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09 Jul 2020
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10 Jul 2020
Online 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.

A fully accessible and described gentle-styled yoga allowing you to develop strength, mindfulness and flexibility over time utilizing the most basic yoga postures. You’ll leave the class feeling loose and more relaxed. Come participate in a safe and supportive environment. This group runs via Zoom web conference every Monday and Friday from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Eastern TIme. Call-in information will be given upon registration.

09 Jul 2020
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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.

Our 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 and teleconference every Thursday from 2 to 2:45 p.m. Pacific Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

09 Jul 2020
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30 Jul 2020
CNIB Lake Joe: Family Evening Programs
Mom, dad and two young kids sit on a couch, holding a laptop. They are smiling and pointing at the screen.
Mom, dad and two young kids sit on a couch, holding a laptop. They are smiling and pointing at the screen.

Fun for the whole family. Join us on Thursday evenings for some traditional Lake Joe evening programs (and some new!) We will host a different activity every week. The group meets via Zoom web conference every Thursday from 7 to 8 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

09 Jul 2020
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29 Jul 2020
Career Support Boot Camp - Wednesday Sessions
A group of people sit at a long table at the CNIB Ottawa Hub.
A group of people sit at a long table at the CNIB Ottawa Hub.

As part of our Come to Work program, this series explores a wide range of job readiness skills with a special focus on job seekers with vision loss.  This program runs via Zoom web conference every Wednesday from 1-3 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration

09 Jul 2020
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10 Jul 2020
Youth Employment Skills Camp
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an arm on a desk holding a pen

Join us for a Zoom inclusive and interactive camp for secondary students that focuses on pre-employment skills from July 6-10.

09 Jul 2020
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31 Jul 2020
Get Connected (Ontario North)
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The keypad of a landline telephone.

Social Distancing can elicit additional feelings of isolation. Conversations will not be cancelled! Needing some additional support? Program Leads and Volunteers can help to reach out to you, whether through a phone call, texting, Facetime, or email; we are here to help. 

09 Jul 2020
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27 Jul 2020
CNIB Lake Joe: Kids Craft Corner
A young girl works on a friendship bracelet craft.
A young girl works on a friendship bracelet craft.

Put your creativity to the test with a fun art project each week. These crafts for children and youth are easy, fun, and made with items you can find around the house! The group meets via Zoom web conference every Monday from 3 to 4 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

09 Jul 2020
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28 Jul 2020
CNIB Lake Joe: Adult Evening Programs
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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

Join us for some traditional Lake Joe evening programs (and some new!). We will host a different activity every week. The group meets via Zoom web conference every Tuesday from 7 to 8 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

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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. 

09 Jul 2020
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30 Jul 2020
Come to Work: Essential Skills Virtual Training Camp (Summer 2020)
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Two hands firmly shake in a formal handshake.

Join us for a six-week career support program for job seekers who are blind or partially sighted.  The group meets via Zoom web conference every Tuesday and Thursday from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Mountain Time. Call in information will be provided upon registration.

09 Jul 2020
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31 Jul 2020
CNIB EmpowerPlay Video Podcast
An illustration of a running shoe outlined in thick, black, paintbrush design.
An illustration of a running shoe outlined in thick, black, paintbrush design.

We're taking our CNIB EmpowerPlay Video Podcast LIVE! We will bring in empowering and informative quests to share their stories of success. You will feel empowered to take on the next great challenge in your life and learn some secrets to making that happen. Join us on Facebook Live every Wednesday at 11 a.m. EST. 

09 Jul 2020
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10 Jul 2020
CNIB Foundation Virtual Summer Camps (for children under 10)
A group of four young people hold hands and jump in the air.
A group of four young people hold hands and jump in the air.

We are inviting your child to join us for fun, interactive virtual activities! They will make new friends from across Ontario, strengthen existing friendships and learn something new along the way. Children under 10: July 6-10 and August 4-8 from 11-11:45 a.m. Eastern Time. The group meets via Zoom conference. Call in information will be given upon registration. 

09 Jul 2020
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29 Jul 2020
CNIB Lake Joe: 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! The group meets via Zoom web conference every Wednesday from 7 to 8 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

09 Jul 2020
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Technology Workshop: Zoom Screen Magnification Function on iPhones and iPads
An over the shoulder shot of a man holding his iPhone using voiceover.
An over the shoulder shot of a man holding his iPhone using voiceover.

Join us to learn the basics of Zoom, which is an accessibility feature that can enlarge an iPhone or iPad screens. This technology workshop is intended for beginners and meets via Zoom web conference on July 9 from 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

09 Jul 2020
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Victoria & Abbotsford Peer Support Group
A support group of eight people sit in chairs in a circle and engage in lively conversation.
A support group of eight people sit in chairs in a circle and engage in lively conversation.

Understanding, support, mentorship and advice when you need it most. Struggling with the emotional challenges of sight loss? We're here for you.  This peer support group meets via teleconference on July 9 & 23 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Pacific Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

09 Jul 2020
Technology Workshop: Cyber Security
A desktop computer featuring colourful internet coding. An illustration of a lock appears in the centre of the screen.
A desktop computer featuring colourful internet coding. An illustration of a lock appears in the centre of the screen.

With so much of our tasks now being conducted on the internet, it is critical to be aware of thieves waiting to steal your information. Learn how you can stay protected while accessing internet applications and inputting private information about yourself on website forms. This technology workshop is by appointment only on July 9. Call in information will be given upon registration.

09 Jul 2020
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30 Sep 2020
National Empowerment Workshop Series – Live, Work, Play
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an extreme close up of 4 people sitting at a wooden table.  A laptop, paper, pens, glasses, notebooks are infront of them

This is a 13 week series of workshops focused around the 3 pillars for CNIB Foundation: Live, Work and Play. Topics will include SMART Goals, overcoming adversity, Empowerplay and more! This virtual program runs via Zoom web conference every Wednesday, 4:30-6 p.m. Eastern Time. Call-in information will be given upon registration.

09 Jul 2020
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26 Aug 2020
Summer Camp Nights!
A young child holds a magnifier and plays with building bricks.
A young child holds a magnifier and plays with building bricks.

Every Wednesday from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Pacific Time, Blind Beginnings in partnership with the CNIB Foundation, will host a classic camp activity or youth-led camp hang-out over Zoom! Children, youth, and their families across BC are welcome to join in on the fun throughout the summer!  

09 Jul 2020
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09 Jul 2020
Western Canada Social Meet-Up Teleconference
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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. Social distancing is a challenge, but you’re not alone. Join us on Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 10 a.m. - 11 a.m. Mountain Time for a friendly group chat. We’ll get to know each other, share some good news stories, and discuss practical tips for staying healthy and connected. Call-in information will be given upon registration. 

09 Jul 2020
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28 Jul 2020
CNIB Lake Joe: Making Music for Kids
A young girl excitedly claps her hands.
A young girl excitedly claps her hands.

