Upcoming Events

12 Aug 2020
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04 Sep 2020
CNIBLakeJoe@Home: Camp-in-a-Box
Girl standing outside smiling while holding bunches of herbs in each hand.
Girl standing outside smiling while holding bunches of herbs in each hand.

CNIB Lake Joe is excited to announce the launch of its CNIBLakeJoe@Home: Camp-in-a-Box program for children and youth (aged 6-18). This four-week program runs from August 10-September 4, with a different theme each week. Campers will receive camp boxes filled with accessible activities and materials to bring virtual Zoom sessions to life daily, with lots of fun challenges and activities away from the screen too!

12 Aug 2020
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Let’s talk about podcasts - bilingual!
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.

Take part in a conversation where we meet and discuss different kinds of podcasts. These bilingual sessions will lead us to explore the world of podcasts through two new episodes each week. We will listen to a French podcast and then an English podcast on Zoom during the event. After each one, we can discuss our thoughts and reflections on the given topic! This group runs via Zoom web conference Wednesday August 12 & 19 from 3-4 p.m. Atlantic Time. Call-in information will be given upon registration.

12 Aug 2020
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31 Aug 2020
Career Counselling (By Appointment)
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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.

This program provides support to people who are looking to unlock their potential and work towards their career aspirations.  During the appointment sessions, there will be one-on-one support provided to cover topics such as job searching, resumes, and goal setting.  Participate via teleconference or email. By appointment only. 

12 Aug 2020
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26 Aug 2020
Connecting with Technology: ​​​​​​​Wireless Wednesday
An iPhone and iPad sit side-by-side on a table top.
An iPhone and iPad sit side-by-side on a table top.

Are you new to assistive technology? Want to get more out of your iPhone, iPad or Windows computer? Bring your devices and all your questions to this weekly volunteer-lead, tech-focused Q&A group. This group runs via Zoom web conference every Wednesday from 1 to 2 p.m. Pacific Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

12 Aug 2020
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03 Sep 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 Thursday from 7 to 8 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

12 Aug 2020
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Mindful Music
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 biweekly on Wednesdays from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Newfoundland Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

12 Aug 2020
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Coffee Club Social – Thunder Bay and Northwestern Ontario
The keypad of a landline telephone.
The keypad of a landline telephone.

Join the conversation! Even though we aren’t getting together in physical groups just yet, you can still call in for great conversation and comradery. The group meets via Zoom web conference August 12 & 26 from 2 to 4 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

12 Aug 2020
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31 Aug 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. 
 

12 Aug 2020
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26 Aug 2020
Remote One-on-One Technology Training, Coaching & Support (Tuesday & 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 online via Zoom web conference every Tuesday and Wednesday, by appointment only. Call in information will be given upon registration.

12 Aug 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!  

12 Aug 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.

12 Aug 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 August 12 from 4 to 5 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

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.

12 Aug 2020
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31 Aug 2020
Remote 1:1 Technology Tutorials
An over the shoulder shot of a woman tapping on an iPad.
An over the shoulder shot of a woman tapping on an iPad.

With heavy reliance on our devices these days, it is critical to be up to date on how capable your devices are. At CNIB, we understand that being connected with your technology is the beginning of the road to success. That is why we offer Remote 1:1 technology training in multiple languages. Connect with one of our associates to find out which languages are currently available.

12 Aug 2020
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15 Oct 2020
CNIB Creative Writing Project
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.

Have you been journaling your COVID-19 physical distancing experience? Expressing your anxiety or hopes about the pandemic through prose? If you are an aspiring writer, the CNIB Foundation has a new program for you!

12 Aug 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. 

12 Aug 2020
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03 Sep 2020
CNIB Lake Joe: Fun & Games
A family (man, woman, two girls) lay on the floor playing a board game.
A family (man, woman, two girls) lay on the floor playing a board game.

Join us every Thursday from 2 to 3 p.m. Eastern time for a little friendly competition and some laughs. Games will change from week to week to keep it super fun and interesting!

12 Aug 2020
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26 Aug 2020
HomeFit Live - Facebook Live
An illustration of a running shoe outlined in thick, black, paintbrush design.
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.

12 Aug 2020
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02 Sep 2020
CNIB Lake Joe: Adult Craft Corner Series
A palette of colourful watercolour paint.
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.

12 Aug 2020
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Wednesday Morning Social
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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. 

12 Aug 2020
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14 Aug 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: August 10-14 from 12-1 p.m. Eastern Time. The group meets via Zoom conference. Call in information will be given upon registration. 

