Upcoming Events

03 Dec 2020
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16 Dec 2020
CNIBLakeJoe@Home: Campfire Songs & Stories
A campfire on a sandy beach.
A campfire on a sandy beach.

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

03 Dec 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.

03 Dec 2020
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23 Dec 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.

03 Dec 2020
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24 Dec 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 Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

03 Dec 2020
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22 Dec 2020
Remote One-on-One Technology Training, Coaching & Support (Tuesday 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 Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. by appointment only. Call in information will be given upon registration.

03 Dec 2020
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23 Dec 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.

03 Dec 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.

03 Dec 2020
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17 Dec 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.

03 Dec 2020
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31 Jan 2021
Talk Description To Me
Talk description to me logo.
Talk description to me logo.

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

03 Dec 2020
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23 Dec 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.

03 Dec 2020
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22 Dec 2020
The Good News Spotlight
Three folded newspapers sits on a table next to a cup of tea.
Three folded newspapers sits on a table next to a cup of tea.

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

03 Dec 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.

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

It’s beginning to look a lot like the holiday season – and with the holidays comes various opportunities for cyber-scrooges to exploit.  his workshop covers concepts that help you navigate the web while keeping in mind how you can stay protected as you purchase gifts for loved ones during this holiday season. This technology workshop meets via Zoom web conference on December 3 from 6 to 7 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

03 Dec 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.

03 Dec 2020
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16 Dec 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 on December 2 & 16 from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Newfoundland Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

03 Dec 2020
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06 Jul 2021
CNIBLakeJoe@Home: Coffee Break
White coffee mug with a smiley face on it, sitting on a wood table
White coffee mug with a smiley face on it, sitting on a wood table

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

03 Dec 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.

03 Dec 2020
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22 Dec 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.

03 Dec 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.

03 Dec 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.

03 Dec 2020
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Accommodating Your World: Using Technology to Leverage Your Network
A young woman holds an iPhone in her left hand and double taps on the home screen.
A young woman holds an iPhone in her left hand and double taps on the home screen.

This November and December, the CNIB Foundation will be hosting a series of virtual workshops with the theme “Accommodating Your World.”December 3 Session: Using Technology to Leverage Your Network, 9-10 a.m. PT. Today networking has become an essential aspect of the job search. Developing relationships and connections within a job-seeker's network help to create more opportunities. Using technology can assist in advancing one’s career and promote professional possibilities. Practical networking advice paired with appropriate technology streams helps participants develop the tools needed to bring them closer to their employment goals.

03 Dec 2020
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23 Dec 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.

03 Dec 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.

03 Dec 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.

03 Dec 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.

03 Dec 2020
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09 Dec 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 (ending December 9) from 11 to 11:30 a.m. Central Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

03 Dec 2020
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18 Dec 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.

03 Dec 2020
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18 Dec 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.

03 Dec 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.

03 Dec 2020
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17 Dec 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. 

03 Dec 2020
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28 Apr 2021
Young Champions Program
a megaphone icon with the words be the change
a megaphone icon with the words be the change

Join Ashley Nemeth and Danika Blackstock and learn how to become an effective advocate. For youth ages 13-18, this program assists youth in gaining the knowledge and skills to become confident self-advocates, as well as, how to advocate systemically. Topics discussed in the session will be on what accessibility is, your rights as a student and employee, disclosure, steps to self and systemic advocacy, conflict resolution, and much more. The maximum number of participants is 15. This group runs via Zoom web conference biweekly from 7 to 8 p.m. Central  Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

03 Dec 2020
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22 Dec 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.

03 Dec 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 (until December 5) from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Central Time. Call in information will be given upon registration. 

03 Dec 2020
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18 Dec 2020
CNIBLakeJoe@Home: 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 11 a.m. to 12 noon. Eastern time! Each week we will explore a different form of art - drama, crafts, music and dance.

03 Dec 2020
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22 Dec 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. 

03 Dec 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.

03 Dec 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.

03 Dec 2020
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How to use Amazon to help you find, “All I want for Christmas is…”
Three stacked cardboard shipping boxes from Amazon Prime home delivery.
Three stacked cardboard shipping boxes from Amazon Prime home delivery.