An engaging session for children and youth that includes music activities, rhythm games and learning fun, new camp songs to sing at our weekly campfires. The first half hour will be for children 10 and under, the second half hour will be for children aged 11+. The group meets via Zoom web conference every Tuesday. Call in information will be given upon registration.

09 Jul 2020
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29 Jul 2020
CNIB Lake Joe: Adult Craft Corner Series
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A palette of colourful watercolour paint.

Stretch your creativity with a fun art project each week. These fun and easy at home crafts will definitely have you wanting more! The group meets via Zoom web conference every Wednesday from 10 to 11 a.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

09 Jul 2020
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25 Aug 2020
CNIB Lake Joe: Coffee Break
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White mug sitting on a wood table. The mug has a smiley face on it.

Join us on Zoom Tuesday mornings, 9-10 a.m. Eastern Time for conversation, laughter, and a chance to reminisce about your favourite CNIB Lake Joe memories. Pour yourself a coffee, tea, or beverage of choice, login and connect with your friends from Lake Joe.

09 Jul 2020
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Gaining Grounds Coffee Group (Barrie)
a woman holds a cup of coffee and smiles.
a woman holds a cup of coffee and smiles.

This on-going weekly coffee group is currently at capacity and has started meeting up virtually on the teleconference line for conversation, laughter and friendly support. The group meets via Zoom web conference every Thursday from 1:15 p.m. - 3 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

09 Jul 2020
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Youth Money Talk with Dylan McDonald
A pink piggy bank sits on a tabletop.
A pink piggy bank sits on a tabletop.

For youth ages 11-21. Dylan McDonald will be sharing with us how money management is a very important principle that people often misuse and struggle with. Even as a youth or young adult you can learn how to wisely save, invest and spend your money. Dylan is the Chief Executive Officer and Founder of IcyFilmsProductions, which is a videography and photography based company that he started a few years ago as a teen with vision loss. Join Dylan and find out why money management is crucial and essential in our everyday lives. Siblings are also welcome. This group runs online via Zoom web conference on July 9 from 2 to 3 p.m. Mountain Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

09 Jul 2020
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Working As Part Of A Team
A business meeting. A group of four people shake hands over a large table.
A business meeting. A group of four people shake hands over a large table.

This is an introduction to being part of a team and how you can make a difference. This workshop runs via Zoom web conference on July 9 from 2-3:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

09 Jul 2020
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29 Jul 2020
HomeFit Live - Facebook Live
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An illustration of a running shoe outlined in thick, black, paintbrush design.

Join in to learn and participate at home! We will educate and demonstrate the basics of staying fit and healthy while at home. Watch LIVE on Facebook or sign up for the email list to get the videos sent to you. Learn about a fitness routine structure, how to use home items to maximize success and get your fitness questions answered. Join us on Facebook Live every Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday at 10 a.m. EST.

09 Jul 2020
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Virtual Bingo
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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 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

09 Jul 2020
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30 Jul 2020
CNIB Lake Joe: Little Joes
A young child holds a magnifier and plays with building bricks.
A young child holds a magnifier and plays with building bricks.

Fun and engaging activities for the little members of the Lake Joe community (and their parents). Join us for stories, songs and games designed for children aged 0-8. The group meets via Zoom web conference every Thursday from 10 to 10:30 a.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

09 Jul 2020
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Indoor Plants and Gardening Group
Seven potted plants sit on a windowsill.
Seven potted plants sit on a windowsill.

Come join us as we discuss tips and tricks regarding gardening and indoor plants. All levels of knowledge are welcomed. This group meets via Zoom web conference on July 9 from 3 to 4  p.m. Atlantic Time (2 to 3 p.m. Eastern Time). Call in information will be given upon registration

09 Jul 2020
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Thursday Virtual Games
A red roll of dice.
A red roll of dice.

Come play word games led by our game show hosts. Connect through zoom or phone in 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.

09 Jul 2020
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27 Jul 2020
CNIB Lake Joe: Adult Monday Music
An arm cradles/plays a guitar. It's leaned against the torso of a man.
An arm cradles/plays a guitar. It's leaned against the torso of a man.

Make music part of your morning during this fun and interactive music session. Join us for creative rhythm activities and singalong songs. The group meets via Zoom web conference every Monday from 10 to 11 a.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

09 Jul 2020
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Low-Impact, Seated Dance Fitness
People wearing aerobics attire participate in a dance class.
People wearing aerobics attire participate in a dance class.

Let’s dance! Our adaptive dance instructor, Tiffany Tjosvold, will be leading a guided seat based low-impact dance class for our 19+ participants. This group runs via Zoom web conference and teleconference every Thursday from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Pacific Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

09 Jul 2020
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31 Jul 2020
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. 
 

09 Jul 2020
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Burlington/Hamilton Coffee & Chat
photo of two people seated at a table holding coffee mugs.
photo of two people seated at a table holding coffee mugs.

Grab a coffee and come chat each week about local things in the Burlington & Hamilton area. This group meets via Zoom web conference every Thursday from 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

09 Jul 2020
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29 Jul 2020
Remote One-on-One Technology Training, Coaching & Support (Wednesday Sessions)
An over the shoulder shot of a woman tapping on an iPad.
An over the shoulder shot of a woman tapping on an iPad.

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. Sessions run via Zoom web conference or teleconference every Wednesday, by appointment only. Call in information will be given upon registration.

09 Jul 2020
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31 Jul 2020
The CNIB Foundation Summer 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.

Discover and explore your potential through educational and empowering activities while connecting with like-minded peers in a virtual environment. Take part in unique workshops and interactive challenges that will help you develop your pre-employment, leadership, independence, and social skills.

09 Jul 2020
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28 Jul 2020
CNIB Lake Joe: Youth Leadership Lounge
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A young woman smiles for a picture. She is wearing a backpack and headphones connected to her iPhone.

Be the change! Meet with like-minded peers weekly to discuss various leadership topics and learn how you can gain the confidence to become a great leader. Each session will focus on a specific topic, from public speaking to critical thinking and personal brand, and will finish with some fun and games. The group meets via Zoom web conference every Tuesday from 3 to 4 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

09 Jul 2020
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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.

Hear from community members with sight loss about their path to employment. This group meets via Zoom web conference on July 9 from 10-11 a.m. Pacific Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

09 Jul 2020
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29 Jul 2020
CNIB Lake Joe: Music Through Time
A young woman wearing headphones sits on a couch. She is listening to music and smiling.
A young woman wearing headphones sits on a couch. She is listening to music and smiling.

Join us for a musical journey through time where we will explore a variety of musical time periods, including Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque, Classical, Romantic, and 20th/21st Century. Throughout the series we will explore songs, composers and some cool facts from each era. Embark on this historical journey with us! The group meets via Zoom web conference every Wednesday from 3 to 4 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

09 Jul 2020
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30 Jul 2020
CNIB Lake Joe: Family Trivia
Wooden blocks that spell the word TRIVIA in red letters
Wooden blocks that spell the word TRIVIA in red letters

Test your knowledge in a friendly quiz competition as you laugh and learn at the same time! There will be questions for all ages. Join us by Zoom on Thursdays in July, 3 p.m. – 4 p.m. Eastern Time.

