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Dec 22, 2013, 16:52 ET Media Advisory: CNIB Centre in Toronto Closed Due to Inclement Weather

TORONTO, Dec. 22, 2013 /CNW/ - CNIB today announced that the CNIB Centre in Toronto, located at 1929 Bayview Avenue, will be closed on Monday, December 23 and Tuesday, December 24, due to the winter...


Dec 10, 2013, 08:00 ET Veteran TV broadcaster Craig Oliver appointed CNIB's honourary board chair

TORONTO, Dec. 10, 2013 /CNW/ - CNIB has announced that veteran TV broadcaster and CNIB supporter Craig Oliver will take on the role of honourary board chair on the charity's national board of...


Nov 21, 2013, 08:00 ET New CNIB campaign "Worth a thousand words: Preserve your vision" highlights impact of adult vision loss

Many leading causes of adult-onset vision loss can be prevented TORONTO, Nov. 21, 2013 /CNW/ - According to the World Health Organization, 75 per cent of vision loss can be prevented or treated.i...


Oct 28, 2013, 18:08 ET Blind cyclist's cross-country ride wraps up in Victoria

VICTORIA, Oct. 28, 2013 /CNW/ - Lloyd Mclean and Bob MacDonald of Pictou, N.S. are not your ordinary cycling enthusiasts. They just finished cycling over 8,260 km as part of an 85-day cross-Canada...


Oct 11, 2013, 08:00 ET /R E P E A T -- TechnoVision 2013: an event centred on technological innovations for blind or partially sighted people./

MONTRÉAL, Oct. 8, 2013 /CNW/ - CNIB Quebec's annual TechnoVision conference will be held on Friday October 11, 2013, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Hotel Sandman, 999 Serigny street, Longueuil....


Oct 10, 2013, 09:00 ET Vision 2020 calls for national vision health strategy to prevent avoidable vision loss

TORONTO, Oct. 10, 2013 /CNW/ - About 285 million people worldwide are living with vision loss. However, 80 per cent of vision loss is preventable or treatable - but we need the support of committed...


Oct 08, 2013, 09:00 ET TechnoVision 2013: an event centred on technological innovations for blind or partially sighted people.

MONTRÉAL, Oct. 8, 2013 /CNW/ - CNIB Quebec's annual TechnoVision conference will be held on Friday October 11, 2013, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Hotel Sandman, 999 Serigny street, Longueuil....


Sep 10, 2013, 13:45 ET Frances Cutler Receives Arthur Napier Magill Distinguished Service Award

TORONTO, Sept. 10, 2013 /CNW/ - CNIB presented Frances Cutler with the Arthur Napier Magill Distinguished Service Award, in recognition of her outstanding accomplishment in service to Canadians who...


Sep 07, 2013, 08:00 ET /R E P E A T -- "Covert Affairs" Star Christopher Gorham receives Special Achievement Award from CNIB for battling vision loss stereotypes/

TORONTO, Sept. 5, 2013 /CNW/ - CNIB would like to recognize the important impact hit show Covert Affairs and cast member Christopher Gorham have had in increasing awareness of and battling...


Sep 05, 2013, 08:00 ET "Covert Affairs" Star Christopher Gorham receives Special Achievement Award from CNIB for battling vision loss stereotypes

TORONTO, Sept. 5, 2013 /CNW/ - CNIB would like to recognize the important impact hit show Covert Affairs and cast member Christopher Gorham have had in increasing awareness of and battling...


Aug 01, 2013, 12:30 ET Blind cyclist makes history, sets off on cross-Canada tour for charity

To learn more, donate or fundraise, visit our website at craiggivesback.ca ST. JOHN'S, Aug. 1, 2013 /CNW/ - On Sunday, Aug. 4, blind cyclist Craig Aucoin is embarking on a ride of a lifetime; a...


Jul 17, 2013, 14:00 ET Few Canadians know their eyes need UV protection on cloudy days

TORONTO, July 17, 2013 /CNW/ - Wearing sunglasses on a sunny day is second nature for most Canadians, but few realize that their eyes are susceptible to UV damage even in cloudy weather. "The sun's...