Join us as we explore Amazon and how it can help you with your online shopping. Whether you plan on doing your shopping through a website or an app, we will show you how easy and stress-free the experience can be. This technology workshop meets via Zoom web conference on December 3 from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

03 Dec 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.

03 Dec 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.

03 Dec 2020
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23 Dec 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. 

03 Dec 2020
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17 Dec 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 3:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

03 Dec 2020
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31 Jan 2021
CNIB Unbound Book Club
Photo of a Victor Stream displaying a reader’s bookshelf, next to DAISY books on CD.
Photo of a Victor Stream displaying a reader’s bookshelf, next to DAISY books on CD.

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

03 Dec 2020
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22 Dec 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.

03 Dec 2020
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23 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.

03 Dec 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!

03 Dec 2020
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22 Dec 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.

03 Dec 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.

03 Dec 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.

03 Dec 2020
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18 Dec 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 Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

03 Dec 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.

03 Dec 2020
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11 Jan 2021
BALANCE for Blind Adults Presents: Modern Music Appreciation 101
A piano keyboard.
A piano keyboard.

Through this BALANCE program, you’ll learn how to identify texture, form, time signature, mood, instrumentation, and basic trends that have evolved in popular music from the 1960’s to present day. Attendees will gather over zoom to listen to pieces of music, and then actively participate in discussions. By the end of this program, you’ll be able to articulate why you like or dislike any song.  

03 Dec 2020
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23 Dec 2020
Yoga Foundation Class
A woman kneels on a yoga mat and stretches in a downward dog pose.
A woman kneels on a yoga mat and stretches in a downward dog pose.

A fully accessible and described gentle-styled yoga allowing you to develop strength, mindfulness and flexibility over time utilizing the most basic yoga postures. This yoga class is suitable for all new and beginner yogis. The course content will cover breathing techniques and fundamental yoga poses at a fun and relaxing pace.  This accessible yoga class is audio described and will be a building block for a higher-level yoga class. Participants will have a chance to ask questions at the end.  This beginner yoga class runs via Zoom web conference every Wednesday from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Eastern TIme. Call in information will be given upon registration.

03 Dec 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.

03 Dec 2020
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22 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.

03 Dec 2020
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24 Dec 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.

03 Dec 2020
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25 Mar 2021
CNIBLakeJoe@Home: Trivia
Wood blocks with red letters on them are laid on a table to spell "TRIVIA"
Wood blocks with red letters on them are laid on a table to spell "TRIVIA"

You're smarter than you think you are! Test your trivia limits at our monthly trivia sessions! Fun for all ages! Join us the last Thursday of each month (December 17, January 28, February 25 and March 25) from 3 to 4 p.m. Eastern Time.

03 Dec 2020
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23 Dec 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. 

03 Dec 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

Understanding, support, mentorship and advice when you need it most. Struggling with the emotional challenges of sight loss? We're here for you. This peer support group runs via Zoom web conference on the first Thursday of the month from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

03 Dec 2020
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05 Dec 2020
Holiday Shopping Technology Series!
A photoshopped image of two computer monitors facing each other. From the screen of monitor on the left, a hand extends holding a credit card. From the screen of monitor on the right, a hand extends holding a shopping bag.
A photoshopped image of two computer monitors facing each other. From the screen of monitor on the left, a hand extends holding a credit card. From the screen of monitor on the right, a hand extends holding a shopping bag.

It's that time of the year again – time to start thinking about holiday decorations, wishlists and gift wrapping. Join the CNIB Foundation for a series of holiday shopping tech workshops! Learn how different apps and programs can help you find the perfect gift, decoration, or must-have item this season.

03 Dec 2020
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Accommodating Your World: Take Tech to Work
A young woman holds an iPhone in her left hand and double taps on the home screen.
A young woman holds an iPhone in her left hand and double taps on the home screen.

This November and December, the CNIB Foundation will be hosting a series of virtual workshops with the theme “Accommodating Your World.” December 3 Session: Take Tech to Work, 12-1 p.m. PT. Technology to go! The virtual workshop demonstrates how you can build your personalized and agile tech-toolkit. Learn a step-by-step process in job-seeking strategies, interview skills, and how to be successful at work.

