Upcoming Events

17 Jan 2019
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Technology session – OrCam demo day

CNIB Community Hub
1525 Yonge Street
Toronto ON M6G 3S7
Canada

Orcam eyeglasses.
Orcam eyeglasses.

OrCam is a breakthrough wearable vision device designed to assist people who are blind, partially sighted, or have a reading disability. 

17 Jan 2019
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Lime Connect Recruitment Reception for students/professionals with disabilities
A networking event. Men and women engage in lively conversation.
A networking event. Men and women engage in lively conversation.

Lime Connect Recruitment Reception for Students/Professionals with Disabilities

17 Jan 2019
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Get together with technology (GTT)

CNIB Community Hub
1525 Yonge Street
Toronto ON M6G 3S7
Canada

A person holds an iPad and taps on the screen.
A person holds an iPad and taps on the screen.

GTT is a user-driven monthly group where participants share knowledge and skills related to assistive tech.

18 Jan 2019
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Pursuing our Passions (POP) for youth!

CNIB Community Hub
1525 Yonge Street
Toronto ON M4T 1Z2
Canada

Five pairs of hands play a piano keyboard.
Five pairs of hands play a piano keyboard.

Calling all aspiring artists and musicians! The CNIB Foundation and Toronto Arts Council are partnering to host monthly workshops for youth.

21 Jan 2019
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Technology Workshop - Choosing a Smartphone & Phone Plan (Thornhill)

Thornhill Community Centre, Markham Public Library
7755 Bayview Ave.
Thornhill ON L3T 4P1
Canada

A smartphone with headphones sits on a table.
A smartphone with headphones sits on a table.

Join us for an interactive discussion about smartphones and phone plans.

22 Jan 2019
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The Curiosity Club (NEW!)

CNIB Community Hub
1525 Yonge Street
Toronto ON M4T 1Z2
Canada

A group of people enjoy drinks in a restaurant.
A group of people enjoy drinks in a restaurant.

You’re never too old to learn! Expand your horizons in a welcoming, inclusive environment. Each month we’ll explore a new topic: History, geography, science, travel, social trend, geography, science, travel, social trends, etc.

23 Jan 2019
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DesignTO Festival

CNIB Community Hub
1525 Yonge Street
Toronto ON M4T 1Z2
Canada

Designt TO Festival title on turquoise background.
Designt TO Festival title on turquoise background.

Join us at The Hub for The Accessibility Experiment: Navigating the World in an Alternative Format. A public presentation of accessible technology with an emphasis on virtual reality and iOS and Android applications. Take part in a ‘scavenger hunt’ activity using QR Codes

23 Jan 2019
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Technology Workshop - Choosing a Smartphone & Phone Plan (Mississauga)

CNIB Mississauga
50 Burnhamthorpe Rd. W, Suite 421
Mississauga ON L5B 3C2
Canada

A smartphone with headphones sits on a table.
A smartphone with headphones sits on a table.

Join us for an interactive discussion about smartphones and phone plans.

23 Jan 2019
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Technology session – One-on-one training (Mississauga)

CNIB Mississauga
50 Burnhamthorpe Road, Suite 421
Mississauga ON L5B 3C2
Canada

An instructor shows a participant how to use an iPhone.
An instructor shows a participant how to use an iPhone.

Accessible Technology sessions are now available in Mississauga! Join us for one-on-one training sessions for a variety of popular, accessible technology including smartphones, smart home devices and so much more.

24 Jan 2019
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Woodturning

CNIB Community Hub
1525 Yonge Street
Toronto ON M6G 3S7
Canada

A lathe sits on a counter. Two hands maneuver a piece of wood.
A lathe sits on a counter. Two hands maneuver a piece of wood.

Learn woodturning fundamentals and tackle a small project at The Hub.

28 Jan 2019
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Technology Workshop - Choosing a Smartphone & Phone Plan (Markham)

Markham Public Library
15 Library Lane
Unionville ON L3R 5C4
Canada

A smartphone with headphones sits on a table.
A smartphone with headphones sits on a table.

Join us for an interactive discussion about smartphones and phone plans.

02 Feb 2019
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CCB Toronto Visionaries: Experience Expo 2019

Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre
750 Spadina Ave
Toronto ON M5S 2J2
Canada

A participant trying on the TrySight wearable magnifier glasses
A participant trying on the TrySight wearable magnifier glasses

An interactive, hands-on exhibition featuring exhibitors, products and services covering every aspect of the experience of living with sight loss. Exhibitors will share their experience of providing creative, adaptive solutions to all aspects of life through interactive exhibits; improving access and overcoming barriers to living a full, rich life.

