The Journey to Independence: Blindness - The Canadian Story by Euclid HerieThe Journey to Independence: Blindness - The Canadian Story by Euclid Herie

The Journey to Independence: Blindness - The Canadian Story

byEuclid Herie

Hardcover | March 14, 2005

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The Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB) has sought to improve the lives of generations of blind Canadians. Established in 1918, this philanthropic organization has guided blind people out of a time of poverty and abuse, bringing them the same rights and freedoms as all Canadians.

This book explores the history of the CNIB - from the men who crafted its charter to the people who have made it so successful. Millions of Canadians have been touched by the services it provides or by its message of hope. The CNIB has left a legacy in Canada's legislative, judicial, and cultural fabric, and it is a history that must be told.

Euclid Herie was born in Manitoba in 1939 with congenital cataracts. When he was 16, his eyesight failed. He attended the School for the Blind in Brantford and then studied social work at the University of Manitoba. He began working for the CNIB in 1977, was appointed managing director in 1983, and retired in 2001.
Title:The Journey to Independence: Blindness - The Canadian StoryFormat:HardcoverDimensions:216 pages, 9 × 9 × 0.8 inPublished:March 14, 2005Publisher:DundurnLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1550025597

ISBN - 13:9781550025590

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"an exemplary case study of an organization founded by the blind" - Disability Studies