Upcoming Events

21 Jan 2021
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26 Feb 2021
Friday Tech Talk
A man wearing sunglasses and a hat holds an iPhone in his left hand. A white cane sits in his right hand.
A man wearing sunglasses and a hat holds an iPhone in his left hand. A white cane sits in his right hand.

Join us every Friday to discuss the wonderful world of apps & computers and share your technology tips with other participants. Basic familiarity with smartphones and computers is recommended to get the most from this group. The group meets via Zoom web conference every Friday from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

21 Jan 2021
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03 Mar 2021
Wednesday Morning Social
A woman holds an iPhone to her ear and listens intently to a private conversation.
A woman holds an iPhone to her ear and listens intently to a private conversation.

An opportunity to virtually connect with others and chat about anything and everything . A safe space to meet new people, share ideas, and learn new things. This group runs via Zoom web conference every Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration. 

21 Jan 2021
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25 Mar 2021
Seated Dance Fitness
Three people in a dance studio, facing forward, pictured from their hips down. They are sitting on chairs with their right legs extended and their right foot flexed upwards while their heels are on the floor.
Three people in a dance studio, facing forward, pictured from their hips down. They are sitting on chairs with their right legs extended and their right foot flexed upwards while their heels are on the floor.

Adaptive Dance instructor, Tiffany Tjosvold, will be leading a zoom based guided, seat-based low-impact dance fitness class. This program is designed for those ages 19+. This group runs via Zoom web conference every Thursday from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Pacific Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

21 Jan 2021
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02 Mar 2021
Eastern Canada Social Meet Up Teleconference
The keypad of a landline telephone.
The keypad of a landline telephone.

Are you craving that social interaction you normally get from going for coffee, attending meetings or going shopping? We are here to provide a safe alternative. We’ll get to know each other, share some good news stories, and discuss practical tips for staying healthy and connected. Join us on Tuesday mornings from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Eastern Time for a friendly group chat. Call in information will be given upon registration. 

21 Jan 2021
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07 Apr 2021
CNIB National Empowerment Workshop Series
an extreme close up of 4 people sitting at a wooden table.  A laptop, paper, pens, glasses, notebooks are infront of them
an extreme close up of 4 people sitting at a wooden table.  A laptop, paper, pens, glasses, notebooks are infront of them

The National Empowerment Workshop series will provide participants with an opportunity to immerse themselves in virtual education workshops to develop technology, advocacy, travel, and employment skills that will empower them to live the lives they choose. This 12-week Virtual workshop series will be offered every Wednesday, January 20-April 7, 2021 from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Eastern Time

21 Jan 2021
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11 Feb 2021
Come to Work: Core Skills Series (formerly Bootcamp)
Three women in a meeting. Two women are sitting at a table in front of a laptop. Another woman stands near a window. They are engaging in a serious conversation.
Three women in a meeting. Two women are sitting at a table in front of a laptop. Another woman stands near a window. They are engaging in a serious conversation.

The ten workshops in this series will provide you with a number of tips, and tools to assist you in your job search. Whether you are just beginning your job search journey or exploring a new career path, the topics in this series will provide you with valuable information to make that next step. Every Monday and Thursday from 2-3:30 p.m. Atlantic Time.

21 Jan 2021
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25 Feb 2021
Youth Social Meetup
A teenage girl wears headphones connected to her iPhone and smiles at the camera.
A teenage girl wears headphones connected to her iPhone and smiles at the camera.

Join us via Zoom to meet new friends, play games, and discuss various topics chosen by the group. The group meets via Zoom web conference every Thursday from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration. 

21 Jan 2021
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12 Mar 2021
Music for Kids (Friday Sessions)
Keyboard in all the colors of the rainbow.
Keyboard in all the colors of the rainbow.

Music Therapist Erin Koop hosts weekly sessions on Zoom for children and youth participants across the country. These interactive sessions are filled with songs, stories, and more!  Get ready to make some music! If you have an instrument in your house, feel free to bring it along! This group runs via Zoom web conference every Friday from 3:30 to 4:15 p.m. Pacific Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

21 Jan 2021
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10 Mar 2021
On a Prairie Wind
Two curled pages of a book.
Two curled pages of a book.

Each 30-minute weekly episode will explore a new theme: making references to novels, poetry, articles, song lyrics, quotations, recipes, and more. From clotheslines to libraries, musical instruments, art, and the intriguing landmarks of Winnipeg and Manitoba – come along on this journey of curiosities! This 8-week workshop runs via Zoom web conference every Wednesday (January 20 to March 10) from 11 to 11:30 a.m. Central Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

21 Jan 2021
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26 Feb 2021
Manitoba Virtual Coffee Group
two people sitting at a table drinking coffee
two people sitting at a table drinking coffee

Join us every Friday for a virtual meet up in the prairies with a friendly bunch of people looking to connect with others across the country! This group meets via teleconference every Friday from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Central Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

21 Jan 2021
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02 Mar 2021
Evening Beginner Meditation
A woman sits in a cross legged yoga position with her hands in front of her in prayer.
A woman sits in a cross legged yoga position with her hands in front of her in prayer.

Join us once or for the whole eight weeks. Using your camera is optional. The meditation is focused on verbal descriptions. Individuals with sight loss, volunteers and staff are welcome. This workshop runs via Zoom web conference every Tuesday from 7 to 7:45 p.m. Mountain Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

21 Jan 2021
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27 Jan 2021
Young Champions Program
a megaphone icon with the words be the change
a megaphone icon with the words be the change

Join Ashley Nemeth and Danika Blackstock and learn how to become an effective advocate. For youth ages 13-18, this program assists youth in gaining the knowledge and skills to become confident self-advocates, as well as, how to advocate systemically. Topics discussed in the session will be on what accessibility is, your rights as a student and employee, disclosure, steps to self and systemic advocacy, conflict resolution, and much more. The maximum number of participants is 15. This group runs via Zoom web conference. Dates are announced monthly. Call in information will be given upon registration.

21 Jan 2021
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01 Mar 2021
CNIBLakeJoe@Home: Curiosity Corner
Photo of the top part of a woman's face with an illustration of question marks floating above her head.
Photo of the top part of a woman's face with an illustration of question marks floating above her head.

Keep curious and engaged with lifelong learning. In this monthly session we will be inviting special guests and experts to inform and inspire us on a variety of interesting topics! Join us the first Monday of each month from 3 to 4 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

21 Jan 2021
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25 Jan 2021
How It’s Played: A Guide to Accessible Sport
Three people practicing goalball guarding nets.
Three people practicing goalball guarding nets.

Bringing together athletes, guides, community partners, to discuss the in’s and out’s of how to make sports, recreation and other physical activities accessible and inclusive to all.  We'll talk about adapting equipment, guiding techniques, teamwork, advocacy, partnerships and all the things that answer the question “how’s it played?” Each week focuses on a single sport, so tune in, contribute your experiences and learn from our guests.  This program runs via Zoom web conference on Monday, January 11 & 25 from 6 to 7 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

21 Jan 2021
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02 Mar 2021
Tech Drop-in Session
A man wearing sunglasses and a hat holds an iPhone in his left hand. A white cane sits in his right hand.
A man wearing sunglasses and a hat holds an iPhone in his left hand. A white cane sits in his right hand.

Are you having challenges with using your technology or do you simply have questions about something new? Join us for a forum discussion by teleconference. Tech successes are welcome too! Many heads are better than one! The group meets via Zoom web conference every Tuesday from 1-3 p.m. Eastern Time. Call-in information will be given upon registration.

21 Jan 2021
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23 Feb 2021
Mindfulness Through Music
A male musician leans against a wall while strumming on a banjo.
A male musician leans against a wall while strumming on a banjo.

