 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

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Blogs

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Meet Christopher Warner: Author of “Tommy Wants a Guide Dog”

Tommy Wants a Guide Dog is a story about a young boy with sight loss who wants a guide dog but is too young to have one. Tommy has quite the imagination, so he begins thinking of other possible guide animals, including a cat, giraffe, or pig.

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CNIB Foundation expands virtual program offerings across Canada

In response to COVID-19, the CNIB Foundation has expanded its virtual program offerings across Canada.

Whether it's career support, tech training, youth groups or book clubs, we're combating social isolation and transforming our communities into beacons of accessibility and inclusion, where everyone can live, work and play without barriers. Funded by charitable donations and enabled by the selfless contributions of volunteers, our innovative programs and powerful advocacy are driving change in communities from coast to coast to coast.

Virtual Program Offerings
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Connecting the Dots Conference 2020

Save the date!

At Connecting the Dots, you’ll learn from the best! The conference attracts an incredible lineup of keynote speakers, panellists, educators, and vendors who impart their knowledge, ideas, and research to ignite conversations and provide valuable insights on braille, technology and employment.

Toronto, ON
Date: Wednesday, October 7 and Thursday, October 8, 2020
Time: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Location: MaRS Discovery District

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Tech Mate

Make a difference for people who are blind or partially sighted by providing leisure companionship in your community to someone who is blind or partially sighted.

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Leisure Mate

Make a difference for people who are blind or partially sighted by providing leisure companionship in your community to someone who is blind or partially sighted.

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