03 Dec 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.

04 Dec 2020
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Let's Get Creative!
A paintbrush paints a watercolour design on a piece of paper.
A paintbrush paints a watercolour design on a piece of paper.

Have you ever realized how many things you can make with paper? SO MANY! The possibilities are endless. Join us to put your creative skills to the test. A material list will be sent out with Zoom info.
This group runs via Zoom web conference on December 4 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

05 Dec 2020
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20 Dec 2020
Remote One-on-One Technology Training, Coaching & Support (Saturday/Sunday 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 Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. by appointment only. Call in information will be given upon registration.

05 Dec 2020
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CNIBLakeJoe@Home: Winter Camp-in-a-Box (FULL)
Three children outside in the snow wearing colourful hats and sunglasses
Three children outside in the snow wearing colourful hats and sunglasses

CNIB Lake Joe is excited to host its CNIBLakeJoe@Home: Winter Camp-in-a-Box program on Saturday, December 5th for children and youth with sight loss (aged 5-18) - and their siblings too! Everyone will receive a camp box filled with accessible activities and materials to bring virtual Zoom sessions to life! (This session is FULL, but stay tuned for more fun programming)

05 Dec 2020
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10 Ways to Use Be My Eyes and AIRA During the Holiday Season
Aira Logo.
Aira Logo.

The Holiday season is upon us! So, there is no better time than the present to give you some inspiration on how Be My Eyes and AIRA can help you get into the Holiday spirit. These phone apps connect blind and low-vision people with sighted volunteers or paid staff for visual assistance through a live video call. This technology workshop meets via Zoom web conference on December 5 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

07 Dec 2020
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01 Mar 2021
CNIBLakeJoe@Home: Curiosity Corner
Photo of the top part of a woman's face with an illustration of question marks floating above her head.
Photo of the top part of a woman's face with an illustration of question marks floating above her head.

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

07 Dec 2020
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21 Dec 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 (December 7 & 21) from 1 to 2 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

07 Dec 2020
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CNIBLakeJoe@Home: Curiosity Corner - Beer Talk
Man bending over to sniff one of four full glasses of beer.
Man bending over to sniff one of four full glasses of beer.

Raise a glass and celebrate the holidays with Lake Joe on Monday, December 7, 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.! Join brewer Will Garrett from Muskoka Brewery as he discusses the history of beer and brewing.

07 Dec 2020
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Jeopardy
The  jeopardy question board with categories and multiple dollar amounts displayed.
The  jeopardy question board with categories and multiple dollar amounts displayed.

Join us on the first Monday of every month to play this classic tv game show and put your knowledge to the test! This group runs via Zoom web conference on the first Monday of every month (December 7 & January 4) from 7 to 8 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

08 Dec 2020
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Accommodating Your World: IrisVision
A young woman holds an iPhone in her left hand and double taps on the home screen.
A young woman holds an iPhone in her left hand and double taps on the home screen.

This November and December, the CNIB Foundation will be hosting a series of virtual workshops with the theme “Accommodating Your World.” December 8 Session: IrisVision, 1-2 p.m. MT. Irisvision has teamed up with the CNIB Foundation to demonstrate the latest in ecteronic eyewear. Experience the life-changing technology that can help you stay connected to your world, and regain your daily independence.

08 Dec 2020
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Exploring the Universe with Accessible Tech!
The SkyView app. An illustration of the night sky with the big dipper on the left.
The SkyView app. An illustration of the night sky with the big dipper on the left.

The night sky is a rich source of science and mystery! For those of you who are stargazers, curious about the planets, or would like to know more about the solar system, this technology workshop is for you! This technology workshop runs via Zoom web conference on December 8 from 1 to 3 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

08 Dec 2020
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22 Dec 2020
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, December 8 & 22 from 8-9 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration. 

08 Dec 2020
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Accommodating Your World: eSight
A young woman holds an iPhone in her left hand and double taps on the home screen.
A young woman holds an iPhone in her left hand and double taps on the home screen.

