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2021 Canadian Census

The next Census of Population will take place in May 2021. The 2021 Census questions are available in large-print, braille, audio and video formats. Learn more about alternate formats for the census questionnaire.

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Events

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Morning Beginner Meditation

May 5, 2021

Start your Wednesday morning off right with a little relaxation! Join us once or for the whole eight weeks. Using your camera is optional. The meditation is focused on verbal descriptions. Individuals with sight loss, volunteers and staff are welcome. Start your Wednesday morning off right with a little relaxation! Join us once or for the whole eight weeks. Using your camera is optional. The meditation is focused on verbal descriptions. Individuals with sight loss, volunteers and staff are welcome. This meditation workshop runs via Zoom web conference every Wednesday from 8 to 8:45 a.m. Mountain Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

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Blogs

Rhea and her CNIB Buddy Dog Ivy, a two-year-old golden retriever, walking along a trail in the woods. Rhea is holding a stick and they are both looking back at the camera, smiling.

Children with CNIB Buddy Dogs: Rhea & Ivy

“I was so excited when I first met my buddy dog, Ivy, because I knew we were going to become best friends. Ivy is a nice, gentle and calm two-year-old golden retriever – with an energetic and playful side too. She's the first dog I’ve ever had.” -Rhea, age: 10

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A CNIB Guide Dog puppy in training with her smiling handler

CNIB Guide Dogs Pup Crawl

Get ready for the second annual CNIB Guide Dogs Pup Crawl! Kicking off on April 28 in honour of International Guide Dog Day, this virtual five-kilometre movement event is about getting active in a safe way, all while supporting CNIB Guide Dogs in communities across Canada.

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Have you seen us in your neighbourhood?

Yes, we are fundraising!

The CNIB Foundation has partnered with fundraising organization Globalfaces Direct, TNI and Public Outreach to fundraise safely for monthly donations in B.C., Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario and Nova Scotia.

To learn more, including why we’re fundraising and what precautions are being taken in line with provincial regulations, please visit our Donor Info page.

Please visit our donor info page
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Volunteer Opportunities

Virtual Vision Mate

The Virtual Vision Mate program gives volunteers an opportunity to engage in friendly conversations with people who are blind or partially sighted.

Your support is urgently needed during this unprecedented time. You can schedule your chats on a set day and time every week, or you can schedule week-to-week, whatever works for both of you.

Volunteer for Virtual Vision Mate

Vision Mate

Make a difference for people who are blind or partially sighted by providing sighted assistance and companionship to a person in your community who is blind or partially sighted.

Volunteer for Vision Mate