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CNIB's Virtual Program Offerings

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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

Clearing Our Path – 2022 Virtual Summit
On February 7-8, CNIB is hosting a virtual summit where we’ll ask for your feedback to update Clearing Our Path. This two-day event will be an opportunity for stakeholders to share their suggestions and strengthen the guidelines to make public spaces more accessible for everyone. Visit the summit portal to review the agenda and register for the virtual event.

LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired – Holman Prize
Now in its sixth year in 2022, the Holman Prize for Blind Ambition annually awards three people who are blind from anywhere in the world, up to $25,000 each to carry out an incredible idea that will shatter misconceptions about blindness. Learn More.

Tuesday, January 25

Advocacy Spotlight
Every Tuesday, 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Register Now.

Monday, January 31

What Lies Beneath: Harnessing your Emotions for Powerful Advocacy
Monday, January 31, 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Register Now.

Tuesday, February 1

Advocacy Spotlight
Every Tuesday, 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Register Now.

Wednesday, February 9

Toronto Visionaries White Cane Week 2022 Expo Forum – Reforming Ontario’s Assistive Devices Program
Wednesday, February 9,  4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Register Now.

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Children & Youth

Braille Quest
Use your braille skills at home or school to complete fun challenges including crafts and creative writing! Complete at least one Quest by March 31 to be eligible for the prize draw! Instructions will mailed to you in uncontracted and contracted braille. Register by March 10 to receive your package!  Register Now.

CNIBLakeJoe@Home: Valentine's Day Holiday Box Party
Register by February 4 to receive a complimentary box of treats, musical goodies, and mystery crafts! Register Now.

Applications for the 2022-2023 term of the CNIB National Youth Council are officially open!
Are you a Canadian youth, passionate about changing what it means to be blind? Do you want to influence change and increase awareness of issues of importance to youth with sight loss? Then this opportunity is for you. Apply Today!

Sunday, January 23

Youth Hang Out
Sunday, January 23, 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Newfoundland Time. Register Now.

Monday, January 24

Virtual Music for Kids – Monday Session
Every Monday, 3:45 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Pacific Time. Register Now.

Tuesday, January 25

Virtual Music for Kids – Tuesday Session
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, January 26

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

Thursday, January 27

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.

Monday, January 31

Virtual Music for Kids – Monday Session
Every Monday, 3:45 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Pacific Time. Register Now.

Parents Educational Resources for Kids (PERK)
Monday, January 31, 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Register Now.

Tuesday, February 1

Virtual Music for Kids – Tuesday Session
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, February 1, 8:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Register Now.

Wednesday, February 2

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

Thursday, February 3

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

CNIBLakeJoe@Home: Valentine's Day Holiday Box Party
Register by February 4 to receive a complimentary box of treats, musical goodies, and mystery crafts! Register Now.

Saturday, January 22

Old Time Radio
Saturday, January 22, 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 Time. Register Now.

Monday, January 24

The Empowerment Digest
Ongoing. Register Now.

Learn French Through Conversation
Monday, January 24, 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.

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

Tuesday, January 25

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.

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

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

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

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

Scattergories
Tuesday, January 25, 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Register Now.

Pride Connection
Tuesday, January 25, 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Register Now.

Wednesday, January 26

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

Parent Support Group
Wednesday, January 26, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Newfoundland 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, January 26, 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Register Now.

Smartphone Photography Club
Wednesday, January 26, 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Register Now.

Gentle Yoga 
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 Social
Wednesday, January 26, 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Register Now.

Music & Friends
Wednesday, January 26, 7:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Newfoundland Time. Register Now.

Thursday, January 27

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.

Refreshing and Rethinking Braille Awareness Presentations with a Focus on Equity and Accessibility 
Thursday, January 27, 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Register Now.

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

Personal Empowerment Life Coaching
Thursday, January 27, 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Central Time. Register Now.

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

CNIBLakeJoe@Home: Trivia
Thursday, January 27, 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Register Now.

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

Get back in the game! Accessible video games
Thursday, January 27, 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Register Now.

Family Feud
Thursday, January 27, 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Register Now.

Friday, January 28

Mandarin and Cantonese Yoga
Every Friday, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Register Now.

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 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, January 29

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

Parenting With Sight Loss Group
Saturday, January 29, 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Register Now.

Monday, January 31

The Empowerment Digest
Ongoing. Register Now.

Let's Talk Gardening
Monday, January 31, 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Register Now.

The Royal Canadian Regiment Museum
Monday, January 31, 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 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, February 1

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.

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

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

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

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

Wednesday, February 2

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

Sharing Circle
Wednesday, February 2, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Central Time. Register Now.

CELA Library – Accessible Reading for All
Wednesday, February 2, 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Pacific Time. Register Now.

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

Gentle Yoga 
Every Wednesday, 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Register Now.

Games Night
Wednesday, February 2, 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Atlantic Time. Register Now.

Harry Potter Games Night
Wednesday, February 2, 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 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.

Thursday, February 3

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.

Never Say Never
Every Thursday, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time.Register Now.

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

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

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

Name That Tune
Thursday, February 3, 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Register Now.

Friday, February 4

CNIBLakeJoe@Home: Reading Room
Every Friday, 10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Eastern Time. Register Now.

Mandarin and Cantonese Yoga
Every Friday, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Register Now.

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

Guide Dog Handlers Chat Group
Friday, February 4, 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 Time. Register Now.

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

Song Bingo Game Night
Friday, February 4, 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, February 5

Old Time Radio
Saturday, February 5, 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 Time. Register Now.

Thursday, February 17

Journey Through Our Black History
Thursday, February 17, 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Register Now.

Thursday, February 24

Black History Month: Coming Together Panel
Thursday, February 24, 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Central Time. Register Now.

Friday, February 25

Black Legacy
Friday, February 25, 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Register Now.

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Learning & Employment

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

Assistive Technology/Lived Experience Testing
Opportunities for people to engage in user experience testing. Learn More.

Wednesday, January 26

Tackling Microsoft Teams: Using Your Tech to Collaborate
Wednesday, January 26, 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Register Now.

Thursday, January 27

Refreshing and Rethinking Braille Awareness Presentations with a Focus on Equity and Accessibility 
Thursday, January 27, 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Register Now.

Wednesday, February 2

Vision Loss Rehabilitation Canada (VLRC) – Virtual Career Fair
Wednesday, February 2, 10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Register Now.

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Technology

Friday, January 21

Tech Drop-In: Android
Friday, January 21, 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Register Now.

Tuesday, January 25

Tech It Out: The softer side of internet & computer security
Tuesday, January 25, 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Atlantic Time. Register Now.

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

Wednesday, January 26

Clubhouse – The Audio-Only Social Media App
Wednesday, January 26, 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.

Tackling Microsoft Teams: Using Your Tech to Collaborate
Wednesday, January 26, 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Register Now.

Thursday, January 27

Exploring Windows 11 Accessibility
Thursday, January 27, 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Register Now.

VoiceOver Workshop Series
Thursday, January 27, 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Register Now.

Tuesday, February 1

Tech Drop-In Session
Tuesday, February 1, 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, February 2

CELA Library – Accessible Reading for All
Wednesday, February 2, 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.

Thursday, February 3

Aira: What It Is and How To Use It
Thursday, February 3, 2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Register Now.

Friday, February 4

Tech with Kiri: VoiceOver Rotor
Friday, February 4, 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 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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