This November and December, the CNIB Foundation will be hosting a series of virtual workshops with the theme “Accommodating Your World.” December 8 Session: eSight, 10-11 a.m. MT. eSight has teamed up with the CNIB Foundation to demonstrate the latest in electronic eyewear.

08 Dec 2020
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22 Dec 2020
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 December 8 & 22 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

09 Dec 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.

09 Dec 2020
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Zoom Holiday Movie Night: The Santa Clause
The movie poster for "The Santa Clause." Tim Allen wears a red jumpsuit and a Santa hat.
The movie poster for "The Santa Clause." Tim Allen wears a red jumpsuit and a Santa hat.

Grab some popcorn, hot chocolate and a cozy blanket and join our Zoom holiday movie night! We will be showing The Santa Clause with Tim Allen. This group runs via Zoom web conference on December 9 from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Newfoundland Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

09 Dec 2020
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23 Dec 2020
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 December 9 & 23 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

09 Dec 2020
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23 Dec 2020
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, December 9 & 23 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Call-in information will be given upon registration. 

09 Dec 2020
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Connecting with Technology: Rock Your LinkedIn Profile
A young woman holds an iPhone in her left hand and double taps on the home screen.
A young woman holds an iPhone in her left hand and double taps on the home screen.

Connecting with Technology is an adapted curriculum developed by the CNIB Foundation, addressing the unique needs of blind and partially sighted technology users. December 9 Session: Link Up With LinkedIn.

09 Dec 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 series runs via Zoom web conference on December 9 & January 13 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Central Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

10 Dec 2020
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Accommodating Your World: iOS Accessibility Features
A young woman holds an iPhone in her left hand and double taps on the home screen.
A young woman holds an iPhone in her left hand and double taps on the home screen.

This November and December, the CNIB Foundation will be hosting a series of virtual workshops with the theme “Accommodating Your World.” December 10 Session: iOS Accessibility Features, 1-2 p.m. MT. Join us to truly accommodate your world by understanding the built-in accessibility features in all iOS devices.

10 Dec 2020
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CNIB Nova Scotia’s 7th Annual Holiday Party!
An illustration of a red banner with two Christmas trees. Text: CNIB Nova Scotia's Annual Holiday Party!
An illustration of a red banner with two Christmas trees. Text: CNIB Nova Scotia's Annual Holiday Party!

The CNIB Foundation’s 7th Annual Holiday Party in Nova Scotia is a virtual event that’s inviting our members, volunteers, and staff to showcase their holiday spirit! This group runs via Zoom web conference on December 10 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Atlantic Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

10 Dec 2020
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Accommodating Your World: Smartphone Accessibility Apps
A young woman holds an iPhone in her left hand and double taps on the home screen.
A young woman holds an iPhone in her left hand and double taps on the home screen.

This November and December, the CNIB Foundation will be hosting a series of virtual workshops with the theme “Accommodating Your World.” December 10 Session: Smartphone Accessibility Apps, 10-11 a.m. MT. Join us to learn and identify the best accessible Apps for iOS and Android devices. Learn about Seeing AI, Be My Eyes, Envision, etc. to truly know how to accommodate your world. 

10 Dec 2020
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Technology Workshop: Google Chromecast with Google TV
The Chromecast with Google TV remote.
The Chromecast with Google TV remote.

Google launched the latest version of the most popular streaming stick, the Google ChromeCast with Google TV that has its own interface and a remote. With voice commands, it offers new accessible ways to discover and watch content on your TV. BUT is it really worth your money? Find out in this workshop! This technology workshop meets via Zoom web conference on December 10 from 6 to 7 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

10 Dec 2020
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Better Health Series – Mental Health Discussion
A blue and black illustration of the profile of a bald man. Inside his head are missing puzzle pieces. Juxtaposed to the illustration of his head are the puzzle pieces sitting in the wallpaper frame.
A blue and black illustration of the profile of a bald man. Inside his head are missing puzzle pieces. Juxtaposed to the illustration of his head are the puzzle pieces sitting in the wallpaper frame.

