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Deafblind Awareness Month 2021: Global Yarn Bombing Project

With June being Deafblind Awareness Month, CNIB Deafblind Community Services (DBCS) is honored to take part in local and global activities to promote Deafblind Awareness. To help spread awareness, community objects and landmarks across Canada will be yarn bombed throughout the month of June. This initiative symbolizes the coming together of people in the field, with the goal of sparking conversations with Canadians about the experiences of and need for appropriate services for individuals who are Deafblind. We would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to the many contributors, supporters, and community partners who helped make this possible.

Confirmed Yarn Bombing locations:

  • Ottawa
  • Carleton Place
  • Almonte
  • Belleville
  • Napanee
  • Toronto
  • Hamilton
  • Innisfil
  • London
  • Owen Sound

A blanket collage covers the main entryway window at the GTA Hub.

A DBCS staff member stitches together several knitted squares at the GTA community hub.

A multi-coloured quilt of yarn squares held up by a London DBCS staff member.

Multicolured yarn is wrapped around an outdoor post in Hamilton.

Several knitted squares of yarn with various designs are piled on top of each other from the GTA Yarn Bombing event.

Four DBCS Staff stand beside a yarn bomb installation in Ottawa, Ontario.

DBCS Staff at a local Yarn Bombing event.

Two people pose in front of the CNIB GTA Hub building exterior. A collage/blanket of colourful yarn covers the main entryway window.

Tom Thompson’s canoe, covered in colourful squares of knitted and crocheted yarn squares. One of the squares has the letters DBCS knitted onto it, with the braille underneath.