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Victoria and her guide dog Alan, a black Labrador retriever

Stop! You're breaking the law when you turn me and my guide dog away

As a Paralympian proudly representing Canada on the international sports stage in rowing, I recently returned from Tokyo where, in the Athletes' Village, I went to restaurants and shops – all without hassle. All without being asked to leave and escorted to the exit. Contrast this with my experience in my home country, and it is a completely different story. Like so many other Canadians who rely on guide dogs, I face discrimination frequently.

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Events

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Go Play! 1:1 Sports Mentoring

September 18, 2021

Do you have a sport or fitness goal and are unsure of how to go about achieving that goal? Would you like to play the sports your family and friends or favorite sports teams do? Do you need help knowing where to start and how to access the resources in your community? Well, there is no time like the present! The Go Play! program is designed to be a 1 on 1 short term mentoring program. We are here to help you as you advocate, adapt, and find essential resources to play the sport you love and reach any goal you dream of!

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Blogs

: The backs of three youth walking to school. They are wearing backpacks and are outdoors.

Back to School with CNIB’s National Youth Council

Heading back to school can be an incredibly stressful time for students living with sight loss and their families. It’s time to meet new teachers, explain your vision loss and the necessary accommodations you require, arrange for technology/assistance, and get settled into a new environment.

The traditional school system is not one that was built for people with disabilities, specifically those living with sight loss. We have constantly had to change and adapt to fit in with everyone else. From accommodation letters to private testing spaces to segregated learning, we’ve had it all. 

We thought it would be beneficial to share some helpful tips that we’ve learned from our lived experiences navigating the educational system as youth living with sight loss. 

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Join us for Connecting the Dots 2021!

October 15 & 16 (French Event) and October 22 & 23 (English Event)!

Connecting the Dots is Canada's largest educational and professional development conference focused on education, technology, and employment for people who are blind or partially sighted.

Register Today!
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Have you seen us in your neighbourhood?

Yes, we are fundraising!

The CNIB Foundation has partnered with fundraising organization Globalfaces Direct, TNI and Public Outreach to fundraise safely for monthly donations in B.C., Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario and Nova Scotia.

To learn more, including why we’re fundraising and what precautions are being taken in line with provincial regulations, please visit our Donor Info page.

Please visit our donor info page
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Volunteer Opportunities

Connecting the Dots – Session Facilitators

To provide day-of-event virtual support to participants during the Connecting the Dots conference (October 22 & 23).

Volunteer for Connecting the Dots – Session Facilitators

Connecting the Dots – Tech Support & Concierge

To provide day-of-event tech/accessible tech support to participants during the Connecting the Dots conference (October 22 & 23).

Volunteer for Connecting the Dots – Tech Support & Concierge