Upcoming Events

26 Oct 2020
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31 Oct 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. 
 

26 Oct 2020
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25 Nov 2020
Wednesday Morning Social
A woman holds an iPhone to her ear and listens intently to a private conversation.
A woman holds an iPhone to her ear and listens intently to a private conversation.

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

26 Oct 2020
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14 Dec 2020
Brampton/Caledon: VIP Meet Up Group/Peer Support Sessions
A peer support group featuring four elderly people sitting around a table drinking coffee.
A peer support group featuring four elderly people sitting around a table drinking coffee.

Understanding, support, mentorship and advice when you need it most. Struggling with the emotional challenges of sight loss? We're here for you. The sessions are designed for participants who have previously attended a peer support group. Based on the regional area, participants want to remain engaged and stay connected! This peer support group runs via Zoom web conference every Monday from 10:30  a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

26 Oct 2020
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24 Nov 2020
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. 

26 Oct 2020
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25 Nov 2020
Techstravaganza
Close of a black keyboard
Close of a black keyboard

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

26 Oct 2020
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16 Dec 2020
Guided Ukulele Workshop
A Ukulele
A Ukulele

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

26 Oct 2020
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04 Nov 2020
Morning 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.

New beginner meditation sessions will be offered for our western Canada friends! Sessions will be 45 minutes in length and include 1 or 2 brief guided meditations, along with information about the practice of meditation and small discussion. You can except to come away feeling relaxed and empowered to meditate on your own. This workshop runs via Zoom web conference every Wednesday from 8 to 8:45 a.m. Mountain Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

26 Oct 2020
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26 Nov 2020
Bible Study Group
An open bible sits on a table.
An open bible sits on a table.

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

26 Oct 2020
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25 Nov 2020
On a Prairie Wind
Two curled pages of a book.
Two curled pages of a book.

Each 30-minute weekly episode will explore a new theme: making references to novels, poetry, articles, song lyrics, quotations, recipes, and more. From clotheslines to libraries, musical instruments, art, and the intriguing landmarks of Winnipeg and Manitoba – come along on this journey of curiosities! This 8-week workshop runs via Zoom web conference every Wednesday (October 7-November 25) from 11 to 11:30 a.m. Central Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

26 Oct 2020
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26 Nov 2020
Thursday Virtual Games
A red roll of dice.
A red roll of dice.

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

26 Oct 2020
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17 Dec 2020
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 every Thursday from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Pacific Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

26 Oct 2020
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26 Nov 2020
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.

26 Oct 2020
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28 Oct 2020
Technology Workshop: Introduction to iPhone & iPad Accessibility
An over the shoulder shot of a man holding his iPhone using voiceover.
An over the shoulder shot of a man holding his iPhone using voiceover.

Grab your Apple device and come join us for this introductory session where we will explore the basics from turning on your device to identifying which accessibility features are best suited for you. This is part one of a four-part series of group sessions that will help guide participants through the basics of using an iPhone and iPad (as well as understanding and using the built-in accessibility features).This group meets via Zoom web conference every Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

26 Oct 2020
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24 Nov 2020
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. to 12:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

26 Oct 2020
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16 Dec 2020
Peel Region Peer Support Group
A peer support group featuring four elderly people sitting around a table drinking coffee.
A peer support group featuring four elderly people sitting around a table drinking coffee.

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 every Wednesday from 9 to 11 a.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

26 Oct 2020
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27 Oct 2020
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.

26 Oct 2020
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15 Dec 2020
Community Music Jam
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 every Tuesday from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Pacific Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

26 Oct 2020
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27 Nov 2020
Remote One-on-One Technology Training, Coaching & Support - Friday Sessions
A man wearing sunglasses and a hat holds an iPhone in his left hand. A white cane sits in his right hand.
A man wearing sunglasses and a hat holds an iPhone in his left hand. A white cane sits in his right hand.

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

26 Oct 2020
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18 Dec 2020
Coffee-Talks
A woman's hands firmly grip a piping hot cup of coffee.
A woman's hands firmly grip a piping hot cup of coffee.