May 09, 2013, 08:00 ET Gift of innovative technologies to CNIB marks Global Accessibility Awareness Day

TORONTO, May 9, 2013 /CNW/ - Two innovative companies have provided generous gifts to the CNIB community that will help improve accessibility for Canadians who are blind or partially sighted....


May 01, 2013, 12:37 ET Canadians with 20/20 vision may still have serious eye disease

Eye exams the most critical step to prevent blindness, say CNIB and Doctors of Optometry Canada TORONTO, May 1, 2013 /CNW/ - Think perfect eyesight means healthy eyes? Not necessarily, say CNIB and...


Mar 21, 2013, 11:00 ET HumanWare Wins CNIB Accessible Technology Award

TORONTO, March 21, 2013 /CNW/ - CNIB awards HumanWare the 2013 Winston Gordon Award of Excellence in Accessible Technology. The cash prize award of $10,000 CAD is given for significant technological...


Jan 25, 2013, 08:00 ET Call for Nominations: The Winston Gordon Award of Excellence in Accessible Technology

TORONTO, Jan. 25, 2013 /CNW/ - This award was established by CNIB in 1988 and is presented annually to an individual or group who has made significant technological advances benefiting people with...


Nov 30, 2012, 10:29 ET First-of-its-kind career and employment website for Canadians with vision loss to launch today

TORONTO, Nov. 30, 2012 /CNW/ - Project Aspiro, a career planning and employment website for people who are blind or partially sighted launches today at the CNIB Centre in Toronto at 1929 Bayview...


Nov 28, 2012, 10:55 ET Media Advisory/Photo Opportunity - First-of-its-kind career and employment website for Canadians with vision loss to launch this Friday

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...


Nov 13, 2012, 11:51 ET A country blinded by diabetes - Opinion-editorial for World Diabetes Day campaign by Dr. Keith Gordon

Note to editors: World Diabetes Day is November 14, 2012. Diabetic Retinopathy is the most common cause of vision loss amongst Canadians under 50 years of age. 500,000 Canadians are living with some...


Oct 26, 2012, 08:58 ET CNIB awards Donna Christensen for advancing library services for Canadians who are blind or partially sighted

CALGARY, Oct. 26, 2012 /CNW/ - CNIB awarded Donna Christensen the 2012 Dr. Dayton M. Forman Memorial Award today for her outstanding leadership in the advancement of library and information services...


Oct 01, 2012, 12:27 ET As 2012 World Sight Day approaches, VISION 2020 Canada addresses "The state of our vision, at home and abroad."

OTTAWA, Oct. 1, 2012 /CNW/ - On Tuesday, October 2, John Rafferty, Chair, VISION 2020 Canada will comment on the state of our vision, at home and abroad and invite MPs, Senators and Ambassadors to...


Oct 01, 2012, 12:24 ET Media Advisory - VISION 2020 Canada addresses “The state of our vision, at home and abroad."

OTTAWA, Oct. 1, 2012 /CNW/ - Event: Launch of 2012 World Sight Day Date: Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012 Time: 4:00 pm -7:00 pm (formal program to occur 4:30 pm-5:00 pm) Location: Room 256-S, Centre Block ...


Sep 24, 2012, 08:30 ET AMD the leading cause of vision loss in Canadians over 50

Note to editors: International AMD Awareness Week is September 22-28, 2012. Age-related macular degeneration is the leading cause of vision loss in Canada; more than one million Canadians are living...


Jun 13, 2012, 08:00 ET Smoking can cause blindness

CNIB says new regulations for tobacco products labelling good news TORONTO, June 13, 2012 /CNW/ - As of next week, June 19, retailers can only legally sell packages of cigarettes and little cigars...


May 31, 2012, 13:29 ET CNIB urges government to act quickly and diligently on court ruling to make its websites accessible

TORONTO, May 31, 2012 /CNW/ - Yesterday, the Federal Court of Appeal ruled that the federal government has a constitutional obligation to ensure its websites are fully accessible for Canadians who...