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Young Leaders

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 15-35 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 events that facilitate interactions that lead to real insights and opportunities. If you have any questions about the Young Leaders program you can reach us at education@fightingblindness.ca

UPCOMING Events

YOUNG LEADERS VANCOUVER

Saturday, April 20, 2024
As part of View Point Vancouver
Young Leaders Session: 3 – 4 pm, Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre, University of British Columbia, 6163 University Blvd, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1,
Networking Dinner: 7 – 9 pm, location TBA
Free to attend

The Young Leaders Program is coming to Vancouver! Join us at View Point for a dedicated session for young people (ages 15-35) and a networking dinner to make new connections. More information on program specifics will be available soon.

Interested in attending? Please fill out this registration form to tell us more about yourself!

There will be limited travel bursaries available for BC residents outside of Vancouver. If you would like to apply for funding, please indicate this on the registration form.

REGISTER FOR YOUNG LEADERS VANCOUVER

If you need assistance registering, or have any questions, please reach us at education@fightingblindness.ca or 1.800.461.3331 ext 246.

Save the date: YOUNG leaders Toronto

Saturday, September 28, 2024
As part of View Point Toronto

More program information coming soon!

PAST RECORDINGS

You can view our past recordings here.

Young Leaders Mentorship program

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

Young Leaders share about their experience with the program in the video below.

If you have any questions about the program, please email education@fightingblindness.ca


The Young Leaders Program is supported by:

Image is of our sponsor logos, RBC Future Launch, Rhythm Pharmaceuticals, J.P. Bickell Foundation.

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