Upcoming Events

18 Jul 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. 

18 Jul 2019
to
17 Jun 2020
CNIB: Read 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: Read 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. 
 

18 Jul 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.

18 Jul 2019
to
20 Dec 2019
Toastmasters

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

A single microphone.
A single microphone.

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

18 Jul 2019
to
31 Aug 2019
Oshawa Lawn Bowling Group

Northview Community Centre
150 Beatrice St East
Oshawa ON L1G 7T6
Canada

5 black lawn balls sit on a green grass.
5 black lawn balls sit on a green grass.

Take part in lawn bowling with the Oshawa Lawn Bowling Club. Free for people who are blind or partially sighted.

18 Jul 2019
to
18 Dec 2019
Parenting with sight loss

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

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

A support group for blind/partially sighted parents.

18 Jul 2019
to
21 Aug 2019
Adult Weeks

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

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

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

18 Jul 2019
to
27 Aug 2019
Diabetes & Vision Loss - Monthly Teleconference
A group of 5 people sit in a circle at a support group.
A group of 5 people sit in a circle at a support group.

Join Dr. Tyceer (an Endochronologist from Windsor) for a monthly teleconference about diabetes and vision loss.

18 Jul 2019
to
24 Nov 2019
Parents educational resources for kids (PERK)

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

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

A support program for parents of children with sight loss, combined with interactive family recreational events.

18 Jul 2019
to
24 Aug 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 summer development sessions in Pickering.

18 Jul 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.

21 Jul 2019
to
01 Sep 2019
Family Programs

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

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

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

21 Jul 2019
to
01 Sep 2019
Family Programs

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

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

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

23 Jul 2019
to
The Curiosity Club - Toronto

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

Two hands glide across a tactile 3D printed piece of art.
Two hands glide across a tactile 3D printed piece of art.

You’re never too old to learn! Expand your horizons in a welcoming, inclusive environment. Each month we’ll explore a new topic: History, geography, science, travel, social trends, etc. From the mysteries of the cell, to the intricacies of the skeleton, this month’s Curiosity Club will explore biology through tactile models and audio description. Come out for a fun conversation.

25 Jul 2019
to
Technology Workshop: Introduction to Sunu Band - Toronto

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

Sunu band. A black plastic wristband
Sunu band. A black plastic wristband

Join us for an introduction to Sunu Band - a smart-band that helps guide users around obstacles. Using sonar or echolocation to detect objects up to 16 feet or 5.5 meters away, Sunu Band sends haptic vibration feedback to inform users how close (or far away) they are to obstacles.

25 Jul 2019
to
Woodturning

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

18 Aug 2019
to
21 Aug 2019
Adult Mini-Camp

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

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

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

21 Aug 2019
to
“Who was that?” Power Session
A group of hands lock and stack together in a pile. A team pose.
A group of hands lock and stack together in a pile. A team pose.

Work to find work. No matter what job search methods you are involved in it is important to record these employer network connections. Discuss how to collaborate with the employment agencies we are registered with and CNIB employer business contacts to broaden our employer networks. Two sessions available: 10 a.m. - 11 a.m. or 7 p.m. - 8 p.m. Participants can join the sessions from the comfort of their own home via Zoom Virtual Conference.

21 Aug 2019
to
21 Sep 2019
Introduction to Tech Skills: Microsoft Word and Outlook - Teleconference
Woman's hands placed on the keyboard of an open laptop.
Woman's hands placed on the keyboard of an open laptop.

Unleash the power of technology with Microsoft Word and Outlook! This call-in session will provide a basic introduction to commonly used features of this widely used software. Special attention will be given to the integration of assistive technology such as Windows ZoomText and JAWS.

11 Sep 2019
to
21 Sep 2019
Leadership Lessons from the Wizard of Oz - Teleconference
A Yellow brick road winding through a field of grass.
A Yellow brick road winding through a field of grass.

Boost participation in the world of work by learning about concepts of leadership. These call-in sessions will guide you towards becoming a confident, intelligent leader wherever your ambitions land you.

18 Sep 2019
to
23 Oct 2019
Come to Work - Boot Camp Series
A group of hands lock and stack together in a pile. A team pose.
A group of hands lock and stack together in a pile. A team pose.

You have the first 30 seconds in an interview situation to make an impression. You have the next one minute to leave a lasting impression! Put your best foot forward, brush up on the skills you need to compete and be successful!  The 6-week virtual group meets every Wednesday (beginning September 18). Participants can join the sessions from the comfort of their own home via Zoom Virtual Conference.

26 Sep 2019
to
28 Nov 2019
Woodturning
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. 

29 Oct 2019
to
30 Oct 2019
Connecting the Dots Conference 2019

MaRS Discovery District
MaRS Centre, South Tower 101 College Street, Suite 401
Toronto ON M5G 1L7
Canada

At a tech fair, a man teaches a woman how to use a large print reading device.
At a tech fair, a man teaches a woman how to use a large print reading device.

Join the CNIB Foundation as we launch our nationwide conference – Connecting the Dots – the largest educational and professional development experience focused on technology, employment and literacy for people with sight loss.