Links to Resources
- CCB National Site
- Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB) Foundation
- Kitchener Waterloo Access Ability
- Volunteer Action Center Waterloo Region
- The Canadian Federation of the Blind
- Ontario Blind Sports Association
"Canadian Council of the Blind Is the Voice of the Blind in Canada™. Based on belief in ABILITY, not disability Canadian Council of the Blind (CCB) is a vibrant network of active members across Canada. Each chapter is unique to its geographic area and engages in a variety of social and recreational activities based on the particular interests of their local members."
From CCB website
"Celebrating 100 years in 2018, the CNIB Foundation is a non-profit organization driven to change what it is to be blind today. We deliver innovative programs and powerful advocacy that empower people impacted by blindness to live their dreams and tear down barriers to inclusion. Our work as a blind foundation is powered by a network of volunteers, donors and partners from coast to coast to coast. The CNIB Foundation, Vision Loss Rehabilitation Canada and CNIB Deafblind Community Services make up the CNIB Group."
From CNIB Foundation website
"KW AccessAbility is a consumer-driven, non-profit information and resource centre supporting adults with physical disabilities since 1973. Our partnerships with community organizations and generous donors enable us to provide computer training, advocacy, information and referral, health and wellness programmes, as well as many recreational opportunities. Our office is a warm and inviting space where members meet new people, develop life-long friendships, and celebrate their abilities!"
"The Volunteer Action Centre mandate is to build and strengthen volunteerism in Waterloo Region through the development of education, recruitment and recognition opportunities. We represent and support nearly 200 local member organizations from Cambridge, Kitchener, Waterloo and the Townships of North Dumfries, Wellesley, Wilmot and Woolwich."
From Volunteer Action Center website
"The Canadian Federation of the Blind came together to fight the social and economic inequality of blind people in Canada. We came together to celebrate the achievements of blind people. If blind people have proper training, a positive attitude, and genuine opportunity, we believe blindness need not be a handicap, but is just one among myriads of normal characteristics."
From The Canadian Federation of the Blind website
Ontario Blind Sports Association (OBSA) is dedicated to creating quality opportunities for the blind and visually impaired to enjoy the lifelong benefits of sport. We plan, promote, coordinate, and sanction programs, events and activities designed to stimulate the development of athletes of all levels in Ontario."
From The Ontario Blind Sports Association website