09 Jul 2020
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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.

10 Jul 2020
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Career Support Appointments
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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.

Let's boost participation in the world of work! This is a great opportunity for talent with sight loss to learn new skills that current employers are expecting in the new emerging workforce. This group runs via Zoom web conference on the second and fourth Friday of each month from 1-2:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

10 Jul 2020
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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.

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 Friday from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

10 Jul 2020
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Friday 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. This group runs via Zoom web conference and teleconference every Friday from 2-3 p.m. Pacific Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

10 Jul 2020
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31 Jul 2020
CNIB Lake Joe: Fitness Fridays
A running shoe rests on a stack of dumbbells weights.
A running shoe rests on a stack of dumbbells weights.

Time to get your body moving! Join us weekly for intermediate-level physical activities and well-being chats. The group meets via Zoom web conference every Friday from 10 to 11 a.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

10 Jul 2020
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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. Come and learn each week as the trivia always is different. This group meets by teleconference or zoom web conferencing. The group meets via Zoom conference every Friday rom 11 a.m.-12 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

10 Jul 2020
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Pursuing our Passions (POP) for youth!
Five pairs of hands play a piano keyboard.
Five pairs of hands play a piano keyboard.

Calling all aspiring artists and musicians! Pursuing Our Passions (POP) will host monthly guest speakers, creatives and professional artists from diverse streams in the art and entertainment industry to share their skills, knowledge and talent and help grow your artistic dreams into successful careers. This group runs via Zoom web conference on July 10 from 6-8 p.m. Eastern Time. Call-in information will be given upon registration.

10 Jul 2020
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Music 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.

All you need to participate is access to a Phone or Zoom and a Bingo card at home or online! Each Music Bingo Night will have a different Music theme. This group runs via Zoom web conference and teleconference on Friday, July 10 & 24 from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Pacific Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

10 Jul 2020
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Body Talks: Communication & Body Language In The Workplace (Repeat)
A woman with sight loss in a red dress stands in a park in front of a sign reading: "What is for the Public Good?"
A woman with sight loss in a red dress stands in a park in front of a sign reading: "What is for the Public Good?"

Communication at work is one of the most important skills that employers are looking for. This workshop will review communication both verbal and nonverbal, with a focus on the nonverbal as sometimes these social cues can be missed. Come to this workshop and add some new tools to your communication toolbox to help boost your chances in the world of work. This workshop meets via Zoom web conference on July 10 from 2 to 3 p.m. Atlantic Time. Call in information will be given upon registration. 

10 Jul 2020
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Friday Coffee Group (Manitoba)
two people sitting at a table drinking coffee
two people sitting at a table drinking coffee

Join a lively group of blind and partially sighted people of all ages and backgrounds every Friday to discuss the hot topics of the week over a cup of coffee. This popular Winnipeg-based group has gone virtual! Call in information will be provided upon registration.

10 Jul 2020
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31 Jul 2020
CNIB Lake Joe: Let’s Get Moving
A man leans a shoe against a wooden fence. He is tying his running shoe.
A man leans a shoe against a wooden fence. He is tying his running shoe.

Not a fitness pro but still want to get active? Join us weekly for beginner-level physical activities (i.e., yoga, chair exercises, etc.) The group meets via Zoom web conference every Friday from 3 to 4 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

10 Jul 2020
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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 every second Friday from 1-2 p.m. Eastern Time. Call-in information will be given upon registration.

10 Jul 2020
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Advocacy Trivia Teleconference
An ambassador stands at the front of a room and gives a presentation to 30+ seated children.
An ambassador stands at the front of a room and gives a presentation to 30+ seated children.

Feeling like you can’t listen to one more audiobook or watch one more minute of news coverage? Join us for advocacy-themed trivia Friday afternoons. This program runs via Zoom web conference every Friday from 1-1:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

11 Jul 2020
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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 biweekly on Saturday's from 12-1:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

11 Jul 2020
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Acoustic Music Jam Session
Christine Malec plays the guitar. Three people sit next to her.
Christine Malec plays the guitar. Three people sit next to her.

Bring your favourite acoustic musical instrument to the party! Dial-in, play and sing along. All abilities and talents are welcome. This group runs via Zoom web conference from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

12 Jul 2020
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CNIB 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 online via Zoom web conference on July 12 from 1 to 3 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

12 Jul 2020
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Fun with Art (online art workshop for children & youth)
Two participants take part in a drawing class.
Two participants take part in a drawing class.

An opportunity to use creative techniques, (drawing, painting, collage, colouring, sculpting) to express yourself artistically. Discover and explore your inner Picasso! 

13 Jul 2020
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24 Aug 2020
Summertime Cooking for Backyard Parties, BBQ, and Potlucks
A carton of eggs. A whisk sits on a recipe book
A carton of eggs. A whisk sits on a recipe book

Back by popular demand! Join us for this fun series of cooking demonstrations with Dave Carragher (Blind Man Cooking) as we learn some new basic summer BBQ and picnic dishes! These easy and affordable recipes are great for all kitchen skill levels. This program runs via Zoom web conference on July 13, 27, August 10, 24 from 7-8 p.m. Atlantic Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

13 Jul 2020
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St. Catharines Coffee & Chat
photo of two people seated at a table holding coffee mugs.
photo of two people seated at a table holding coffee mugs.

Grab a coffee and come chat each week about local things in the St. Catharines area. This group meets via Zoom web conference every Monday from 2-3 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

13 Jul 2020
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17 Jul 2020
CNIB Foundation Virtual Summer Camps (for children 11-14)
A group of four young people hold hands and jump in the air.
A group of four young people hold hands and jump in the air.

We are inviting your child to join us for fun, interactive virtual activities! They will make new friends from across Ontario, strengthen existing friendships and learn something new along the way. Children 11-14: July 13-17 and August 10-14 from 12-1 p.m. Eastern Time. The group meets via Zoom conference. Call in information will be given upon registration. 

13 Jul 2020
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All About CELA
A stack of four books sits on a shelf. A pair of headphones sits on top of the books - holding them together.
A stack of four books sits on a shelf. A pair of headphones sits on top of the books - holding them together.

Are you looking for information about the recent changes to CELA? Join our virtual group to talk all about CELA! We'll cover the types of books available, how to download, website tips for users who use magnifiers and screen readers, and more. This group runs via Zoom web conference on July 13 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Call in information will be given upon registration.

13 Jul 2020
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Oakville Coffee & Chat
photo of two people seated at a table holding coffee mugs.
photo of two people seated at a table holding coffee mugs.

Grab a coffee and come chat each week about local things in the Oakville area. This group meets via Zoom web conference every Monday from 10 to 11 a.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

13 Jul 2020
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Let's Get Gardening
A small garden lined with potted plants on a shelf.
A small garden lined with potted plants on a shelf.