Music Therapist, Emily Brown, will be hosting a weekly call-in session where we will practice the art of mindfulness through the practice of music. We will listen/play music together and then participate in reflective and relaxation activities focused on mindfulness and relaxation. This program is designed for those ages 19+. This group runs via Zoom web conference every Tuesday from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Pacific Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

21 Jan 2021
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26 Feb 2021
Healthy Living Series
The back of a young woman as she hikes a gravel wooded trail.
The back of a young woman as she hikes a gravel wooded trail.

Aspects of living a healthy life is something that is becoming more and more talked about and is especially important in our day to day lives. Join the Healthy Living series every week to discuss topics like sleep, physical health, mental health, and nutrition. This group runs via Zoom web conference every Friday from 2 to 3 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

21 Jan 2021
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29 Jan 2021
Relax & Unwind Youth Social (ages 12 and up)
The shoes of two young people sitting outdoors on a bench.
The shoes of two young people sitting outdoors on a bench.

For youth ages 12 and up. Kick up your feet and join in on this chill social meet up. Meet new friends, play games, discuss your favourite topics and complete activities such as making your own stress ball.  This group runs via Zoom web conference on Friday, January 15 & 29 from 7 to 8 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

21 Jan 2021
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28 Apr 2021
Ability4Good: Radiate Let's Play and Chat Online –Teens Group
A young female student wears a backpack and headphones. The headphones are connected to her iPhone.
A young female student wears a backpack and headphones. The headphones are connected to her iPhone.

A weekly online group, facilitated by Ability4Good Calgary, providing a safe environment for children and youth to build connections and friendships with peers across Canada. We will explore different indoor activities, online games, arts and crafts, baking, and other fun activities. We will be using a safe online platform to facilitate the group. Teens Group: for youth (ages 14-17), every Monday and/or Wednesday from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Mountain Time.

21 Jan 2021
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03 Mar 2021
Coffee & Chat
A coffee cup sits on a table.
A coffee cup sits on a table.

If you are a morning person, join in on CNIB’s weekly coffee chat group that occurs every Tuesday morning. This is a warm and welcoming group that has been getting together for quite some time. New people are always welcome. We chat about everyday life and get to know each other in the meantime. This group runs via Zoom web conference every Tuesday from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Atlantic Time. Call in information will be given upon registration

21 Jan 2021
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24 Feb 2021
CNIBLakeJoe@Home: Campfire Songs & Stories
A campfire on a sandy beach.
A campfire on a sandy beach.

Join us for a virtual Lake Joe campfire with traditional campfire songs and stories. Fun for all ages! This group meets via Zoom web conference every Wednesday from 7 to 8 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

21 Jan 2021
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25 Feb 2021
Coffee Time Chat
A coffee cup sits on a table.
A coffee cup sits on a table.

Join us for coffee, snacks and chatter! Kick back and relax over a cup of java and some great conversation. This group runs via Zoom web conference and teleconference every Thursday at 10:30 a.m. Newfoundland Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

21 Jan 2021
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21 Jan 2021
Family Feud
Family Feud Logo.
Family Feud Logo.

Join us for a blast from the past! Bring your friends and join us for a fun game of family feud. This group runs via Zoom web conference on Thursday, January 7 & 21 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

21 Jan 2021
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02 Mar 2021
The Good News Spotlight
Three folded newspapers sits on a table next to a cup of tea.
Three folded newspapers sits on a table next to a cup of tea.

Join your event host who will play a selection of audio clips that will serve as a launchpad for discussion. These interesting audio clips will inspire, motivate, or get you thinking. Nothing controversial, just positive topics. This program runs via Zoom web conference every Tuesday from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

21 Jan 2021
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02 Mar 2021
Tuesday Virtual Games
A red roll of dice.
A red roll of dice.

Like word games? This group is for you so come play word games led by our game show hosts and join in the laughter. The group meets via Zoom web conference every Tuesday from 1 to 2 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

21 Jan 2021
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27 Apr 2021
Ability4Good: Radiate Let's Play and Chat Online – Children's Group
A young boy holds a magnifying glass and plays at a table.
A young boy holds a magnifying glass and plays at a table.

A weekly online group, facilitated by Ability4Good Calgary, providing a safe environment for children and youth to build connections and friendships with peers across Canada. We will explore different indoor activities, online games, arts and crafts, baking, and other fun activities. We will be using a safe online platform to facilitate the group. Children's Group: for kids (ages 5-6), every Sunday and/or Tuesday from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Mountain Time.

21 Jan 2021
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03 Mar 2021
Wednesday Social Hour
A woman holds an iPhone to her ear and listens intently to a private conversation.
A woman holds an iPhone to her ear and listens intently to a private conversation.

Join us every Wednesday for an afternoon social hour – the perfect time for those who are looking for an afternoon get-together. These sessions offer the opportunity to make new friends and reconnect with old ones. Each week we will discuss a different topic, and take some time to socialize. We hope to see you there!   This group runs via Zoom web conference every Wednesday from 1 to 2 p.m. Atlantic Time. Call in information will be given upon registration

21 Jan 2021
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31 Mar 2021
Talk Description To Me
Talk description to me logo.
Talk description to me logo.

Talk Description to Me – a new podcast hosted by Christine Malec and JJ Hunt. Where the visuals of current events and the world around us get hashed out in description-rich conversations. In Talk Description to Me, discussions plunge into current events and topical issues to explore the content of important images, and help place vivid descriptions in their cultural context. Lively, hard-hitting, witty, vibrant, and fun, this is conversation with a view!

21 Jan 2021
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03 Mar 2021
Weekly Wednesday Social
A woman, sitting in a recliner, is talking on a white phone.
A woman, sitting in a recliner, is talking on a white phone.

A CNIB social to bring us closer in a time of social distancing! This group runs via Zoom web conference every Wednesday from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

21 Jan 2021
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03 Mar 2021
Ontario Peer Support Weekly Teleconference
A person sits in a group circle. Their hands are clasped in their lap.
A person sits in a group circle. Their hands are clasped in their lap.

This teleconference group will connect with others across the region who are living with sight loss.  This group meets via teleconference every Wednesday from 1:30-3 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration. 

21 Jan 2021
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29 Jan 2021
Remote One-on-One Technology Training, Coaching & Support : Friday Sessions
A man wearing sunglasses and a hat holds an iPhone in his left hand. A white cane sits in his right hand.
A man wearing sunglasses and a hat holds an iPhone in his left hand. A white cane sits in his right hand.

Join us for one-on-one training sessions for a variety of popular, accessible technology options including smartphones, tablets, smart home devices and so much more. Ask questions and learn more about your technology in a dedicated time slot - just you and your instructor. Friday sessions run via Zoom web conference by appointment only. Call in information will be given upon registration.

21 Jan 2021
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31 Mar 2021
Dance & Movement Games for Kids
A group of children hold hands and stand in a circle.
A group of children hold hands and stand in a circle.

Adaptive dance instructor, Tiffany Tjosvold, will be leading a zoom-based dance and movement game program for children. This program is designed to meet children's Daily Physical Activity (DPA) standards. This group runs via Zoom web conference every Wednesday from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Pacific Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

21 Jan 2021
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26 Feb 2021
Coffee-Talks
A woman's hands firmly grip a piping hot cup of coffee.
A woman's hands firmly grip a piping hot cup of coffee.

Weekly call-in social group. Each session will have a topic of discussion that changes each week, topics range.This program is designed for those 19+. This group runs via Zoom web conference every Friday from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Pacific Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

21 Jan 2021
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26 Feb 2021
CNIBLakeJoe@Home: Art Series
Colourful pencil crayons are arranged with all the points together, looking like a sun.
Colourful pencil crayons are arranged with all the points together, looking like a sun.