12 Aug 2020
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31 Aug 2020
Get Connected (Ontario North)
The keypad of a landline telephone.
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. 

12 Aug 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. 

12 Aug 2020
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28 Aug 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.

12 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.

12 Aug 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 3 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

12 Aug 2020
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31 Aug 2020
CNIB Lake Joe: Adult Monday Music
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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.

12 Aug 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.

12 Aug 2020
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29 Sep 2020
Let's Talk Cooking!
A carton of eggs. A whisk sits on a recipe book
A carton of eggs. A whisk sits on a recipe book

Love cooking or would love to know more about cooking? Join this group to share ideas, tips and the joy of cooking and baking! This program runs online Zoom web conference every Tuesday (until September 29) from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

12 Aug 2020
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31 Aug 2020
Remote One-on-One Technology Training, Coaching & Support
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. Sessions run via Zoom web conference or teleconference by appointment only. Call-in information will be given upon registration.

12 Aug 2020
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12 Aug 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 2 to 3 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

12 Aug 2020
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31 Aug 2020
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!

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

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. 

12 Aug 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.

12 Aug 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.

12 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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30 Sep 2020
National Empowerment Workshop Series – Live, Work, Play
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

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.

12 Aug 2020
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Connecting with Technology: ​​​​​​​Spotify
A woman holds an iPad and taps on the screen.
A woman holds an iPad and taps on the screen.

Connecting with Technology is an adapted curriculum developed by the CNIB Foundation, addressing the unique needs of blind and partially sighted technology users. August 12 Session: Spotify, a Deep Dive into Music Streaming, Playlists and more (Presented by Smitha Pai). This group runs via Zoom web conference every Wednesday at 10 a.m. Pacific Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

12 Aug 2020
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26 Aug 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. 

12 Aug 2020
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01 Sep 2020
CNIB Lake Joe: Youth Leadership Lounge
A young woman smiles for a picture. She is wearing a backpack and headphones connected to her iPhone.
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.

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

12 Aug 2020
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26 Aug 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 has something for everyone!

12 Aug 2020
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The SmartLife: HumanWare Workshop
The HumanWare Explorē 8 handheld electronic magnifier.
The HumanWare Explorē 8 handheld electronic magnifier.

HumanWare innovative handheld electronic magnifiers (Explore 5 and Explore 8) will be the focus of this session. Join us and find out what makes these low vision aids a valuable asset for your daily activities. This technology workshop meets via Zoom web conference on August 12 from 4 to 5 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

13 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 13 from 11 to 11:30 a.m. Mountain Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

13 Aug 2020
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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 August 13 & 27 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

13 Aug 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.

13 Aug 2020
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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. 

13 Aug 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 August 13 & 27 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Pacific Time. 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 6-8 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

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How to Build a Business Plan
A woman wearing a cardigan sits at a table and types on a laptop computer.
A woman wearing a cardigan sits at a table and types on a laptop computer.

Learn to create an easy, effective business plan using the LEAN Canvas method and take your business from idea to reality! Hear from guest speaker Hussein Hallak, a Startup Mentor at Launch Academy in Vancouver. This group runs online via Zoom web conference on Thursday, August 13 from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration. 

13 Aug 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.

13 Aug 2020
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Truth & Lies: A Game
A deck of cards.
A deck of cards.

Join CNIB's Recreation Intern, Hanna Matchett, as she hosts “Truth & Lies,” a game where you create the questions and the answers! This group runs via Zoom web conference on August 13 from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Atlantic Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

13 Aug 2020
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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 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

13 Aug 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.

13 Aug 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.

13 Aug 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.

13 Aug 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.

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. 

14 Aug 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 to 2:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

14 Aug 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. 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.

14 Aug 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 to discuss the hot topics of the week over a cup of coffee. This group meets via teleconference every Friday from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Central Daylight Time. Call in information will be given upon registration

14 Aug 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.

14 Aug 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.

Join us for advocacy-themed trivia Friday afternoons. This program runs via Zoom web conference every Friday from 1 to 1:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

14 Aug 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.

15 Aug 2020
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Tech & Tea: Kitchen Helpers
A technology workshop. One woman holds a smartphone in her hand. Another woman sits to the right of her and walks her through using the smartphone.
A technology workshop. One woman holds a smartphone in her hand. Another woman sits to the right of her and walks her through using the smartphone.