If you have a green thumb (or you would like to have one) join the gardening discussion group. We will swap success stories, talk about our favourite plants, container, or patio gardens and generally 'dish the dirt' on all things horticultural. The group meets via Zoom web conference every Monday from 1 to 2 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

14 Jul 2020
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15 Jul 2020
CNIB, Read to Me!
A young woman wears a pair of headphones and holds a book up to her face. The book is blocking her nose and mouth so only her eyes appear.
A young woman wears a pair of headphones and holds a book up to her face. The book is blocking her nose and mouth so only her eyes appear.

Hear the friendly (and well-trained) voices of CNIB Recording Studio volunteer narrators read the classics this summer. Children, young adults and families – this program now has something for you too!

14 Jul 2020
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Telus World of Science Accessible Virtual Summer Camps: House Hackers (ages 7-9)
A young child holds a magnifier and plays with building bricks.
A young child holds a magnifier and plays with building bricks.

For children ages 7-9. If you can dream it, you can build it! The best way to discover is to design, create, and build using stuff you can find around your home! Use awesome tools to test your ideas, build creative contraptions, and complete daily design challenges. You’ll finish this camp with new maker skills and a passion for creation. This group runs online via Zoom web conference on July 14 from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Mountain Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

14 Jul 2020
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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 via Zoom web conference on the second and fourth Tuesday of the month from 8-9 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration. 

14 Jul 2020
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Manitoba Book Club
close up of hands holding a book and a coffee cup
close up of hands holding a book and a coffee cup

Whether you enjoy the classics, bestsellers, biographies or fiction, share your passion with other blind and partially sighted readers. This book club meets via teleconference on the second Tuesday of the month from 1-3 p.m. Central Daylight Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

14 Jul 2020
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The Family Zoom Room
a man builds Lego with a boy
a man builds Lego with a boy

For children (ages 5-12). A time for children to join us for a story a game or just some old fashion fun. Parents and siblings are also welcome. This group runs via Zoom web conference every Tuesday from 6:30 to 7:15 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

14 Jul 2020
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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 participants ages 19+. This group runs via Zoom web conference and teleconference every Tuesday from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Pacific Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

14 Jul 2020
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Audio 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. - 12:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

14 Jul 2020
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Ottawa After Hours Book Club
a blue book with headphones resting on top.
a blue book with headphones resting on top.

A monthly Book Club in the Ottawa region. Books are chosen by the group and then discussed each month. This book club meets via Zoom web conference on the second Tuesday of every month from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Eastern TIme. Call in information will be given upon registration. 

14 Jul 2020
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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.

14 Jul 2020
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Calgary iOS Support Group
A hand holding an Android smartphone against a black background.
A hand holding an Android smartphone against a black background.

If you need help with your iOS device or just want to talk tech join our group to learn more or share your expertise! This group meets via teleconference on the second Tuesday of the month from 5-7 p.m. Mountain Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

14 Jul 2020
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Coffee & Chat (Atlantic Canada)
A coffee cup sits on a table.
A coffee cup sits on a table.

Join us at our new office for our weekly Coffee & Chat group. Every week will provide you with an opportunity to meet a group of people from Atlantic Canada who also have sight loss. This group runs via Zoom web conference every Tuesday from 10-11:30 a.m. Atlantic Time. Call in information will be given upon registration

14 Jul 2020
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Kids Music
Keyboard in all the colors of the rainbow.
Keyboard in all the colors of the rainbow.

Our Music Therapists Erin Koop and Emily Brown will be hosting weekly sessions on Zoom for children and youth participants across the country. These interactive sessions are filled with songs, action songs, stories, and more!  Get ready to make some music! This group runs via Zoom web conference and teleconference every Tuesday from 2 to 3 p.m. Pacific Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

14 Jul 2020
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Women 2 Women Social
hands stacked on top of each other in a circle
hands stacked on top of each other in a circle

A friendly gathering to chat and stay connected. This group meets via Zoom web conference every Tuesday from 2-4 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

14 Jul 2020
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Tech Time Tuesday
A group of people participating in tech training
A group of people participating in tech training

Join us for an open group discussion about the technology, apps or electronic devices people use on a daily basis. This group meets via Zoom web conference on July 14 from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Newfoundland Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

14 Jul 2020
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Belleville Beyond Vision Loss Group
An elderly woman talks on a smartphone.
An elderly woman talks on a smartphone.

This monthly peer support group will connect you with other people living in the Belleville area who have experienced sight loss. This group runs via Zoom web conference on the second Tuesday of every month from 1:30-3:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

14 Jul 2020
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Technology Workshop: 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 group runs via teleconference on July 14 from 1:30-3:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

14 Jul 2020
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Community Music Jam Sessions
A hand playing guitar
A hand playing guitar

Music Therapist, Erin Koop, will host a weekly jam session for CNIB participants across the country. This will be a space for people to share, create, and listen to music together. This group runs via Zoom web conference and teleconference every Tuesday from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Pacific Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

14 Jul 2020
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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. 

14 Jul 2020
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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.

14 Jul 2020
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Ottawa After Hours Book Club
a blue book with headphones resting on top.
a blue book with headphones resting on top.

A monthly Book Club in the Ottawa region. Books are chosen by the group and then discussed each month. This book club meets via Zoom web conference on the second Tuesday of every month from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Eastern TIme. Call in information will be given upon registration. 

14 Jul 2020
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Connecting with Technology: iOS Accessibility 101
An over the shoulder shot of a man holding his iPhone using voiceover.
An over the shoulder shot of a man holding his iPhone using voiceover.

Connecting with Technology is an adapted curriculum developed by the CNIB Foundation, addressing the unique needs of blind and partially sighted technology users. All training sessions are offered online via Zoom, the fully accessible video-conferencing platform.

15 Jul 2020
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The Bookends Book Club
a blue book with headphones resting on top.
a blue book with headphones resting on top.

Join and learn about what others are reading and the technology they use to get their books. This group meets via Zoom web conference every Wednesday from 10-11 a.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

15 Jul 2020
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16 Jul 2020
COVID-19 & Access Transit Information Session
A row of Vancouver public transit buses lined up in a parking lot.
A row of Vancouver public transit buses lined up in a parking lot.

Information and Q&A session to address concerns around using public transit during COVID-19 in Metro Vancouver. This group meets via Zoom web conference on July 15 & 16 from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. Pacific Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

15 Jul 2020
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Connecting with Technology: Amazon Echo – A Deep Dive into Alexa's Capabilities
An Amazon Echo smart home device.
An Amazon Echo smart home device.

Connecting with Technology is an adapted curriculum developed by the CNIB Foundation, addressing the unique needs of blind and partially sighted technology users. July 15 session: Amazon Echo – A Deep Dive into Alexa's Capabilities. This group runs via Zoom web conference and teleconference every Wednesday at 10 a.m. Pacific Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

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19 Aug 2020
Come To Work: Online Boot Camp Workshops
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.