Embrace your creativity with us on Fridays from 11 a.m. to 12 noon Eastern time!

21 Jan 2021
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25 Feb 2021
Virtual Writer's Circle
A colourful cartoon illustration of a woman typing on a perkins brailler.
A colourful cartoon illustration of a woman typing on a perkins brailler.

Are you an emerging or aspiring writer? Discuss or share your personal creative writing projects. Poetry, essays, memoirs ... anything you are working on.  

21 Jan 2021
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25 Feb 2021
Virtual Bingo
An illustration of two bingo cards and red, circular, chips marking the card.
An illustration of two bingo cards and red, circular, chips marking the card.

Bingo is fun for all ages. It's a game of chance and there is no skill involved! An opportunity to play bingo in a virtual way! Join us for telephone bingo. As long as you have a bingo card or two at home to use, you will be ready to play. This group runs via teleconference every Thursday 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

21 Jan 2021
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03 Mar 2021
Techstravaganza
Close of a black keyboard
Close of a black keyboard

This virtual group brings people with sight loss together to discuss any technical issue that affects their every-day lives and to share ideas and experiences that might be helpful to the group. You don't have to be "technical" in order to participate in group discussions. The tech talk group meets every Wednesday via Zoom web conference from 1-3 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

21 Jan 2021
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03 Mar 2021
Gentle Yoga - all skill levels
A woman kneels on a yoga mat and stretches in a downward dog pose.
A woman kneels on a yoga mat and stretches in a downward dog pose.

This class is designed for all level yogis. Relaxed pace to release anxiety and calm the body. Students will be guided into meditation, breathing techniques, yoga poses and relaxation. Please bring a yoga mat, a blanket, a big towel and an open mind to learn something new for the new year!  Suitable for those with glaucoma, high blood pressure and insomnia. This yoga class runs via Zoom web conference every Wednesday from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Eastern TIme. Call in information will be given upon registration.

21 Jan 2021
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05 Mar 2021
Accessible Yoga Sessions
A woman kneels on a yoga mat and stretches in a downward dog pose.
A woman kneels on a yoga mat and stretches in a downward dog pose.

Accessible yoga for most skill levels from the comfort of your home. This yoga class runs via Zoom web conference every Monday & Friday from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Eastern TIme. Call in information will be given upon registration.

21 Jan 2021
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28 Apr 2021
Ability4Good: Radiate Let's Play and Chat Online –Youth Group
A young boy is wearing a big set of headphones.
A young boy is wearing a big set of headphones.

A weekly online group, facilitated by Ability4Good Calgary, providing a safe environment for children and youth to build connections and friendships with peers across Canada. We will explore different indoor activities, online games, arts and crafts, baking, and other fun activities. We will be using a safe online platform to facilitate the group. Youth Group: for youth (ages 10-13), every Monday and/or Wednesday from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Mountain Time.

21 Jan 2021
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Kitchen Creations
A cutting board. A wooden spoon, basil, tomatoes and pasta sit on top of the board.
A cutting board. A wooden spoon, basil, tomatoes and pasta sit on top of the board.

Cooking is not always easy with vision loss, but it’s not impossible! Join us for a social cooking experience where we will discuss some kitchen hacks and make food together! An ingredients list will be sent out with Zoom info. January topic: Cooking for one. This group runs via Zoom web conference on January 21 from 5 to 6 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

21 Jan 2021
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28 Feb 2021
Coast to Coast Bistro Night
A young woman wears a pair of headphones and closes her eyes while listening to music.
A young woman wears a pair of headphones and closes her eyes while listening to music.

Coast-to-Coast Bistro Night is a chance to join fellow friends from CNIB across Canada. People can sign up to offer to perform a music selection and we can sit back and enjoy the entertainment. It is a great way to relax and enjoy music from across Canada. This group runs via Zoom web conference (February date TBA) from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. Atlantic Time. Call in information will be given upon registration

21 Jan 2021
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27 Jan 2021
Music & Friends
Keyboard in all the colors of the rainbow.
Keyboard in all the colors of the rainbow.

Come together and talk about a song you must listen to on a certain day – a song that helps you out during a certain emotion or just to get going in the morning. This group runs via Zoom web conference on Wednesday, January 13 & 27 from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Newfoundland Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

21 Jan 2021
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27 Mar 2021
Relaxation Yoga
A woman kneels on a yoga mat and stretches in a downward dog pose.
A woman kneels on a yoga mat and stretches in a downward dog pose.

Are you looking for ways to manage stress or would like additional resources to help you relax? Join us virtually every Saturday for a half-hour of guided instruction for stress-reducing yoga poses.
This yoga program runs via Zoom web conference every Saturday from 12:30 to 12:30 p.m Central Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

21 Jan 2021
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25 Feb 2021
CNIB Unbound Book Club
Photo of a Victor Stream displaying a reader’s bookshelf, next to DAISY books on CD.
Photo of a Victor Stream displaying a reader’s bookshelf, next to DAISY books on CD.

CNIB Unbound is a virtual book club for anyone interested in accessible literacy. Housed on Facebook, the club gives members an interactive community where they can read together, swap notes and perspectives on what they've read, and talk about all things books – from their favourite writers to the latest accessible reading technologies on the market. 
 

21 Jan 2021
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25 Feb 2021
Thursday Virtual Games
A red roll of dice.
A red roll of dice.

Like word games? This group is for you so come play word games led by our game show hosts and join in the laughter. The group meets via Zoom conference every Thursday from 3:30-4:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

21 Jan 2021
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06 Jul 2021
CNIBLakeJoe@Home: Coffee Break
White coffee mug with a smiley face on it, sitting on a wood table
White coffee mug with a smiley face on it, sitting on a wood table

Start your morning right with Lake Joe friends on this virtual coffee break every Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Eastern time.

21 Jan 2021
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25 Feb 2021
Bible Study Group
An open bible sits on a table.
An open bible sits on a table.

Join other blind and partially sighted individuals for a discussion of the Bible. Make new friends, or deepen existing friendships, find support from your peers and develop more theological insight and biblical understanding. This group meets via teleconference every Thursday from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Central Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

21 Jan 2021
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BALANCE for Blind Adults Presents: Let's Get Quizzical Monthly Trivia Night
Wooden scrabble board keys spell out the word "Trivia"
Wooden scrabble board keys spell out the word "Trivia"

BALANCE for Blind Adults Presents:  Let's Get Quizzical, MonthlyTrivia Night! Join us on the third Thursday of every month for a lot of fun trying to be the best! You’ll be assigned to a team and will have a really fun and challenging evening.

21 Jan 2021
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26 Jan 2021
Saskatchewan Peer Support Group
four people sit around a table
four people sit around a table

This group is for seniors who are experiencing vision loss. The topics discussed are relevant to people who are blind or partially sighted and chosen by the group so the participants receive the information that they require to live a full life. The group is supportive of those with vision loss, as well as, social. Enjoy the company of those who understand what it is like to live with vision loss. Guest speakers are brought in to discuss things like nutrition, working with your pharmacist, personal safety, fraud and many others. This group meets via teleconference on the second and fourth Tuesday of the month from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Central Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

21 Jan 2021
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28 Jan 2021
Name That Tune
A young woman wearing headphones sits on the floor and listens to music on her iPhone.
A young woman wearing headphones sits on the floor and listens to music on her iPhone.

Calling all music lovers! If you have a passion for music, join us for a game of name that tune. We will play clips of songs and participants will have to name that tune. A variety of music types will be played.This program runs via Zoom web conference on Thursday, January 14 & 28 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

21 Jan 2021
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03 Mar 2021
Morning Beginner Meditation
A woman sits in a cross legged yoga position with her hands in front of her in prayer.
A woman sits in a cross legged yoga position with her hands in front of her in prayer.

