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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 2020 and 2021 the program will be held virtually.

If you have any questions about the program, please email


Expanding Opportunities: Entrepreneurship & the Side-Hustle
Thursday, September 23, 2021, 7 – 8:30 pm ET

Join us to explore how entrepreneurship has impacted the lives of four individuals living with vision loss. Our panelists will discuss how they have developed their own business, either as a full-time career or a side-hustle. This webinar will include a short panel discussion and then the opportunity to speak with each panelist in small groups.

If you have any questions in advance, please send them to


Young Leaders Fall Summit 2021
Friday, October 22, 6-8 pm ET
Saturday, October 23, 1:30-5 pm ET
Sunday, October 24, 12-2 pm ET

Join us for a fun and informative weekend of speakers, interactive workshops and more. Details about specific sessions will be announced in August. If you have any questions, please contact us at


NEW for 2021: Young LEaders Mentorship PRogram

Learn about FBC’s new Young Leaders Mentorship Program.




Listen to Young Leaders co-chairs describe the program:

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

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