Come to Work Boot Camp will help you explore what employers are looking for in an applicant for your new job. This group runs online via Zoom web conference every Wednesday beginning July 15 from 1-2:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration. 

15 Jul 2020
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Kitchener/Guelph Coffee & Chat
a woman holds a cup of coffee and smiles.
a woman holds a cup of coffee and smiles.

This weekly coffee group meets for conversation, laughter and friendly support. The group meets via Zoom web conference every Wednesday from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

15 Jul 2020
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Techstravaganza Teleconference
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.

15 Jul 2020
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26 Aug 2020
CNIB Volunteer Orientation (Wednesday Sessions)
A man holding a while cane stands in front of a large screen with the CNIB Logo.
A man holding a while cane stands in front of a large screen with the CNIB Logo.

You are invited to attend an informative and updated orientation session for new and current CNIB volunteers. Wednesday, July 15, 22, 29. August 12, 19, 26 from 7-8:30 p.m .Eastern Time. This volunteer session meets via Zoom web conference. Call-in information will be given upon registration. 

15 Jul 2020
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Technology Workshop: Mastering the Art of Online Shopping
Hands extend and tap on the scree of an ipad.
Hands extend and tap on the scree of an ipad.

Now that you have the basics down, it is time to hone the art to perfection. Join us for the finer tips and tricks to help you get exactly what you want.  This group meets via Zoom web conference on July 15 from 1-3 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

15 Jul 2020
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History Escape Rooms
A stack of old withered history books sit on a bookshelf.
A stack of old withered history books sit on a bookshelf.

An entertaining learning experience! Do you love riddles and puzzles? Are you a history buff? Then you will adore the History Escape Room program. We'll use the Zoom polling function to allow players to find clues, solve puzzles and finish tasks in a fun group setting. Each session will last about an hour and will have a special history theme. This group runs via Zoom web conference every Wednesday from 10 to 11 a.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

15 Jul 2020
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Weekly Touchbase (Thunder Bay)
The keypad of a landline telephone.
The keypad of a landline telephone.

Join the conversation. While we can’t get together physically, we can still talk to each other! Call in for some information sharing, quick hot topic and community updates, round table check-ins, and fun daily challenges. The group meets via Zoom web conference every Wednesday from 2-3:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

15 Jul 2020
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Ukulele Group Workshop
A Ukulele
A Ukulele

Music Therapist, Emily Brown, will lead weekly workshops for those who want to buff up their ukulele skills! Each week we'll delve into 1-3 songs, go over the chords, strumming patterns, and do few practice turns. This program is designed for participants who are 14+, have some ukulele experience, and a ukulele in their home.  This group runs via Zoom web conference and teleconference every Wednesday from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Pacific Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

15 Jul 2020
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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. 

15 Jul 2020
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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 teleconference every Wednesday from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

16 Jul 2020
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Technology Workshop: Seeing AI
An iPhone has the Seeing AI app open and scanning an envelope.
An iPhone has the Seeing AI app open and scanning an envelope.

Launched in mid 2017 by Microsoft, Seeing AI is a fantastic vision aide that narrates the world around you. Designed for the blind and low vision community, this ongoing research project harnesses the power of AI to open up the visual world and describe nearby people, text and objects. The app can read short texts, products, handwriting, documents, colours, light and even people. It can also scan barcodes to describe a product and has a sound to assist the user in focusing on the barcode.  This technology workshop meets via Zoom web conference and telephone on July 16 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

16 Jul 2020
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Kingston Book Club
a blue book with headphones resting on top.
a blue book with headphones resting on top.

Calling all book lovers, do you enjoy a good page turner? Spend an afternoon in the company of friends discussing the book club pick of the month. This monthly book club meets via Zoom web conference on the third Thursday of the month from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration. 

16 Jul 2020
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The Nova Scotia Social
The keypad of a landline telephone.
The keypad of a landline telephone.

This social will include time to socialize and connect with a unique Maritime flair. While it’s hosted out of Nova Scotia, everyone is invited! This group meets via Zoom web conference on June 16 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Atlantic Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

17 Jul 2020
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Labour Standards in Nova Scotia
Three woman sit in a boardroom. Two are seated with laptops sitting on the table. One woman is standing near a window.
Three woman sit in a boardroom. Two are seated with laptops sitting on the table. One woman is standing near a window.

Have you ever wondered about some of your rights at work? This workshop will give a basic overview of different workplace rights in Nova Scotia. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we will also be reviewing the Rights and Responsibilities workers have according to the Occupational Health and Safety Act. This workshop meets via Zoom web conference on July 17 from 2 to 3 p.m. Atlantic Time. Call in information will be given upon registration. 

18 Jul 2020
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Boys Corner
The feet of two teenagers dangle off of an outdoor bench.
The feet of two teenagers dangle off of an outdoor bench.

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 Saturday, July 18 from 1 to 3 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

20 Jul 2020
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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.

Diabetes Retinopathy is the fourth leading cause of blindness in Canada. Many of us are living with or assist someone living with diabetes and sight loss. In this group, we will discuss life hacks, have guest speakers from the diabetic community, and talk about technology. This group meets via Zoom web conference biweekly from 3 to 4 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

21 Jul 2020
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Tech It Out: Fun & Smart Home Devices
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. June 21 Session – Fun & Smart Home Devices. This week we will look at a few smart devices that can help you within your home. From smart lights, locks, security and more.
This group meets via Zoom web conference on July 21 from 2 to 3 p.m. Atlantic Time. Call in information will be given upon registration. 

21 Jul 2020
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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.

This group meets via teleconference on July 21 from 7-8 p.m. Central Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

21 Jul 2020
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Connecting with Technology: Windows Accessibility 101
An over the shoulder shot of a man holding his iPhone using voiceover.
An over the shoulder shot of a man holding his iPhone using voiceover.

Connecting with Technology is an adapted curriculum developed by the CNIB Foundation, addressing the unique needs of blind and partially sighted technology users. All training sessions are offered online via Zoom, the fully accessible video-conferencing platform.

21 Jul 2020
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Prince George Peer Support Group
Three elderly women sit in chairs in a circle and engage in conversation.
Three elderly women sit in chairs in a circle and engage in conversation.

Understanding, support, mentorship and advice when you need it most. Struggling with the emotional challenges of sight loss? We're here for you.  This peer support group meets via teleconference on July 21 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Pacific Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

21 Jul 2020
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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 6-7:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Call-in information will be given upon registration.

22 Jul 2020
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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 Wednesdays from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Call-in information will be given upon registration. 

22 Jul 2020
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HumanWare SmartLife Workshop
Three HumanWare magnification products. Text: Webinar.
Three HumanWare magnification products. Text: Webinar.