Start your Wednesday morning off right with a little relaxation! Join us once or for the whole eight weeks. Using your camera is optional. The meditation is focused on verbal descriptions. Individuals with sight loss, volunteers and staff are welcome.

21 Jan 2021
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02 Mar 2021
Reel Film Fans
A film reel.
A film reel.

If you love movies, come share you passion for film with fellow film buffs! We will play games related to all things movies and learn what others have been watching. The group meets online via Zoom conference every Tuesday from 4 to 5 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

21 Jan 2021
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03 Mar 2021
Technology for Beginners
A man is working on laptop computer with a refreshable braille display. He is wearing headphones.
A man is working on laptop computer with a refreshable braille display. He is wearing headphones.

If you are new to smartphones or computers or like to revisit the basics, just us for this introductory technology program! It will focus on the basics of smartphone and computer use. Aimed towards beginners, or those wanting a refresher. The group meets via Zoom web conference every Wednesday from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

21 Jan 2021
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09 Mar 2021
Music for Kids (Tuesday Sessions)
Keyboard in all the colors of the rainbow.
Keyboard in all the colors of the rainbow.

Music Therapist Erin Koop hosts weekly sessions on Zoom for children and youth participants across the country. These interactive sessions are filled with songs, stories, and more!  Get ready to make some music!  If you have an instrument in your house, feel free to bring it along! This group runs via Zoom web conference every Tuesday from 2 to 2:45 p.m. Pacific Time. Call in information will be given upon registration

21 Jan 2021
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29 Jan 2021
Song Bingo Game Night!
An illustration of two bingo cards and red, circular, chips marking the card.
An illustration of two bingo cards and red, circular, chips marking the card.

Come join us every other Friday for Song Bingo Game Night! All you need to participate is access to phone or Zoom and a bingo card at home or online!  Each Song Bingo Night will have a different musical theme! Feel free to play as a family or house, you could even make a night of it by dressing up to match the theme! There will be prizes for the first 3 bingo winners and for the person who names the most tunes! This program is designed for participants of all ages. This group runs via Zoom web conference on Friday, January 15 & 29 from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Pacific Time. Call in information will be given upon registration

21 Jan 2021
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22 Feb 2021
Yoga
A woman kneels on a yoga mat and stretches in a downward dog pose.
A woman kneels on a yoga mat and stretches in a downward dog pose.

Helena Butler will take everyone through a series of yoga poses and make sure that each person is doing the yoga poses right. If you have the camera on, Helena will be looking to make sure that everyone has understood her explanation of the yoga poses she does.  This six-week yoga program runs via Zoom web conference every Monday from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m Newfoundland Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

21 Jan 2021
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14 Feb 2021
Feel The (Braille) Love!
Two tiny red hearts made of construction paper sit on top of a wooden table.
Two tiny red hearts made of construction paper sit on top of a wooden table.

Valentine's Day is just around the corner and this year we could all use a little extra love! Did you know the CNIB Brailleroom volunteers can braille just about anything, free of charge for CNIB participants and their families? That includes letters and inserts for greeting cards! Put some love under the fingertips of a braille reader this year.

21 Jan 2021
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02 Mar 2021
Tech Talk Tuesday
Photo of lightbulbs
Photo of lightbulbs

This group runs via Zoom web conference every Tuesday from 7-9 p.m. Atlantic Time to chat about technology. Call-in information will be given upon registration.

21 Jan 2021
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02 Mar 2021
The Family Zoom Room
a man builds Lego with a boy
a man builds Lego with a boy

A fun family Zoom room for children 12 and under. Children take the lead and we read stories, share talents,  play family friendly games and so much more. Parents and siblings are also welcome. This group runs via Zoom web conference every Tuesday from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

21 Jan 2021
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26 Feb 2021
Friday Fun Trivia
Scrabble cubes spell out the word "Trivia" on a table top.
Scrabble cubes spell out the word "Trivia" on a table top.

Love trivia? This group is for you and the trivia is always different each week. The group meets via Zoom web conference every Friday from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

21 Jan 2021
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03 Mar 2021
The Bookends Book Club
a blue book with headphones resting on top.
a blue book with headphones resting on top.

Love to read and discuss books? Then join this weekly group and learn about what others are reading and the technology they use to get their books or hear guest speakers. This group meets via Zoom web conference every Wednesday from 10-11 a.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

21 Jan 2021
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22 Jan 2021
Guide Dog Handlers Chat Group
A woman walks with her guide dog. She is holding on to its harness with her left hand.
A woman walks with her guide dog. She is holding on to its harness with her left hand.

This is a safe and supportive place for guide dog handlers from across the country to get together and chat. Share the joys and challenges of being a guide dog handler as well as tips to keep our guide dogs happy and engaged. This group runs via Zoom web conference on Friday, January 8 & 22 from 1 to 2 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

21 Jan 2021
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27 Apr 2021
Ability4Good: Radiate Let's Play and Chat Online – Kids Group
Two young brothers sit on their bedroom floor and interact with an iPad.
Two young brothers sit on their bedroom floor and interact with an iPad.

A weekly online group, facilitated by Ability4Good Calgary, providing a safe environment for children and youth to build connections and friendships with peers across Canada. We will explore different indoor activities, online games, arts and crafts, baking, and other fun activities. We will be using a safe online platform to facilitate the group. Kids Group: for kids (ages 7-9), every Sunday and/or Tuesday from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Mountain Time

21 Jan 2021
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23 Jan 2021
Old Time Radio
Image of a microphone placed in a recording studio.
Image of a microphone placed in a recording studio.

Join us for a trip back into the world of old-time radio with OTR Rewind. Featuring comedies, dramas and a variety of programs from the time when network radio was king and every buddy tuned in for their entertainment. Shows will originate from the Thirties through the eighties. You are welcomed to briefly comment between shows or just sit back and enjoy the vast variety presented by your host Kelly MacDonald. This group runs via Zoom web conference on Saturday, January 9 & 23 from 12 to 1:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

21 Jan 2021
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Game Night
A braille monopoly board game.
A braille monopoly board game.

Attention all gamers, join us for some fun activities during our new game night! We will be exploring some new games and taking it back to the classics. This group runs via Zoom web conference on January 21 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Atlantic Time. Call in information will be given upon registration

25 Jan 2021
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Parent Forum
A young woman sits alone outdoors. In her left hand, she is holding her smartphone up to her ear. In her right hand, she holds her white cane
A young woman sits alone outdoors. In her left hand, she is holding her smartphone up to her ear. In her right hand, she holds her white cane

Come join us to hear the Manitoba Youth Council host presentations and discussions on different topics for parents. This group meets via Zoom conference on the last Monday of every month from 7 to 8 p.m. Central Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

26 Jan 2021
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Working with Google Drive
The Google search bar menu.
The Google search bar menu.

Your Google gmail account can be part of the solution to your storage needs! Join us as we explore Google Drive! Even with a basic free account, you are given 15 GB of data and we can show you the many benefits that this new storage space brings.  This technology program meets via Zoom web conference on Tuesday, January 26 from 1 to 3 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

Please be advised that you must register for all programs. We kindly ask you to

26 Jan 2021
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Tech It Out: Voice Assistants
Three people sit with iPhones in hand and white canes sitting on the table in front of them
Three people sit with iPhones in hand and white canes sitting on the table in front of them

Join us for an interactive discussion of current technology that can benefit people who are blind or partially sighted.  This week, we will share our thoughts on the new voice assistants for JAWS 2021 and ZOOMTEXT as well as share some updates for Alexa and Google. This group meets via Zoom web conference on January 26 from 2 to 3 p.m. Atlantic Time. Call in information will be given upon registration. 

