Youth Space

National Young Leaders Advocate Profiled by CIBC

December 5th, 2018 by FFB Canada

To celebrate the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, CIBC recently featured a number of community leaders as part of its “One for Change” campaign, highlighting the tremendous impact people have when they give back to their communities. One of these individuals was Gavin Morrison, a spokesperson for the Foundation Fighting Blindness and participant in the…

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Meet the 2019 Co-chairs for Young Leaders

September 28th, 2018 by FFB Canada

Launched in 2015 by the Foundation Fighting Blindness, the National Young Leaders Program saw a lot of growth in 2018. Designed to provide Canadian youth living with vision loss and blindness with mentorship and career-building opportunities, the Program is oriented around an in-person Summit—you can read more about this year’s Summit HERE—and is set to…

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National Young Leaders: a report on the 2018 Summit

July 30th, 2018 by Dr. Chad Andrews

“My perception of leadership has changed. I believe that leadership is not just about being a leader for yourself, but for your team and for what you stand for.” – 2018 Young Leaders Summit attendee The Foundation Fighting Blindness’s National Young Leaders Program is unique in Canada. Launched in 2015, it brings together youth affected…

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National Young Leaders Summit

December 28th, 2017 by Dr. Chad Andrews

“My perception of leadership has changed. I believe that leadership is not just about being a leader for yourself, but for your team and for what you stand for.” – 2018 Young Leaders Summit attendee The Foundation Fighting Blindness’s National Young Leaders Program is unique in Canada. Launched in 2015, it brings together youth affected…

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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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