Weekly call-in social group. Each session will have a topic of discussion that changes each week, topics range from mental health to Halloween! This program is designed for those 19+. This group runs via Zoom web conference every Friday from 2-3 p.m. Pacific Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

26 Oct 2020
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25 Nov 2020
Weekly Wednesday Social
A woman, sitting in a recliner, is talking on a white phone.
A woman, sitting in a recliner, is talking on a white phone.

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

26 Oct 2020
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16 Dec 2020
York Region Peer Support Group
A group of 5 people sit in a circle and engage in a support group.
A group of 5 people sit in a circle and engage in a support group.

Understanding, support, mentorship and advice when you need it most. Struggling with the emotional challenges of sight loss? We're here for you. This program is designed for new participants who are adjusting to vision loss. We explore and discuss the stages of grief and loss, coping mechanisms, family dynamics, health and nutrition, and financial literacy. This peer support group runs via Zoom web conference every Wednesday from 1 to 2 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

26 Oct 2020
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25 Nov 2020
The Bookends Book Club
a blue book with headphones resting on top.
a blue book with headphones resting on top.

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

26 Oct 2020
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15 Dec 2020
Music for Kids (Tuesday Sessions)
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 every Tuesday from 2 to 3 p.m. Pacific Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

26 Oct 2020
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27 Nov 2020
Friday Fun Trivia
Scrabble cubes spell out the word "Trivia" on a table top.
Scrabble cubes spell out the word "Trivia" on a table top.

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

26 Oct 2020
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16 Dec 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! This group meets via Zoom web conference every Wednesday from 7 to 8 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

26 Oct 2020
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19 Mar 2021
The CNIB Foundation Learning Academy!
A young teenage girl excitedly holds a laptop monitor displaying the CNIB Foundation logo. She is pointing to the screen with her left hand.
A young teenage girl excitedly holds a laptop monitor displaying the CNIB Foundation logo. She is pointing to the screen with her left hand.

Welcome to the CNIB Foundation's learning academy! In these sessions, youth, parents and educators will have the opportunity to hear from working professionals with sight loss. Explore career options and  learn more about summer programs for students. At the end of the program, students who are interested (and who will be 15 or older by July 1, 2021) may be referred to the Come to Work program for further assistance with their summer job search. Zoom meetings take place on the third Friday of every month (October 16, November 20, December 18, January 15, February 19, March 19) from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Eastern Time. 

26 Oct 2020
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Parent Forum
A young woman sits alone outdoors. In her left hand, she is holding her smartphone up to her ear. In her right hand, she holds her white cane
A young woman sits alone outdoors. In her left hand, she is holding her smartphone up to her ear. In her right hand, she holds her white cane

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

26 Oct 2020
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05 Dec 2020
Advanced Knit-Along
Two hands hold knitting needles and knit a blue fabric.
Two hands hold knitting needles and knit a blue fabric.

Knit-alongs are a really fun way to have an ongoing project over a number of weeks or months. Each week participants will receive several rows of a pattern and by the end of the session you will have a completed project. Participants must have basic knitting skills, and be able to cast on, bind off, and do the knit and pearl stitches. This program meets via Zoom web conference every Saturday, September 19-December 5, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Central Daylight Day. Call in information will be given upon registration. 

26 Oct 2020
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18 Nov 2020
Music & Friends
Keyboard in all the colors of the rainbow.
Keyboard in all the colors of the rainbow.

Come together and talk about a song you must listen to on a certain day – a song that helps you out during a certain emotion or just to get going in the morning. This group runs via Zoom web conference every second Wednesday (October 21, November 4 & 18) from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Newfoundland Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

26 Oct 2020
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17 Dec 2020
Durham Region Peer Support Group
A group of 5 people sit in a circle and engage in a support group.
A group of 5 people sit in a circle and engage in a support group.

Understanding, support, mentorship and advice when you need it most. Struggling with the emotional challenges of sight loss? We're here for you. This program is designed for new participants who are adjusting to vision loss. We explore and discuss the stages of grief and loss, coping mechanisms, family dynamics, health and nutrition, and financial literacy. This peer support group runs via Zoom web conference every Thursday from 1 to 2 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

26 Oct 2020
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18 Dec 2020
Friday Tech Talk
A man wearing sunglasses and a hat holds an iPhone in his left hand. A white cane sits in his right hand.
A man wearing sunglasses and a hat holds an iPhone in his left hand. A white cane sits in his right hand.