27 Jan 2021
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Parent Support Group
A group of five people sit in a circle and engage in lively conversation.
A group of five people sit in a circle and engage in lively conversation.

Do you have a child who has additional needs? Our monthly parent support group runs via Zoom web conference on the last Wednesday of the month from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Newfoundland Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

27 Jan 2021
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Music Social
An illustration of a Treble clef and other musical notes.
An illustration of a Treble clef and other musical notes.

The music social is a themed radio-style night of music appreciation, where participants give song requests to the hosts and we listen to music, chat, and answer trivia questions together! Join us for a night of music, fun, and games! January theme: '80s music. This group runs via Zoom web conference on the last Wednesday of every month (January 27) from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

27 Jan 2021
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Smartphone Photography Club
Two women dining. One woman takes a picture of her friend with her smartphone.
Two women dining. One woman takes a picture of her friend with her smartphone.

Have you been exploring your creativity through photography with the use of your smartphone camera? This group for photographers who have sight loss, comes together monthly to share their passion and recent photographs. Join in for camaraderie and tips for capturing expressive images! This photography group meets via Zoom web conference on the fourth Wednesday of every month from 3 to 4 p.m. Eastern Time. Call-in information will be given upon registration.

27 Jan 2021
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Diabetes & Vision Loss Group
A person sits in a group circle. Their hands are clasped in their lap.
A person sits in a group circle. Their hands are clasped in their lap.

This group for people who are living with sight loss and diabetes, meets monthly for conversation, sharing insights and presentations.  This peer support group meets via Zoom web conference on the fourth Wednesday of every month from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

27 Jan 2021
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Less Trivial: A Game Night!
A bar-style neon bulb light sign that reads "Trivia Night"
A bar-style neon bulb light sign that reads "Trivia Night"

The CNIB Foundation in Nova Scotia will be hosting a unique trivia night designed to be a little less trivial! All questions asked during the evening are designed to be figured out in teams (that you’re assigned at the beginning of the night) rather than just testing how much trivial knowledge you know! It may include making sound effects, figuring out word puzzles, or making educated guesses. Call in if you are ready to be a little silly and have a lot of fun! This group runs via Zoom web conference on January 27 from 6 to 8 p.m. Atlantic Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

27 Jan 2021
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Connecting with Technology: Victor Reader – Talking Books Made Easy
A Victor Reader device.
A Victor Reader device.

For anyone who wants to enjoy audiobooks on an easy-to-use device with real buttons, the Victor Reader is the go-to solution. Join our friends at HumanWare as they discuss the models in this ever-popular product line and talk you through how to use them.  The world of reading really can be at your fingertips – and a Victor Reader device might just be your gateway to it all! This technology workshop meets online via Zoom conference Wednesday, January 27 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Pacific Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

28 Jan 2021
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Exploring Windows 10 Accessibility
A laptop computer displays the Windows 10 operating system.
A laptop computer displays the Windows 10 operating system.

Join us virtually in this introductory course on the accessibility features of Windows 10. This technology workshop meets via Zoom web conference on Thursday, January 28 from 1 to 3 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

28 Jan 2021
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Mind Power Life Coaching
Two young women enjoy coffee at a cozy restaurant table.
Two young women enjoy coffee at a cozy restaurant table.

Come join us for this engaging life coaching series, hosted by certified life coach Veronika Kanya, to learn and have fun. You will gain insight into personal development, neuroscience and more in this engaging and fun series. This program runs via Zoom conference on the fourth Thursday of the month from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Central Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

28 Jan 2021
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CNIB LGBTQ2S+ Social Group
A colourful Pride flag waves in the wind on a flag post.
A colourful Pride flag waves in the wind on a flag post.

Interested in meeting other members of the LGBTQ2S+ community who are also blind or partially sighted? CNIB is launching a new program (for adults 18+) to connect with other LGBTQ2S+ participants across the country! The group will meet monthly to share common experiences, support one another, and discuss topics chosen by the group. This group meets via Zoom web conference on the fourth Thursday of the month from 2 to 3 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

28 Jan 2021
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24 Jun 2021
CNIBLakeJoe@Home: Trivia
Wood blocks with red letters on them are laid on a table to spell "TRIVIA"
Wood blocks with red letters on them are laid on a table to spell "TRIVIA"

You're smarter than you think you are! Test your trivia limits at our monthly trivia sessions! Fun for all ages! Join us the last Thursday of each month from 3 to 4 p.m. Eastern Time.

30 Jan 2021
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Braille Literacy Canada Celebrates: Virtual 30th Anniversary Presidential Panel!
Reading a braille book. Hands glide over a brailled book.
Reading a braille book. Hands glide over a brailled book.

On Saturday, January 30, 2021 at 1 pm Eastern (10 am Pacific/11 am Mountain/12 pm Saskatchewan/Manitoba, 2 pm Atlantic), Braille Literacy Canada will host a special Presidential Panel in honour of BLC's 30th anniversary.

30 Jan 2021
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Parenting With Sight Loss Group
A group of five people sit in a circle and engage in lively conversation.
A group of five people sit in a circle and engage in lively conversation.

A support group for blind/partially sighted parents.  From infancy to adulthood - blind mothers and fathers can learn, explore, and share their triumphs, challenges, tips and stories among peers in a supportive environment. The group meets twice monthly in order to accommodate busy schedules. This group runs via Zoom web conference on the second Wednesday of the month from 7 to 8 p.m. Eastern Time. and the last Saturday of the month from 2 to 3 p.m. Call in information will be given upon registration.

30 Jan 2021
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Kids Who Craft - Playdough Making (children 12 and under)
Cookie cutters, a rolling pin and colourful playdough sit on a kitchen table top.
Cookie cutters, a rolling pin and colourful playdough sit on a kitchen table top.

Join us for a playdough making activity (for children 12 and under). This group runs via Zoom web conference on Saturday, January 30 from 11 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

31 Jan 2021
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14 Feb 2021
Printbraille Family Library Project
A young boy and his mother read a tactile braille book.
A young boy and his mother read a tactile braille book.

Does your family include a 5-10-year-old in the early stages of learning braille? Want to encourage your child to embrace braille to help them to succeed in school and life? CNIB has a program to support your family on this braille literacy journey! Three one-hour workshops are tentatively scheduled for Sunday, January 31, February 7 and February 14.

31 Jan 2021
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Parents educational resources for kids (PERK)
A young girl sits at a table creating a clay sculpture.
A young girl sits at a table creating a clay sculpture.

A support program for parents of children with sight loss, combined with interactive family recreational events. This group meets via Zoom web conference on the last Sunday of every month from 1 to 2 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

01 Feb 2021
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15 Feb 2021
Let's Get Gardening
A small garden lined with potted plants on a shelf.
A small garden lined with potted plants on a shelf.

Love gardening or would love to know more about gardening? Join this group weekly to share ideas, tips and the joy of gardening and listen to guest speakers! The group meets via Zoom web conference on the first and third Monday of every month from 1 to 2 p.m. Eastern Time.

01 Feb 2021
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Jeopardy
The  jeopardy question board with categories and multiple dollar amounts displayed.
The  jeopardy question board with categories and multiple dollar amounts displayed.

Join us on the first Monday of every month to play this classic tv game show and put your knowledge to the test! This group runs via Zoom web conference on the first Monday of every month from 7 to 8 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

01 Feb 2021
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CNIBLakeJoe@Home: Curiosity Corner - Protect Yourself from Fraud
The words "Fraud Prevention" above a symbol of a lock with a hand reaching out. The OPP logo is the bottom right corner.
The words "Fraud Prevention" above a symbol of a lock with a hand reaching out. The OPP logo is the bottom right corner.