This session will be held via Zoom Meetings with Daniel Lundy who is a Psychotherapist and is also a blind individual. He will be discussing the journey in mental health and some of the myths around your mental health and things you can do. He will also answer any questions that individuals may have regarding mental health. This program meets via Zoom web conference on December 10 from 7 to 8 p.m. Central Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

10 Dec 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 Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

10 Dec 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.

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

10 Dec 2020
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Exploring Cloud Storage with Accessible Tech
An illustration of a blue cloud with an outline of an arrow facing upwards in the centre of it.
An illustration of a blue cloud with an outline of an arrow facing upwards in the centre of it.

Cloud storage can assist with our file management and file sharing needs. You can share a resume with an employer, pictures with a friend, and edit a document with a colleague. Join us as we explore the most popular cloud storage options, as well as how to work with these tools on your computer or smartphone. This technology workshop runs via Zoom web conference on December 10 from 1 to 3 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

11 Dec 2020
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Kitchen Creations
A cutting board. A wooden spoon, basil, tomatoes and pasta sit on top of the board.
A cutting board. A wooden spoon, basil, tomatoes and pasta sit on top of the board.

Cooking is not always easy with vision loss, but it’s not impossible! Join us for a social cooking experience where we will discuss some kitchen hacks and make pancakes together! An ingredients list will be sent out with Zoom info. This group runs via Zoom web conference on December 11 from 5 to 6 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

11 Dec 2020
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Stress Management & Care During the Holidays
Two young women enjoy coffee at a cozy restaurant table.
Two young women enjoy coffee at a cozy restaurant table.

During this employment workshop, Jennifer McNeil, Employment Lead for CNIB Nova Scotia, will provide some tips to help you manage the stress of the ups and downs of job searching (especially at this particularly stressful time of year). It will also outline some self-care strategies that may help as well.  This group runs online via Zoom web conference on December 11 from 2 to 3 p.m. Atlantic Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

11 Dec 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, December 11 from 1-2 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

12 Dec 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, December 12 from 12 to 1:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

12 Dec 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 (December 12) from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

13 Dec 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 December 13 from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

14 Dec 2020
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How It’s Played: A Guide to Accessible Sport
Three people practicing goalball guarding nets.
Three people practicing goalball guarding nets.

Bringing together athletes, guides, community partners, to discuss the in’s and out’s of how to make sports, recreation and other physical activities accessible and inclusive to all.  We'll talk about adapting equipment, guiding techniques, teamwork, advocacy, partnerships and all the things that answer the question “how’s it played?” Each week focuses on a single sport, so tune in, contribute your experiences and learn from our guests.  This program runs via Zoom web conference on December 14 from 6 to 7 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

15 Dec 2020
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Fashion Forward - Dressing for the Occasion
A young woman sits on a ledge outdoors. She is wearing a stylish business attire.
A young woman sits on a ledge outdoors. She is wearing a stylish business attire.

Strike a pose with the CNIB Foundation! Learn fashion coordination, grooming, styling and makeup application tips with the Fashion Forward group. December 15 Workshop: Dressing for the Occasion! 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.

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

15 Dec 2020
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Tech it Out: Holiday Fun & Games
A tech training workshop. An instructor holds an iPad. Around the table, four people sit holding their smartphones and tablets.
A tech training workshop. An instructor holds an iPad. Around the table, four people sit holding their smartphones and tablets.

Let’s have some fun this holiday season! Join Steve McInnes, Technology Lead for CNIB Nova Scotia, as he shares some fun games you can play on your smartphone or smart speakers.  This group meets via Zoom web conference on December 15 from 2 to 3 p.m. Atlantic Time. Call in information will be given upon registration. 

15 Dec 2020
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Y.E.L.L. Focus Group. Be heard! – Youth Session
Home school. A young girl sits at a laptop computer at a kitchen island.
Home school. A young girl sits at a laptop computer at a kitchen island.

Youth Equality through Legal Learning (Y.E.L.L.) is developing plain language legal information workshops and resources to help youth with slight loss to self-advocate and challenge discrimination. Y.E.L.L. wants to hear from you! You could win one of two $50 Amazon gift cards for participating. Join us for a session for youth on Tuesday, December 15 from 5 to 7 p.m. Eastern Time.  This group runs via Zoom web conference. Call in information will be given upon registration.

