Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB)

Background of the organization 

Founded in 1918, the Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB) is a non-profit organization driven to change what it is to be blind today. The organization delivers innovative programs and advocacy that empowers people impacted by blindness to live their dreams and tear down barriers to inclusion. CNIB’s work is powered by a network of volunteers, donors and partners from coast to coast to coast. 


Project description 

Funding will go towards creating more accessible communities, specifically by equipping businesses, community organizations and municipalities with tools and resources to remove physical and social barriers for people with sight loss. The Accessible Communities project will increase the voices and decision-making power of local community members experiencing sight loss through Advocacy Committees, on which members can identify priority concerns and opportunities for accessibility.  


  • 2022-2024
  • $ 420,983
  • Funding Type: Focus Area Funding
  • Funding Stream: Communities

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