Please join us for a special webinar with HumanWare on low vison solutions where we will explain the five most important criteria when choosing a visual aid for low vision. This group runs via Zoom web conference on July 22 from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

22 Jul 2020
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Telus World of Science Accessible Virtual Summer Camps: House Hackers (ages 10-12)
A young child holds a magnifier and plays with building bricks.
A young child holds a magnifier and plays with building bricks.

For children ages 10-12. If you can dream it, you can build it! The best way to discover is to design, create, and build using stuff you can find around your home! Use awesome tools to test your ideas, build creative contraptions, and complete daily design challenges. You’ll finish this camp with new maker skills and a passion for creation. This group runs online via Zoom web conference on July 22 from 9 to 11 a.m. Mountain Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

22 Jul 2020
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Connecting with Technology: Apple Watch
Three apple watches sit on a table top.
Three apple watches sit on a table top.

Connecting with Technology is an adapted curriculum developed by the CNIB Foundation, addressing the unique needs of blind and partially sighted technology users. July 22 session: Apple Watch – Presented by John Nicdao and Tim Guthrie. This group runs via Zoom web conference and teleconference every Wednesday at 10 a.m. Pacific Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

22 Jul 2020
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Technology Workshop: Aira - What it is and how to use it
Close up of a hand holding a smart phone
Close up of a hand holding a smart phone

The Aira app connects a blind user with a sighted agent who uses the phone's camera to assist with daily living tasks. These tasks can include: reading mail, identifying expiry dates on groceries, telling you information on products, and some aspects of independent travel, just to name a few. Join us to learn more. The app will be demonstrated during the session. This technology workshop meets via Zoom web conference on July 22 from 7 to 8:30 p.m.. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

22 Jul 2020
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CNIB and OPVIC present
A young boy reads a tactile book. His mother helps guide his hands over the book.
A young boy reads a tactile book. His mother helps guide his hands over the book.

What parents need to know about providing home-based education support for children with sight loss. The group meets via teleconference on July 22 from 8-9 p.m. Eastern Time. Call-in information will be given upon registration.

23 Jul 2020
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Life Coaching: Love, Dating and Relationships
Two young women enjoy coffee at a cozy restaurant table.
Two young women enjoy coffee at a cozy restaurant table.

Be part of this engaging life coaching series on love, dating and relationships. This series will be held on the fourth Thursday of each month, for six months, via Zoom web conference or teleconference. Call in information will be given upon registration.

23 Jul 2020
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Rising Youth Grant Opportunities Presentation
A young woman sits at a kitchen table and types on her laptop.
A young woman sits at a kitchen table and types on her laptop.

Rising Youth is a program that helps youth (individuals that are 30 years old or younger) fund community projects. There are three types of grants available for $250, $750, or for $1500.

Together, we will learn what the grants can be used for, brainstorm ideas for community projects. We will also learn how to fill out a successful grant application. To make this feel like a fun Pizza Party, all participants will receive a Skip the Dishes gift card! Space is limited!  This group meets via Zoom web conference on July 23 from 3 to 4  p.m. Atlantic Time (2 to 3 p.m. Eastern Time). Call in information will be given upon registration.

23 Jul 2020
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Technology Workshop: Aira - What it is and how to use it
Close up of a hand holding a smart phone
Close up of a hand holding a smart phone

The Aira app connects a blind user with a sighted agent who uses the phone's camera to assist with daily living tasks. These tasks can include: reading mail, identifying expiry dates on groceries, telling you information on products, and some aspects of independent travel, just to name a few. Join us to learn more. The app will be demonstrated during the session. This technology workshop meets via Zoom web conference on July 23 from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

23 Jul 2020
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Come to Work - Working Meeting
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.

A working meeting for those who are job ready to discuss employment information session, program announcements and opportunities. This group meets via Zoom web conference on July 23 from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Pacific Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

23 Jul 2020
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Technology Workshop: Google Assistant vs. Alexa
A Google Home smart device.
A Google Home smart device.

Should you put Google Assistant or Amazon Alexa at the heart of your smart home? Learn which one is the right one for you. This technology workshop meets via Zoom web conference and telephone on July 23 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

23 Jul 2020
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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.

23 Jul 2020
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Telus World of Science Accessible Virtual Summer Camps: House Hackers (ages 13-21)
A young child holds a magnifier and plays with building bricks.
A young child holds a magnifier and plays with building bricks.

For youth ages 13-21. If you can dream it, you can build it! The best way to discover is to design, create, and build using stuff you can find around your home! Use awesome tools to test your ideas, build creative contraptions, and complete daily design challenges. You’ll finish this camp with new maker skills and a passion for creation. This group runs online via Zoom web conference on July 23 from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Mountain Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

23 Jul 2020
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LinkedIn 101
A smartphone screen displays social media apps including the LinkedIn app.
A smartphone screen displays social media apps including the LinkedIn app.

LinkedIn is a social networking tool where you can display your resume, search for jobs, post about the work you're doing and interact with other people. This workshop will introduce you to some of LinkedIn's many features and show you how you can use LinkedIn to build your professional network.This workshop runs via Zoom web conference on July 23 from 2-3:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

24 Jul 2020
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Starting a new job with success
A remote workstation. A laptop sits on a coffee table.
A remote workstation. A laptop sits on a coffee table.

Starting a new job can be a time of excitement and anxiety. This workshop will provide some tips and tricks for getting through those first few weeks on the job. This workshop meets via Zoom web conference on July 24 from 2 to 3 p.m. Atlantic Time. Call in information will be given upon registration. 

25 Jul 2020
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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. This group runs via Zoom web conference on July 25 from 2 to 3 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

26 Jul 2020
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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 runs via Zoom web conference on the last Sunday of the month. Call in information will be given upon registration.

27 Jul 2020
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Grande Prarie Peer Support Group
hands stacked on top of each other in a circle
hands stacked on top of each other in a circle

If you're struggling to overcome the emotional challenges of sight loss and wish you had someone to help you work through these feelings, you’re not alone. We're here for you. Peer support groups connect you with others living with sight loss. This group meets via teleconference on the fourth Monday of every month, from 6-8:30 p.m. Mountain Time. Call-in information will be given upon registration.

28 Jul 2020
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Tour of Shubenacadie Wildlife Park
A wolf with a light dusting of snow on its fur.
A wolf with a light dusting of snow on its fur.

The Shubenacadie Provincial Wildlife Park is a 99-acre park in Nova Scotia that includes animals, an interpretive centre, and hiking trails. During this call, they will be providing information about the care they provide for the animals at the park including diets in the park vs the wild, habitat requirements to mimic the wild, diseases and vaccinations, etc.This program runs via Zoom web conference on July 28 from 1 to 2 p.m. Atlantic Time. Call in information will be given upon registration. 

28 Jul 2020
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Beginner Meditation Sessions
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.

Sessions will be 30 minutes in length and include 1-2 brief guided meditations, along with information about the practice of meditation. You can expect to come away feeling relaxed and empowered to meditate on your own. This group runs via Zoom web conference or teleconference every Tuesday from 7 to 7:30 p.m. Mountain Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

28 Jul 2020
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Connecting with Technology: Staying Safe and Getting Connected
An over the shoulder shot of a man holding his iPhone using voiceover.
An over the shoulder shot of a man holding his iPhone using voiceover.

