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Sep 16, 2020, 07:00 ET CNIB unveils new, interactive retail experience: The Nanji Family Foundation CNIB SmartLife Centre

TORONTO, Sept. 16, 2020 /CNW/ - The CNIB Foundation, Canada's largest non-profit serving people with sight loss, celebrated the grand opening of their state-of-the-art Nanji Family Foundation CNIB...


Jan 14, 2020, 14:30 ET CNIB Foundation asks Canadians to donate smartphones after the holidays

TORONTO, Jan. 14, 2020 /CNW/ - Every year thousands of Canadians receive a new smartphone for the holidays, and their used devices end up collecting dust in drawers or on shelves for months or years...


Dec 03, 2019, 08:00 ET CNIB Foundation receives $700,000 gift from Scotiabank on International Day of Persons with Disabilities

TORONTO, Dec. 3, 2019 /CNW/ - Today, on International Day of Persons with Disabilities, a day to celebrate the vast contributions and achievements of people with disabilities, the CNIB Foundation...


Nov 20, 2019, 07:00 ET CNIB Foundation announces Ben Mulroney as new spokesperson

TORONTO, Nov. 20, 2019 /CNW/ - The CNIB Foundation, Canada's largest non-profit supporting people who are blind or partially sighted, today announced that national media personality and producer, Ben ...


May 08, 2019, 07:00 ET Canadians urged to submit intervention to CRTC in support of described video

Note to editors: May 16, 2019 is Global Accessibility Awareness Day – a day that focuses on access and inclusion for people with different disabilities. Ironically, it is also the deadline for...


Nov 23, 2018, 14:24 ET CNIB Guide Dogs celebrates first guide dog graduates

TORONTO, Nov. 23, 2018 /CNW/ - After months of extensive training, CNIB Guide Dogs is excited to announce the graduation of its inaugural guide dog class. In total, six dogs have been paired with...


Nov 23, 2018, 08:00 ET CNIB Foundation launches Come to Work

New program aims to lower jobless rate in Canada TORONTO, Nov. 23, 2018 /CNW/ - The CNIB Foundation has launched Come to Work – a new program that connects job seekers who are blind or partially...


Nov 23, 2018, 07:00 ET /R E P E A T -- Media Advisory/Photo Opportunity - Come, sit, stay and celebrate CNIB Guide Dogs' first graduating class/

TORONTO, Nov. 20, 2018 /CNW/ - After extensive training, our very first guide dogs and their handlers are ready to head out into the world as high-performing teams. Join the CNIB Foundation as we...


Nov 22, 2018, 07:00 ET /R E P E A T -- Media Advisory/Photo Opportunity - Boosting participation in the world of work/

New program aims to lower jobless rate in Canada TORONTO, Nov. 19, 2018 /CNW/ - A job is so much more than just a paycheque: it's a means to self-reliance, a source of identity and pride, and a...


Nov 20, 2018, 09:00 ET Media Advisory/Photo Opportunity - Come, sit, stay and celebrate CNIB Guide Dogs' first graduating class

TORONTO, Nov. 20, 2018 /CNW/ - After extensive training, our very first guide dogs and their handlers are ready to head out into the world as high-performing teams. Join the CNIB Foundation as we...


Nov 19, 2018, 07:00 ET Media Advisory/Photo Opportunity - Boosting participation in the world of work

New program aims to lower jobless rate in Canada TORONTO, Nov. 19, 2018 /CNW/ - A job is so much more than just a paycheque: it's a means to self-reliance, a source of identity and pride, and a...


Nov 15, 2018, 07:00 ET Survey shows blind people significantly underemployed around the world

TORONTO, Nov. 15, 2018 /CNW/ - New research from the CNIB Foundation, Vision Australia, and the Blind Foundation of New Zealand found people with sight loss are significantly less likely to be...


