White Cane Dinner

JOIN THE CANADIAN COUNCIL OF THE BLIND AND OUR KEYNOTE SPEAKER THE HONOURABLE CARLA QUALTROUGH AS WE CELEBRATE OUR 75th ANNIVERSARY

The Canadian Council of the Blind (CCB) is thrilled to announce that the Hon. Carla Qualtrough, Minister of Public Services and Procurement and Accessibility will be our Keynote Speaker as we celebrate our 75th Anniversary. So mark your calendar, and join us in Ottawa, for our gala dinner, 6:00 PM Wednesday February 6, 2019, at Christ Church Cathedral’s Great Hall, 414 Sparks Street.

The CCB was founded 75 years ago, in the waning months of 1944 and World War II, by returning blind veterans and schools of the blind. The CCB is the largest membership based organization of the blind with 85 chapters across Canada.

To celebrate our 75th Anniversary the Canadian Council of the Blind is dedicating 2019 to “our Year of Accessibility”. The CCB is dedicated to working towards improved accessibility and a barrier free Canada while at the same time continuing its efforts to enhance the quality of life of Canadians who are blind and have low vision.

The Council along with other stakeholders and through its President Louise Gillis is front and centre, in advocating for the passage of the Bill C-81. We are participating in the Bills review process and are supporting its main principles as outlined in the bill’s preamble; “inherent dignity, equal opportunity, barrier free government, autonomy, inclusive design and meaningful involvement”.

The CCB is steadfast in the ongoing development, promotion, and implementation of its core programs; annual White Cane Week, Get Together with Technology (GTT) Program, annual AMI Canadian Vision Impaired Curling Championship, National Health and Fitness initiative, Experience Expo (our annual blind and low vision consumer show), sports and fitness and recreation among others.

Through it all, the CCB remains an unrelenting advocate working towards a national eye care strategy, eye disease prevention, insuring patient’s rights with full disclosure as to treatment and finally gaining recognition for its Mobile Eye Clinic (MEC) program, which provides seamless eye examinations for both students and seniors.

Purchase a table for eight (8) for $800.
For More Information Contact: Becky Goodwin 1-613-567-0311.
Email: bgoodwin@ccbnational.net