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You served us. Let us serve you.
CNIB is proud to serve Canada's veterans with personalized support that helps them lead full, active lives.

CNIB will be closed on November 11th for Remembrance Day
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Every year, offices across the country take the time to reflect and honour the courage and sacrifice of the brave men and women who served, and continue to serve, our country.

This year, as most of our offices will be closed, we will not be able to gather together to watch ‘A Pittance of Time,’ by Juno nominated singer–songwriter Terry Kelly.

We ask that, on this 11th day of the 11th month, you visit and listen to this song, composed to bring awareness to the sacrifices that have been made on our behalf.

Every October through to November 11th, receives more than three-quarters of a million hits from those paying tribute to our veterans, our fallen, and the families left at home, with Terry's song. In addition to his website,, the song and video can be enjoyed on YouTube and at

This year, Terry is taking the song to Washington, D.C. to bring an additional level of reverence to the Canadian Embassy’s Remembrance Day ceremonies.

We wish him well and, above all, we must vow never to forget. Together, it is our duty to pass on the legacy and keep the memories of our Canadian Veterans alive.


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President & CEO, CNIB
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« Reply #1 on: January 21, 2013, 01:42:30 PM »
Canadian National Institue for the Blind. You served us. Let us serve you.

Serving Canada’s veterans since 1918??

Empowering Canadians to live independently with vision loss is what CNIB is all about.
A proud heritage of service

CNIB has a longstanding relationship with the men and women of Canada’s military, and we’re proud to continue that tradition to this day – by reaching out to veterans across Canada, and offering them programs and services that can help them lead full, active lives with vision loss.
Our military history

CNIB was founded in 1918 by a group of men – several of whom had served in the military – who recognized the need to support their fellow veterans returning home blind after World War I.
Support for veterans

Nearly a century after we began, CNIB now serves not only veterans, but all Canadians who have experienced a loss of sight. But our history is rooted in service to Canadian soldiers, and it’s a heritage we’re proud to continue to this day.

Whether their vision loss is combat-related or simply a factor of aging, CNIB offers personalized rehabilitation support to Canadian veterans of all ages – at no cost – to help them lead full, active lives. 

If you’re a Canadian veteran and you’ve experienced a loss of vision that’s affecting your life, we can help you: 

    work through your emotions with support from people who care and understand.

    access helpful products at Shop CNIB, like talking watches and large-button phones. What’s more, the costs of many of these products are covered for you by Veter¬ans Affairs Canada

    build your independence with personalized support in everything from travelling, to cooking, to identifying money.

    maintain your love of reading with books, newspapers and magazines in easy-to-use audio at the CNIB Library.

    and much more.

To learn more about how we can support you, browse our range of services, email us at or call 1-800-563-2642.