15 Dec 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 to 7:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Call-in information will be given upon registration.

15 Dec 2020
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Youth Leadership Program
 a girl with headphones on holding a cell phone
 a girl with headphones on holding a cell phone

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

16 Dec 2020
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Less Trivial: A Holiday Themed Game Night!
A photograph of Jeff deViller wearing a Santa hat, bow-tie and clown nose. He is leaning against a tree. Text: CNIB Less Trivial Holiday Edition.
A photograph of Jeff deViller wearing a Santa hat, bow-tie and clown nose. He is leaning against a tree. Text: CNIB Less Trivial Holiday Edition.

The CNIB Foundation in Nova Scotia will be hosting a unique trivia night designed to be a little less trivial! This month, all rounds will be holiday-themed! This trivia group runs via Zoom web conference on December 16 from 6 to 8 p.m. Atlantic Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

16 Dec 2020
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SmartLife HumanWare Workshop: The 5 most important criteria when choosing a visual aid for low vision
A HumanWare Victor Reader device.
A HumanWare Victor Reader device.

In this session, you will learn how to select a visual aid by naming and prioritizing your individual needs. You will learn how to evaluate: at least 5 tasks you need to accomplish; the ease of use and flexibility of a product; your needs for portability; your needs for communication; and, your desire to keep the information in files. This technology workshop meets via Zoom web conference on December 16 from 6 to 7 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

16 Dec 2020
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Connecting with Technology: Explore Your World with the WeWALK SmartCane
The WeWALK Smart cane in a woman's hand. To the left, an iPhone displays the WeWALK app.
The WeWALK Smart cane in a woman's hand. To the left, an iPhone displays the WeWALK app.

Connecting with Technology is an adapted curriculum developed by the CNIB Foundation, addressing the unique needs of blind and partially sighted technology users. December 16 Session: Explore Your World with the WeWALK SmartCane. 

17 Dec 2020
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Durham Region Holiday Session
Two glasses of champagne sit on a table which is littered with Christmas bulbs, glitter and ribbon.
Two glasses of champagne sit on a table which is littered with Christmas bulbs, glitter and ribbon.

For all CNIB participants who would love to enjoy some Christmas and holiday cheer with poetry, music and season greeting tributes. Look out for our “Name that Tune" game that will feature Christmas carols and special Christmas music. This Holiday Session runs via Zoom web conference on December 17 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

17 Dec 2020
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Deck the Halls with Accessible Tech
A graphic art illustration of a laptop computer screen. Santa Claus is popping out of the computer and holding a gift in his left hand.
A graphic art illustration of a laptop computer screen. Santa Claus is popping out of the computer and holding a gift in his left hand.

The CNIB Accessible Technology team would like to invite you to our virtual end-of-year event! Join us as we revisit some of the best tech moments of 2020. We'll be reviewing the various topics that were covered during the year as well as talking about what to expect in 2021. Sign up today and help us ring in a new year with Accessible Technology. This technology workshop runs via Zoom web conference on December 17 from 1 to 3 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

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

17 Dec 2020
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Y.E.L.L. Focus Group. Be heard! – Parents Session
Two parents meet with a teacher at a conference.
Two parents meet with a teacher at a conference.

Youth Equality through Legal Learning (Y.E.L.L.) is developing plain language legal information workshops and resources to help youth with slight loss to self-advocate and challenge discrimination. Y.E.L.L. wants to hear from you! You could win one of two $50 Amazon gift cards for participating. Join us for a session for parents and guardians on Thursday, December 17 from 5 to 7 p.m. Eastern Time. This group runs via Zoom web conference. Call in information will be given upon registration.

17 Dec 2020
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Talk Description to Me Year in Review
Talk description to me logo.
Talk description to me logo.

Concerned by the gap in accessible media that keeps those who don’t interpret the world visually out of critical conversations, Christine Malec, a cultural curator and member of Toronto, Canada’s blind community, teamed up with friend and professional Audio Describer JJ Hunt to create a new podcast: Talk Description to Me. In a few short months, their description-rich conversations have become a key resource for curious and engaged blind and low vision listeners in over 30 countries, covering topics from climate change and social protests to common gestures and autumn colours. To thank avid subscribers, and welcome new listeners into the fold, Christine and JJ will be hosting a Year in Review Zoom Event which will become our final episode of the season. We invite you to join us!

