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From left to right: Steven Guilbault, David Demers, Executive Lead, Frontier Accessibility & Executive Director, CNIB Quebec, Sophie Mauzerolle, Nimi Nanji-Simard, and Angela Bonfanti Senior Vice President of CNIB. The group poses for a photo inside the newly renovated Nanji Family Foundation CNIB SmartLife Centre in Montreal, Quebec.

CNIB announces opening of new SmartLife Centres across Canada

MONTREAL, Quebec, October 22, 2021 – CNIB, Canada’s largest non-profit serving people with sight loss, celebrated the grand opening of the Nanji Family Foundation CNIB SmartLife Centre in Montreal on October 18, 2021.

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CNIBLakeJoe@Home: Coffee Break

October 26, 2021

Join us on Zoom Tuesday mornings, 9-10 a.m. Eastern Time for conversation, laughter, and a chance to reminisce about your favourite CNIB Lake Joe memories. Pour yourself a coffee, tea, or beverage of choice, login and connect with your friends from Lake Joe.

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Blogs

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Look At Me Now: Binta

Binta has been partially sighted for five years. Her glaucoma led to several surgeries, and she lost her job when she lost her sight. CNIB’s Come to Work program was a great motivator because it helped her entertain different job possibilities and realize that there might still be opportunities for her in the labour market. For her, the important thing was to feel that she was contributing to society. It may not have been smooth sailing all the way, but she is now a senior advisor at the National Bank of Canada.
She is sharing her story to give hope to other people with sight loss who are looking for work and to raise awareness among employers.

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Celebrate 60 years with CNIB Lake Joe!

For 60 years, CNIB Lake Joe has been providing enriching camp experiences for Canadians with sight loss – where children are encouraged to shine, youth are empowered to thrive, and 'kids of all ages' enjoy recreational pursuits. Jump in and join us as we celebrate our 60th Anniversary all year long! Whether online or in-person, we’ll be celebrating CNIB Lake Joe and everyone who has made it such a special place to be.

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Giving the gift of literacy

Thank you, TD Bank Group!

The TD Summer Reading Club is increasing access to Early Learning opportunities for children living with print disabilities.

The TD Summer Reading Club helps children of all abilities get excited about reading, fosters an inclusive environment for children with print disabilities to be part of their local library community, and provides an avenue for children with print disabilities to connect with exceptional Canadian children's writers and illustrators. Through the TD Ready Commitment, funding from TD also provides training and support to library staff in the planning and delivery of accessible reading activities.

Thank you, TD Bank Group, for helping open doors to education and contributing to the long-term well-being of individuals, families, and communities by building crucial literacy skills for children with print disabilities!

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Virtual Vision Mate

The Virtual Vision Mate program gives volunteers an opportunity to engage in friendly conversations with people who are blind or partially sighted.

Your support is urgently needed during this unprecedented time. You can schedule your chats on a set day and time every week, or you can schedule week-to-week, whatever works for both of you.

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Vision Mate

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

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