The Canadian National Institute For The Blind L'institut National Canadien Pour Les Aveugles

Other Names: Cnib

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CNIB is a registered charity, 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. To do that, our dedicated specialists work with people of all ages in their homes, communities, or local CNIB office - providing the personalized support they need to see beyond vision loss, build their independence, and lead the lives they want. In addition to our community-based services, we also work hand-in-hand with Canadians who are blind or partially sighted to advocate for a barrier-free society, and we strive to eliminate avoidable sight loss with world-class research and by promoting the importance of vision health through public education.


  • map-point1929 Bayview Avenue, Toronto ON, M4G3E8

  • map-point(800) 563-2642

  • map-pointhttp://www.cnib.ca

  • map-pointNo contact person on record

  • map-pointCharitable Organization

  • map-pointBusiness Number: 119219459RR0003

  • map-point642 full-time staff

  • map-pointNo contact email on record

2016 Revenues: $72,979,600

<b>14703880</b>: Total cash given to the charity for which tax receipts were issued.
<b>222663</b>: Total amount of non-cash gifts (e.g. securities, equipment, buildings, artwork, other in-kind gifts) made to the charity for which tax receipts were issued.
<b>5010437</b>: Total amount received from other registered charities.
<b>83500</b>: Charities don’t issue tax receipts when a donor can’t be identified or doesn't want one. This category also includes collection boxes.
<b>26836606</b>: Total amount received from any level of government in Canada.
<b>26122514</b>: Income that doesn’t fit into other categories, such as sales revenue, interest and investment income, membership fees, etc.

2016 Expenditures: $79,229,523

<b>55591316</b>: Total amount spent on charitable programs. "Programs" cover all charitable activities the organization carries out on its own.
<b>10626035</b>: Total amount spent on fundraising, including office expenses, overhead, promotion costs, etc.
<b>2369401</b>: Total amount spent on management and administration, including board meetings, accounting, rent, office supplies, etc.
<b>0</b>: Total amount of gifts to qualified organizations. The majority of these donees are registered charities but some other organizations qualify as well.
<b>10642771</b>: Expenses that don’t fit into another category, including political activities.

Assets, 2016 Year End: $102,061,141

<b>1477422</b>: Total cash readily available.
<b>3934938</b>: Amounts owed by individuals and organizations.
<b>26244711</b>: Amounts invested in individuals and organizations
<b>63228510</b>: Land and buildings at fair market value as well as equipment, vehicles, etc. The figure is net accumulated ammortization.
<b>7175560</b>: Assets not falling under one of the other categories.

Liabilities, 2016 Year End: $43,352,867

<b>6068632</b>: Short-term portion of debt obligations such as loans, mortgages, notes, and payments due for goods and services received.
<b>0</b>: Amounts owing to founders, directors/trustees and like officials, non-arm’s length employees or members.
<b>37284235</b>: Liabilities not falling under one of the other categories.

Worldwide Locations

The Canadian National Institute For The Blind L'institut National Canadien Pour Les Aveugles's headquarters is located at 1929 Bayview Avenue, Toronto ON, M4G3E8.

Breakdown of Programs

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Where the Money Goes

Receiving Organization Amount


Canadian Blind Hockey $50,000.00

Braille Literacy Canada / Littératie Braille Canada $12,500.00

2 gifts to qualified organizations totalled$0.00

External Fundraising

Fundraising Methods

Auctions Collection Plate Door to Door Dinners Sales Internet Mail Planned Giving Corporate Contacts Phone Sports