Toronto Visionaries chapter of the Canadian Council of the Blind

White Cane Week activities

In the first full week of February each year, the CCB celebrates White Cane Week, a public awareness campaign which broadens the understanding of vision loss and its impact on all Canadians. Visit the CCB national website for a list of events, information forums, and celebrations across the country.

In 2021, White Cane Week is celebrated Sunday, February 7, through Saturday, February 13, 2021.

White Cane Week 2021 in Toronto

Due to the ongoing restrictions imposed by the coronavirus pandemic, we'll be celebrating White Cane Week virtually this year. Join us for the 2021 Visionaries Forum, and watch for other public awareness events and activities once the restrictions lift.

2021 Visionaries Forum

The most powerful tool for integrating people with disabilities into the social fabric of Canada over the past decade has been affordable access to assistive technologies. At school, at home, or on the job, assistive technologies enable people with seeing disabilities to engage in nearly all aspects of Canadian life. But do people with seeing disabilities really have access to the assistive technologies they need?

On Saturday, February 13, at 2pm, the CCB Toronto Visionaries, with CCB National and our community partners, will host this year's Forum discussion.

This year, our panel of experts will be talking about equitable access to assistive technologies, why this access matters so much, and how it can be accomplished. Specifically, we'll be looking at Ontario's Assistive Devices Program and the role it plays in increasing full integration for all Ontarians living with vision loss.

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Forum Panelists

Date, time and location of 2021 Visionaries Forum

2022 WCW Experience Expo

In 2022, the CCB Toronto Visionaries chapter of the Canadian Council of the Blind will once again host our White Cane Week Experience Expo, the only major exposition and consumer show for people with vision loss in Canada.

The Expo features dozens of exhibitors addressing every aspect of living with vision loss, as well as contests, giveaways, and plenty of community-building.

The Experience Expo is an interactive, hands-on exhibition featuring dozens of exhibitors, products and services covering every aspect of the experience of living with vision loss.

Get connected with information on new adaptive technologies, recreation and leisure, tactile art and accessible entertainment, sport & fitness, transportation, education, employment, government supports, advocacy issues and more. Come to the Expo and experience the passion, creativity, wide range of activities, tools and tips for people living with vision loss.

Watch Accessible Media (AMI)'s profile of the 2018 Expo on AMI Inside.

Contact us for more information.

Exhibitors from last year's 2020 WCW Experience Expo

The following exhibitors participated in our last Expo:

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