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What are some common causes of blindness? Blindness is a condition in which a person is no longer able to see or even tell the difference between light and darkness in both eyes. However, it may also refer to severe Read more…

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  • 2017 CNIB National Youth Council Leadership Award Presented to Charlene Young
    On behalf of the CNIB National Youth Council, we are pleased to recognize Charlene Young of Saskatoon as the recipient of the first youth leadership award.Ms. Young has been a CNIB volunteer for the past thirteen years. She has taken on many initiatives including:Spokesperson for CNIB EmployAbility campaign Dinner coach for seven Dining in the […]
  • Join us for the 2017 CNIB National Braille Conference
    CNIB invites you to join us for the 2017 CNIB National Braille Conference – A Century of Change: Inspired by Braille. The conference will bring together educators, braille transcribers, students and professionals in the field of braille. This year’s conference features: A look at technologies such as AIRA, Seeing AI, and developments in Beacon Positioning […]
  • CNIB's response to the Canadian General Standards Board's draft standard for service dog teams
    ​The Canadian General Standards Board (CGSB) is developing a set of standards for service dog teams in Canada, with a view to ensuring a high degree of quality and safety. CGSB recently invited individuals and organizations to provide feedback on their latest draft of these standards. After carefully reviewing this draft, CNIB has a number […]
  • Remembering Marty (Martin) Steinbach
    CNIB is deeply saddened by the loss of Dr. Martin J. Steinbach, distinguished research professor emeritus at York University and professor of ophthalmology and director of research at the University of Toronto. Dr. Steinbach was a good friend, colleague, and scientist. He brought knowledge and light to the area of vision loss through his work. […]
  • World Blind Union looking for next Chief Executive Officer
    The World Blind Union (WBU) is the global organization representing the estimated 285 million people worldwide who are blind or partially sighted. CNIB is a proud member of WBU. At last year's WBU General Assembly in Orlando, WBU CEO Dr. Penny Hartin announced that she will be retiring from her position this year. We commend […]