Be aware and take care! Ted Schendera, Detective Sergeant, Health Fraud Investigation Unit, Investigation and Support Bureau, with the Ontario Provincial Police will talk about the top risks we should all be aware of and the best tips to protect yourself and those you care about. Register now to join us Monday, February 1, 3-4 p.m. Eastern Time via Zoom.

02 Feb 2021
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16 Feb 2021
Learning Zoom Video Conference – Basics
A computer monitor displays multiple video streams featuring people video-conferencing at home.
A computer monitor displays multiple video streams featuring people video-conferencing at home.

Zoom is a web-based video conferencing tool that allows users to meet online or via telephone. Learn how to use Zoom video conference from a ZoomText/Fusion/JAWS/NVDA user. This technology group runs via Zoom web conference & teleconference on Tuesday, February 2 & 16 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

02 Feb 2021
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16 Feb 2021
Young Adult Zoom Hangout
The back of a young woman's head. She sits at kitchen table and types on her laptop computer.
The back of a young woman's head. She sits at kitchen table and types on her laptop computer.

Connect with old friends as well as make new ones over Zoom! Topics will be determined by the group. Please note: this group is for individuals between the ages of 18-30.  The group meets online via Zoom web conference on Tuesday, February 2 & 16 from 8-9 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration. 

03 Feb 2021
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17 Feb 2021
Guide Dog Peer Group (Ontario)
A golden lab. CNIB Guide Dog - puppy in training, wearing a yellow vest and leash. It is walking alongside a handler.
A golden lab. CNIB Guide Dog - puppy in training, wearing a yellow vest and leash. It is walking alongside a handler.

Join other guide dog handlers to talk about social/advocacy issues. This group meets via teleconference biweekly on Wednesday, February 3 & 17 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Call-in information will be given upon registration. 

03 Feb 2021
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Connecting with Technology: Money Matters – Accessible Online Banking Apps and Talking ATMs
A laptop computer displays an online banking module.
A laptop computer displays an online banking module.

Paying bills. Sending money to friends. Getting your hands on cold, hard cash.  All of this and more can be done electronically, without ever seeing a live person. Join long-time assistive technology trainer, Albert Ruel, as he introduces accessible banking apps and talking ATMs. During these crazy COVID times, technology really can save the day when it comes to managing your money! This technology workshop meets via Zoom web conference Wednesday, February 3 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Pacific Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

03 Feb 2021
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Sharing Circle
Participants at CNIB Sharing Circle having a discussion and smiling
Participants at CNIB Sharing Circle having a discussion and smiling

Join us from the comfort of your own home via Zoom, using your computer, smart device, or land line. The Sharing Circle meets via Zoom web conference on the first Wednesday of every month from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Central Time. Monthly topics vary. Call in information will be given upon registration.

03 Feb 2021
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17 Feb 2021
CNIB Young Writers
A woman's hands type on a computer keyboard.
A woman's hands type on a computer keyboard.

This program is for youth between 18-30 who love to write! Meet with a group of like-minded individuals and share your writing samples. Each call we will give feedback on the writing samples provided to the group and discuss different writing techniques and literature. The group meets via Zoom web conference on Wednesday, February 3 & 17 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

06 Feb 2021
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Let's Talk RDSP
An illustration of money. A stack of coins and paper bills with $ signs on them.
An illustration of money. A stack of coins and paper bills with $ signs on them.

A registered disability savings plan (RDSP) is a savings plan that is intended to help parents and others save for the long-term financial security of a person who is eligible for the disability tax credit (DTC). This information session is designed to provide participants with information about the Registered Disability Savings Plan. Learn more about eligibility, how to apply, and more.  This group runs via Zoom web conference on Saturday, February 6 from 2 to 3:15 p.m.  Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

10 Feb 2021
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Hot Topics in Media and Advocacy
An illustration of a megaphone outlined in a black paintbrush style design with yellow accents.
An illustration of a megaphone outlined in a black paintbrush style design with yellow accents.

This series will give you an opportunity to ask questions, share personal experiences, and hear from experts and long-time advocates on topics you’ve been hearing about in the media. In this session, we will be discussing physical accessibility. This series runs via Zoom web conference on February 10 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Central Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

10 Feb 2021
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Parenting With Sight Loss Group
A group of five people sit in a circle and engage in lively conversation.
A group of five people sit in a circle and engage in lively conversation.

A support group for blind/partially sighted parents.  From infancy to adulthood - blind mothers and fathers can learn, explore, and share their triumphs, challenges, tips and stories among peers in a supportive environment. The group meets twice monthly in order to accommodate busy schedules. This group runs via Zoom web conference on the second Wednesday of the month from 7 to 8 p.m. Eastern Time. and the last Saturday of the month from 2 to 3 p.m. Call in information will be given upon registration.

10 Feb 2021
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Connecting with Technology: When Tech Acts Up – Troubleshooting Your Own Equipment Issues.
Adult male hands type on a laptop computer.
Adult male hands type on a laptop computer.

Problem-solving. Troubleshooting. Critical thinking. These aren’t just buzz phrases that look good on a resume. Rather, they are valuable skills worth developing and honing. Join Jenna Faris as she shares helpful techniques for solving your own technology problems – and where to turn when you need a hand. This technology workshop meets via Zoom web conference Wednesday, February 10 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Pacific Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

11 Feb 2021
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Let's Talk RDSP
An illustration of money. A stack of coins and paper bills with $ signs on them.
An illustration of money. A stack of coins and paper bills with $ signs on them.

A registered disability savings plan (RDSP) is a savings plan that is intended to help parents and others save for the long-term financial security of a person who is eligible for the disability tax credit (DTC). This information session is designed to provide participants with information about the Registered Disability Savings Plan. Learn more about eligibility, how to apply, and more. This group runs via Zoom web conference on Thursday, February 11 from 7 to 8:15 p.m.  Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

11 Feb 2021
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Life Coach Q&A
Two young women enjoy coffee at a cozy restaurant table.
Two young women enjoy coffee at a cozy restaurant table.

Come join us for this engaging life coaching series, hosted by certified life coach Veronika Kanya. Be part of the life coaching Q&A. Register and send your questions ahead for an engaging discussion. This program runs via Zoom web conference on the second Thursday of every month from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Central Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

11 Feb 2021
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How I Did It Speakers Series
Three women in a meeting. Two women are sitting at a table in front of a laptop. Another woman stands near a window. They are engaging in a serious conversation.
Three women in a meeting. Two women are sitting at a table in front of a laptop. Another woman stands near a window. They are engaging in a serious conversation.

As part of an ongoing speaker’s series to encourage those who have gained employment or meaningful life experiences to share their stories with members of our community that may find value in hearing them. We are inviting those with blindness or partial vision to volunteer to share their stories with fellow members of the community to share how they did it. This group meets via Zoom web conference on February 11 from 9 to 10 a.m. Pacific Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

11 Feb 2021
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Better Health Series – Let's Get Moving
A running shoe rests on a stack of dumbbell weights.
A running shoe rests on a stack of dumbbell weights.

A personal trainer will discuss the benefits of getting moving and how to get started and keep on going with including more physical activity into your daily life. She will also give some tips on things to do that are easy to incorporate into your daily life. This session will be for individuals to join us with a fitness trainer who will talk about how to start or continue a healthy life style or fitness routine. This is a great session for anyone who is currently working on a active lifestyle or wants to hear more about it! This program meets via Zoom web conference on February 11 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Central Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

13 Feb 2021
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The Boyz Corner
The backs of a group of 4 teenage boys as they walk off to school.
The backs of a group of 4 teenage boys as they walk off to school.

