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National Youth Leaders Summit 2015 in Toronto: Call for Applications

Are you a young person who is blind or visually impaired? Do you want to learn valuable leadership skills? If so, the National Youth Leadership Summit that will take place this October in Toronto may be just the event for you.

Are you interested in creative thinking and trying out new ideas?

Will you help us to imagine a better future for young people living with vision loss?

How to apply?

-  Complete the online application form:
-  Download the application (Word / PDF) & email by September 4, 2015 to Dr. Mary Sunderland -

Who can apply?

Visually impaired persons (ages 17 through 29), who live in Canada.

Why participate?

The National Young Leaders Summit will:

Provide formal leadership training (you will receive a certificate);

Match participants with mentors, as well as younger mentees;

Build a cross-Canada social and professional network; and

Create an action-oriented plan to help build a better future for youth living with vision loss.

When and where will it take place?

The Summit begins on Friday, October 16, 2015 (6:00 pm – 8:30 pm) at the Foundation Fighting Blindness Toronto office and continues on October 17, 2015 (8:30 am – 3:30 pm) at the Hilton Hotel in Toronto, alongside the Toronto Vision Quest educational conference.

How much will it cost to participate?

FREE! (You will also receive complimentary entrance to Vision Quest Toronto.) That said – we know that it can be expensive to travel to Toronto and we don’t want costs to stop you from applying. So, we are planning to establish a scholarship (plus, we know how great it is to have a scholarship on your resume!). To help us develop this new scholarship opportunity, please let us know if you would require financial assistance to attend. Unfortunately, we cannot guarantee financial assistance at this time, but your input will allow us to formally request subsidies.

The Foundation Fighting Blindness
890 Yonge St., 12th Floor
Toronto, ON M4W 3P4
E: website:
Toll free 1.800.461.3331 | T 416.360.4200 | F 416.360.0060

The Foundation Fighting Blindness is leading the fight against blindness by advancing retinal disease research, education and public awareness.



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