Why should I become a member of CDBA?
There are many benefits to becoming a member of CDBA including…
- Share the Mission
Join with families, consumers, professionals, advocates and Intervenors to assist all persons who are deafblind to achieve, with Intervention, the best quality of life.
Participate in a wide range of activities on behalf of individuals with deafblindness, including political action, public awareness, communications, and fundraising.
- News Magazine
Receive every edition of the acclaimed publication Intervention. Each edition is packed full of articles from Chapters and facilities across Canada, personal profiles, professional information, and news from the international scene.
Share knowledge and ideas with fellow family members, advocates, professionals, peers, and Intervenors at meetings and conferences and through the Internet via Facebook and the CDBA National website.
Participate in Canadian conferences on deafblindness through attendance, participating, organizing, volunteering, sponsoring and fundraising.
Receive the quarterly President’s Message electronic newsletter, CDBA fact sheets on a variety of topics related to deafblindness including Congenital Rubella/CHARGE Syndrome/Usher Syndrome, and up-to-the-minute “Deafblind News” announcements delivered directly to your inbox. Membership also gives you complete access to CDBA archived presentations, articles, reports and more.
Benefit from automatic membership in the provincial Chapter where you reside. Through a Chapter you can be involved in ‘grass roots’ activities and service programs, participating hands-on in improving the lives of individuals who are deafblind. Provincial Chapters of CDBA currently include British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario and New Brunswick.
- International Connection
Opportunities to meet and learn from professionals, consumers and family members from around the world and discover similarity of goals through CDBA’s international connection with Deafblind International (DbI).
Discover the latest research on causes of deafblindness, including Congenital Rubella, CHARGE and Usher Syndrome. Submit your suggestions for needed research, and even explore opportunities to participate in research.