Young men (ages 15 to 21) living with sight loss can come together for meaningful conversations. Topics discussed range from vision loss and masculinity, dating, expressing oneself and observing today’s music and media. This group runs via Zoom web conference on the second Saturday of every month from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

14 Feb 2021
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Young Women's Group
Two young women enjoy coffee at a cozy restaurant table.
Two young women enjoy coffee at a cozy restaurant table.

Are you a young woman preparing for university or starting your professional life? Join us to meet other confident, independent young women with similar interests and experiences. We will focus on issues that are relevant to your life, learn new things, and discuss the challenges of living with sight loss. Topics such as mental health, socialization, dating and navigating the workforce are just some of the things we will delve into. This group runs via Zoom web conference on the second Sunday of every month from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

15 Feb 2021
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Post-Secondary Connect Online Group
A smartphone, laptop, mouse and mug sitting on a desk.
A smartphone, laptop, mouse and mug sitting on a desk.

If you are a student interested in connecting with others, exchanging ideas and discussing the challenges of attending post-secondary school with sight loss, join us for our monthly discussions from the comfort of your home or dorm room! This group runs online via Zoom web conference on the third Monday of every month from 7-8 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration. 

15 Feb 2021
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Durham Region: Audio Club
A blue book with headphones resting on top.
A blue book with headphones resting on top.

A time to discuss short stories, biographies, poetry, and music. From the vision loss perspective, we discuss the relevance to our daily lives. Sessions are conducted based on regional area. This group runs via Zoom web conference on the third Monday of every month from 1 to 2 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

16 Feb 2021
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For the Love of Podcasts
A woman has earbuds in and listens to a podcast on her smartphone.
A woman has earbuds in and listens to a podcast on her smartphone.

Share podcasts that you're listening to. Broaden your podcast sharing and learn about new podcasts!  This group runs via Zoom web conference on the third Tuesday of the month from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Call-in information will be given upon registration.

16 Feb 2021
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Guide Dog Handler Group
A black guide dog and its handler enter a building.
A black guide dog and its handler enter a building.

Join other guide dog handlers and individuals who are interested in getting a guide dog or in the process of applying for a guide dog. The group discusses topics that are relevant to the handlers like winter gear, working through airports, dealing with problematic behaviour. The members of the group are a great source of information and support and have many years of experience. You can be a part of this group no matter where your dog is from as the group supports all handlers. This group meets via Zoom web conference on the third Tuesday of the month from 7 to 8 p.m. Central Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

16 Feb 2021
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Youth Leadership Program
 a girl with headphones on holding a cell phone
 a girl with headphones on holding a cell phone

In Youth Leadership, the goal is to increase the participant's confidence and knowledge about transitioning to post-secondary and work environments. The group also nurtures independence and helps the youth find out what they are capable of while having fun and learning to support themselves and others. There will be opportunities for the youth to take on leadership roles and be involved in projects, as well as, listen to guest speakers and learn from them. This group meets via Zoom web conference on the third Tuesday of every month from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Central Time. Call in information will be given upon registration

17 Feb 2021
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Connecting with Technology: Introducing NuEyes Smart Glasses
NuEyes e2 headset.
NuEyes e2 headset.

Wearable technology is the future – and NuEyes Smart-Glasses bring that future to you in a small, compact yet powerful head-worn device. Say good bye to those oversized, clunky machines when you try out this ground-breaking technology. Weighing in at just 88 grams, these lightweight glasses can help those with low vision see better – and are suitable for indoor and outdoor environments.  oin Rakshesh Patel with NuEyes as he discusses and demos two of their most popular products: NuEyes E2 and NuEyes Pro. This technology workshop meets via Zoom web conference Wednesday, February 17 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Pacific Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

17 Feb 2021
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Know Your Rights Workshop
An illustration of a megaphone. Text "Know Your Rights."
An illustration of a megaphone. Text "Know Your Rights."

The CNIB Foundation is offering two Know Your Rights Workshops for residents of Ontario. These workshops are designed to provide participants with the knowledge and confidence that they require to identify incidents of discrimination, self-advocate, and develop effective courses of action when confronted with discrimination. Join us as we build confidence, challenge discrimination, and learn more about our rights in various areas of public life, such as employment, housing, and consumer services. This group runs via Zoom web conference on February 17 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

19 Feb 2021
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The CNIB Foundation Learning Academy!
A young teenage girl excitedly holds a laptop monitor displaying the CNIB Foundation logo. She is pointing to the screen with her left hand.
A young teenage girl excitedly holds a laptop monitor displaying the CNIB Foundation logo. She is pointing to the screen with her left hand.

Welcome to the CNIB Foundation's learning academy! In these sessions, youth, parents and educators will have the opportunity to hear from working professionals with sight loss. Explore career options and learn more about summer programs for students. At the end of the program, students who are interested (and who will be 15 or older by July 1, 2021) may be referred to the Come to Work program for further assistance with their summer job search. Zoom meetings take place on the third Friday of every month (February 19, March 19) from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Eastern Time. 

19 Feb 2021
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Fashion Forward
A young woman poses on an outdoor ledge. She is wearing business casual attire.
A young woman poses on an outdoor ledge. She is wearing business casual attire.

Strike a pose with the CNIB Foundation! Learn fashion coordination, grooming, styling and makeup application tips with the Fashion Forward group. This group runs online via Zoom web conference on the third Friday of every month from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

22 Feb 2021
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15 Mar 2021
How To Be A Self Advocate
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An illustration of a megaphone outlined in a black paintbrush style design with yellow accents.

This program is designed to introduce participants to self-advocacy and the six steps to successful self-advocacy. Join us as we learn the skills to stand up and speak out for our rights. This group runs via Zoom web conference every Monday (February 22 to March 15, 2021) from 3 to 4 p.m. Eastern Time. Call-in information will be given upon registration.

24 Feb 2021
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Connecting with Technology: Smart Home Basics – Introducing the Alexa-Enabled Microwave, Smart Plugs and Smart Bulbs
An Amazon Echo Dot Smart Speaker with Alexa.
An Amazon Echo Dot Smart Speaker with Alexa.

“Alexa, defrost one pound of chicken.” “Alexa, turn off the lights.” These are actual voice commands you can give to your Alexa speaker, once it’s connected to other smart appliances and gadgets. Tune in as we demonstrate the Amazon Basics Microwave, as well as smart plugs and lights.  Turning your home into a smart-home is easier – and more affordable – than you might think! This technology workshop meets via Zoom web conference Wednesday, February 24 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Pacific Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

26 Feb 2021
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Know Your Rights Workshop
An illustration of a megaphone. Text "Know Your Rights."
An illustration of a megaphone. Text "Know Your Rights."

The CNIB Foundation is offering two Know Your Rights Workshops for residents of Ontario. These workshops are designed to provide participants with the knowledge and confidence that they require to identify incidents of discrimination, self-advocate, and develop effective courses of action when confronted with discrimination. Join us as we build confidence, challenge discrimination, and learn more about our rights in various areas of public life, such as employment, housing, and consumer services. This group runs via Zoom web conference on February 26 from 2:30 to 4 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

07 Mar 2021
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CNIB Bridging Barriers
two men and two women playing bridge
two men and two women playing bridge

CNIB Bridging Barriers
Sunday, March 7, 2021

Play some hands, raise funds, remove barriers!
Register today for CNIB Bridging Barriers
A bridge charity game through Bridge Base Online (BBO)

25 May 2021
to
28 May 2021
CNIB Lake Joe: Spring Adult Mini Camp (ages 19+)

CNIB Lake Joe
4 Joe Finley Way
MacTier ON P0C 1H0
Canada

Spring sunrise over the water at CNIB Lake Joe
Spring sunrise over the water at CNIB Lake Joe

Get a head start on the season and enjoy the incredible beauty of springtime at CNIB Lake Joe.