Join us and learn about some of the different technology options – including smartphones, smart devices, apps, and tools that you can use in the kitchen! This technology workshop meets via Zoom web conference the third Saturday of every month from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

15 Aug 2020
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31 Oct 2020
Saskatoon Walking Group

Market Mall front entrance
2325 Preston Ave
Saskatoon SK S7J 2G2
Canada

running shoes in a circle
running shoes in a circle

Join other individuals who enjoy walking. The group meets every Saturday at the front entrance at Market Mall at 9:00 a.m. starting on August 22 to the end of October.

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!

15 Aug 2020
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31 Oct 2020
Regina Walking Group

Wascana Park gardens across from the legislature
Regina SK S4S 0B3
Canada

running shoes in a circle
running shoes in a circle

Join other individuals who want to get out and enjoy Wascana Park in Regina. The group meets every Saturday.

17 Aug 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.

17 Aug 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.

17 Aug 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.

17 Aug 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.

17 Aug 2020
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Peel Virtual Meet Up Groups
A group of 5 people sit in a circle
A group of 5 people sit in a circle

This peer support group meets via Zoom web conference on August 17 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

18 Aug 2020
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Technology Workshop: Aira
Aira Logo.
Aira Logo.

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 August 18 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

18 Aug 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 August 4 & 18 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Pacific Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

18 Aug 2020
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Tuesday 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 web conference every Tuesday from 1 to 2 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

18 Aug 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.

18 Aug 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.

18 Aug 2020
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Connecting with Technology: ​​​​​​​It’s in the Cloud!
A man holds an iPhone close to his face and taps on the screen.
A man holds an iPhone close to his face and taps on the screen.

Connecting with Technology is an adapted curriculum developed by the CNIB Foundation, addressing the unique needs of blind and partially sighted technology users. August 18 Session: It's In The Cloud. Hear all your favorite music, organize your photos and files … There’s an app for that; join us to learn more. This group runs via Zoom web conference every Tuesday at 10 a.m. Pacific Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

18 Aug 2020
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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.

18 Aug 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. 

18 Aug 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.

18 Aug 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.

18 Aug 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

18 Aug 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.

18 Aug 2020
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Standing Up and Speaking Out: Self Advocacy Workshop
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.

 By learning about self-advocacy, we can gain the skills to use our voices and lived experience to create positive change for ourselves and our communities. This workshop will provide you with information about how to be a self-advocate and resources to help you with your self-advocacy journey. Join us as we build the skills to stand up and speak out for our rights. This group runs via Zoom web conference on August 18 from 5:30- 7 p.m. Atlantic Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

18 Aug 2020
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Western 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 to 11 a.m. Mountain Time for a friendly group chat. Call in information will be given upon registration.

18 Aug 2020
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20 Aug 2020
Vision Odyssey Day for Family & Friends
A group of eight people sit in chairs in a support group circle and engage in lively conversation
A group of eight people sit in chairs in a support group circle and engage in lively conversation

Join us and learn about blindness and how you can best support your loved ones who are experiencing sight loss. This peer support group meets via Zoom web conference on August 18 & 20 from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. Pacific Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

18 Aug 2020
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Standing Up and Speaking Out: Self Advocacy Workshop
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.

 By learning about self-advocacy, we can gain the skills to use our voices and lived experience to create positive change for ourselves and our communities. This workshop will provide you with information about how to be a self-advocate and resources to help you with your self-advocacy journey. Join us as we build the skills to stand up and speak out for our rights. This group runs via Zoom web conference on August 18 from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Eastern Time. Call-in information will be given upon registration.

18 Aug 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.

18 Aug 2020
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App Review: Be My Eyes - What it is and how to use it
A hand holds a smartphone up in the air. The "Be my Eyes" app is open on the homescreen.
A hand holds a smartphone up in the air. The "Be my Eyes" app is open on the homescreen.

Be My Eyes is a free app that connects blind and low-vision people with sighted volunteers and company representatives for visual assistance through a live video call. Volunteers can assist you with: reading recipes, identifying expiry dates on groceries, telling you information on products, and so much more in many different languages. Join us for a demonstration of the app and listen to some personal stories. This technology workshop meets via Zoom web conference on August 18 from 6 to 7:30 p.m.. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

18 Aug 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 online via Zoom web conference on Tuesday, August 18, September 1,15, 29 from 8-9 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration. 