Connecting with Technology is an adapted curriculum developed by the CNIB Foundation, addressing the unique needs of blind and partially sighted technology users. All training sessions are offered online via Zoom, the fully accessible video-conferencing platform.

29 Jul 2020
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Connecting with Technology: ​​​​​​​Dictation – Tips and Tricks for iOS and Windows
An over the shoulder shot of a woman tapping on an iPad using VoiceOver.
An over the shoulder shot of a woman tapping on an iPad using VoiceOver.

Connecting with Technology is an adapted curriculum developed by the CNIB Foundation, addressing the unique needs of blind and partially sighted technology users. July 29 session: ​​​​​​​Dictation – Tips and Tricks for iOS and Windows (Presented by Janna-Lynn Faris. This group runs via Zoom web conference and teleconference every Wednesday at 10 a.m. Pacific Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

29 Jul 2020
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“At This Hour” Audio Performance
An empty broadway theatre.
An empty broadway theatre.

In partnership with Zuppa Theatre Co., CNIB is virtually hosting a second staged reading of the play “At this Hour”, which is about the Halifax Explosion. Taking into consideration the notes from May’s reading, the team of 5 actors will perform the latest draft of this production. This audio performance takes place via Zoom web conference on July 29 from 1 to 3 p.m. Atlantic Time. Call in information will be given upon registration. 

29 Jul 2020
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CELA and EasyReader - Get Started using CELA’s Accessible Reading Collection and Dolphin’s Free Talking Book App for People with Print Disabilities
A stack of four books sits on a shelf. A pair of headphones sits on top of the books - holding them together.
A stack of four books sits on a shelf. A pair of headphones sits on top of the books - holding them together.

Dolphin and CELA (Centre for Equitable Library Access) are excited to offer you a free training opportunity that will show you how to seamlessly deliver CELA books to your iOS and Android devices. You will learn how to get Dolphin’s free App, EasyReader, how to load books from CELA and how to customize your reading preferences. We’ll even provide a “cheat-sheet”, copies of session slides and a recording of the webinar to refer to and to share with friends or colleagues afterward. Get reading today with CELA and EasyReader! This group runs via Zoom web conference on July 29 from 2 to 2:30 p.m. 

30 Jul 2020
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The Lighter Side
A young girl breaks out into a fit of laughter.
A young girl breaks out into a fit of laughter.

Participants are invited to share anything (PG) that tickled their funny bone. It could be a suggestion for a movie, series, song, news item. You can share a joke or even personal anecdote.  All participants will have the opportunity to share or just listen if they prefer. This group meets via Zoom web conference on the last Thursday of every month from 2:30-3:30 p.m. Atlantic Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

30 Jul 2020
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LinkedIn 102
A smartphone screen displays social media apps including the LinkedIn app.
A smartphone screen displays social media apps including the LinkedIn app.

LinkedIn is a social networking tool where you can display your resume, search for jobs, post about the work you're doing and interact with other people. Learn more about how you can use LinkedIn to network and build your personal brand. This workshop runs via Zoom web conference on July 30 from 2-3:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

31 Jul 2020
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Vancouver Blind Parents Peer Support Group
Parents holding their young kids while they eat at a block party.
Parents holding their young kids while they eat at a block party.

A monthly community-based support group for ongoing support for parents with sight loss. This group runs via Zoom web conference on June 31 from 12 to  2 p.m. Pacific Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

04 Aug 2020
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Telus World of Science Accessible Virtual Summer Camps: Right In Your Own Backyard! (Ages 7-9)
A young child holds a magnifier and plays with building bricks.
A young child holds a magnifier and plays with building bricks.

For children ages 7-9.  Siblings are welcome. Whether you live in the city or the country, backyards in Alberta are filled with all sorts of natural wonders! Join us right in your own backyard as we escape our houses and explore the nature our outdoor spaces have to offer. Take virtual tours of yards from around Alberta, earn points through virtual nature scavenger hunts, enjoy virtual animal encounters with the science centre animals, and create objects that will attract new life to your own backyard. This group runs online via Zoom web conference on August 4 from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Mountain Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

05 Aug 2020
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Telus World of Science Accessible Virtual Summer Camps: Right In Your Own Backyard! (Ages 10-21)
A young child holds a magnifier and plays with building bricks.
A young child holds a magnifier and plays with building bricks.

For children/youth ages 10-21. Siblings are welcome. Alberta is full of plants and animals with some pretty incredible adaptations. Explore a world that’s hidden in plain sight as you explore your yard or local green space. Guided by your camp instructor, you will participate in virtual scavenger hunts, discover the reasons behind some strange animal and plant adaptations, create your own amazing creatures, and do virtual visits with the creatures living at the science centre.

05 Aug 2020
Crafter’s Guild – Home Challenge
An artist's pallet filled with paint.
An artist's pallet filled with paint.

Join fellow crafters for a craft session where you can share your skills and learn new ones alongside your peers. Registered participants will receive an email on the first Wednesday of the month with instructions for their home craft challenge. There will be a monthly show and tell call. 

06 Aug 2020
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Vancouver Working-Age Peer Support Group
A group of 5 people sit in a circle
A group of 5 people sit in a circle

Understanding, support, mentorship and advice when you need it most. Struggling with the emotional challenges of sight loss? We're here for you. This peer support group runs via Zoom web conference on the first Thursday of every month from  1 to 3:30 p.m. Pacific Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

06 Aug 2020
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Little Campers Virtual Programs: Campfire Sing-A-Long Music Therapy
A campfire on a beach.
A campfire on a beach.

For children ages 0-6. Enjoy music therapy in a new way with various fun and interactive camp songs! The focus will be on self-esteem and engagement. Join music therapist, Melissa Murphy. Siblings are also welcome. This group runs online via Zoom web conference on August 6 & 13 from 11 to 11:30 a.m. Mountain Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

10 Aug 2020
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14 Aug 2020
Virtual Children's Camp
group huddle at the waterfront
group huddle at the waterfront

Join us August 10 to 14, for our virtual camp for children ages 5-11 from 10-11 a.m. daily.

10 Aug 2020
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14 Aug 2020
Virtual Youth Camp
group huddle at the waterfront
group huddle at the waterfront

Join us August 10 to 14, for our virtual camp for youth ages 12-15 from 1-2:30 p.m. daily.

12 Aug 2020
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The Coffee Kings (Barrie)
A cup sits on a table filled with an artisan cappuccino and foaming milk
A cup sits on a table filled with an artisan cappuccino and foaming milk

This virtual coffee group for men offers an opportunity to meet new people and start interesting discussions with others who are experiencing vision loss. Get comfortable in your favourite chair and set yourself up with snacks and coffee or your beverage of choice, then bring on the conversation. Learn and talk about relevant and interesting topics. The group meets via Zoom web conference on the second Wednesday of the month from 2:15 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

13 Aug 2020
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27 Aug 2020
CNIB Volunteer Orientation (Thursday Sessions)
A man holding a while cane stands in front of a large screen with the CNIB Logo.
A man holding a while cane stands in front of a large screen with the CNIB Logo.

