Celebrate the CNIB’s Centennial with AMI-audio

The CNIB Centennial logo, which reads "CNIB a centery of change, 100 years" sits in a white square, next to a woman and man. The man holds a white cane and they are walking in a park.

The CNIB is one of AMI’s major partners in ensuring that all Canadians have equal access to media in Canada and on March 21, we're proud to help celebrate this milestone anniversary!

The origins of the CNIB 

The CNIB provides community-based support, knowledge and a national voice ensuring Canadians who are blind or partially sighted have the confidence, skills and opportunities to fully participate in life.The CNIB was incorporated on March 30, 1918 and its mission then was to provide food, clothing and sheltered residences for blind veterans returning from World War I. In addition, the CNIB also supported 850 who were left blind after the Halifax Explosion in 1917. 100 years later, with more than 50 offices nationwide, the CNIB is deeply rooted in community. 

Listen to AMI-audio for a full day of CNIB themed programming 

March 21, 2018 

9:00 to 11:00 a.m. ET  
Live from Studio 5 Celebrates in Toronto 
Listen to stories from various Community Reporters from coast to coast about the work they do with the CNIB and how the organization has shaped, changed and influenced their lives.

1:00 to 2:00 p.m. ET              
AMI-audio Live: CNIB’s Centennial Celebration Pre-Show 
Dave Brown, host of The Pulse, will broadcast live from The Canadian War Museum in Ottawa where the CNIB will celebrate with an event later that day. His coverage will include chatting with organizers and other CNIB changemakers, including President and CEO of the CNIB, John Rafferty. 

2:00 to 3:00 p.m. ET              
The Halifax Explosion, audio-only airing of the AMI Original Documentary,
One of the largest disasters in Canadian history struck the shores of Nova Scotia almost 100 years ago, but few realize that the Halifax Explosion was a catalyst for the formation of one of Canada’s oldest and most trusted charities, the CNIB.

3:00 to 5:00 p.m. ET
AMI-audio Live: CNIB’s Centennial Celebration Pre-Show 
Hosts of Kelly and Company, Kelly MacDonald and Ramya Amuthan will broadcast live from The Ramada Hotel in Regina where the CNIB will celebrate with an event later that day. Their coverage will include chatting with organizers and other CNIB advocates including Youth Leadership Program participant, Kaitlynn Lenius and Paraympian and guide dog advocate, Shan Noyes.

5:00 to 7:30 p.m. ET
AMI-audio Live: CNIB’s Centennial Celebration in Ottawa 
Dave Brown hosts coverage live from the CNIB’s premiere centennial celebration. We’ll have all the action from the event hosted by Craig Oliver with an appearance by The Honourable Carla Qualtrough, Minister of Public Services and Procurement. 

7:30 to 9:30 p.m. ET 
AMI-audio Live: CNIB’s Centennial Celebration in Regina 
Ramya Amuthan hosts coverage live from this CNIB centennial celebration. We’ll have all the action from the event emceed by our very own, Kelly MacDonald! Listen for special musical guests and conversation with attendees and speakers.  

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