The CNIB Foundation is 100% funded by charitable donations from people and organizations like you. Funds raised through Night Steps go to support our programs and mission and every dollar you give helps someone in your community.


To change what it is to be blind through innovative programs and powerful advocacy that enable Canadians impacted by blindness to live the lives they choose.

Our programs are organized in five categories that reflect the ambitions, needs and interests of our community.


Our “Live” programs link people who are blind or partially sighted with a community of support, vital to reducing the incidence of depression and isolation. They enhance daily living skills so individuals can seize the future with confidence.


Our “Play” programs are all about connecting with others in a safe and inclusive environment, showing that people with sight loss can do anything.


Our “Work” programs give people with sight loss the skills and resources to achieve their career ambitions and help employers tear down barriers for blind job-seekers and employees.


Our "Learn" programs foster social development and independence for students who are blind and teach braille literacy skills to people of all ages. Programs are designed to improve graduation rates, develop key skills and increase self-confidence.


Our “Tech” programs open up new worlds of information and accessibility, with access to innovative devices, tools and the training people need to get the most out of them.

CNIB Foundation Programs at a Glance, read our Second Century of Change Campaign or visit our website for more information about how your donation can make a difference in the lives of Canadians with sight loss at