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May 22, 2012, 08:00 ET CNIB asks Canadians to show their Shades of Fun

TORONTO, May 22, 2012 /CNW/ - This May, people of all ages across Canada are showing their "Shades of Fun" for CNIB's Vision Health Month. Now in its third year, Shades of Fun is a one-of-a-kind,...


May 15, 2012, 08:00 ET Most eye injuries can be prevented

TORONTO, May 15, 2012 /CNW/ - A recent CNIB survey - released as part of Vision Health Month - revealed that each year an estimated 720,000 Canadians sustain an eye injury that requires medical...


May 08, 2012, 08:00 ET Study reveals many Canadians unnecessarily living with vision loss

TORONTO, May 8, 2012 /CNW/ - A study released today by CNIB and the University of Waterloo's School of Optometry as part of Vision Health Month indicates that one in seven Canadian adults may be...


May 01, 2012, 08:00 ET CNIB challenges Canadians to make vision health a priority

TORONTO, May 1, 2012 /CNW/ - May is Vision Health Month and, backed by the campaign theme, "Eyes are for life," CNIB is calling on all Canadians to take better care of their eyes. "Canadians need to...


Apr 18, 2012, 08:00 ET Outstanding youth volunteer receives highest honour from Province of Ontario

TORONTO, April 18, 2012 /CNW/ - This National Volunteer Week, CNIB congratulates one of our most dedicated volunteers for receiving the Ontario Medal for Young Volunteers, the highest honour a young...


Mar 21, 2012, 12:27 ET CNIB and CAO partner to take action on vision health

TORONTO, March 21, 2012 /CNW/ - Today, CNIB announced that the Canadian Association of Optometrists (CAO) will be taking the role of CNIB's National Vision Health Month Partner for the third annual...


Jan 17, 2012, 11:05 ET CNIB Recommends Diabetics Have Regular Eye Examinations

TORONTO, Jan. 17, 2012 /CNW/ - CNIB is stressing the importance of regular eye examinations as part of a diabetic's treatment protocol. This recommendation comes as a result of the 2011 Diabetes in...


Jan 17, 2012, 10:56 ET CNIB recommends diabetics have regular eye examinations

TORONTO, Jan. 17, 2012 /CNW/ - CNIB is stressing the importance of regular eye examinations as part of a diabetic's treatment protocol. This recommendation comes as a result of the 2011 Diabetes in...


Nov 29, 2010, 14:55 ET CNIB APPLAUDS COURT DECISION CALLING FOR BETTER ACCESSIBILITY FOR GOVERNMENT
WEBSITES

Full web accessibility ensures equal access to information for blind and partially sighted Canadians TORONTO, Nov. 29 /CNW/ - CNIB, Canada's primary source of information and support for people with...


Oct 06, 2010, 06:59 ET Canadian Glaucoma study uncovers new data on impact of risk factors on
disease progression

CNIB-funded study continues to produce vital information about the link between treatment and reduced progression of vision loss TORONTO, Oct 6 /CNW/ - New data from a major Canadian Glaucoma study...


Sep 29, 2010, 15:30 ET WORLD SIGHT DAY COALITION ESTABLISHES VISION 2020 CANADA

CNIB to Lead Canadian Arm of Global Right to Sight Initiative TORONTO, Sept. 29 /CNW/ - Canada's World Sight Day Coalition is pleased to announce it has formally established itself as VISION 2020...


Sep 23, 2010, 10:00 ET CNIB Launches Unique Support Program for Leading Cause of Vision Loss

Comprehensive help now available for people living with AMD TORONTO, Sept. 23 /CNW/ - CNIB launches its new EyeConnect AMD Support program today, a comprehensive support system for Canada's leading...


Jul 29, 2010, 08:00 ET CNIB's The i Factor Contest Draws Canadian Celebrity Line-up

To view the Social Media Release, click here: http://smr.newswire.ca/en/cnib/cnibs-the-i-factor-contest-draws-canadian-celebrity Musical competition for people with vision loss to feature emcee Mike...


Jun 25, 2010, 08:00 ET Million Dollar Legacy Gift Results in New Name for CNIB Centre

WINNIPEG, June 25 /CNW/ - Thanks to the generosity of Manitoba Doctors Daya and Chander Gupta, CNIB has the funds to continue to grow important services for Manitobans who are blind and partially...


Jun 21, 2010, 08:00 ET Media Advisory - Significant Gift and Naming of CNIB Centre

WINNIPEG, June 21 /CNW/ - What: CNIB Centre in Winnipeg receives new name acknowledging a significant legacy gift. Activities include: - ...


May 28, 2010, 11:00 ET Media Advisory - Canadians get limber in support of the Great Canadian Yoga
Stretch

VANCOUVER, May 28 /CNW/ - What: CNIB is promoting healthy and active living for blind and partially sighted Canadians with the first Great Canadian Yoga ...


May 28, 2010, 08:00 ET Media Advisory - Canadians get limber in support of the Great Canadian Yoga
Stretch

TORONTO, May 28 /CNW/ - What: CNIB is bringing healthy and active living to blind and partially sighted Canadians. John M. Rafferty, CNIB President and CEO,...


May 04, 2010, 05:45 ET National Charity declares May as Vision Health Month

Eye health must be a priority for all Canadians TORONTO, May 4 /CNW/ - For the month of May, Canadian vision health charity, CNIB, introduces the first ever Vision Health Month - a national campaign...


Apr 26, 2010, 05:45 ET Canadians stretch their limits for people with vision loss

CNIB launches new health and wellness and fundraising initiative - The Great Canadian Yoga Stretch TORONTO, April 26 /CNW/ - As part of Vision Health Month in May, CNIB is launching the first ever...


Mar 08, 2010, 07:00 ET New CNIB survey finds older Canadians putting eye health at risk

Eye Care About Canada campaign raises awareness about glaucoma TORONTO, March 8 /CNW/ - According to a new CNIB survey released today for World Glaucoma Week (March 7-13), older Canadians are not...


Feb 11, 2010, 05:59 ET New Brunswick joins Ontario, Alberta, NWT in committing to accessible library
services

CNIB appeals to remaining provinces to meet urgent funding request TORONTO, Feb. 11 /CNW/ - New Brunswick has joined Ontario, Alberta and the Northwest Territories as the fourth Canadian jurisdiction ...


Jan 19, 2010, 11:00 ET CNIB urges governments to provide fair public funding for accessible library
services

Right to Read campaign highlights human rights issue affecting 800,000+ Canadians TORONTO, Jan. 19 /CNW/ - CNIB is urging Canada's governments to provide immediate and fair public funding for...


Jan 18, 2010, 12:58 ET Media Advisory - CNIB Calls on BC and Federal Governments to help fund
accessible library services

VANCOUVER, Jan. 18 /CNW/ - The right to read is a given for most Canadians. But Canadians who are blind or partially sighted don't have equal access. For 90 years, Canada has counted on a charity,...


Jan 18, 2010, 10:00 ET /R E P E A T -- Media Advisory - CNIB to Launch National Advocacy Campaign/

TORONTO, Jan. 12 /CNW/ - What: CNIB is turning the page on inequality. John M. Rafferty, CNIB President and CEO, will address a human rights issue affecting ...


Jan 12, 2010, 08:00 ET Media Advisory - CNIB to Launch National Advocacy Campaign

TORONTO, Jan. 12 /CNW/ - What: CNIB is turning the page on inequality. John M. Rafferty, CNIB President and CEO, will address a human rights issue affecting the right...