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

26 Oct 2020
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24 Nov 2020
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.

26 Oct 2020
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14 Dec 2020
Peel Region: Audio Club
A blue book with headphones resting on top.
A blue book with headphones resting on top.

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

26 Oct 2020
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16 Dec 2020
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.

A peer support group for parents who are raising children with vision loss. Biweekly sessions will feature a presenter who will talk about important issues to you, the parent. The group meets via Zoom web conference on the first and third Wednesday of every month 8 to 9:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

26 Oct 2020
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17 Dec 2020
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 every Thursday from 2 to 2:45 p.m. Pacific Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

26 Oct 2020
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26 Nov 2020
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.

26 Oct 2020
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16 Dec 2020
Toronto: VIP Meet Up Group
A peer support group. Three elderly women engage in lively conversation.
A peer support group. Three elderly women engage in lively conversation.

The sessions are designed for participants who have previously attended a peer support group. Based on the regional area, participants want to remain engaged and stay connected! This peer support group runs via teleconference every Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

26 Oct 2020
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30 Oct 2020
CNIB Lake Joe: Art Series
Photo of a person's hand, sketching on a white piece of paper with two pairs of glasses on the right.
Photo of a person's hand, sketching on a white piece of paper with two pairs of glasses on the right.

Embrace your creativity with us on Fridays from 10 to 11 a.m. Eastern time! Each week we will explore a different form of art - drama, crafts, music and dance.

26 Oct 2020
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24 Nov 2020
Tuesday Virtual Games
A red roll of dice.
A red roll of dice.

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

26 Oct 2020
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15 Dec 2020
Mindfulness Through Music
A male musician leans against a wall while strumming on a banjo.
A male musician leans against a wall while strumming on a banjo.

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

26 Oct 2020
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27 Nov 2020
Manitoba Virtual Coffee Group
two people sitting at a table drinking coffee
two people sitting at a table drinking coffee

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

26 Oct 2020
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28 Oct 2020
Musical Theater Style Dance Program
A woman wearing high heels extends her right leg to dance on a hardwood floor.
A woman wearing high heels extends her right leg to dance on a hardwood floor.

A new weekly virtual dance program! Love show tunes and soundtracks? Join adaptive dance instructor, Tiffany Tjosvold, for a playful, high energy dance class that will explore music from musicals like Chicago, Beauty & The Beast, Hairspray and more!  This class is for ages 16+ and runs via Zoom web conference every Wednesday from 2 to 3 p.m. Pacific Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

26 Oct 2020
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25 Nov 2020
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. 

26 Oct 2020
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03 Nov 2020
Beginner Meditation: Session Two
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.

The meditation is focused on verbal descriptions. Individuals with sight loss, volunteers and staff are welcome. Sessions willd 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 six-week series runs via Zoom web conference every Tuesday from 7 to 7:45 p.m. Mountain Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

26 Oct 2020
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18 Dec 2020
Friday Peer Support Sessions
A peer support group. Three elderly women engage in lively conversation.
A peer support group. Three elderly women engage in lively conversation.

These weekly peer support sessions feature a guest speaker, staff greetings, CNIB information and updates. This peer support group runs via Zoom web conference every Friday from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

26 Oct 2020
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15 Dec 2020
The Family Zoom Room
a man builds Lego with a boy
a man builds Lego with a boy

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

26 Oct 2020
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26 Nov 2020
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. 

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

Join us for one-on-one training sessions for a variety of popular, accessible technology options including smartphones, tablets, smart home devices and so much more. Ask questions and learn more about your technology in a dedicated time slot - just you and your instructor. Online sessions run via Zoom web conference every Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. by appointment only. Call in information will be given upon registration.

26 Oct 2020
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24 Nov 2020
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.

