Toronto Visionaries chapter of the Canadian Council of the Blind

White Cane Week activities

In the first full week of February each year, the CCB celebrates White Cane Week, a public awareness campaign which broadens the understanding of vision loss and its impact on all Canadians. Visit the CCB national website for a list of events, information forums, and celebrations across the country.

In 2022, White Cane Week is celebrated Sunday, February 6, through Saturday, February 12, 2022. This year, the Experience Expo, the Visionaries forum, and the Community Social will all take place Saturday, May 28, 2022

White Cane Week 2022 in Toronto

2022 WCW Experience Expo

Experience Expo 2022 logo

In 2022, the CCB Toronto Visionaries chapter of the Canadian Council of the Blind will once again host our White Cane Week Experience Expo, the only major exposition and consumer show for people with vision loss in Canada.

The Expo features dozens of exhibitors addressing every aspect of living with vision loss, as well as contests, giveaways, and plenty of community-building.

The Experience Expo is an interactive, hands-on exhibition featuring dozens of exhibitors, products and services covering every aspect of the experience of living with vision loss.

Get connected with information on new adaptive technologies, recreation and leisure, tactile art and accessible entertainment, sport & fitness, transportation, education, employment, government supports, advocacy issues and more. Come to the Expo and experience the passion, creativity, wide range of activities, tools and tips for people living with vision loss.

Contact us by email for more information. You can also register as an exhibitor.

Date, time and location

Please join us at the Experience Expo, the Visionaries forum, and the Community Social. All three events take place Saturday, May 28, 2022, at the Miles Nadal JCC, 750 Spadina Avenue, Toronto.

Admission is FREE for all three events!

The Miles Nadal JCC does not require proof of vaccination. However, a mask or face-covering must be worn at all times inside the facility. Hand hygiene and physical distancing are highly encouraged.

Experience Expo

2022 Visionaries forum

The Experience Expo will be followed by the 2022 Visionaries forum, a panel discussion on a patient's rights to the full disclosure of all available treatment options.

2022 Visionaries community social

Here's a chance to come together as a community in a social setting, share some great food, and celebrate our accompishments! You must register in advance to attend.

Contact us for more information.

Presented by

We are grateful to the following for their generous support:

Exhibitors from the 2020 WCW Experience Expo

The following exhibitors participated in our last Expo:

Past WCW events in 2022

2022 Visionaries White Cane Week forum: Reforming Ontario's Assistive Devices Program

This year's Forum will be an in-depth presentation on a topic critical to those living with vision loss in Ontario and across Canada. Over the past year, the Canadian Council of the Blind (CCB), in partnership with the Alliance for Equality of Blind Canadians, BALANCE for Blind Adults, the CNIB, Fighting Blindness Canada, and others, conducted a user experience survey of the Assistive Devices Program administered by the Ontario Ministry of Health. The Forum will focus on the results of this important study, including its findings, conclusions, and recommendations. The presentation will be led by the study's research leads, including Principal Investigator Dr. Keith Gordon, the CCB's Senior Research Officer, as well as Investigators Dr. Chad Andrews and Michael Baillargeon.

Date, time and location of 2022 Visionaries Forum

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