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Young Leaders Program

We know that young people will steer the future of Canada and the world. We also know that they are under-served, overburdened by debt, and challenged by a precarious market. Young people with vision loss are particularly vulnerable and are expected to meet the same challenges as those who are sighted.

This is why Fighting Blindness Canada (FBC) launched the Young Leaders Program in 2015. This program is a career-oriented initiative that provides young people, aged 15-30 who are blind or partially sighted in Canada, with the tools they need to develop skills and pursue rewarding careers.

Every year the program brings together participants for in-person summits, providing travel scholarships to cover expenses. These summits facilitate interactions that lead to real insights and opportunities. In 2022 the program will be hybrid, with both online and in-person events.

If you have any questions about the program, please email


Registration for our 2022 program is now closed. Stay tuned for details about our 2023 program offerings coming soon!

If you have any questions, please email us at




Fighting Blindness Canada is proud to receive funding from RBC in support of the Young Leaders Program.

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