27 Oct 2020
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15 Dec 2020
Phone Support/Peer Support Leader Training
A group of 5 people sit in a circle
A group of 5 people sit in a circle

If you are a participant who is blind or partially sighted and would like to encourage a new participant with your experiences, we have a tailored program on how to conduct peer support phone sessions. Phone Support/Peer Support Leader Training runs via Zoom web conference & teleconference every Tuesday. Register to learn more!

27 Oct 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 October 13 & 27 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

27 Oct 2020
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Wildlife Talk with Shubenacadie Wildlife Park
A wolf with a light dusting of snow on its fur.
A wolf with a light dusting of snow on its fur.

The Shubenacadie Provincial Wildlife Park is a 99-acre park in Nova Scotia that includes animals, an interpretive centre, and hiking trails. During this call, they will be giving a presentation on a unique topic focused on local animals. They will be speaking on biodiversity. What does this term mean? What is the biodiversity act and why is it so important? In what ways does the Shubenacadie Wildlife Park encourage and protect biodiversity?

This program runs via Zoom web conference on October 27 from 1 to 2 p.m. Atlantic Daylight Time. Call in information will be given upon registration. 

27 Oct 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, October 13 & 27 from 8-9 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration. 

28 Oct 2020
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16 Dec 2020
Technology for Beginners
A man is working on laptop computer with a refreshable braille display. He is wearing headphones.
A man is working on laptop computer with a refreshable braille display. He is wearing headphones.

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

28 Oct 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 October 14 & 28 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

28 Oct 2020
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Black Voices United
Artistic graffiti of a fist on a brick wall. Made with black spray paint.
Artistic graffiti of a fist on a brick wall. Made with black spray paint.

Community members and CNIB staff who identify as Black are welcome to participate. We'll discuss current anti-Black racism, occurrences, and historical generational trauma by sharing stories, discuss solutions and participating in empowering and healing programs under the Diversity Strategy. This group meets via Zoom web conference on the last Wednesday of every month from 6 to 8 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

28 Oct 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 Wednesday, October 14 & 28 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Call-in information will be given upon registration. 

28 Oct 2020
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The SmartLife with Eschenbach
The Smartlux Digital portable video magnifier
The Smartlux Digital portable video magnifier

Join for an interactive session with Eschenbach! During this presentation, Echenbach will be providing demonstrations on their Advance Video Magnifiers: Smartlux Digital and Mobilux Digital Touch HD. This technology workshop meets via Zoom web conference on October 28 from 3-4 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

29 Oct 2020
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What's new in Accessibility in iOS 14
An over the shoulder shot of a woman tapping on an iPad.
An over the shoulder shot of a woman tapping on an iPad.

The new and improved Apple operating platform just got even better with greater accessibility. Let's take a look at what new iOS settings can benefit you based on your need. This technology workshop meets via Zoom web conference on October 29 from 5 to 6 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

29 Oct 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 October 29 from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

29 Oct 2020
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CNIB Lake Joe: "Trick or Treat" Trivia
An illustration of five different carved pumpkins with the words "Halloween Trivia" above them.
An illustration of five different carved pumpkins with the words "Halloween Trivia" above them.

Boooo-k this Halloween-themed trivia event in your calendar now and test your knowledge of all things spooky. Fun for all ages! See you Thursday, October 29 from 3 to 4 p.m. Eastern Time.

29 Oct 2020
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Job Seeker's Club
Three women in a meeting. Two women are sitting at a table in front of a laptop. Another woman stands near a window. They are engaging in a serious conversation.
Three women in a meeting. Two women are sitting at a table in front of a laptop. Another woman stands near a window. They are engaging in a serious conversation.

Let's boost participation in the world of work! Join us for a group session where job seekers with sight loss network, share job leads and discuss career and employment-related topics. This group meets via teleconference on the last Thursday of the month from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Pacific Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

29 Oct 2020
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Halloween Celebration
A carved pumpkin sits in a dark room. The interior is illuminated by a candle.
A carved pumpkin sits in a dark room. The interior is illuminated by a candle.

Come join us to discover the scariest part of being young at heart! Thursday, October 29 from 7 to 8 p.m. Central Daylight Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

29 Oct 2020
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Youth Tech Club
5 people but their fists together in the middle of a table covered in computers, cords, and phones.
5 people but their fists together in the middle of a table covered in computers, cords, and phones.

