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Join us! Whether it’s children and youth groups, employment workshops, tech sessions or book clubs, our innovative programs are designed to educate, entertain and engage! Our free programs are available to Canadians who are blind or partially sighted as well as their families, friends and caregivers.

We kindly ask participants to register for programs at least one business day before the start date. If you can’t join us, register anyway. If a program is recorded, we’ll send the recording to registered participants. When registering, please provide your first name and last name, as well as any accessibility accommodations you require to attend and fully participate in the program.

Below, you'll find a snapshot of some of our global virtual program offerings. *For local program offerings in your province, visit: cnib.ca/en/event.

Advocacy

Wednesday, October 20

Advocacy 101
Every Wednesday, 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Register Now.

Hot Topics in Media & Advocacy – Race and Disability
Wednesday, October 20, 6:00 p.m. – 7:300 p.m. Central Daylight Time. Register Now.

Wednesday, October 27

Advocacy 101
Every Wednesday, 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Register Now.

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Children & Youth

CNIB Learning Academy and Come to Work Present: Core Skills Academy
We are seeking enthusiastic and motivated youth (ages 15-21) who are ready to take their first steps toward employment. This seven-week program with multi-department facilitation will provide aspiring job seekers with the tools to self-assess, develop reachable goals, and actualize targets. Professional research, communication and interaction techniques will be taught. Learn best practices, secure employment, and start building relevant experience! Learn More.

Printbraille Family Library Project
Get your free package, while supplies last! Register Now.

Monday, October 18

Post Secondary Connect Online Group
Monday, October 18, 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Register Now.

Tuesday, October 19

Virtual Music for Kids
Every Tuesday, 2:00 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. Pacific Time. Register Now.

The Family Zoom Room
Every Tuesday, 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Register Now.

Wednesday, October 20

The Zoom Zoom Room
Every Wednesday, 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Register Now.

Thursday, October 21

Tween Zoom Hangout
Every Thursday, 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Register Now.

Teen Zoom Hangout
Every Thursday, 7:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Register Now.

Sunday, October 24

Youth Hang Out
Sunday, October 24, 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Newfoundland Time. Register Now.

Monday, October 25

Parents Educational Resources for Kids (PERK)
Monday, October 25, 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Register Now.

Tuesday, October 26

Virtual Music for Kids
Every Tuesday, 2:00 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. Pacific Time. Register Now.

The Family Zoom Room
Every Tuesday, 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Register Now.

Young Adult Zoom Hangout
Tuesday, October 26, 8:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Register Now.

Wednesday, October 27

The Zoom Zoom Room
Every Wednesday, 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Register Now.

Thursday, October 28

Tween Zoom Hangout
Every Thursday, 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Register Now.

Teen Zoom Hangout
Every Thursday, 7:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Register Now.

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Culture, Sport & Recreation, including Peer Support

SPIRIT Club – an online fitness platform!
Everyone should have an equal opportunity to be healthy and active. To enhance CNIB’s Culture, Sport & Recreation program offerings, we’ve partnered with SPIRIT Club, an online health and fitness platform that provides adapted exercise and healthy lifestyle classes. SPIRIT Club strives to foster a culture of support and encouragement for all members. Registered SPIRIT Club members have access to a suite of accessible and scalable virtual exercises and healthy lifestyle classes, including fitness, Zumba, boxing, yoga, meditation, healthy cooking, etc. Classes are developed and taught by fitness trainers. Equipment is not required. Register Now.

Go Play! 1:1 Sports Mentoring
Ongoing program. Register Now.

Saturday, October 16

Old Time Radio
Saturday, October 16, 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Register Now.

Relaxation Yoga
Every Saturday, 12:00 p.m. – 12:30 p.m. Central Daylight Time. Register Now.

Monday, October 18

Yoga
Every Monday, 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Newfoundland Time. Register Now.

Let's Get Gardening
Every Monday, 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Register Now.

French Conversation – Let's Learn Together
Monday, October 18, 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Atlantic Time. Register Now.

Accessible Yoga Sessions
Every Monday & Friday, 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Register Now.

Jeopardy
Monday, October 18, 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Register Now.

CNIBLakeJoe@Home: Bingo & Games
Every Monday, 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Register Now.

Tuesday, October 19

CNIBLakeJoe@Home: Coffee Break
Every Tuesday, 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time. Register Now.

Tuesday Coffee Chat
Every Tuesday, 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Atlantic Time. Register Now.

Eastern Canada Social Meet-Up Teleconference
Every Tuesday, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time. Register Now.

Mindfulness Through Music 
Every Tuesday, 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Pacific Time. Register Now.

The Good News Spotlight
Every Tuesday, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Register Now.

Tuesday Virtual Games
Every Tuesday, 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Register Now.

The Hound of Baskerville Audio Play
Tuesday, October 19, 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Atlantic Time. Register Now.

Movie Fan Zone
Every Tuesday, 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Register Now.

Chair Yoga
Every Tuesday, 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Register Now.