18 Aug 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.

18 Aug 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.

18 Aug 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.

Join other guide dog handlers and individuals who are interested in getting a guided dog for support and learning. This group meets via teleconference on August 18 from 7-8 p.m. Central Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

18 Aug 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.

19 Aug 2020
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Technology Workshop: iPhone vs. Android
A hand holding an Android smartphone against a black background.
A hand holding an Android smartphone against a black background.

Join us to learn about iPhone vs. Android accessibility features. Share your accessibility experiences with different devices and learn from the group! This technology workshop meets via Zoom web conference on August 19 from 6 to 7 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

19 Aug 2020
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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 August 19 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

19 Aug 2020
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Connecting with Technology: ​​​​​​​Introducing Apple TV
A man holds an iPhone close to his face and taps on the screen.
A man holds an iPhone close to his face and taps on the screen.

Connecting with Technology is an adapted curriculum developed by the CNIB Foundation, addressing the unique needs of blind and partially sighted technology users. August 19 Session: Introducing Apple TV (Presented by Tim Guthrie and John Nicdao). This group runs via Zoom web conference every Wednesday at 10 a.m. Pacific Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

19 Aug 2020
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Let’s Read with 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.

The CELA library provides a huge collection of audio books from every genre and all you need to do is register to access them for free! Come learn about CELA Library Services and how to access accessible books from your smartphone. Get back into reading your favourite books and exploring new stories with CELA! This technology workshop meets online via Zoom conference August 19 from 1 to 3 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

19 Aug 2020
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Better Health Series – Nutrition Session
A delicious Caprese salad with tomatoes, mozzarella and basil.
A delicious Caprese salad with tomatoes, mozzarella and basil.

Guest speaker – Sara Langley, Regional Nutritionist with Indigenous Services Canada, will walk us through where to find the best information, debunk some myths and fads that are out there around nutrition. This program meets via Zoom web conference on August 19 from 1:30-2:30 p.m. Central Standard Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

19 Aug 2020
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Learn To Knit
Two hands hold knitting needles and knit a blue fabric.
Two hands hold knitting needles and knit a blue fabric.

Interested in learning the basics of knitting? Join others who are also blind or partially sighted for a beginner level, step-by-step instruction on how to knit. This program meets via Zoom web conference on August 19 from 12 to 1:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration. 

19 Aug 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 Zoom web conference on August 19 from 8 to 9 p.m. Eastern Time. Call-in information will be given upon registration.

19 Aug 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. 

20 Aug 2020
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Richmond Hill Audio 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 a morning in the company of friends and discuss the featured book of the month.  This program runs via Zoom web conference on August 20 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

20 Aug 2020
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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. This program runs via Zoom web conference on August 20 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

20 Aug 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. 

20 Aug 2020
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I am ready for a job!
Hands typing on a laptop keyboard.
Hands typing on a laptop keyboard.

A working meeting for those who are job ready to disucss employment information sessions, program announcements, and opportunities.This group meets via Zoom web conference on August 20 from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Pacific Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

20 Aug 2020
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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. This group runs online via Zoom web conference on Thursday, August 20, September 17, October 22, November 19 & December 17 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration. 

20 Aug 2020
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Trivia & Games
A bearded man stands leaning against a tree with his arms crossed; a party hat, red nose, and bow tie have been photoshopped on him. The text reads: "CNIB's Telephone Social: Trivia & Games hosted by CNIB Manager of Foundation Programs, Jeff"
A bearded man stands leaning against a tree with his arms crossed; a party hat, red nose, and bow tie have been photoshopped on him. The text reads: "CNIB's Telephone Social: Trivia & Games hosted by CNIB Manager of Foundation Programs, Jeff"

The CNIB Foundation in Nova Scotia will be hosting a third interactive trivia night with rounds including riddles, sound effects, and more! There are very real prizes on the line. At the start of the call, you will be added to a team; we will then play games in rounds with teams being asked questions directly to avoid everyone answering at once. Only 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 August 20 from 6 to 8 p.m. Atlantic Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

20 Aug 2020
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Technology Workshop: eSight
An eSight wearable headset.
An eSight wearable headset.

Join for an interactive session all about eSight! During this presentation, eSight's main technician will go through the entire device overview, provide a live demonstration, and answer questions for you about eSight. This technology workshop meets via Zoom web conference on August 20 from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

21 Aug 2020
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Peel Peer Support Summer Sessions
An elderly woman talks on a smartphone.
An elderly woman talks on a smartphone.

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 Zoom web conference on August 21 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

21 Aug 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.

21 Aug 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, August 21 from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Pacific Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

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. 

