Read the Latest Issue of The Blind Canadian Magazine

The Summer 2014 issue of The Blind Canadian is out and can be read in BRF, PDF, Text, DAISY (in a ZIP file) and Web versions.

The 2014 CFB Convention Report

The Canadian Federation held its "Breaking the Mold" Convention on Bowen Island, British Columbia May 23-25, 2014. You can read a full report of what took place at the convention by visiting this link or downloading the report in a Word file.

President Mary Ellen Gabias' speech to the convention, Breaking the Mold: From Clienthood to Citizenship can be read on this page and in a Word file.

Lions iPHone Project for the Blind

Recognizing the iPhone as a very powerful information access tool for the blind, the District 19 Zone I-2 Lions, represented by 12 clubs situated on Southern Vancouver Island, are excited to be sponsoring a project that will see up to 12 blind individuals be equipped with their very own unlocked iPhone 5, valued at $783. each.

In partnership with the Canadian Federation of the Blind (CFB), the iPhone project goals are to: boost individuals’ employment prospects, enhance individuals’ independence, increase community participation, integration, and generally, improve one’s quality of life. Learn how to apply by following this link

Anne Ford wrote about the value of the iPhone for the blind and visually impaired in the September 2012 issue of The Lion Magazine. A PDF version of the article can be found here.

The CFB Is Sponsoring 6 Publications

The Canadian Federation of the Blind is proud to sponsor the following six publications:

Children’s Playing Safely Magazine;
Easter Story Book; Available in BRF
Christmas Carol Book; Available in BRF
The Children’s Circus Book; Available in BRF
Eco Troopers – A Kid’s Environmental Book
Hospital Veterans Journal

Print copies will be distributed to hospitals and other centers serving children throughout Canada. We are especially pleased to announce that we are able to offer downloadable Braille versions of the text of the children’s books. If you know someone who would like copies of these publications, then please follow this link to order.

Position Statement of the Canadian Federation of the Blind Concerning Rehabilitation of Blind Canadians

The Canadian Federation of the Blind has just posted a seven-point position statement concerning the rehabilitation of blind Canadian. Follow this link to read the entire document.

The CFB wishes to express its sincere gratitude to the following sponsors for their ongoing support:

Thrifty Foods

Country Grocer

Coast Capital Savings

Victoria Imperial Lions Club