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Kathleen Forestell
Lead, Advocacy and Community Outreach

101-1355 Bank St
Ottawa, ON
Canada K1H 8K7

TEL: 613-563-4021

E-mail: kathleen.forestell@cnib.ca

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Aboriginals (First Nation, Metis, Inuit); Visible Minorities or New Canadians; Disadvantaged; LGBTTQ; Men; People with disabilities or medical conditions; Youth (16-18 years); Youth (11-15 years); Children (0-10 years); Animals; Seniors; Women; Youth (19-24 years); Homeless; Athletes

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.


Volunteer Opportunities

Organization: CNIB
Calling all Foodies!

Hello I’m Julia Canning, Manager of Community Giving, CNIB Ontario East. I’m looking to put a committee of 5-8 people to help plan and execute a Dinning-in-the-Dark gourmet dinner and (potentially) blindfolded live auction to occur on March 25th 2020.

As the name indicates Dinning in the Dark is a fundraising dinner where individuals are blind folded throughout a meal, and therein able to experience their meal at a whole new level.

The Ottawa is recurring event and is building on the success of last year. The theme for DITD 2020 is "A Celebration of Influential Women."

The DITD committee will help plan and execute the event.

Ways comittee members can contribute include:

-Recommending and/or contacting potential event sponsors

-Recommending, tasting and approving a menu

-Day of logisticts

-Organizing silent/live


-Selling tickets

-Media and promotions

The commitment will be approximately one meeting every 2-weeks, with date, time and frequency to be determined by members. Please get apllications in ASAP as we are already in the planning stages.

This is great opportunity to be involved in the planning of a very unique experience.

If you are interested or if you have someone you would like to suggest for this committee:

-Please contact: Julia.canning@cnib.ca

-Please inlcude your CV and/or breif descrption of why you would like to volunteer on this committee and what youi will bring to the team.

-Please quote "Ottawa DITD" in subjet line.


Julia Canning

Manager, Community Giving, CNIB

Unit 104, 425 Marche Way, K1S 5J3

P: 613-563-4021 x5039

C: 343-961-1046

Location: Unit 104 425 Marche Way, Ottawa
Deadline: Oct 25, 2019