23 Feb 2019
15th Annual Vision of Hope Gala

Da Vinci Banquet Halls - 5732 York Regional Rd 7
Woodbridge ON L4L 3A2
Canada

Yolanda standing between two spokesmen
Yolanda standing between two spokesmen

This year marks a significant milestone for Mrs. Yolanda Palumbo and her husband Pat's annual Vision of Hope Gala fundraiser in support of the CNIB Foundation. Join us to celebrate Yolanda's 15th year of hosting this inspirational event, which she was motivated to create after losing her sight in 2003.

27 Mar 2019
The CNIB Foundation Gala

Artscape Wychwood Barns
601 Christie Street
Toronto ON M6G 4C7
Canada

Roulette Table
Roulette Table

CNIB proudly presents their exhilarating signature event “Sky Ball”,

Roll the dice to the sounds of live Jazz with a vodka martini—shaken not stirred. Rub shoulders with high-rollers and government officials over a few glasses of champagne. Come dressed with a license to kill and play the living daylights out of some fantastic table games. 

01 Jan 2019
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26 Feb 2019
Oshawa blind curling

Oshawa curling club
226 Bond St East
Oshawa ON L1G 1B5
Canada

Four granite curling rocks (stones).
Four granite curling rocks (stones).

Try a new sport! The Oshawa Curling Club is recruiting new members.

06 Jan 2019
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31 Mar 2019
Children and youth blind hockey

Scotia Pond Arena
57 Carl Hall Road
Toronto ON M3K 2E2
Canada

A hockey rink. Blind hockey players are competing against one another on the rink.
A hockey rink. Blind hockey players are competing against one another on the rink.

Canadian Blind Hockey is thrilled to announce the return of a 20-week Blind Hockey program for children and youth!

07 Jan 2019
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20 Dec 2019
Caregivers in conversation - GTA
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.

This eight-week structured course is an opportunity to share stories, feelings and advice with peers while learning about caring for someone with sight loss.

07 Jan 2019
to
20 Dec 2019
Guided yoga - Toronto

CNIB Community Hub
1525 Yonge Street
Toronto ON M4T1Z2
Canada

A woman poses on a yoga mat.
A woman poses on a yoga mat.

Check out a guided yoga class to improve your mind, body and spirit. We provide the mats! Classes are held every Monday.

08 Jan 2019
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17 Dec 2019
Youth Ontario United (Y.O.U)

Participate via teleconference or Skype
Across the province
Ontario ON M4T 1Z2
Canada

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.

Join other Ontario Youth for a monthly meetup via Skype or Teleconference. Learn, engage and share among peers across the province. Chat about a new topic and collaborate to develop new friendships, new skills and initiatives in your community.

08 Jan 2019
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31 Dec 2019
Living with sight loss
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

Living with sight loss is a eight-week structured support group for clients, family and friends. This support group will connect you with other people in your community who have experienced sight loss.

09 Jan 2019
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18 Dec 2019
Parenting with sight loss

CNIB Community Hub
1525 Yonge Street
Toronto ON M6G 3S7
Canada

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.

09 Jan 2019
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13 Nov 2019
Eyes forward - Oshawa

Oshawa Senior Centre
43 John St W
Oshawa ON L1H 1W8
Canada

Two hands sit on a mans lap.
Two hands sit on a mans lap.

This small support group will connect you with other people in your community who have experienced sight loss. Held on the second Wednesday of the month in Oshawa.

09 Jan 2019
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27 Mar 2019
Guided yoga - Richmond Hill

Bayview Hill Community Centre
114 Spadina Road
Richmond Hill ON L4B 2Y9
Canada

A woman poses on a yoga mat.
A woman poses on a yoga mat.

Check out a guided yoga class to improve your mind, body and spirit. We provide the mats! Classes are held every Wednesday.

12 Jan 2019
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23 Feb 2019
Durham blind soccer league (ages 14+)

Pickering Soccer Centre
1975 Clements Road
Pickering ON L1W 4A1
Canada

A soccer ball sits on a patch of grass.
A soccer ball sits on a patch of grass.

Learn a new sport or brush off your cleats! Check out 5-a-side blind soccer in Pickering.

15 Jan 2019
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13 Nov 2019
Audio book club - Whitby

Whitby Central Library
405 Dundas St. W
Whitby ON L1N 6A1
Canada

a blue book with headphones resting on top.
a blue book with headphones resting on top.

This monthly book club will meet and discuss audiobooks. Held on the third Tuesday of the month in Whitby.

16 Jan 2019
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18 Dec 2019
CCB Book club

Deer Park Library
40 St Clair Ave E
Toronto ON M4T1M9
Canada

a blue book with headphones resting on top.
a blue book with headphones resting on top.

Calling all book lovers! Spend an afternoon in the company of friends discussing the book of the month.

16 Jan 2019
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20 Dec 2019
Toastmasters

CNIB Community Hub
1525 Yonge Street
Toronto ON M4T 1Z2
Canada

A single microphone.
A single microphone.

Learn how to organize, formulate and effectively communicate your ideas to others! Open to everyone in the community - not just CNIB participants. The group meets the first, third and fifth Wednesday of every month.

