Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB)

CNIB passionately provides community-based support to ensure Canadians who are blind or partially sighted have the confidence, skills and opportunities to fully participate in life. With seven offices throughout Alberta and Northwest Territories, we are a national organization with a strong local presence.

From toddlers who are born blind to seniors who develop age-related vision loss, our personalized vision rehabilitation services are offered to all age groups – at no cost to our clients.

Close your eyes and imagine that you have just lost your vision – and ask yourself: How will I cook my next meal? Can I find the nearest exit? How will I get home? How will I get to work? These are just some of the many questions our clients ask themselves every day – and this is why CNIB’s vision rehabilitation programs are so vital. To our clients, we are more than a charity or a worthy cause, but a pathway to a life of independence.CNIB Alberta and Northwest Territories offers a wide range of community-based programs and services that help people with vision loss:

  • Learn how to maximize any remaining sight through our low vision assessments and services.
  • Develop the skills needed to live independently in the comfort of their own homes.
  • Receive individualized training for independent travel in their communities.

Our community-based programs and services include:

  • Peer support groups for clients of all ages.
  • Training and consulting on the usage of assistive technology software and devices.
  • Resources and community programming for children with vision loss – and their families.
  • Internship and employment training for youth and adults.

There are various ways to support CNIB Alberta and Northwest Territories and help us be there for every person living with vision loss who walks through our doors.

You can support our programs and services by donating a one-time gift, a monthly gift, a planned gift or a legacy gift by writing CNIB into your will.

In addition to making a donation, you can also fundraise for CNIB​, attend a CNIB event​ in your community, or join our passionate volunteer team​ and make a difference through your time and skills.

Companies can contribute by sponsoring or participating in one of our signature fundraising events or by sponsoring or donating to a particular CNIB program or service.

If you would like to contribute to CNIB, click on the link below:

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Manager, Major Gifts

Andy Tse



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