Are you a youth or young adult who loves playing with or working on technology like iPads, iPhones, BrailleNote Touch or other tech? Check out our monthly Youth Tech Club where you and your peers can share and learn about new and innovative technology. For youth and young adults ages 11-21. Siblings are also welcome to join! This group meets via Zoom web conference on October 29 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Mountain Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

30 Oct 2020
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Descriptive Ghost Stories for All Ages!
A small pumpkin gourd sits on a table. Two mini-plastic figurines of ghosts surround it.
A small pumpkin gourd sits on a table. Two mini-plastic figurines of ghosts surround it.

Join us for an evening of Toronto Ghost stories, with dastardly descriptions woven into the ghoulish narratives by professional Audio Describer and Storyteller JJ Hunt! First, we’ll take a virtual tour of Toronto’s most haunted buildings, then visit ghastly cemeteries, wicked Halloween costume parties, and the city’s spookiest trick-or-treating spots for some more devilish description! This program runs via Zoom web conference on October 30 from 7 to 8 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

30 Oct 2020
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18 Dec 2020
Song Bingo Game Night!
An illustration of two bingo cards and red, circular, chips marking the card.
An illustration of two bingo cards and red, circular, chips marking the card.

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 on Friday, October 30, November 13, 27, December 11 & 18 from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Pacific Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

30 Oct 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 on Friday, October 2, 16 & 30 from 1-2 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

30 Oct 2020
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Inside the Interview Series: After the Interview
The end of a job interview. Two women shake hands.
The end of a job interview. Two women shake hands.

This series, hosted by Employment Lead Jennifer MacNeil, explores the interview process. This session will cover steps to follow after completing your interview including drafting a thank you letter, follow-up protocols, and some great questions to ask yourself when reflecting on the interview. This workshop meets via Zoom web conference on October 30 from 2 to 4 p.m. Atlantic Daylight Time. Call in information will be given upon registration. 

31 Oct 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. The group meets twice monthly in order to accommodate busy schedules. This group runs via Zoom web conference on the second Wednesday of the month from 7 to 8 p.m. Eastern Time. and the last Saturday of the month from 2 to 3 p.m. Call in information will be given upon registration.

31 Oct 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 on Saturday, October 3, 17 & 31 from 12 to 1:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

02 Nov 2020
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30 Nov 2020
How It’s Played: A Guide to Accessible Sport
Three people practicing goalball guarding nets.
Three people practicing goalball guarding nets.

Bringing together athletes, guides, community partners, to discuss the in’s and out’s of how to make sports, recreation and physical activity accessbile and inclusive to all.  We'll talk about adapting equipment, guiding techniques, teamwork, advocacy, partnerships and all the things that answer the queston “how’s it played?” This program runs via Zoom web conference on November 2, 16, and 30 from 6 to 7 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

02 Nov 2020
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CNIB Lake Joe: Curiosity Corner - Mindfulness and Meditation
Woman standing calmly on a dock surrounded by mist with evergreens in the background.
Woman standing calmly on a dock surrounded by mist with evergreens in the background.

In this session, participants will learn what meditation and mindfulness is and how these practices can benefit you and your life. Join us Monday, November 2, 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. Eastern time via Zoom to relax!

02 Nov 2020
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16 Nov 2020
Let's Get Gardening
A small garden lined with potted plants on a shelf.
A small garden lined with potted plants on a shelf.

Love gardening or would love to know more about gardening? Join this group weekly to share ideas, tips and the joy of gardening and listen to guest speakers! The group meets via Zoom web conference on the first and third Monday of every month (November 2 & 16) from 1 to 2 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

02 Nov 2020
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07 Dec 2020
Disclosing Your Disability: How to Get the Support You Need
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An illustration of a megaphone outlined in a black paintbrush style design with yellow accents.

