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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


Young Leaders Toronto Summit
October 15 & 16, 2022

Novotel North York, 3 Park Home Ave, North York, ON M2N 6L3

Join us in Toronto for 2 days of exciting workshops, discussions and networking opportunities. Topics will include advocacy, entrepreneurship, leadership and more. Speakers from a variety of fields will discuss their career journeys and the joys and challenges of living with vision loss.  The full program will be available in September so please check back for more updates.

The summit is free to attend for youth living with vision loss who are between the ages of 15-30 years old. We also offer travel scholarships to offset the cost of attending the summit if you are coming from outside of Toronto. The deadline to apply for funding is September 16, 2022. Funding is limited, so we suggest applying early!

To register for the summit and apply for funding, please fill out the below form. If you have any questions, or accessibility concerns 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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