07 Jun 2021
to
11 Jun 2021
CNIB Lake Joe: Adult Adventure Program (ages 19+)

CNIB Lake Joe
4 Joe Finley Way
MacTier ON P0C 1H0
Canada

People paddling in two canoes through a small river with a bright blue sky and evergreens.
People paddling in two canoes through a small river with a bright blue sky and evergreens.

Enjoy the wilderness on this multi-day canoe trip in the great outdoors!

05 Jul 2021
to
10 Jul 2021
CNIB Lake Joe: Family Week #1 (all ages)

CNIB Lake Joe
4 Joe Finley Way
MacTier ON P0C 1H0
Canada

A group of people standing on the dock in shorts and life jackets. They are smiling and in some cases piggy-backing others.
A group of people standing on the dock in shorts and life jackets. They are smiling and in some cases piggy-backing others.

Family weeks combine the freedom of a cottage or resort with traditional summer camp activities for the whole family to enjoy!​​​​​​​

12 Jul 2021
to
17 Jul 2021
CNIB Lake Joe: Adult Week #1 (ages 19+)

CNIB Lake Joe
4 Joe Finley Way
MacTier ON P0C 1H0
Canada

Five people standing on the fishing dock in the sunshine, holding fishing poles.
Five people standing on the fishing dock in the sunshine, holding fishing poles.

Now's your chance for rest, relaxation, exploration and restoration at CNIB Lake Joe!

19 Jul 2021
to
24 Jul 2021
CNIB Lake Joe: Summer Camp (ages 8-18)

CNIB Lake Joe
4 Joe Finley Way
MacTier ON P0C 1H0
Canada

A man and woman outside holding a bow and arrow, pointing at a target.
A man and woman outside holding a bow and arrow, pointing at a target.

Join us for fun in the sun this summer! This week is open to children and youth with sight loss and their siblings.

26 Jul 2021
to
31 Jul 2021
CNIB Lake Joe: Adult Week #2 (ages 19+)

CNIB Lake Joe
4 Joe Finley Way
MacTier ON P0C 1H0
Canada

Participants enjoying an outdoor yoga class on the patio at Lake Joe.
Participants enjoying an outdoor yoga class on the patio at Lake Joe.

Escape and spend a week on the shores of beautiful Lake Joseph in Muskoka.

02 Aug 2021
to
07 Aug 2021
CNIB Lake Joe: Family Week #2 (all ages)

CNIB Lake Joe
4 Joe Finley Way
MacTier ON P0C 1H0
Canada

Man and woman sitting on a big inner tube with a young boy in-between.
Man and woman sitting on a big inner tube with a young boy in-between.

Family weeks combine the freedom of a cottage or resort with traditional summer camp activities for the whole family to enjoy!​​​​​​​

09 Aug 2021
to
14 Aug 2021
CNIB Lake Joe: Counsellor-in-Training (ages 15-19)

CNIB Lake Joe
4 Joe Finley Way
MacTier ON P0C 1H0
Canada

Female counsellor assists a young boy who has caught a fish.
Female counsellor assists a young boy who has caught a fish.

Gain job skills while having fun at a program specifically designed to develop leadership skills and empower you to take an active role in camp life. This session is open to CNIB participants with sight loss AND non-participants.

09 Aug 2021
to
14 Aug 2021
CNIB Lake Joe: Canadian Leadership Development Program (ages 15-29)

CNIB Lake Joe
4 Joe Finley Way
MacTier ON P0C 1H0
Canada

CLDP 2019 participants enjoying an ice cream run on the pontoon.
CLDP 2019 participants enjoying an ice cream run on the pontoon.

Join your peers for a week of workshops, leisure activities and social events. Get informed and be inspired with fellow future leaders just like you.

16 Aug 2021
to
21 Aug 2021
CNIB Lake Joe: PLAY (ages 8-18)

CNIB Lake Joe
4 Joe Finley Way
MacTier ON P0C 1H0
Canada

A circle of children laying on the grass looking up. They are all smiling with colourful sunglasses.
A circle of children laying on the grass looking up. They are all smiling with colourful sunglasses.

PLAY - Pushing Limits for Active Youth is all about having fun exploring adaptive sports! This program is open to children and youth who are CNIB clients as well as their siblings.

16 Aug 2021
to
21 Aug 2021
CNIB Lake Joe: Camp Abilities (ages 8-18)

CNIB Lake Joe
4 Joe Finley Way
MacTier ON P0C 1H0
Canada

A female volunteer instructor is energetically leading an exercise class on the multi-sport court.
A female volunteer instructor is energetically leading an exercise class on the multi-sport court.

Receive one-on-one coaching in specialized sport programs like sailing, swimming, biking and running and compete in an actual regatta or triathalon! This program welcomes children and youth who are CNIB clients as well as their siblings.

23 Aug 2021
to
28 Aug 2021
CNIB Lake Joe: Adult Week #3 (ages 19+)

CNIB Lake Joe
4 Joe Finley Way
MacTier ON P0C 1H0
Canada

Line of white Muskoka chairs facing the Lake Joe beach
Line of white Muskoka chairs facing the Lake Joe beach

Join us for an unforgettable, life-changing experience this summer at CNIB Lake Joe!

30 Aug 2021
to
04 Sep 2021
CNIB Lake Joe: Family Week #3 (all ages)

CNIB Lake Joe
4 Joe Finley Way
MacTier ON P0C 1H0
Canada

Mom and daughter holding paddles in a red kayak in the lake.
Mom and daughter holding paddles in a red kayak in the lake.

Family weeks combine the freedom of a cottage or resort with traditional summer camp activities for the whole family to enjoy!​​​​​​​

01 Oct 2021
to
03 Oct 2021
CNIB Lake Joe: Family Fall Colours Adventure Weekend (all ages)

CNIB Lake Joe
4 Joe Finley Way
MacTier ON P0C 1H0
Canada

Woman hugging boy wearing glasses outdoors.
Woman hugging boy wearing glasses outdoors.

Road trip! Make the most of your weekend and bring your family to CNIB Lake Joe to enjoy everything the fall season has to offer.

05 Oct 2021
to
08 Oct 2021
CNIB Lake Joe: Fall Adult Mini Camp (ages 19+)

CNIB Lake Joe
4 Joe Finley Way
MacTier ON P0C 1H0
Canada

View of CNIB Lake Joe from the water with the bright blue sky reflected in the water and the trees turning red and orange.
View of CNIB Lake Joe from the water with the bright blue sky reflected in the water and the trees turning red and orange.

Muskoka is gorgeous in the fall and there's so much to enjoy at CNIB Lake Joe - indoors and out!

13 Oct 2021
to
15 Oct 2021
CNIB Lake Joe: Fall Adult Fishing Getaway (ages 19+)

CNIB Lake Joe
4 Joe Finley Way
MacTier ON P0C 1H0
Canada

Camper Bruce holding a fish, standing beside Eugene Chong on the Boathouse dock.
Camper Bruce holding a fish, standing beside Eugene Chong on the Boathouse dock.

Learn from experienced anglers and catch "the big one" in Lake Joseph. A perfect way to spend a few days enjoying all that nature has to offer.

29 Oct 2021
to
31 Oct 2021
CNIB Lake Joe: Family Halloween Retreat (all ages)

CNIB Lake Joe
4 Joe Finley Way
MacTier ON P0C 1H0
Canada

A pumpkin rests on a tree stump outdoors.
A pumpkin rests on a tree stump outdoors.

Trick or treat!? We promise you and your family lots of treats this fa-boo-lous weekend!