Step Right Up! CNIB Foundation Presents Spectacular Benefit Gala, ‘Night at the Carnival’


The CNIB Foundation is pleased to announce their annual signature gala event, ‘Night at the Carnival,’ March 26, 2020, at the iconic Artscape Wychwood Barns. Charming benefactors and renowned local luminaries will come together for a thrilling evening of astounding acrobatics, exquisite cuisine, and chic entertainment, with proceeds supporting the CNIB GTA Community Hub, a “heartbeat” in our local community.

The night features breathtaking aerial performances, baffling contortionist demonstrations, and fearless feats of nimbleness and skill. A lavish selection of Toronto’s premier provisions will be graciously prepared by Food Dudes and The Pilot, partnered with an attentively curated catalogue of enchanting local refreshments. The annual celebration is famously attended by the Canadian A-List, including international philanthropist Joan Kelley-Walker and CNIB brand ambassador and superlative celebrity host Ben Mulroney, and will conclude with an exclusive raffle for a rare and impeccably restored 1950 Ford Coupe.

Proceeds from ‘Night at the Carnival’ will help support the CNIB GTA Community Hub and innovative CNIB Foundation programs that empower people impacted by blindness to live their dreams while tearing down barriers to inclusion.



“A CNIB Community Hub isn’t just a physical space; it’s a unique programming concept where participants can try new things, engage in programs, and connect with others,” says Suzanne Decary-van den Broek, Executive Director, CNIB Foundation Ontario South (GTA), “from teaching participants how to unleash the power of technology, to making sure children and parents have the best school experience possible, these vital programs are emboldening people who are blind or partially sighted to lead independent, active lives, but we couldn’t do it without your support.”

The CNIB Foundation would like to distinctively recognize the sponsorship contributions of TBC which helped make this special night possible.  For more information or to purchase your tickets today please visit the event website at

About the CNIB GTA Community Hub

The CNIB GTA Community Hub, at 1525 Yonge Street in Toronto, hosts an extensive menu of offerings, including accessible technology training, sports and recreational groups, advocacy resources, child and youth programming, and peer support groups. With dynamic hubs in Kingston, London, Montreal, Ottawa, Sudbury and Toronto, these community-based spaces are transforming communities into beacons of accessibility and inclusion – enabling people to lead fuller, more independent lives where everyone can live, work and play without barriers.

About the CNIB Children & Youth Programs

Growing up with sight loss can bring practical, emotional, and social challenges. CNIB’s Children & Youth programs foster knowledge, social skills, self-advocacy and independence among students who are blind or partially sighted. These programs empower children to thrive developmentally and academically at every stage.

About the CNIB Come to Work Program

The CNIB Foundation’s Come to Work program connects job seekers who are blind or partially sighted with employers who want to discover the full potential of Canada’s talent. To boost participation in the world of work, we are offering job-readiness workshops and technology training, fostering professional development through innovative mentorships, partnering with employers to create full-time, part-time and contract work, and paid internships/returnships, and enhancing company culture to provide a competitive edge.

About the CNIB Foundation

Celebrating 100 years in 2018, the CNIB Foundation is a non-profit organization driven to change what it is to be blind today. We deliver innovative programs and powerful advocacy that empower people impacted by blindness to live their dreams and tear down barriers to inclusion. Our work is powered by a network of volunteers, donors and partners from coast to coast to coast. To learn more or get involved, visit