Saskatchewan is launching a new set of programs which focus on enhancing the quality of life for people who are blind and partially sighted.
Ashley Nemeth, the Program Lead for Community Engagement at CNIB said the new programs are vital for those who want to learn new skills, and have the support of others in the same situation
“I think that they will help everybody,” Nemeth said. “And they will see that blindness and partial sight doesn’t that you can’t live life. It means that you are living life differently.”
Programs include youth leadership, building connections outside the classroom as well as peer support.
Nemeth said life doesn’t end when you lose your sight. She added by helping people achieve new skills, more opportunities will arise.
“Youth leadership,” Nemeth said. “It’s a really exciting program for youth ages 16 to 21. It’s around advocacy and pre-employment skills and those public speaking skills. All those skills that will help them become successful beyond school.”
The programs launch later this week.