Learn about disclosing your disability can help you to find the support that you need. Join us as we discuss topics such as myths about disability; the social model of disability; steps for disclosure; collaborative accommodation; understanding bias; and being your own best advocate. This six-week workshop runs via Zoom web conference every Monday (Nov. 2 - Dec. 7) from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

02 Nov 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 November 2 from 1 to 3 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

02 Nov 2020
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How to be a Self-Advocate
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 monthly program 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 meets via Zoom web conference on the first Monday of the month from 3 to 4 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

03 Nov 2020
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03 Dec 2020
Connecting the Dots: Educators’ Series
Collage containing various images of students with vision loss
Collage containing various images of students with vision loss

School is in session, whether it be in the classroom or at home. As professionals providing support to students who are blind or partially sighted, we must ensure these students have the tools for success – regardless of where they're learning.

03 Nov 2020
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15 Dec 2020
Song Writing Workshop
A piano keyboard.
A piano keyboard.

Do you have something to say to the world? Would you like to learn about taking your ideas and putting them into song? Join us for a 7-week song writing workshop that will guide you through the whole process from the initial idea to sharing your song with the group. This program runs via Zoom web conference every Tuesday (November 3 - December 15) from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

04 Nov 2020
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Better Health Series – Nutrition Session, Part 2
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 debunk the myths around fueling our bodies. She will also address the questions from the participants around labels on food and so much more. Space is limited, register today! This program meets via Zoom web conference on November 4 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Central Standard Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

04 Nov 2020
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Connecting with Technology: Pioneering Indoor Navigation for the Blind
Two hands hold a navigational beacon and iPhone.
Two hands hold a navigational beacon and iPhone.

Connecting with Technology is an adapted curriculum developed by the CNIB Foundation, addressing the unique needs of blind and partially sighted technology users. November 4 Session: Pioneering Indoor Navigation for the Blind. Presented by Brian Bibeault and Jeff Godfrey from AccesiBuild.

04 Nov 2020
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Sharing Circle
Participants at CNIB Sharing Circle having a discussion and smiling
Participants at CNIB Sharing Circle having a discussion and smiling

Join us from the comfort of your own home via Zoom, using your computer, smart device, or land line. This month, we'll be joined by representatives from Braille Literacy Canada who will be speaking about the new Braille Zoomers initiative. This is a new program that helps adults who want to learn braille, or improve their braille skills. The Sharing Circle meets via Zoom web conference on the first Wednesday of every month from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Central Daylight Time. Monthly topics vary. Call in information will be given upon registration.

05 Nov 2020
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Richmond Hill: VIP Meet up Group
A group of 5 people sit in a circle
A group of 5 people sit in a circle

The sessions are designed for participants who have previously attended a peer support group. Based on the regional area, participants want to remain engaged and stay connected! This peer support group runs via Zoom web conference on the first Thursday of the month from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

05 Nov 2020
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19 Nov 2020
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. This group meets via Zoom web conference on the first and third Thursday of every month from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Central Standard Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

06 Nov 2020
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18 Dec 2020
Music for Kids (Friday Sessions)
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 every Friday from 3:30 to 4:15 p.m. Pacific Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

10 Nov 2020
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Connecting with Technology: Accommodating Your World, Assistive Technology at Work
A woman sits at a work computer. She is using Zoomtext.
A woman sits at a work computer. She is using Zoomtext.

Connecting with Technology is an adapted curriculum developed by the CNIB Foundation, addressing the unique needs of blind and partially sighted technology users. November 10 Session: Accommodating Your World: Assistive Technology at Work.

10 Nov 2020
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Tech Time
A group of people participating in tech training
A group of people participating in tech training

Tech Time is an interactive, engaging and educational program where participants discuss different technologies/apps that can help make life a bit easier! This group meets via Zoom web conference on the second Tuesday of the month from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Newfoundland Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

11 Nov 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. The group meets twice monthly in order to accommodate busy schedules. This group runs via Zoom web conference on the second Wednesday of the month from 7 to 8 p.m. Eastern Time. and the last Saturday of the month from 2 to 3 p.m. Call in information will be given upon registration.

11 Nov 2020
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Life on Legendary
A peer support group. Five people sit in a circle and engage in conversation.
A peer support group. Five people sit in a circle and engage in conversation.

