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In need of Volunteer Puppy Raisers

TORONTO, April 24, 2017 /CNW/ - CNIB is launching the CNIB Guide Dog Program to raise and train guide dogs -- exclusively for people with sight loss -- as part of its centennial year. This new program is designed to provide a range of options and choices to meet the needs of Canadians who are blind or partially sighted. To get started, we're looking for volunteers to join our team of puppy raisers to help transform our adorable puppies into life-changing guide dogs. Come and meet the first two puppies on Wednesday, April 26!


Wed., April 26, 2017 – International Guide Dog Day


10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.


CNIB, 1929 Bayview Ave., Toronto, ON – Room #126


Interview Opportunities:  

Victoria Nolan, Member, National Board of Directors, CNIB, Paralympian & Guide Dog User

John Rafferty, President and CEO, CNIB

Diane Bergeron, Executive Director, Strategic Relations & Engagement, CNIB & Guide Dog User

Karen Hanlon, Manager, Canine Development & Training, CNIB

About CNIB – 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: Shannon Simpson, Manager, Communications, CNIB Ontario, O: 1-888-233-1232 ext. 5147/C: 226-377-2801, E: shannon.simpson@cnib.ca


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