22 Aug 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.

22 Aug 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.

24 Aug 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.

25 Aug 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 August 25 from 1:30-3:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

25 Aug 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, representatives from the park will host a presentation on invasive species and species at risk. What exactly do these terms mean? What do we do to protect these species? What can the everyday person do to protect them? This program runs via Zoom web conference on August 25 from 1 to 2 p.m. Atlantic Time. 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.

25 Aug 2020
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Connecting with Technology: ​​​​​​​Putting AI to Work
A woman holds an iPad and taps on the screen.
A woman holds an iPad and taps on the screen.

Connecting with Technology is an adapted curriculum developed by the CNIB Foundation, addressing the unique needs of blind and partially sighted technology users. August 25 Session: Putting AI to Work. The greatest wearable devices … The latest navigation apps … Come try them out and learn how they could enhance your life! This group runs via Zoom web conference every Tuesday at 10 a.m. Pacific Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

25 Aug 2020
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What’s Trending in Accessible Tech
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 look at some trending apps and devices on the market today. This group meets via Zoom web conference on August 25 from 2 to 3 p.m. Atlantic Time. Call in information will be given upon registration. 

26 Aug 2020
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Connecting with Technology: ​​​​​​​Passwords & Password Managers
A woman holds an iPad and taps on the screen.
A woman holds an iPad and taps on the screen.

Connecting with Technology is an adapted curriculum developed by the CNIB Foundation, addressing the unique needs of blind and partially sighted technology users. August 26 Session: Passwords & Password Managers- Keeping Your Data under Lock and Key (Presented by Matt Twohig). This group runs via Zoom web conference every Wednesday at 10 a.m. Pacific Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

26 Aug 2020
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Technology for the Student
A young man wearing headphones types on a refreshable Braille display connected to his laptop.
A young man wearing headphones types on a refreshable Braille display connected to his laptop.

The life of a student can be both challenging and rewarding, and sometimes frustrating if you do not have the appropriate accommodations and technology to work with. Join us as we explore the variety of accessible technology solutions for students in the classroom. This technology workshop meets online via Zoom web conference August 26 from 1 to 3 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

27 Aug 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.

27 Aug 2020
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Technology Workshop: Instacart Grocery App
The instacart logo. An illustration of a carrot. Text: Instacart.
The instacart logo. An illustration of a carrot. Text: Instacart.

Going to the store for groceries can pose challenges or may simply be inconvenient for someone who is blind or partially sighted. We will learn about a grocery delivery application for iPhone and Android devices called Instacart. The app allows you to build a grocery list and provides a seamless, interactive experience from the time the shopper begins purchasing your items until the time your groceries are delivered to your door. This technology workshop meets via Zoom web conference on August 27 from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Eastern 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 6-8 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

27 Aug 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.

27 Aug 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. This program runs via Zoom conference or teleconference on the fourth Thursday of the month (June to November) from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Central Daylight Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

28 Aug 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 the last Friday of every month from 12 to  2 p.m. Pacific 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.

31 Aug 2020
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Ladies Night
Two young women enjoy coffee at a cozy restaurant table.
Two young women enjoy coffee at a cozy restaurant table.

Come connect with other ladies with vision loss and have some fun! This month they’re talking about home repairs.This group runs online via Zoom web conference on August 31 from 6 to 8 p.m. Atlantic Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

31 Aug 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 August 31 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Call in information will be given upon registration.

01 Sep 2020
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Saskatoon and Rural Peer Group

1149 8th Street
Saskatoon SK S7H 0S3
Canada

four people sit around a table
four people sit around a table

Join Saskatoon and Rural Seniors with vision loss in a supportive setting.

02 Sep 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. 

02 Sep 2020
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The SmartLife: Introduction to Plastic Braille Labeller
A Plastic Braille Labeller device.
A Plastic Braille Labeller device.

Come join us for an introduction to the plastic Braille Labeller sold by SmartLife, formerly known as Shop CNIB. The product will be demonstrated during this workshop. This technology workshop meets via Zoom web conference on September 2 from 3 to 4 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

02 Sep 2020
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Kelowna 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 meets via Zoom web conference on the first Wednesday of every month from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Pacific Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

08 Sep 2020
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Regina and Rural Peer Group

2160 Broad St.
Regina SK S4P 1Y5
Canada

four people sit around a table
four people sit around a table

Join Regina and Rural Seniors with vision loss in a supportive setting.