Come join us to hear a participant’s perspective and experience on a range of different topics. This month we will be discussing Life Hacks. This peer support group meets via Zoom conference on the second Wednesday of every month (excluding December) from 7 to 8 p.m. Central Daylight Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

12 Nov 2020
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How I Did It Speakers Series
Three women in a meeting. Two women are sitting at a table in front of a laptop. Another woman stands near a window. They are engaging in a serious conversation.
Three women in a meeting. Two women are sitting at a table in front of a laptop. Another woman stands near a window. They are engaging in a serious conversation.

This series, hosted by Lyndsey Rosevear, Program Lead, Career and Employment, interviews individuals with sight loss on their career journey and “how they did it” despite having vision loss. This group meets via Zoom web conference on November 12 from 10 to 11 a.m. Pacific Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

12 Nov 2020
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Life Coach Q&A
Two young women enjoy coffee at a cozy restaurant table.
Two young women enjoy coffee at a cozy restaurant table.

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

14 Nov 2020
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The Boyz Corner
The feet of two teenagers dangle off of an outdoor bench.
The feet of two teenagers dangle off of an outdoor bench.

Young men (ages 15 to 21) living with sight loss can come together for meaningful conversations. Topics discussed range from vision loss and masculinity, dating, expressing oneself and observing today’s music and media. This group runs via Zoom web conference on the second Saturday of every month (November 14 & December 12) from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

14 Nov 2020
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28 Nov 2020
Dungeons and Dragons Introduction Workshops
Two people hover over a dungeons and dragons game. Dice and figurines are on the game board.
Two people hover over a dungeons and dragons game. Dice and figurines are on the game board.

Join “Knights of the Braille” creator Jim O’Donnell to remotely learn and play accessible Dungeons and Dragons! Workshops are run as if you have never played a role-playing game before. We will cover the basics and play the game along the way. The program is designed for ages 16+. This group runs via Zoom web conference Saturday, November 14, 21 & 28 from 10 to 1 p.m. Pacific Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

15 Nov 2020
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Young Women's Group
Two young women enjoy coffee at a cozy restaurant table.
Two young women enjoy coffee at a cozy restaurant table.

Are you a young woman preparing for university or starting your professional life? Join us to meet other confident, independent young women with similar interests and experiences. We will focus on issues that are relevant to your life, learn new things, and discuss the challenges of living with sight loss. Topics such as mental health, socialization, dating and navigating the workforce are just some of the things we will delve into. This group runs via Zoom web conference on November 15 and December 13 from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

16 Nov 2020
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Durham Region: Audio Club
A blue book with headphones resting on top.
A blue book with headphones resting on top.

A time to discuss short stories, biographies, poetry, and music. From the vision loss perspective, we discuss the relevance to our daily lives. Sessions are conducted based on regional area. This group runs via Zoom web conference on the third Monday of every month (November 16, December 21) from 1 to 2 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

16 Nov 2020
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Post-Secondary Connect Online Group
A smartphone, laptop, mouse and mug sitting on a desk.
A smartphone, laptop, mouse and mug sitting on a desk.

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

17 Nov 2020
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Technology Workshop: 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 on November 17 from 10-11:30 a.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

17 Nov 2020
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Fashion Forward - Cultural Fashion
A buffet of colourful wool fabrics.
A buffet of colourful wool fabrics.

Strike a pose with the CNIB Foundation! Learn fashion coordination, grooming, styling and makeup application tips with the Fashion Forward group. November 17 Workshop: Cultural Fashion; Diversity in fashion and educating ourselves about different cultures. This group runs online via Zoom web conference on the third Tuesday of every month from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

17 Nov 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 Zoom web conference on the third Tuesday of the month from 7 to 8 p.m. Central Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

17 Nov 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 Nov 2020
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Let's Talk About: Charles Bonnet Syndrome
An elderly man talks on a smartphone.
An elderly man talks on a smartphone.

This informative session is for anyone who is interested in learning more about Charles Bonnet Syndrome (CBS). It is also an opportunity to share in an open discussion about your own experience with CBS. This group runs via Zoom web conference on November 18 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

18 Nov 2020
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Connecting with Technology: Innovative Possibilities with HumanWare
The HumanWare Explorē 8 handheld electronic magnifier.
The HumanWare Explorē 8 handheld electronic magnifier.

