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Young Leaders Program

Fighting Blindness Canada’s Young Leaders Program is a career-oriented initiative aimed at creating a brighter, more inclusive future for youth living with vision loss. The program provides young people in Canada, aged 15-30 who are blind or partially sighted, with the opportunity to gain access to resources, guidance and support they need on the path to pursuing rewarding careers and finding fulfilling employment.

Every year the program brings together participants for in-person summits that facilitate interactions that lead to real insights and opportunities. In 2023 the program will be hybrid, with both online and in-person events.

The program also offers mentorship opportunities. Learn about the Young Leaders Mentorship program. 

If you have any questions about the program, please email


Young Leaders Calgary
Sunday, May 7, 2023
9 am – 2 pm MT
The Carriage House Hotel & Conference Centre

Join us in Calgary for a one-day youth networking event! Full program details will be announced soon, but will include workshops and discussions to share stories and experiences.

The event is free to attend and includes a full day of workshops, a welcome dinner on Saturday and breakfast & lunch on Sunday. If you live outside of Calgary, it will also include accommodation on Saturday night. 

We also offer travel bursaries to help offset the cost of air/ground travel. This funding is available for residents of BC, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba. If you live in BC, SK or MB this funding is up to $200, if you live in AB this funding is up to $100. If you have questions, or if the cost of travel is a significant barrier for you, please let us know.

If you live elsewhere in Canada you are also welcome to attend, but unfortunately we are unable to provide travel support at this time. 

The deadline to request travel funding is April 7, 2023.

If you have any questions, please email us at





The Young Leaders Program is supported by:

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