Guide Dog Handler Group
Tuesday, October 19, 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Central Standard Time. Register Now.

For The Love of Podcasts
Tuesday, October 19, 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Register Now.

CNIBLakeJoe@Home: Band in a Box
Every Tuesday, 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Register Now.

Beginner: Evening Meditation
Tuesday, October 19, 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Register Now.

Wednesday, October 20

The Bookends Book Club
Every Wednesday, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time. Register Now.

Wednesday Social Hour
Every Wednesday, 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Atlantic Time. Register Now.

Seeing Things: Charles Bonnet Syndrome Group
Wednesday, October 20, 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Register Now.

Gentle Yoga  all skill levels
Every Wednesday, 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Register Now.

CNIBLakeJoe@Home: Campfire Songs & Stories
Every Wednesday, 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Register Now.

Music & Friends
Wednesday, October 20, 7:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Newfoundland Time. Register Now.

Thursday, October 21

Western Canada Social Meet-Up Teleconference
Every Thursday, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Mountain Time. Register Now.

Coffee Time!
Every Thursday, 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Newfoundland Time. Register Now.

Advocacy Trivia
Every Thursday, 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Register Now.

Virtual Bingo
Every Thursday, 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Register Now.

Bible Study Group
Every Thursday, 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Central Daylight Time. Register Now.

Seated Dance Fitness
Every Thursday, 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Pacific Time. Register Now.

The Words of the World
Thursday, October 21, 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Register Now.

Name That Tune!
Thursday, October 21, 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Register Now.

CNIB Unbound Book Club
Every Thursday, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Learn More.

Virtual Writers Circle
Every Thursday, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Learn More.

Friday, October 22

Friday Fun Trivia
Every Friday, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Register Now.

Manitoba Virtual Coffee Group
Every Friday, 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Central Daylight Time. Register Now.

Coffee-Talks
Every Friday, 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Pacific Time. Register Now.

All Around The World Trivia
Friday, October 22, 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Register Now.

Song Bingo Game Night
Friday, October 22, 4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Pacific Time. Register Now.

Accessible Yoga Sessions
Every Monday & Friday, 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Register Now.

Saturday, October 23

Relaxation Yoga
Every Saturday, 12:00 p.m. – 12:30 p.m. Central Daylight Time. Register Now.

Coast to Coast Bistro Night
Saturday, October 23, 8:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. Atlantic Time. Register Now.

Monday, October 25

Yoga
Every Monday, 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Newfoundland Time. Register Now.

Let's Get Gardening
Every Monday, 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Register Now.

Accessible Yoga Sessions
Every Monday & Friday, 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Register Now.

CNIBLakeJoe@Home: Bingo & Games
Every Monday, 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Register Now.

Tuesday, October 26

CNIBLakeJoe@Home: Coffee Break
Every Tuesday, 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time. Register Now.

Tuesday Coffee Chat
Every Tuesday, 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Atlantic Time. Register Now.

Eastern Canada Social Meet-Up Teleconference
Every Tuesday, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time. Register Now.

Mindfulness Through Music 
Every Tuesday, 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Pacific Time. Register Now.

The Good News Spotlight
Every Tuesday, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Register Now.

Tuesday Virtual Games
Every Tuesday, 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Register Now.

Movie Fan Zone
Every Tuesday, 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Register Now.

Chair Yoga
Every Tuesday, 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Register Now.

CNIBLakeJoe@Home: Band in a Box
Every Tuesday, 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Register Now.

Scattergories
Tuesday, October 26, 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Register Now.

Wednesday, October 27

The Bookends Book Club
Every Wednesday, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time. Register Now.

Parent Support Group
Wednesday, October 27, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Newfoundland Time. Register Now.

Older Adults Trivia
Wednesday, October 27, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Register Now.

On a Prairie Wind
Wednesday, October 27, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Central Daylight Time. Register Now.

Wednesday Social Hour
Every Wednesday, 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Atlantic Time. Register Now.

Diabetes and Vision Loss Group
Wednesday, October 27, 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Register Now.

Smartphone Photography Club
Wednesday, October 27, 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Register Now.

Gentle Yoga  all skill levels
Every Wednesday, 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Register Now.

Games Night
Wednesday, October 27, 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Atlantic Time. Register Now.

CNIBLakeJoe@Home: Campfire Songs & Stories
Every Wednesday, 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Register Now.

Music Social
Wednesday, October 27, 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Register Now.

Thursday, October 28

Western Canada Social Meet-Up Teleconference
Every Thursday, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Mountain Time. Register Now.

Coffee Time!
Every Thursday, 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Newfoundland Time. Register Now.

Advocacy Trivia
Every Thursday, 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Register Now.

Virtual Bingo
Every Thursday, 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Register Now.

Bible Study Group
Every Thursday, 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Central Daylight Time. Register Now.

Personal Empowerment Life Coaching
Thursday, October 28, 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Central Daylight Time. Register Now.

CNIB LGBTQ2S+ Social Group
Thursday, October 28, 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Register Now.

