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        THE CANADIAN NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR THE BLIND L'INSTITUT NATIONAL CANADIEN POUR LES AVEUGLES


        Year End
         

         Summary

         
        Type of Org Charitable Organization
        Category Organizations Providing Care Other than Treatment
        Business Registration Number 119219459RR0003
        Status Active
        Website www.cnib.ca
        Mailing Address 1929 BAYVIEW AVENUE
        EAST YORK, ON
        M4G3E8

        In 2008, CNIB consolidated all its divisional reports into a single national report to allow the public a clearer, broader view of its finances. 

        Revenue & Total Expenditures

        Areas of Operation

        Services for the physically or mentally challenged 95 %
        Scholarships, bursaries, awards 5 %

        Information added by the charity

        About CNIB
        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 own homes, communities or local CNIB offices – providing the personalized rehabilitation 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.

        To make a donation or learn more, visit cnib.ca or call the toll-free CNIB Helpline at 1-800-563-2642. Visit us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, read us on our Blog (located on our website).

        Our Services

        Emotional and wellness support: Understanding and advice when you need it most

        It’s not unusual to feel depressed, angry or alone when you experience a loss of vision, and there will probably be times when you wish you had someone to help you work through these feelings. If you’re struggling to overcome the emotional challenges of vision loss, we’re here for you.

        Low vision services: Make the most of the sight you have

        If you’ve experienced a partial loss of vision, learning to maximize your remaining sight can be life-changing. Our low vision specialists can help you make the most of your sight, and live life to the fullest.

        Independent living services: Build everyday skills and confidence

        Our specialists will work with you one-on-one or in a group setting, helping you build the skills to live independently and lead the life you want.

        Independent travel instruction: Travel with confidence

        Learning to travel alone with vision loss doesn’t have to be scary; in fact, it can be a liberating experience, and our caring specialists will be there every step of the way. So whether you want to reach the corner store or the farthest corners of the country, we’ll help you build the skills to get there.

        The CNIB Library: Rediscover the joys of reading

        Home to more than 80,000 accessible materials in formats like braille and audio, the CNIB Library is Canada’s largest library for people who are unable to read traditional print. If you love reading, the CNIB Library is yours to explore.

        If you’d like help finding a book, movie or other library material, call 1-800-268-8818 or email library@cnib.ca.


        Assistive technology services: Stay connected

        Discover a new world of cutting-edge products – from accessible audio book players, to video magnifiers, to computer screen readers and a host of other items to make life with vision loss easier.

        Shop CNIB: Find helpful products for better living

        Shop CNIB offers Canada’s largest array of products and technology for better living with vision loss. Here are just a few of the products you’ll find at Shop CNIB: magnifiers of all kinds; talking watches, timers and scales; large-button phones; and colour identifiers.

        Career and employment services: Open the door to opportunity

        Our career and employment services can give you the information and resources you need to build your job skills and achieve a satisfying career.

        Child and family services: Build a brighter future for your child

        At every stage, CNIB is an essential resource for children and families living with vision loss – helping children who are blind or partially sighted grow into successful, confident adults.

        Deafblind services: Expand your world

        For many people who are deafblind, the world can sometimes seem very small. But our services are designed to help it grow – to empower people who are deafblind to build the skills and confidence to fully participate in life.


        Historic Annual Reports
        2012-03-31
        2011-03-31
        2010-03-31
        2009-03-31
        2008-03-31

        Historic Financial Statements
        2012-03-31
        2011-03-31
        2010-03-31
        2009-03-31
        2008-03-31
        2007-03-31
        2006-03-31

        Supplemental Documents
        CNIB Common Eye Diseases Brochure
        CNIB Get Involved Brochure
        CNIB Rehabilitation and Support Services Brochure
        CNIB Corporate Brochure

        Please note the organization's description will appear in the language in which it was submitted to the CRA.

        New Programs


        (As submitted by the charity to the Canada Revenue Agency)


        Ongoing Programs


        (As submitted by the charity to the Canada Revenue Agency)

        CNIB passionately provides community-based support, knowledge and national boive to ensure Canadians who are blind or partially sighted have the confidence, skills and opportunities to fully participate in life while living with vision loss. CNIB's mission is to enhance independence for Canadians who are blind or partially sighted and to be the leader in promoting vision health.

         

         Financials

         
        Type of accounting used Accrual

        Assets for Period Ending 2013-03-31

        In 2008, CNIB consolidated all its divisional reports into a single national report to allow the public a clearer, broader view of its finances. 
        Short-term assets $454,461
        Accounts receivable from non-arm's length parties
        Accounts receivable from other parties $5,531,310
        Investments in non-arm's length parties
        Long-term investments $33,528,322
        Inventories $914,129
        Land and buildings in Canada $76,567,727
        Other capital assets in Canada $19,956,915
        Capital Assets outside of Canada
        Accumulated amortization -$34,404,047
        Other Assets $912,449
        Total Assets $103,461,266
        Amount of capital and other assets not used in charitable programs

         

        In 2008, CNIB consolidated all its divisional reports into a single national report to allow the public a clearer, broader view of its finances. 