Connecting with Technology is an adapted curriculum developed by the CNIB Foundation, addressing the unique needs of blind and partially sighted technology users. November 18 Session: Innovative Possibilities with HumanWare. Presented by Michel Pepin from Humanware. This group runs via Zoom web conference on November 18 at 10 a.m. Pacific Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

18 Nov 2020
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Hot Topics in Media and Advocacy
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An illustration of a megaphone outlined in a black paintbrush style design with yellow accents.

This monthly series will give you an opportunity to ask questions, share personal experiences, and hear from experts and long-time advocates on topics you’ve been hearing about in the media. Let’s explore topics including a Guaranteed Livable Income, Gender Identity, Black Lives Matter, and Accessible Built Environments, and discover how we can all create more accessible, inclusive advocacy opportunities in our own communities. This four-part series runs via Zoom web conference on November 18, December 9 & January 13 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Central Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

18 Nov 2020
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02 Dec 2020
Introduction to Art Fundamentals
A painters pallet with 15 different colours.
A painters pallet with 15 different colours.

Join Yvonne Felix in a 4-week program teaching elements of design using paper sculpting techniques. The lessons are modeled after the other programs found in community and academic arts education institutions and programs. This program runs via Zoom web conference every Wednesday (November 18-December 2) from 4:30 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.

19 Nov 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, November 19 & December 17 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration. 

21 Nov 2020
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Tech & Tea: iPhone for beginners with Low Vision
A technology workshop. A male instructor holds a smartphone in his hand and listens. A woman sits at the table across from him.
A technology workshop. A male instructor holds a smartphone in his hand and listens. A woman sits at the table across from him.

Grab a cup of tea and join us and learn more about iPhone accessibility features for people with low vision. This technology workshop meets via Zoom web conference on November 21 from 10-11:30 a.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

25 Nov 2020
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Technology Workshop: VoiceOver Advanced Users
A young woman sits alone outdoors. In her left hand, she is holding her smartphone up to her ear. In her right hand, she holds her white cane
A young woman sits alone outdoors. In her left hand, she is holding her smartphone up to her ear. In her right hand, she holds her white cane

Come one, come all advanced iOS VoiceOver users! Let's discuss and learn some advanced features of VoiceOver, which is the screen reader on iPhones, iPads and Macs. This workshop will only cover VoiceOver on iOS. This technology workshop meets via Zoom web conference on November 25 from 7 to 8 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

25 Nov 2020
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Connecting with Technology: Adventures with Microsoft Soundscape
A woman walks down a busy city sidewalk with a young man. She is walking alongside her guide dog in harness.
A woman walks down a busy city sidewalk with a young man. She is walking alongside her guide dog in harness.

Connecting with Technology is an adapted curriculum developed by the CNIB Foundation, addressing the unique needs of blind and partially sighted technology users. November 25 Session: Adventures with Microsoft Soundscape. Presented by Jarnail Chudge from Microsoft Canada. This group runs via Zoom web conference on November 25 at 10 a.m. Pacific Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

26 Nov 2020
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17 Dec 2020
CNIB Lake Joe: Trivia
Wood blocks with red letters on them are laid on a table to spell "TRIVIA"
Wood blocks with red letters on them are laid on a table to spell "TRIVIA"

Test your knowledge and give Alec Trebek a run for his money at our monthly Trivia sessions! Fun for all ages! Join us the last Thursday of each month (November 26 and December 17) from 3 to 4 p.m. Eastern Time.

26 Nov 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.

26 Nov 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 from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Central Daylight Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

29 Nov 2020
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Parents educational resources for kids (PERK)
A young girl sits at a table creating a clay sculpture.
A young girl sits at a table creating a clay sculpture.

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

07 Dec 2020
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07 Dec 2020
CNIB Lake Joe: Curiosity Corner
Photo of the top part of a woman's face with an illustration of question marks floating above her head.
Photo of the top part of a woman's face with an illustration of question marks floating above her head.

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

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

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