Category: Youth Space

Networking With A Vision Impairment

December 20th, 2016 by FFB Canada

In case you missed the second annual Foundation Fighting Blindness Young Leaders Summit, here are the highlights and our favourite (and most useful) networking tips and skills that we learned from each other. The 2016 Summit was focused on networking because networking is increasingly recognized as essential for professional success. Here are some highlights and…

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Top 10: Vision Quest 2016

December 14th, 2016 by FFB Canada

“Discover Your Path” was the theme of the FFB’s Vision Quest educational events in 2016. We visited four Canadian cities, hosted seven different events, and got to meet more than 750 attendees, clinicians, scientists, exhibitors and volunteers! We were also thrilled to live- broadcast our Toronto session about clinical trials, which has been viewed more…

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Young Leader Lauren Wu is Raising Awareness About Vision

September 1st, 2016 by FFB Canada

Hello, my name is Lauren Wu. I am 19 years old and partially sighted. I will be going into my third year of my undergraduate studies at the University of Toronto (University College). Last year, while participating in the first FFB Young Leaders’ Summit, I met so many well-spoken and inspiring young people. It was…

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2016 National Young Leaders Summit: Call for Applications

August 15th, 2016 by FFB Canada

What is the Foundation Fighting Blindness National Young Leaders Program? In 2015, the Foundation Fighting Blindness (FFB) launched the National Young Leaders Program. The goal of this program is to build a community where blind and visually impaired youth can experience mentorship, grow as leaders, and create positive change. Who can apply? Blind or visually…

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New Video Introducing the FFB National Young Leaders Program

April 7th, 2016 by FFB Canada

Across Canada, there are thousands of young people living with blinding eye diseases, low vision, and blindness. But, if you are under 30, you may feel alone in your community. Trust us, you are not alone. In fact, you are in pretty great company—just look at the members of FFB’s National Young Leaders Program. In…

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Rising Above: Shaini’s Story

March 24th, 2016 by FFB Canada

Story guest authored by Shaini Saravanamuthu. Shaini is a member of the National Young Leaders Program at the Foundation Fighting Blindness. February 19, 2011 is a day that I will never forget. As I patiently waited in my new optometrist’s waiting room, I hoped that my vision hadn’t changed. My biggest worry at the time was spending…

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Owen’s Quest For A Cure

December 29th, 2015 by FFB Canada

Last year, eleven-year-old Owen and his family found out he was going blind. This year, he raised $40,000 for the Foundation Fighting Blindness and found hope in all the support he received. He wrote to the FFB sharing how he used to feel, but also how he feels now. You’ll be inspired by his story…

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Coolest New Technology in 2015 for People Living With Vision Loss

December 28th, 2015 by FFB Canada

We are huge fans of Alex Deans, who is committed to changing the future for people living with vision loss and blindness. It is no surprise that Alex was selected by Maclean’s (along with Molly Burke) as one of Canada’s future leaders. We asked Alex about the best new technology from 2015 and we also learned…

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