        Liabilities for Period Ending 2013-03-31

        Accounts payable/accrued liabilities $12,188,150
        Deferred revenue $23,036,514
        Amounts owing to non-arm's length parties
        Other liabilities $16,189,790
        Total liabilities $51,414,454

         

        In 2008, CNIB consolidated all its divisional reports into a single national report to allow the public a clearer, broader view of its finances.  

        Revenue for Period Ending 2013-03-31

        Total donations for which tax receipts were given $20,569,254
        Total amount received from other charities $4,822,370
        Total specified gifts from other charities
        Total donations without tax receipts $216,501
        Total received from the federal government $2,040,549
        Total received from provincial/territorial government $19,938,267
        Total received from municipal/regional government $41,741
        Total received from government
        Total received from all sources outside of Canada $132,239
        Investment Income $3,753,896
        Gross proceeds from disposition of assets
        Net proceeds from disposition of assets $1,750
        Gross income from rental of land or property $1,261,264
        Non-tax receipted revenue from membership and association dues
        Non-tax receipted revenue from fundraising $3,833,930
        Revenue from sale of goods (not to government) $15,319,262
        Other revenue $2,270,388
        Sources of other revenue
        Total Revenue $74,201,411

         

        In 2008, CNIB consolidated all its divisional reports into a single national report to allow the public a clearer, broader view of its finances. 

        Expenditures Before Gifts to Qualified Donees
        for Period Ending 2013-03-31

        Advertising and promotion $1,539,573
        Travel and vehicle $2,989,420
        Interest and bank charges $1,162,457
        Licenses, memberships and dues $61,458
        Office supplies and expenses $3,015,237
        Occupancy costs $6,913,685
        Professional and consulting fees $1,478,697
        Training and education for staff and volunteers $509,011
        Total expenditure on compensation $52,732,189
        Fair market value of donated goods
        Cost of all purchased supplies and assets $7,899,274
        Amortization of capitalized assets $3,145,052
        Expenditure for research grants and scholarships (part of charitable programs) $345,968
        Other expenditures $477,644
        Sources of other expenditures
        Total expenditures before gifts to qualified donees $82,269,665

         

        In 2008, CNIB consolidated all its divisional reports into a single national report to allow the public a clearer, broader view of its finances. 

        Break-down of Expenditures for Period Ending 2013-03-31

        Amount spent on charitable programs $57,159,738
        Amount spent on management and administrations $2,352,322
        Fundraising expenses $13,764,430
        Political activities expense
        Other expenses $8,993,174
        Gifts to qualified donees
        Total Expenditures $82,269,665
         

         People

         
        Number of Permanent, full time paid employees 740

        Top 10 compensated employees paid:

        $1-$39,999
        $40,000-$79,999
        $80,000-$119,999
        $120,000-$159,999 2
        $160,000-$199,999 3
        $200,000-$249,999 5
        $250,000-$299,999
        $300,000-$349,999
        $350,000+

        Number of part-time or seasonal employees 369
        Total compensation for part-time employees $4,719,587
        Total compensation for the organization $52,732,189

        Directors/Trustees and Like Officials

        Director's Name Position At Arm's Length
        John MathesonTreasurer
        Richard Hale-SandersBoard member
        Jane BeaumontChair
        Eric HannaBoard member
        Rob SleathBoard member
        Lucille RochBoard member
        Lorne JanesBoard member
        Al JamesonBoard member
        Gilles RivardBoard member
        Sam FultonBoard member
        Greg DimmerBoard member
        Cheryl CrockerBoard member
        Jean PicardBoard member
        Robert AdriaBoard member
        Ken HollandBoard member
        Donna Cookson-MartinBoard member
        Rand SimpsonBoard member
        Mary Lou JacksonBoard member
        Charles MossopBoard member
        Ann MacCuspieBoard member
        Caroline ColeBoard member
        Asha SethBoard member
        Patricia PardoBoard member
        Mahadeo SukhaiBoard member

         

         Fundraising

         
        In 2008, CNIB consolidated all its divisional reports into a single national report to allow the public a clearer, broader view of its finances. 
        Total Fundraising Expenditure $13,764,430

        Fundraising activities carried out by the organization:

        • Advertisements/print/radio/TV commercials
        • Auctions
        • Collection plate/boxes
        • Door-to-door solicitation
        • Draws/lotteries
        • Fundraising dinners/galas/concerts
        • Fundraising sales
        • Internet
        • Mail campaigns
        • Planned-giving programs
        • Targeted corporate donations/sponsorships
        • Targeted contacts
        • Telephone/TV solicitations
        • Tournament/sporting events
        • Cause-related marketing

        Did organization pay external fundraisers? Yes
        Gross revenue generated by fundraiser $156,934
        Amount paid to fundraiser $536,923
        Method of payment for fundraiser Set fee for services

         

         International

         

        This charity did not engage in international activities

         

         News

         
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