You are invited to attend an informative and updated orientation session for new and current CNIB volunteers. Thursday, August 13 & 27 from 4-5:30 p.m. Eastern Time. This volunteer session meets via Zoom web conference. Call-in information will be given upon registration. 

13 Aug 2020
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Technology Workshop: Cloud Storage
An illustration of a blue, fluffy cloud with an outline of an 'upload' arrow in the centre of it.
An illustration of a blue, fluffy cloud with an outline of an 'upload' arrow in the centre of it.

Cloud storage is now the most convenient way of keeping and accessing your files and photos from anywhere on any device. There major companies that offer free cloud storage accounts. This workshop will cover the four major options and how you can decide which is the right one for you. This technology workshop meets via Zoom web conference and telephone on August 13 from 1:30-3:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

15 Aug 2020
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CNIB Muskoka: Dock to Dock: A party with a purpose

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

Dock to Dock - Party with a Purpose. Saturday, August 15th 3-6pm, Your Dock, Deck, or Patio
Dock to Dock - Party with a Purpose. Saturday, August 15th 3-6pm, Your Dock, Deck, or Patio

It's Time to Party with a Purpose!

Please visit the official Dock to Dock event website here: cnib.ca/docktodock


Join us for a socially-distanced party in support of CNIB Lake Joe! Tune in from your Muskoka dock, city balcony, backyard, or boat!

22 Aug 2020
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CNIB Volunteer Orientation (Saturday Session)
A man holding a while cane stands in front of a large screen with the CNIB Logo.
A man holding a while cane stands in front of a large screen with the CNIB Logo.

You are invited to attend an informative and updated orientation session for new and current CNIB volunteers. Saturday, August 22 from 1-2:30 p.m. Eastern Time. This volunteer session meets via Zoom web conference. Call-in information will be given upon registration. 

25 Aug 2020
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Vancouver Aquarium Accessible Virtual Aquaclass: Wild West Coast
Jellyfish swim in an aquarium.
Jellyfish swim in an aquarium.

For children/youth ages 7-21. Explore how animals are able to survive and thrive in the cold dark waters of Canada’s west coast. Meet some incredible invertebrates and examine how their unique adaptations make them successful in their environment. Explore how humans have a role to play in this important ecosystem, and why the ocean is important for every part of our daily lives. Siblings are also welcome. This group runs online via Zoom web conference on August 25 from 11:15 a.m. to 12 p.m. Mountain Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

27 Aug 2020
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Technology Workshop: YouTube with VoiceOver
An illustration of a film reel. YouTube's logo is displayed within the reel.
An illustration of a film reel. YouTube's logo is displayed within the reel.

Learn how to use YouTube with VoiceOver. YouTube is a free video sharing website that makes it easy to watch online videos. You can even create and upload your own videos to share with others. This technology workshop meets via Zoom web conference and telephone on August 27 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

29 Aug 2020
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Family Talent Show
Two hands play a piano.
Two hands play a piano.

For children/youth ages 0-21 and their families! Grab your family and show us your talents! Sing a song, play an instrument, perform a skit, show us your favourite hobby... just remember to include your whole family! This group runs online via Zoom web conference on August 29 from 2 to 4 p.m. Mountain Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

10 Sep 2020
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Technology Workshop: Facebook App and VoiceOver for your iPhone
The facebook app open on a smartphone desktop.
The facebook app open on a smartphone desktop.

Learn how to use Facebook's iPhone app with VoiceOver. This group runs via Zoom web conference on September 10 from 4 to 6 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

24 Sep 2020
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Technology Workshop: Facebook Messenger and VoiceOver for your iPhone
The facebook app open on a smartphone desktop.
The facebook app open on a smartphone desktop.

Learn how to use Facebook Messenger with VoiceOver. This group runs via Zoom web conference on September 24 from 4 to 6 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

05 Oct 2020
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09 Oct 2020
New! Adult Mini-Camp, Fall (ages 19+)

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

A photo taken from the lake of the waterfront area with white Muskoka chairs lining the beach area and the leaves on the trees are beautiful fall colours of red, orange and yellow.
A photo taken from the lake of the waterfront area with white Muskoka chairs lining the beach area and the leaves on the trees are beautiful fall colours of red, orange and yellow.

October 5-9, 2020: Enjoy our four-night, five-day adult mini-camp to get a taste of the Lake Joe experience.

07 Oct 2020
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08 Oct 2020
Connecting the Dots Conference 2020 - TORONTO
A split screen illustration. On the left is the Connecting the Dots logo. On the right is text: Connecting the Dots, Toronto, October 7 & 8 2020.
A split screen illustration. On the left is the Connecting the Dots logo. On the right is text: Connecting the Dots, Toronto, October 7 & 8 2020.

Held annually, Connecting the Dots is Canada's largest educational and professional development experience focused on braille, technology and employment for people who are blind or partially sighted.

08 Oct 2020
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Technology Workshop: Learn how to use WhatsApp on your iPhone
A wallpaper of iPhone apps displayed on an iPhone screen.
A wallpaper of iPhone apps displayed on an iPhone screen.

WhatsApp is the leading communications app around the world. Learn how you can connect and chat with friends and family with VoiceOver on WhatsApp. This group runs via Zoom web conference on October 8 from 4 to 6 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

16 Oct 2020
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CNIB Night Steps Moncton 2020

811 Saint George Boulevard
Moncton NB E1E 2C2
Canada

a large group of people from Moncton Night Steps 2019 pose at the park
a large group of people from Moncton Night Steps 2019 pose at the park

Bring your family, friends and pets to CNIB Night Steps, an exciting walk under the stars organized by Oulton College Optician students. Help fund CNIB Foundation programs that support people of all ages living with sight loss in New Brunswick!

16 Oct 2020
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17 Oct 2020
Connecting the Dots Conference 2020 - Montreal, Quebec

999 rue de Sérigny
Longueuil QC J4K2T1
Canada

people at a booth looking products
people at a booth looking products

Our new nationwide conference – Connecting the Dots – is the largest trade show dedicated to adapted services and technology for people with sight loss and is an educational and professional development experience focused on braille, technology and employment. The conference is  for people with sight lost such as those who want to open them their doors and become more inclusive. In Quebec, it's a mix of our TechnoVision Fair and our Accessible neighborhood project .  

22 Oct 2020
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Technology Workshop: Netflix and VoiceOver
A wallpaper of iPhone apps displayed on an iPhone screen.
A wallpaper of iPhone apps displayed on an iPhone screen.

Learn how to navigate Netflix with the iPhone screen reader. This group runs via Zoom web conference on October 22 from 4 to 6 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.