21 Jan 2019
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23 Jan 2019
Jewelry Making Workshop (for youth) York Region

CNIB Newmarket
1091 Gorham Street. Suite 202
Newmarket ON L3Y 8X7
Canada

Gold and blue beads displayed on a table.
Gold and blue beads displayed on a table.

Join us at CNIB Newmarket for a jewelry making workshop! Meet other youth and make your own charm bracelet.

25 Jan 2019
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20 Dec 2019
Eyes forward - Whitby

Whitby Senior Centre
801 Brock Street S
Whitby ON L1N 4L4
Canada

Two hands sit on a mans lap.
Two hands sit on a mans lap.

This small support group will connect you with other people in your community who have experienced sight loss.  Held on the fourth Friday of the month in Whitby.

27 Jan 2019
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24 Nov 2019
Parents educational resources for kids (PERK)

CNIB Community Hub
1525 Yonge Street
Toronto ON M4T 1Z2
Canada

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.

28 Jan 2019
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28 Feb 2019
CNIB/University of Toronto Research Study
A group of 3 people sit at a large table. Books, computers and cups of coffee sit on top of the table.
A group of 3 people sit at a large table. Books, computers and cups of coffee sit on top of the table.

The CNIB Foundation, in partnership with graduate students from the University of Toronto, is seeking volunteers for a focus group to provide feedback on wayfinding technology.

30 Jan 2019
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20 Nov 2019
Audio book club - Oshawa

Oshawa Public Library
250 Beatrice St E
Oshawa ON L1G 7T6
Canada

a blue book with headphones resting on top.
a blue book with headphones resting on top.

This monthly book club will meet and discuss audiobooks. Held on the last Wednesday of the month in Oshawa.

01 Jul 2019
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06 Jul 2019
Leaders-In-Training (ages 16-19)

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

Two participants ride in a canoe on Lake Joe.
Two participants ride in a canoe on Lake Joe.

At Lake Joe, you'll learn you don't need a title to be a leader. Leaders-in-training (LIT) empowers you to take an active role in camp life.

01 Jul 2019
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06 Jul 2019
Summer Camp (ages 8-18)

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

A group of  young campers huddle in a circle. Arms are raised in the air.
A group of  young campers huddle in a circle. Arms are raised in the air.

Choose your specialization for the week as you learn new skills while developing confidence and independence in a safe and supportive environment.

07 Jul 2019
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21 Aug 2019
Adult Weeks

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

A group of 5 people sit at a table and play a game of cards.
A group of 5 people sit at a table and play a game of cards.

Escape and spend a week on the shores of beautiful Lake Joseph in Muskoka. Whether you are seeking adventure or relaxation, we have something for you.

21 Jul 2019
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29 Aug 2019
Family Programs

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

A father and daughter ride a tandem bike at Lake Joe.
A father and daughter ride a tandem bike at Lake Joe.

Our family program gives people with sight loss and their families an opportunity to enjoy the splendour of Muskoka on beautiful Lake Joseph in a safe and inclusive environment. Activities are available for all ages and there are also events just for adults, youth and kids.

21 Jul 2019
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29 Aug 2019
Family Programs

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

A father and daughter ride a tandem bike at Lake Joe.
A father and daughter ride a tandem bike at Lake Joe.

Our family program gives people with sight loss and their families an opportunity to enjoy the splendour of Muskoka on beautiful Lake Joseph in a safe and inclusive environment. Activities are available for all ages and there are also events just for adults, youth and kids.

29 Jul 2019
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10 Aug 2019
Wilderness Immersion for Leadership Development (WILD) (ages 15-19) 

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

A young boy surfs on a wakeboard on Lake Joe
A young boy surfs on a wakeboard on Lake Joe

Wilderness Immersion for Leadership Development (WILD) is a two-week adventure program where you’ll work on skills like canoeing, hiking, rock climbing and high-ropes course elements while refining leadership skills.

29 Jul 2019
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03 Aug 2019
Pushing Limits for Active Youth (PLAY) (ages 8-18) 

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

A group of campers (in bathing suits) run into the Lake.
A group of campers (in bathing suits) run into the Lake.

Pushing Limits for Active Youth (PLAY) is for those that want to discover new sports at Lake Joe.

29 Jul 2019
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03 Aug 2019
Camp Abilities (ages 8-18) 

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

Children playing on the beach. at Lake Joe. A rainbow appears in the distance.
Children playing on the beach. at Lake Joe. A rainbow appears in the distance.

Want to try a triathlon, or work on paddling skills? This goal-based program is aimed at athletic development.

18 Aug 2019
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21 Aug 2019
Adult Mini-Camp

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

A woman sits on the grass at Lake Joe with her guide dog.
A woman sits on the grass at Lake Joe with her guide dog.

Enjoy our three-night, four-day adult mini-camp to get a taste of the Lake Joe experience.