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Guide Dog Mobility Instructors and Guide Dog Trainers - Canada

If you are a qualified Guide Dog Mobility Instructor or Guide Dog Trainer with three or more years post-qualification experience, and you received accreditation from an International Guide Dog Federation organization, you may be just the person we are looking for to join our team.

 

In April 2017, Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB) was very excited to launch a new program, CNIB Guide Dogs. Last year marked CNIB's centenary and we celebrated a proud history spanning 100 years of providing services to Canadians who are blind or partially-sighted. As a key part of CNIB, the goal of the CNIB Guide Dogs program is to expand the choices and opportunities available to blind and partially sighted Canadians wishing to acquire a guide dog to enhance their mobility and independence.

 

Since its launch in 2017, CNIB Guide Dogs has concentrated on the successful development of a comprehensive program, particularly our puppy raising schemes, and we are now getting ready to bring our first young dogs in for their formal guide dog training. Our team is still small, but we are very excited to continue to grow so we can provide guide dog mobility services from coast to coast to coast in the beautiful country of Canada. The role will be varied and interesting and you would be working with a friendly, knowledgeable and dedicated group of people who are enthusiastic to be involved with this new and ambitious program. There will be opportunities for GDMIs to travel around Canada while providing services to our clients. 

 

So, what's Canada got to offer?

In an annual survey by U.S. News & World Report, Canada was ranked first in the quality of life category, ahead of Denmark, Sweden, Norway and Australia. Overall, Canada was ranked second behind Switzerland, scoring 9.9 out of a possible 10.

 

And, then there are the beautiful cities, camping, hockey, canoeing, canal skating, cottages, friendly people, snow, sunshine, hot summers, beavers, moose, wolves, bears, lake swimming, good education, public health care, skiing, snowshoeing, clean air, pancakes and maple syrup, gentle patriotism, culture, Tim Horton's and so much more!

 

 

If you are interested in applying or just finding out more about the position, please get in touch with Andrew Hanlon, Manager CNIB Guide Dogs.

info@cnib.ca

Closing date: 30th September 2019

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