In Memory of The David Onley

White Can Magazine's cover from 2013.  Featuring David Onley in office.

In Memory of The David onley, a Strong Voice for Tearing Down the Many Barriers Still Impeding People with Disabilities

It is with great sadness that we inform the community of the passing of former Ontario Lieutenant Governor David Onley. Onley was a close friend and patron of the CCB and was awarded the President’s Award in 2013. As Lieutenant Governor, David was a strong voice for tearing down the many barriers still impeding people with disabilities.

Quoting past CCB President Louise Gillis, “His appointment and goals while in office inspired all Canadians with disabilities, including the blind, deaf blind and people with low vision. During his term in office, he was recognized for bringing the issue of disability more to the forefront of the Canadian social agenda.”

Remembering David Onley fondly, our deepest sympathies go out to his family and friends.

Accessibility of Diabetes Care: Virtual Panel Discussion

In recognition of Diabetes Awareness Month in November, CNIB is hosting a virtual discussion panel to bring together diverse perspectives on the barriers to accessible diabetes care for Canadians living with sight loss.

We will hear from representatives from the manufacturer industry, the medical community, and those with lived experience and diabetes about how we can collaborate on solutions so that everyone can safely and independently manage their diabetes.

Date: Monday 7 November

Time: 11am Pacific, 2pm Eastern, 3pm Atlantic

Location: Virtual – Zoom.

Registration is required. To register, please complete our registration form.

For more information, please contact Kat Hamilton, Senior Manager, Advocacy and Public Education at [email protected].

COVID-19 Resource Hub

Alan Low and Gail Attara , along with their respective teams, have created a COVID-19 Resource Hub. Everything you need to know about COVID-19, including information on symptoms, prevention, testing, treatments, and variants is available in one place at

The site includes active links to each province and territory so you can quickly learn your eligibility for vaccines, testing, and medications, as well as the availability of services in your area, no matter whether you have a gastrointestinal condition or not.

This will be of particulare value for those who are immunocompromised.

Call for Volunteers

Call for Volunteers
Research Project to inform Accessibility Standards for Heritage Buildings under Federal Jurisdiction in Canada

The Council of Canadians with Disabilities are looking for 15 volunteers to partake in a research project to inform accessibility standards for heritage buildings under Federal jurisdiction in Canada.
An honorarium will be provided to those who become part of the working group.

For further information and registration, please see the following document
Registration closes September 15, 2022.

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