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

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

18 Dec 2020
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Toronto Region Holiday Session
Two glasses of champagne sit on a table which is littered with Christmas bulbs, glitter and ribbon.
Two glasses of champagne sit on a table which is littered with Christmas bulbs, glitter and ribbon.

For all CNIB participants who would love to enjoy some Christmas and holiday cheer with poetry, music and season greeting tributes. Look out for our “Name that Tune" game that will feature Christmas carols and special Christmas music. This Holiday Session runs via Zoom web conference on December 18 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

21 Dec 2020
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Kitchen Creations, Holiday Edition
A large batch of delicious cookies decorated with holiday sprinkles.
A large batch of delicious cookies decorated with holiday sprinkles.

Cooking is not always easy with vision loss, but it’s not impossible! Join us for a social, holiday-themed cooking experience where we will discuss some kitchen hacks and make holiday cookies together! The ingredients list will be sent out with Zoom info. This group runs via Zoom web conference on December 21 from 2 to 3 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

21 Dec 2020
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Peel Region Holiday Session
Two glasses of champagne sit on a table which is littered with Christmas bulbs, glitter and ribbon.
Two glasses of champagne sit on a table which is littered with Christmas bulbs, glitter and ribbon.

For all CNIB participants who would love to enjoy some Christmas and holiday cheer with poetry, music and season greeting tributes. Look out for our “Name that Tune" game that will feature Christmas carols and special Christmas music. This Holiday Session runs via Zoom web conference on December 21 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

21 Dec 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. 

21 Dec 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 from 1 to 2 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

23 Dec 2020
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Music Social
An illustration of a Treble clef and other musical notes.
An illustration of a Treble clef and other musical notes.

The music social is a themed radio-style night of music appreciation, where participants give song requests to the hosts and we listen to music, chat, and answer trivia questions together! December theme: Christmas songs. This group runs via Zoom web conference on the last Wednesday of every month (December 23) from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

24 Dec 2020
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Happy Holiday Peer Get Together
Two glasses of champagne sit on a table which is littered with Christmas bulbs, glitter and ribbon.
Two glasses of champagne sit on a table which is littered with Christmas bulbs, glitter and ribbon.

Join Ashley Nemeth for a Christmas social! As many are going to be spending Christmas at home, we will be hosting a Christmas Eve get-together for those who are interested. Join us for some great conversation and social hour.  This group meets via Zoom web conference on December 24 from 2 to 3 p.m. Central Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

26 Dec 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.

29 Dec 2020
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Happy Holidays Youth Zoom Hang Out
An abstract design of glittering rainbow-coloured christmas tree lights.
An abstract design of glittering rainbow-coloured christmas tree lights.

Join Ashley Nemeth for a get together over Christmas break! As Christmas break may look a little different this year, let's stay connected and enjoy each other's company.  This group meets via Zoom web conference on December 29 from 2 to 3 p.m. Central Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

30 Dec 2020
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Manitoba Virtual Coffee Group
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two people sitting at a table drinking coffee

Join us over the holiday break 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 on Wednesday, December 30 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Central Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

13 Jan 2021
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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 Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

15 Jan 2021
Ontario Regional Braille Challenge
The Braille Challenge Logo. An illustration of six colourful braille cells. Text: Braille Challenge. Braille Institute.
The Braille Challenge Logo. An illustration of six colourful braille cells. Text: Braille Challenge. Braille Institute.

The Braille Challenge is a national program of the Braille Institute and is the only academic competition of its kind in North America for students (grades 1-12) who are blind or partially sighted! This annual competition invites students to compete in Braille Challenge events throughout the United States and Canada. Contestants are divided into five age/grade levels and are tested on fundamental braille skills.

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

20 Jan 2021
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Youth Tech Club Hangout
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 Hangout where you and your peers can share and learn about new and innovative technology. For children and youth (ages 11-21). Siblings are also welcome to attend. This group meets via Zoom web conference on January 20 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Mountain Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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