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What is Macular Degeneration? An incurable type of eye disorder, macular degeneration is one of the main causes of blindness throughout the world. About 10 million Americans, mainly the elderly, suffer from this disease. The primary cause of this condition Read more…

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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  • 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 […]
  • CNIB calls for federal accessible book production strategy
    Sustainable plan needed to close gap in availability of audio, braille and e-text books May 29, 2017 (Toronto, ON) – As National AccessAbility Week begins, CNIB is calling on the federal government to develop a long-term plan to fund and produce more accessible books in Canada. "Thousands of new books are published in Canada each […]
  • CNIB 50/50 Raffle Winner Selected
    CNIB would like to thank everyone who purchased 50/50 tickets at lottery kiosks across Ontario. With your support, CNIB Ontario’s Lake Joseph Centre, an accessible lakefront facility in the heart of Muskoka that provides a unique blend of recreation and vision rehabilitation in a safe, inclusive environment, can continue to provide magical experiences to individuals […]
  • CNIB celebrates century of change with $1.125-million gift
      Photo: Vicky Baker, Early Intervention Specialist, CNIB & granddaughter of Colonel Edwin Baker, CNIB Founder and Brit Smith, philanthropist & CNIB supporter share stories at the CNIB Kingston office. [Photo credit: Rob Mooy] TORONTO, Ontario — When Kingston's Brit Smith, 97, fought in the Second World War, he had no idea it would spark […]
  • CNIB Kicks Off 100th Year with Launch of Guide Dog Training Program
    Volunteer Puppy Raisers Needed in Toronto, Winnipeg and Halifax CNIB is beginning its 100th year with the launch of the CNIB Guide Dog Program to raise and train guide dogs – exclusively for people with sight loss. The program's first two puppies have arrived in Canada, with more pups expected over the next year. The […]