09 Sep 2020
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Saskatchewan Advocacy Group
a megaphone icon with the words be the change
a megaphone icon with the words be the change

Join other people interested in advocating for change in Saskatchewan. This group runs via Zoom web conference and teleconference every second Wednesday of the month at 7:00 p.m. Saskatchewan Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

10 Sep 2020
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Technology Workshop: iOS Accessibility Basics
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 other beginners to learn how to make the most from your Apple devices. We'll introduce you to the accessibility features available on iPhones and iPads. Learn how to configure the accessibility features and other accessible apps to boost your confidence and independence. This technology workshop meets via Zoom web conference on September 10 from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Eastern 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.

17 Sep 2020
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Technology Workshop: VoiceOver Basics
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

Join us for a beginners introduction to VoiceOver. VoiceOver is a gesture-based screen reader available on iPhones and iPads. With VoiceOver enabled you'll hear a description of everything happening on your screen, from battery level to who’s calling to which app your finger is on. This technology workshop meets via Zoom web conference on September 17 from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

17 Sep 2020
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Better Health Series – Reflexology Session
hands pressing on the bottom of two feet
hands pressing on the bottom of two feet

Learn what Reflexology is and how it benefits you. Join Becki Zerr, a certified Reflexologist from Regina. This program meets via Zoom web conference on September 17 from 1-2:00 p.m. Central Standard Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

17 Sep 2020
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Saskatoon Art Group

CNIB Office, Multipurpose Room
1149 8th Street
Saskatoon SK S7H 0S3
Canada

paint brushes and containers of paint
paint brushes and containers of paint

Join others who are interested in expressing themselves creatively want to participate in an art group to create and learn new techniques and art forms. The group meets monthly on the second Thursday of each month starting on September 17 and is open to all individuals of all skill levels. 

19 Sep 2020
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Technology Workshop: Apple Music
An iPhone displays the Apple Music app playing a Jason Mraz song.
An iPhone displays the Apple Music app playing a Jason Mraz song.

Join us to learn about Apple Music – a subscription-based music streaming service for iPhone, iPad and Mac. This technology workshop meets via Zoom web conference on September 19 from 1 to 3 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.

03 Oct 2020
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28 Nov 2020
Regina Learn to Braille Group

CNIB Office, multipurpose room
2160 Broad Street
Regina SK S4P 1Y5
Canada

fingers reading braille
fingers reading braille

Have you ever wanted to learn basic braille? We have the perfect opportunity for you to come out and learn grade one braille and be able to keep your skill up once you complete the training. This course takes place every Sunday from October 3 to November 28 from 10-11:00 a.m. Saskatchewan time at the Regina CNIB office.

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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Better Health Series – Essential Oils 101
lavender sits beside two bottles with oil in them
lavender sits beside two bottles with oil in them

Learn the basics of essential oils, as well as, how to get started. This program meets via Zoom web conference on October 7 from 6-7:00 p.m. Central Standard Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

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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Regina kettlebell kickboxing

2160 Broad Street
Regina SK S4P 1Y5
Canada

a woman holds a kettlebell to her chest and squats
a woman holds a kettlebell to her chest and squats

Join Jodi Barrett from Kettlebell Kickboxing Canada and try out an exciting new class. This group runs in person on Thursday, October 8 from 7-8:00 p.m., limit of eight people due to social distancing.

08 Oct 2020
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Regina Learn to Code

CNIB Office, multipurpose room
2160 Broad Street
Regina SK S4P 1Y5
Canada

a computer keyboard
a computer keyboard

Join other youth ages 6 -10 to increase your knowledge of coding utilizing a tactile coding system called Code Jumper. This course will take place on the second and fourth Thursdays from October 8 to May 27 from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Regina CNIB office.

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.

13 Oct 2020
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Youth Leadership - Youth Zoom Hangout
 a girl with headphones on holding a cell phone
 a girl with headphones on holding a cell phone

Join us to meet other youth from across the country to gain some leadership skills. The group meets in person in Saskatoon and Regina and via Zoom web conference for participants outside of those locations every first and third Tuesday from 6;30 to 8:00 p.m. Central Standard 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
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 .  

21 Oct 2020
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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 to 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. The group meets online via Zoom once a month starting on October 21 from 8:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time.

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.

18 Nov 2020
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Better Health Series – Meditation and Mindfulness
a woman sits cross legged meditating
a woman sits cross legged meditating

In this session participants will learn what a meditation and mindfulness practice is and how to get started. This program meets via Zoom web conference on November 18 from 7-8:00 p.m. Central Standard Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.