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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

Tell us how you're doing during the pandemic
CNIB is inviting you to participate in a survey to help us understand how we can better serve your needs. The results will help inform our program development and advocacy efforts. By filling out this 15-minute survey, you'll help us better support Canadians with sight loss during this important time in our society. Take the survey.

Saturday, July 31

Co-designing an accessible insulin pump
Saturday, July 31, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Eastern Time. CNIB is looking to develop standards on the features which would make insulin pumps accessible. We would like to invite Canadians living with sight loss and diabetes who use an insulin pump to participate in a virtual co-design group session. Register Now

Wednesday, August 4

Have your say on the Disability Inclusion Action Plan
Wednesday, August 4 & 11 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Join CNIB’s Public Policy Team for a focus group and discussion about the Disability Inclusion Action Plan. We will cover different pillars of the Disability Inclusion Action Plan over the course of the two sessions. Register Now

Wednesday, August 11

Have your say on the Disability Inclusion Action Plan
Wednesday, August 4 & 11 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Join CNIB’s Public Policy Team for a focus group and discussion about the Disability Inclusion Action Plan. We will cover different pillars of the Disability Inclusion Action Plan over the course of the two sessions. Register Now

Children & Youth

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

TD Summer Reading Club
The TD Summer Reading Club is Canada’s biggest, bilingual summer reading program for kids of all ages, interests and abilities. This free Club is offered at more than 2,000 public libraries across Canada, as well as online. Learn More.

CNIBLakeJoe@Home Camp in a Box Week #3: All About the Arts
August 16-20, 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Register Now.

CNIBLakeJoe@Home Camp in a Box Week #4: All About Sports
August 30-September 3, 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Register Now.

Monday, August 2

Ability4Good: Let's Play and Chat Youth Group
Every Monday, 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Mountain Time. Register Now.

Ability4Good: Let's Play and Chat Teens Group
Every Monday, 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Mountain Time. Register Now.

Tuesday, August 3

Music For Kids (Tuesday Sessions)
Tuesday, August 3, 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, August 3, 8:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Register Now.

Thursday, August 5

CNIBLakeJoe@Home: Kids Campfire
Every Thursday, 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Register Now.

Tween Zoom Hangout
Thursday, August 5, 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Register Now.

Monday, August 9

Ability4Good: Let's Play and Chat Youth Group
Every Monday, 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Mountain Time. Register Now.

Ability4Good: Let's Play and Chat Teens Group
Every Monday, 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Mountain Time. Register Now.

Tuesday, August 10

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

Thursday, August 12

CNIBLakeJoe@Home: Kids Campfire
Every Thursday, 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Register Now.

Teen Zoom Hangout
Thursday, August 12, 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Register Now.

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Culture, Sport & Recreation, including Peer Support

Opera Atelier presents: Handel's "The Resurrection" with Standard Audio Description
You may view the video as many times as you like from July 29-August 12, 2021. Register Now.

Monday, August 2

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

French Conversation – Let's Learn Together 
Every Monday, 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.

Story Time
Monday, August 2, 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Newfoundland Time. Register Now.

Tuesday, August 3

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

Mindfulness Through Music
Tuesday, August 3 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Pacific 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.

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

Recipe Tuesdays
Tuesday, August 3, 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Atlantic Time. Register Now.

Reel Film Fans
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.

Wednesday, August 4

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.

Sharing Circle
Wednesday, August 4, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Central Daylight 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.

Thursday, August 5

It's 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.

CNIBLakeJoe@Home: Tea Time
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.

Fitness & Fun
Thursday, August 5, 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Register Now.

Box of Lies
Thursday, August 5, 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Register Now.

Name That Tune
Thursday, August 5, 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, August 6

CNIBLakeJoe@Home: Fitness Fridays
Every Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.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, August 6, 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
Friday, August 6, 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Pacific Time. Register Now.

Song Bingo Game Night!
Friday, August 6, 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, August 7

Velocity – Collaborative Sports Solutions
Ongoing program. Register Now.

Old Time Radio
Saturday, August 7, 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, August 9

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

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

CNIBLakeJoe@Home: Curiosity Corner
Monday, August 9, 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 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, August 10

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

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

Reel Film Fans
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.

Scattergories
Tuesday, August 10, 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Register Now.

Beginner: Evening Meditation
Tuesday, August 10, 7:00 p.m. – 7:40 p.m. Mountain Time. Register Now.

Wednesday, August 11

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.

CNIBLakeJoe@Home: French with Friends 
Wednesday, August 11, 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.

Parenting With Sight Loss Group
Wednesday,  August 11, 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Register Now.

Care Providers Virtual Café
Wednesday,  August 11, 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Central Daylight Time. Register Now.

Music & Friends
Wednesday,  August 11, 7:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Newfoundland Time. Register Now.

Thursday, August 12

It's 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.

CNIBLakeJoe@Home: Tea Time
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.

Family Feud
Thursday, August 12, 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, August 13

CNIBLakeJoe@Home: Fitness Fridays
Every Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.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 Daylight Time. Register Now.

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

Saturday, August 14

Velocity – Collaborative Sports Solutions
Ongoing program. Register Now.

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

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Learning & Employment

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

Monday, August 9

Come To Work Mental Health Series – Stress Management
Monday, August 9, 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Register Now.

Monday, August 16

Come To Work Mental Health Series – Dealing with Rejection
Monday, August 16, 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Register Now.

Monday, August 23

Come To Work Mental Health Series – Micro-Aggressions and Work
Monday, August 23, 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Register Now.

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Technology

Tuesday, August 3

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, August 4

Connecting with Technology: VoiceOver 103 - Editing and Selecting Text
Wednesday, August 4, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Pacific Time. Register Now.

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

YouTube for iPhone
Wednesday, August 4, 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Register Now.

Thursday, August 5

Summer of Navigation Series: How to choose the right navigation tech 
Thursday, August 5, 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Atlantic Time. Register Now.

Friday, August 6

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

Tuesday, August 10

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, August 11

Connecting with Technology: Apple AirTags
Wednesday, August 11, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Pacific Time. Register Now.

Summer of Navigation Series: Victor Reader Trek by HumanWare
Wednesday, August 11, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Mountain Time. Register Now.

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

CNIB SmartLife Product Demo: Liquid Level Indicator
Wednesday, August 11, 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Register Now.

Summer of Navigation Series: Introduction to the WeWALK Smart Cane and App
Wednesday, August 11, 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Register Now.

Thursday, August 12

App Review: Voice Dream Scanner
Thursday, August 12, 2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Register Now.

Friday, August 13

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

Saturday, August 14

CNIB Tech Extravaganza 2.0
Saturday, August 14, 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 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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