TORONTO, Nov. 28, 2012 /CNW/ - Join us for the launch of Project Aspiro, a career planning and employment website for people who are blind or partially sighted.
Created in partnership with the World Blind Union and CNIB, Project Aspiro is generously funded by the Ontario Trillium Foundation.
Keynote speakers include Project Aspiro Consultant and Lead Writer Karen Wolffe, PhD. Wolffe, formerly Director of Professional Development and CareerConnect® at American Foundation for the Blind (AFB).
The digitally accessible website also supports service providers, friends and family, and employers. To learn more, visit projectaspiro.com.
Date: Friday, November 30, 2012
Time: 12:30 p.m.
Location: CNIB Centre, 1929 Bayview Avenue, Toronto, Room 126
Other speakers include:
- John M. Rafferty, President and CEO, CNIB
- Dr. Penny Hartin, L.L.D(Hon), Chief Executive Officer of the World Blind Union
- Georgina Blanas, National Director, Public Affairs, Government Relations and Advocacy, CNIB
About the World Blind Union (WBU)
The World Blind Union (WBU) is the global organization representing the estimated 285 million people worldwide who are blind or partially sighted. Members are organizations of and for the blind in 190 countries, as well as international organizations working in the field of vision impairment. To learn more, visit worldblindunion.org.
CNIB is a registered charity, passionately providing community-based support, knowledge and a national voice to ensure Canadians who are blind or partially sighted have the confidence, skills and opportunities to fully participate in life. To learn more, visit cnib.ca or call the toll-free CNIB Helpline at 1-800-563-2642.
For further information:
Jennifer Salo Manager, Corporate Communications
Phone: 416-486-2500 ext. 7570
E-mail: [email protected]