Upcoming Events

15 Nov 2019
to
18 Dec 2019
Guided yoga - Richmond Hill

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

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

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

15 Nov 2019
to
27 Nov 2019
Technology Workshop: Introduction to iPhone & iPad Accessibility - Toronto

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

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). Each session includes 90 minutes of structured lecture delivery of material, followed by 60 minutes of individualized support.

15 Nov 2019
to
20 Dec 2019
Guided yoga - Toronto

CNIB Community Hub
1525 Yonge Street
Toronto ON M4T1Z2
Canada

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

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

15 Nov 2019
to
28 Nov 2019
Woodturning - Toronto

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

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

Learn woodturning fundamentals and tackle a small project at The Hub. The group meets on the last Thursday of the month. 

15 Nov 2019
to
27 Nov 2019
Audio book club - Oshawa

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

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

This monthly book club will meet and discuss audiobooks. The group meets the last Wednesday of the month.

15 Nov 2019
to
18 Dec 2019
CCB Book club

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

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

Calling all book lovers! Spend an afternoon in the company of friends discussing the book of the month. The CCB group meets on the third Wednesday of the month.

15 Nov 2019
to
18 Dec 2019
Two-person Guitar Classes

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

Christine Malec plays the guitar. Three people sit next to her.
Christine Malec plays the guitar. Three people sit next to her.

Learn to play guitar at The Hub! One-hour classes beginning at 3 p.m., 4 p.m. or 5 p.m. Guitar enthusiasts of any skill level are welcome and you don’t need to own a guitar. Our visually impaired instructor Joe Bernard teaches in a patient, inclusive environment. The group meets every Wednesday. Registration required.

15 Nov 2019
to
28 Jun 2020
Parents educational resources for kids (PERK)

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

A young girl sits at a table creating a clay sculpture.
A young girl sits at a table creating a clay sculpture.

A support program for parents of children with sight loss, combined with interactive family recreational events. The group meets on the last Sunday of the month. 

15 Nov 2019
to
26 Nov 2019
Eyes forward - Ajax

Ajax Public Library
55 Harwood Road
Ajax ON L1S 2H9
Canada

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

This small support group will connect you with other people in your community who have experienced sight loss.  The group meets the fourth Tuesday of the month.

15 Nov 2019
to
10 Dec 2019
Music jam session

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

Christine Malec plays the guitar. Three people sit next to her.
Christine Malec plays the guitar. Three people sit next to her.

Singers, musicians, music fans - come jam! Join us for a night of live music and experience the unique joy that only music brings. Bring an instrument, your voice, or just a love of music. The group meets on the second Tuesday of the month. 

15 Nov 2019
to
12 Jun 2020
Youth Ontario United (Y.O.U)

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

A group of four young people hold hands and jump in the air.
A group of four young people hold hands and jump in the air.

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

15 Nov 2019
to
28 Nov 2019
One-on-One Tech Support (Thursday Sessions) - Toronto

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

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. Thursday, October 10, 17, 24, and 31. 1 p.m. – 7 p.m. 

15 Nov 2019
to
01 Sep 2020
Oshawa Blind Curling

Oshawa Curling Club
226 Bond St East
Oshawa ON L1G 1B5
Canada

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

Try a new sport! The Oshawa Curling Club is recruiting new members. The group practices every Tuesday at the Oshawa Curling Club.

15 Nov 2019
to
21 Dec 2019
5-a-side blind soccer (ages 14+) - Pickering

Kinsmen Turf
705 Sandy Beach Road
Pickering ON L1W 3X5
Canada

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

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

15 Nov 2019
to
09 Jun 2020
Fashion forward (for youth) - Mississauga

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

Four makeup brushes and an eyeshadow palette.
Four makeup brushes and an eyeshadow palette.

Learn fashion coordination, makeup and styling needs. For youth who are transitioning into young adulthood. The group meets on the second Tuesday of the month at CNIB Mississauga.

15 Nov 2019
to
11 Dec 2019
Parenting with sight loss

CNIB Community Hub (and via teleconference)
1525 Yonge Street
Toronto ON M6G 3S7
Canada

A group of five people sit in a circle and engage in lively conversation.
A group of five people sit in a circle and engage in lively conversation.

A support group for blind/partially sighted parents. 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. Meet in person or via teleconference, the second Wednesday of the month. 

18 Nov 2019
to
Technology Workshop: Introduction to iPhone & iPad Accessibility - Mississauga

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

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). Each session includes 90 minutes of structured lecture delivery of material, followed by 60 minutes of individualized support.

