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Nova Scotia Government Seeks Public Input on Use of Service Animals

The below press release, dated June 5th, 2015, has been reproduced from the Nova Scotia Governemnt's web site: http://novascotia.ca/news/release/?id=20150605001. See their page regarding the Service Animals Consultation for quick links to all of the relevant documents and information on how you can participate. Several focus groups are taking place in June, and comments will be accepted until July 31st.


The Department of Justice is seeking feedback on the definition and protection of rights of service animal users.

ARCH Seeks New Board Members From Ontarians

ARCH Disability Law Centre (ARCH) is a specialty legal clinic dedicated to defending and advancing the equality-rights of people with disabilities who live in Ontario. ARCH promotes the full social justice of persons with disabilities, and their realization of equal opportunities and full participation on an individual and systemic basis.

ARCH’s Nominating Committee invites applications from across Ontario from those interested in serving on the governance Board of Directors of ARCH. The Board of ARCH provides strategic leadership and general direction, makes policy, oversees the organization’s general performance, and ensures overall accountability.

2015 Vancouver Pride Parade to be audio described (August 2, 2015)

VocalEye is proud to partner with the Vancouver Pride Society to provide live description of the Pride Parade for people who are blind and partially sighted. This will be the first parade of any kind described in Canada and it's happening because of requests from the blind and low vision community. Another victory to celebrate!

"Beginning as a protest march in 1978, the Vancouver Pride Festival has evolved into the largest parade in Western Canada, and the 5th largest Pride celebration in the world.

Call for nominations: Dr. Dayton M. Forman Memorial Award (due August 17th)

This award, established by the CNIB Library board of directors in January 1996, recognizes outstanding leadership in the advancement of library and information services for Canadians who are living with vision loss.

It is offered in tribute to Dr. Dayton M. Forman, an exceptional humanitarian and longstanding CNIB volunteer, who exemplified the leadership required to make a difference for over half a million people across Canada living with vision loss.

The recipient is awarded a silver medal bearing the likeness of Dr.

Call for papers: Spring 2016 Seeing Beyond the Horizon Conference - due September 15, 2015

Proposals are now being accepted for presentations for the 2016 Seeing Beyond the Horizon Conference held in beautiful Vancouver, BC! The goal of the conference is to provide a venue for individuals interested in the development and education of children, youth and young adults who are blind, deafblind, or partially sighted to network and share practical solutions, cutting edge information, research, strategies, and techniques that they use every day. Presentations are 60 minutes in length. Participants should walk away with techniques, methodologies, and new ideas they can use with their students immediately upon returning home.

Guide Dog Users of Canada 2015 AGM - September 18-20, 2015 - Kingston, Ontario

On behalf of Penny Leclair, President, Guide Dog Users of Canada (GDUC)

Guide Dog Users of Canada invites you to our 2015 Conference and AGM that will be held in Kingston Ontario. Please go to this link to the Conference Information page on our website:

http://gduc.ca/conference.

A friendly reminder concerning eligibility to vote at the AGM: Your annual 2015 or life membership dues must be paid on or before Tuesday, August 5, 2015. All cheques must clear the bank on or before the above date which is 45 days prior to the date of the AGM. To renew your membership or join us for the first time, please go to:

http://gduc.ca/membership.

Please email memberships@gduc.ca or leave a message at: 1-877-285-9805 (FREE) if you require assistance.

Toronto Chapter hosting a comedy evening and silent auction - October 7th, 2015 - $15 per person

The Toronto Chapter is hosting an evening of fun and laughter at Absolute Comedy! There will also be a silent auction table with a number of donated items on which you can place a bid.

Tickets are $15 each (but are not eligible for a tax receipt).

Job opportunity (Edmonton, AB) - Braille Transcriber / Proofreader

Braille Transcriber / Proofreader
Information & Creative Technical Services 2

Alberta Education, Edmonton. The Services for Students with Visual Impairments (SSVI) is seeking a talented, experienced and highly motivated braille transcriber/proofreader to join our team.

Reporting to the Braille Services Supervisor, you will perform duties and responsibilities in producing resources in braille format for learning resources and provincial standardized tests in the core curriculum areas of English Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies for use by Alberta Students who are visually impaired.