Canadian Federation of the Blind

About Us

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The white cane is a symbol of equality, independence and pride

The Canadian Federation of the Blind came together to fight the social and economic inequality of blind people in Canada. We came together to celebrate the achievements of blind people. If blind people have proper training, a positive attitude, and genuine opportunity, we believe blindness need not be a handicap, but is just one among myriads of normal characteristics.

The high unemployment rate and lack of opportunities for blind Canadians are not due to our blindness; they are due to social and economic inequalities in society. Like the civil rights movement, we will work to establish positive and productive roles for blind people in this country. We will work to educate the public. We will work to change what it means to be blind.

Canadian Federation of the Blind