22 Nov 2019
to
23 Nov 2019
Phone Drive at Dixie Outlet Mall

Dixie Outlet Mall
1250 S Service Road
Mississauga ON L5E1V4
Canada

A yellow background with a hand holding a smartphone up in the air. An illustration of a black swirl surrounds the phone.
A yellow background with a hand holding a smartphone up in the air. An illustration of a black swirl surrounds the phone.

Hey Siri, set a reminder for Phone Drive at Dixie Outlet Mall on November 22 & November 23.  Come drop off your gently-used smartphone - iPhone 5, or Android equivalent.

22 Nov 2019
to
CNIB Guide Dogs Graduation
"CNIB Guide Dogs" and a guide dog icon on a yellow background.
"CNIB Guide Dogs" and a guide dog icon on a yellow background.

Join us as CNIB Guide Dogs celebrates the guide dog teams, buddy dog partnerships, and ambassador dog partnerships that have successfully completed training this year!

22 Nov 2019
to
22 Nov 2019
Eyes forward - Whitby

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

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

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

23 Nov 2019
to
Ballet Barre Class - Toronto

Barre 3 Midtown
1560 Yonge Street, #204
Toronto ON M4T 2S9
Canada

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

Come and join us for a pilot class learning techniques of ballet barre fitness, combining ballet techniques and strength training!

23 Nov 2019
to
Ballet Barre Class - For Youth - Toronto

Barre 3 Midtown
1560 Yonge Street, #204
Toronto ON M4T 2S9
Canada

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

Come and join us for a pilot class learning techniques of ballet barre fitness, combining ballet techniques and strength training!

24 Nov 2019
to
Fun with Art (art workshop for children & youth) - Toronto

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

Two participants take part in a drawing class.
Two participants take part in a drawing class.

An opportunity to use creative techniques, (drawing, painting, collage, colouring, sculpting) to express yourself artistically. We provide all the art supplies. Discover and explore your inner Picasso!  This group meets on the last Sunday of the month.

25 Nov 2019
to
Technology Workshop: Shop 'til You Drop with Accessible Technology – York Region

CNIB Newmarket
202 -1091 Gorham Street
Newmarket ON L3Y 2R2
Canada

A woman slings shopping bags over her shoulder.
A woman slings shopping bags over her shoulder.

Join us as we explore the wonderful world of online shopping. We will teach you the tips and tricks to using accessible apps so that you can shop till you drop right on your own smartphone or tablet.

26 Nov 2019
to
Holiday Shopping Made Easy - Teleconference
 A red gift box with gold ribbon around it
 A red gift box with gold ribbon around it

'Tis the season for shopping! If you'd like to learn about some quick, easy and accessible ways to get your shopping done online, join us via teleconference for this practical and informative workshop!

27 Nov 2019
to
Technology Workshop: Shop 'til You Drop with Accessible Technology – Durham Region

1855 BDO Accelerator
400 Centre St. South
Whitby ON L1N 4W2
Canada

A woman slings shopping bags over her shoulder.
A woman slings shopping bags over her shoulder.

Join us as we explore the wonderful world of online shopping. We will teach you the tips and tricks to using accessible apps so that you can shop till you drop right on your own smartphone or tablet.

30 Nov 2019
to
Indigenous Cultural Event

Community Innovation Lab
600 Rossland Road West
Oshawa ON L1J8M7
Canada

People sitting at tables in a festive setting.
People sitting at tables in a festive setting.

A celebration of Indigenous Culture.

07 Mar 2020
Braille Challenge - Toronto

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

A mother's hand guides a small child's hand over a brailled document.
A mother's hand guides a small child's hand over a brailled document.

The Braille Challenge is the only academic competition of its kind in North America for students who are blind or partially sighted. Braille Institute developed the Braille Challenge to motivate students to practice and hone their braille literacy skills, which are essential to academic and employment success. If your child is interested in testing their braille skills in reading, writing and spelling, join us at the CNIB GTA Community Hub for a fun, free event with food and prizes for the entire family and workshops for parents.

26 Mar 2020
A CNIB Night at the Carnival

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

CNIB staff and clients at Skyball gala
CNIB staff and clients at Skyball gala

The CNIB Foundation proudly presents its signature Toronto gala, Night at the Carnival on March 26th, 2020. We invite you to join us for a splendid experience where guests will sip champagne cocktails and sample hors d'oeuvres as extraordinary musicians, contortionists, floor acrobats, jugglers, and others dazzle with their magnetic performances. It will be an unforgettable evening not to be missed in Toronto's vibrant downtown core!