Seated Dance Fitness
Every Thursday, 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Pacific Time. Register Now.

CNIBLakeJoe@Home: Trivia
Thursday, October 28, 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Register Now.

Family Feud
Thursday, October 28, 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Register Now.

CNIB Unbound Book Club
Every Thursday, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Learn More.

Virtual Writers Circle
Every Thursday, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Learn More.

CNIBLakeJoe@Home: Halloween Holiday Box Party
Thursday, October 28, 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Register Now.

Friday, October 29

Friday Fun Trivia
Every Friday, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Register Now.

Guide Dog Handlers Chat Group
Friday, October 29, 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Register Now.

Manitoba Virtual Coffee Group
Every Friday, 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Central Daylight Time. Register Now.

Coffee-Talks
Every Friday, 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Pacific Time. Register Now.

Accessible Yoga Sessions
Every Monday & Friday, 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Register Now.

Saturday, October 30

Old Time Radio
Saturday, October 30, 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Register Now.

Relaxation Yoga
Every Saturday, 12:00 p.m. – 12:30 p.m. Central Daylight Time. Register Now.

Parenting With Sight Loss Group
Saturday, October 30, 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Register Now.

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Learning & Employment

Accommodating Your World Series November 9 to December 2, 2021
Join CNIB tech leads and Come to Work program leads from across the country for the Accommodating Your World fall workshop series! The series will introduce you to a suite of programs, apps, products, and services to help empower you to achieve both your personal and professional goals. Participants who attend a minimum of 10 virtual sessions will receive a certificate upon completion that can be put on their resume and will also be entered into a raffle for a chance to win a prize! Download the series overview and register today!

Microsoft Online Certification Courses
Free online certification courses. Learn More.

Come to Work Venture Pool – Business Series
CNIB Come to Work and two very passionate volunteer business leaders, are looking to offer a series of seven sessions on taking your start-up and moving through the process to market. Learn More.

CNIB Learning Academy and Come to Work Present: Core Skills Academy
We are seeking enthusiastic and motivated youth (ages 15-21) who are ready to take their first steps toward employment. This seven-week program with multi-department facilitation will provide aspiring job seekers with the tools to self-assess, develop reachable goals, and actualize targets. Professional research, communication and interaction techniques will be taught. Learn best practices, secure employment, and start building relevant experience! Learn More.

Friday, October 22

Connecting the Dots Conference 2021
Dive into education, tech and employment at #CTD2021 by reserving your virtual seat at cnib.ca/connectingthedots.

Saturday, October 23

Connecting the Dots Conference 2021
Dive into education, tech and employment at #CTD2021 by reserving your virtual seat at cnib.ca/connectingthedots.

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Technology

Accommodating Your World Series November 9 to December 2, 2021
Join CNIB tech leads and Come to Work program leads from across the country for the Accommodating Your World fall workshop series! The series will introduce you to a suite of programs, apps, products, and services to help empower you to achieve both your personal and professional goals. Participants who attend a minimum of 10 virtual sessions will receive a certificate upon completion that can be put on their resume and will also be entered into a raffle for a chance to win a prize! Download the series overview and register today!

Saturday, October 16

Tech & Tea: How the VoiceOver Rotor Works
Saturday, October 16,  10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Eastern Time. Register Now.

Tuesday, October 19

Tech Drop-in Session
Every Tuesday, 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Register Now.

Tech Talk Tuesday
Every Tuesday, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Atlantic Time. Register Now.

Wednesday, October 20

Connecting with Technology: Be My Eyes, See The World Together
Wednesday, October 20, 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Pacific Time. Register Now.

Techstravaganza
Every Wednesday, 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Register Now.

CNIB Smart Life Product Demo: BlindShell Classic Cellular Phones
Wednesday, October 20, 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Register Now.

CCB Presents: Android Accessibility Users Group
Wednesday, October 20, 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Register Now.

Thursday, October 21

Apps for Socializing Workshop Series
Thursday, October 21, 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Register Now.

Friday, October 22

Friday Tech Talk
Every Friday, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Register Now.

Tuesday, October 26

Tech Drop-in Session
Every Tuesday, 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Register Now.

Tech Talk Tuesday
Every Tuesday, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Atlantic Time. Register Now.

Wednesday, October 27

Connecting with Technology: Wayband – GPS Information Through Touch
Wednesday, October 27, 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Pacific Time. Register Now.

Techstravaganza
Every Wednesday, 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Register Now.

What's New And On Sale At CNIB SmartLife
Wednesday, October 27, 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Register Now.

CNIB Smartlife Product Demo: OrCam
Wednesday, October 27, 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Register Now.

Thursday, October 28

VoiceOver Workshop Series
Thursday, October 28, 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Register Now.

Friday, October 29

Friday Tech Talk
Every Friday, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Register Now.

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Vision Mate

Virtual Vision Mate Program
To sign up to be matched with a Virtual Vision Mate, visit cnib.ca/virtualvisionmate.

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