Oct 24, 2018, 15:13 ET The CNIB Foundation and AODA Alliance to Present at Parliamentary Committee to Propose Amendments to Strengthen Bill C-81

OTTAWA, Oct. 24, 2018 /CNW/ - The CNIB Foundation and the grassroots Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act Alliance (AODA Alliance) will appear before the House of Commons Standing...


May 23, 2018, 07:00 ET Media Advisory/Photo Opportunity - CNIB launches Re-Vision ADP campaign ahead of Ontario election

TORONTO, May 23, 2018 /CNW/ - Technology fosters inclusion – but only when it's accessible, available and affordable. The Assistive Devices Program (ADP) is a lifeline for many Ontarians living with...


May 17, 2018, 07:00 ET CNIB unleashes the power of technology to mark Global Accessibility Awareness Day

TORONTO, May 17, 2018 /CNW/ - Accessible technology is more than the familiar magnifiers and braillers. Mobile phones, tablets, wearables, apps and other innovative digital tools are game-changers in ...


May 17, 2018, 07:00 ET /R E P E A T -- Media Advisory/Photo Opportunity - CNIB unleashes the power of technology to mark Global Accessibility Awareness Day/

TORONTO, May 16, 2018 /CNW/ - To mark Global Accessibility Awareness Day, CNIB is announcing a bold ambition: to unleash the power of technology across Canada and make the country more inclusive and...


May 16, 2018, 11:29 ET Media Advisory/Photo Opportunity - CNIB unleashes the power of technology to mark Global Accessibility Awareness Day

TORONTO, May 16, 2018 /CNW/ - To mark Global Accessibility Awareness Day, CNIB is announcing a bold ambition: to unleash the power of technology across Canada and make the country more inclusive and...


Mar 21, 2018, 09:00 ET /R E P E A T -- Media Advisory/Photo Opportunity - Celebrating CNIB's Century of Change/

OTTAWA, March 15, 2018 /CNW/ - Join CNIB and host Craig Oliver on March 21, 2018 at the Canadian War Museum in Ottawa to celebrate CNIB's 100th anniversary. We're here to celebrate our storied past – ...


Mar 15, 2018, 11:00 ET Media Advisory/Photo Opportunity - Celebrating CNIB's Century of Change

OTTAWA, March 15, 2018 /CNW/ - Join CNIB and host Craig Oliver on March 21, 2018 at the Canadian War Museum in Ottawa to celebrate CNIB's 100th anniversary. We're here to celebrate our storied past – ...


Jan 30, 2018, 07:00 ET CNIB calls for Senate of Canada to include strengthened requirements to accommodate Canadians with sight loss

OTTAWA, Jan. 30, 2018 /CNW/ - CNIB is calling on the Senate of Canada to make amendments to strengthen requirements to accommodate Canadians with sight loss. As the Senate resumes sitting at the end...


May 29, 2017, 09:00 ET CNIB calls for federal accessible book production strategy

Sustainable plan needed to close gap in availability of audio, braille and e-text books TORONTO, May 29, 2017 /CNW/ - As National AccessAbility Week begins, CNIB is calling on the federal government...


Apr 26, 2017, 10:10 ET CNIB Kicks Off 100th Year with Launch of Guide Dog Training Program

Volunteer Puppy Raisers Needed in Toronto, Winnipeg and Halifax TORONTO, April 26, 2017 /CNW/ - CNIB is beginning its 100th year with the launch of the CNIB Guide Dog Program to raise and train guide ...


Apr 26, 2017, 07:00 ET /R E P E A T -- Media Advisory/Photo Opportunity - CNIB launches guide dog training program/

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...


Apr 24, 2017, 07:00 ET Media Advisory/Photo Opportunity - CNIB launches guide dog training program

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...


Mar 31, 2017, 14:52 ET CNIB Sets World Record with Eye Believe

TORONTO, March 31, 2017 /CNW/ - CNIB kicked off its centennial year with Eye Believe, a flash mob in Nathan Phillips Square on Friday, March 31. Hundreds of community members gathered to set the...