Rocky Mountain School District No. 6

Posted on Feb 10, 2023
A young male student is walking on a street with a white cane.  he is wearing a white toque, blue hoodie, black shorts, grey socks and black sneakers.  In the background a middle aged female follows him
White Cane Week is the first full week in February.

Today is the final day of White Cane Week 2023.  

This important week raises public awareness of the challenges facing Canadians living with vision loss. Events are held across Canada that focus on demonstrating the abilities – not disabilities- of people living with vision loss.

Recently, one of our students was using his white cane during an orientation and mobility lesson.  

When asked about why his white cane is important to him, he said, "I use my cane to help me find things like steps, ramps, drop offs, and ice.  It helps me when I go explore new places".