Statistics Canada estimates only 35% of working age adults who are blind or visually impaired have jobs, and 50% make less than $20,000 annually. Children who are blind have lower fitness levels and higher obesity rates than their sighted counterparts, largely due to a lack of adapted physical activity and sport programs available for them. Because of these barriers, estimates indicate as low as 3% of Canadians with a disability are able participate in sport or recreation activities: join the Courage Canada movement and contact email@example.com to become a sponsor, and help us “bring the blind to the ice, one stride at a time!”
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Presenting Partner: Accessible Media Inc.
Accessible Media Inc. (AMI) is a not-for-profit multimedia organization serving more than five million Canadians who are blind, partially sighted, deaf, hard of hearing, mobility or print restricted. Operating three broadcast services, AMI-tv and AMI-audio in English and AMI-télé in French, AMI’s mission is to make accessible media for all Canadians. To learn more visit AMI.ca and AMItele.ca.
CNIB is a registered charity, passionately providing community-based support, knowledge and a national voice to ensure Canadians who are blind or partially sighted have the confidence, skills and opportunities to fully participate in life.
Government of Canada
We acknowledge the financial support of the Government of Canada.