01 Jun 2020
to
04 Jun 2020
Northern Exposure (NorEx) (Grades 6-8)

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

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

Northern Exposure (NorEx) is an opportunity for youth who are blind or partially sighted to engage in active experiences in a safe, accessible and fun environment that support the learning outcomes of the physical education curriculum.

15 Jun 2020
to
19 Jun 2020
Adult Adventure Week (ages 19+)

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

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

Start your adventure high atop the canopy on a challenge course before you head into the wilderness for a multi-day canoe trip in Algonquin Park. Facilitated by skilled staff, our participants will actively share responsibilities like paddling, portaging, outdoor cooking and camping while connecting with nature and other like-minded individuals.

15 Jun 2020
to
19 Jun 2020
Young Adult Week (ages 19-35) 

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

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

Join a group of like-minded young adults on the shores of beautiful Lake Joseph for a chance to relax, unwind and have fun! This five-day, four-night experience will include a combination of workshops, leisure activities and social events. Compete in an Amazing Race, participate in a Murder Mystery or book club, all in addition to the traditional activities that make Lake Joe so special.

28 Jun 2020
to
03 Jul 2020
Summer Camp (ages 8-18)

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

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

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

28 Jun 2020
to
03 Jul 2020
Wilderness Immersion for Leadership Development (WILD) (ages 15-19) 

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

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

Test your mettle in the wild! Wilderness Immersion for Leadership Development (WILD) is an adventure program where participants will work cooperatively with others on a multi-day canoe trip in Algonquin Park. With the assistance of skilled staff, our adventurers will work on outdoor skills like paddling, portaging and camping while gaining valuable lessons on communication, teamwork, and problem-solving. Participants will have the opportunity to take on a high-ropes course to start their adventures.

05 Jul 2020
to
05 Sep 2020
Adult Weeks

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

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

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

19 Jul 2020
to
08 Aug 2020
Family Weeks

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

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

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

26 Jul 2020
to
08 Aug 2020
Counsellor-in-Training (CIT) (ages 16-19)

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

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

Gain job skills while having fun at our two-week program designed to develop leadership skills and empower youth to take an active role in camp life.

26 Jul 2020
to
31 Jul 2020
Camp Abilities (ages 8-18) 

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

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

Want to try a triathlon, or work on paddling skills? This goal-based program is aimed at athletic development. Participants will receive one-on-one coaching from experts and instructors who will help guide you to achieve your performance goals through specialized sports programs.

26 Jul 2020
to
31 Jul 2020
Pushing Limits for Active Youth (PLAY) (ages 8-18) 

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

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

Pushing Limits for Active Youth (PLAY) is for those that want to experience different sports at Lake Joe. From basketball to archery, Power Showdown to goalball, participants will try their hand at a variety of different sports and activities that encourage an active lifestyle. Health and wellness workshops including independence, healthy eating and personal care complement this adaptive sports program.

10 Aug 2020
to
14 Aug 2020
Canadian Leadership Development Program (CLDP) (ages 15-21)

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

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

Be the change! Connect with other youth with sight loss from across the country and join in on the conversation. This program will focus on areas such as public speaking, advocacy, critical thinking, self-awareness and the personal brand, all the while developing confidence and independence through specialized activities. Working with skilled facilitators, participants will have the opportunity to try new things in this fun, safe and supportive environment.

18 Aug 2020
to
22 Aug 2020
Adult Mini-Camp, Summer

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

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

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

23 Aug 2020
to
29 Aug 2020
Family Week 3

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

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

New this year, Family Week 3 will be devoted to families with children who are blind or partially sighted. In addition to the traditional camp activities offered during other family weeks, this week will include workshops designed specifically for parents. Go for a dip in the lake, take a tandem bike for a spin, go fishing, cruise the lake or relax by the campfire. There are activities available for all ages and fun for the whole family!

02 Oct 2020
to
04 Oct 2020
Family Fishing Weekend

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

Three people pose and hold up the fish they've caught on the dock of CNIB Lake Joe.
Three people pose and hold up the fish they've caught on the dock of CNIB Lake Joe.

In this program a parent and child will be partnered up with an angler to explore fishing opportunities here in Muskoka! Participants will learn different techniques and strategies on the hunt for the big one while participating in fun challenges throughout the day. Fish on!

06 Oct 2020
to
09 Oct 2020
Adult Mini-Camp, Fall

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

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

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