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Vision Health Month Conference 2024

Vision Health Month 2024 ConferenceThe Role of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Vision Health The Great Hall, Christ Church Cathedral – 414 Sparks Street, Ottawa, ON K1R 0B2Tuesday, May 21, 2024 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm (EDT) Eastern Daylight Time. a special discussion on artificial intelligence (AI). AI is very much in the news these […]

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Gathering of Stakeholders' Dinner 2024

Vision Health Month Appreciation Dinner 2024

Vision Health Month 2024 Appreciation Dinner A Gathering of StakeholdersTuesday, May 21, 2024 @ 6:20 pm – 9:30 pm (EDT) Eastern Daylight Time. The annual gathering, in support of vision health, was a continuation of the day’s earlier dialogue and discussions over dinner. Speakers, as well as attendees, included senior members of the vision loss […]

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White Cane Magazine Cover Summer 2024 [Cover image: A composite collage of close-cropped photos that include: a group of women who are blind sewing and knitting; a young woman operating a Kurzweil Reading Machine; an early talking book machine; a 1980’s era MacIntosh computer; A large social gathering at a formal dinner, marking the earliest days of the CCB in 1948; A scanned cover of the first issue of CCB Outlook from January, 1948]

White Cane Magazine Summer 2024

Welcome to CCB’s Summer 2024 issue of White Cane Magazine and Vision Health Month.Check out this issue to: It’s a Great Issue Accessible in Word and PDF Formats. Enjoy the Read!

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Visions – May 2024

From the President’s Desk Welcome to Vision Month, and a very Happy 80th Birthday to the Council. Hearing from our membership there is so much to celebrate.  Our B.C./Yukon Division has just completed their very successful AGM (Annual General Meeting). Many of our chapters across the country are celebrating anniversaries this year, and there also […]

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Visions – April 2024

From the President’s Desk National Volunteer Week is mid-April so let us sincerely thank the many volunteers from coast to coast who assist us in all activities enhancing the many programs the council continues to support. While we prepare to celebrate the rich 80-year history of the CCB, it is without saying that we truly […]

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Curling team lined up for the anthem.


Three draws have now been completed at the 50th Western Blind Curling Championship being hosted at the Granite Curling Club in Edmonton, Alberta. The competition has been great and we have been treated to some outstanding curling. The action continues with two more draws on March 22nd. The playoffs and final are on March 23rd.  […]

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2025 Canadian Vision Impaired Curling Championship

Canadian Council of the Blind is pleased to report that the 2025 Canadian Vision Impaired Curling Championship (CVICC) is now in the planning stages, with the goal of once again hosting the popular event at the historic Ottawa Curling Club. As in the past, this event will take place during our annual White Cane Week, […]

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A group of curlers on the rink preparing for a stone delivery.


CCB is proud to be lead sponsor at this year’s Western Blind Curling Championships. From March 20 to 23, 2024 the Western Blind Curling Association (WBCA) will welcome the elite of Blind Curling to the Granite Curling Club in Edmonton for a very special event. This year the event, which first took place in Calmar, […]

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Support AMI’s request to the CRTC

CCB is seeking your support to AMI’s request to the CRTC AMI recently submitted a request to the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission to raise the monthly wholesale rate that broadcasting distribution undertakings (“BDUs”) must pay for distributing AMI-tv (0.01$/month) and AMI-télé (0.02$/month) to subscribers. AMI are seeking letters of support for this submission from […]

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White Cane Week Conference Recordings

On behalf of the Canadian Council of the Blind and Fighting Blindness Canada, thank you for attending the 2024 White Cane Week Conference. If you were unable to join us, or you would like to share the recordings with family and friends, you can access them from the following: PRESENTING SPONSORS

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