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Clients, Not Customers: Charity, Politics, And The CNIB

Author’s note: The following contains frank and potentially controversial material from several sources. To protect their privacy and the privacy of those they have worked with, no names are given. 1,765 more words


Calgary teen collects Braille books for blind students in Philippines

CALGARY – Kaylee Brown has been blind since birth, but she’s blessed with a strong vision when it comes to helping others.

A Grade 10 student at Jack James High School, Brown has spent the past three months collecting donations of Braille books. 52 more words


Charity pushes Alberta government to fully fund rehabilitative vision care

WATCH ABOVE: The CNIB says its current funding model is an “unacceptable double standard.” Su-Ling Goh explains why.

EDMONTON — CNIB is asking the public to help push the province to provide full funding for rehabilitative vision care. 434 more words


Campaign pushes for fully-funded services for blind and visually impaired

The Canadian Institute for the Blind is pushing Premier Rachel Notley’s NDP government to fully fund rehabilitation programs for the visually impaired that are currently provided by the charity. 504 more words

Local News

Virtue - How To: Cross The Street 

on this sunny day, I am reminded of my rude awakening on Tuesday morning. The phone rang, it was the CNIB again. This time checking in to see if I was still interested in the mobility training. 369 more words

Living With An Eye Disease

Windsor ‘dragging its feet’ in terms of accessibility, say visually impaired residents

Windsor is a particularly challenging city to navigate for the visually impaired, says newcomer Rebecca Blaevoet.

Every time she rides the bus, she approaches the front with assistance from her seeing-eye dog, then asks the driver to alert her upon arrival at her stop. 796 more words


'Don’t distract working guide dogs' new CNIB campaign theme

Watch above: CNIB Saskatchewan has kicked off a new campaign to educate people about the dangers of distracting working guide dogs. Aaron Streck finds out why some legally blind individuals think this will do more harm than good. 380 more words