Upcoming Events

25 May 2019
to
09 Dec 2019
Coffee & Conversation with Denise

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

A coffee cup sits on a table.
A coffee cup sits on a table.

Join Denise Chamberlin on the first Monday of the month for coffee and conversation!

25 May 2019
to
02 Dec 2019
The Braille Club
Two hands move over a braille book.
Two hands move over a braille book.

A casual gathering for all who are interested in exploring braille. An opportunity to learn, engage and share.

25 May 2019
to
13 Nov 2019
Eyes forward - Oshawa

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

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

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

25 May 2019
to
02 Jun 2019
ReelAbilities Film Festival

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

An illustration of a camera with two film reels. Background wallpaper is an orange illustration of a map of North America. Text: "North America's Best Film Festival"
An illustration of a camera with two film reels. Background wallpaper is an orange illustration of a map of North America. Text: "North America's Best Film Festival"

Now in our fourth year, ReelAbilities Toronto Film Festival is proud to showcase Canadian and International shorts, features, and documentaries about Deaf and disability cultures and by filmmakers and actors with disabilities and/or who are Deaf.

25 May 2019
to
29 May 2019
Adjustment to vision loss - Mississauga

CNIB Mississauga
50 Burnamthorpe Roard, Suite 421
Mississauga ON L5B 3C2
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

Adjustment to vision loss is an eight-week structured support group for clients, family and friends. This peer support group will connect you with other people in your community who have experienced sight loss. The Spring 2019 Mississauga Peer Support Group meets every Wednesday at CNIB Mississauga.

25 May 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. 

25 May 2019
to
17 Dec 2019
Youth Ontario United (Y.O.U)

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

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

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

25 May 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.

25 May 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.

25 May 2019
to
21 Nov 2019
Get together with technology (GTT)

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

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

GTT is a user-driven monthly group where participants share knowledge and skills related to assistive tech. The group meets on the third Thursday of the month.

25 May 2019
to
28 May 2019
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.

25 May 2019
to
20 Nov 2019
Audio book club - Oshawa

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

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

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

25 May 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.

25 May 2019
to
27 Jun 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.

25 May 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.

25 May 2019
to
31 Jul 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.

25 May 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.

25 May 2019
to
20 Dec 2019
Eyes forward - Whitby

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

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

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

25 May 2019
to
22 Jun 2019
5-a-side blind soccer (ages 14+)

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.

25 May 2019
to
28 Nov 2019
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. 

25 May 2019
to
27 May 2019
Adjustment to vision loss - Brampton

Brampton Public Library
150 Central Park Drive
Brampton ON L6T 1B4
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

Adjustment to vision loss is a seven-week structured support group for clients, family and friends. This peer support group will connect you with other people in your community who have experienced sight loss. The Spring 2019 Brampton Peer Support Group meets every Monday at the Brampton Public Library. 

25 May 2019
to
13 Nov 2019
Audio book club - Whitby

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

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

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

26 May 2019
to
Fun with Art: For ages 16-25

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

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

An opportunity to be creative using art as a means of self-expression.

26 May 2019
to
Introduction to adaptive Scuba diving with DiveHeart!

Dive World
3138 Lake Shore Blvd West
Toronto ON M8V 1L4
Canada

A person wearing scuba diving gear (oxygen tank, flippers, wet suit) floats underwater in the ocean.
A person wearing scuba diving gear (oxygen tank, flippers, wet suit) floats underwater in the ocean.

In this extraordinary opportunity, participants are invited to an introduction to Scuba diving with instructors trained by the DiveHeart adaptive SCUBA organization. Hosted by Dive World in Etobicoke, this experience will involve 2-3 hours of class time, combined with 1-2 hours of pool time. For the nominal cost of $25 per person, you’ll receive one-on-one guidance through equipment usage and underwater techniques.

28 May 2019
to
30 May 2019
Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival: As We See It

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

Photography festival logo: a bright red circle in the middle of a white background. Text in the centre of the red circle "Scotiabank Contact Photography Festival."
Photography festival logo: a bright red circle in the middle of a white background. Text in the centre of the red circle "Scotiabank Contact Photography Festival."

Let us show you how blind and partially-sighted people see the world. Join us at the CNIB GTA Community Hub for a unique photography exhibition curated and shot by blind and partially-sighted photographers.

28 May 2019
to
The Curiosity Club - Toronto

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

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

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

28 May 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.

30 May 2019
to
Tele-Townhall with Bell, Corus and Rogers
A family of four sitting on a couch, watching TV.
A family of four sitting on a couch, watching TV.

Bell, Corus and Rogers will be hosting a tele-townhall to discuss upcoming changes to described video on your television this September.

31 May 2019
to
Peer Support Facilitator- Phone Support Training Session

CNIB Community Hub
1525 Yonge Street
Toronto ON M4T 1Z2
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

Volunteer peer support mentors offer one-on-one adjustment to vision loss support over the phone to those who are new to vision loss. Take part in a training session to learn more.

02 Jun 2019
to
Monthly meetup group - Toronto

CNIB Community Hub
1525 Yonge Street
Toronto ON M4T1Z2
Canada

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

Meet new people. Learn something new! Mix and mingle. Each monthly meetup will have a different theme, topic or outing. June theme: bloom into personal growth.

07 Jun 2019
to
What does art feel like? AGO Multisensory Tour - Toronto

Art Gallery of Ontario
317 Dundas St. West
Toronto ON M5T 1G4
Canada

GO visitors feeling sculpture during multisensory tour.
GO visitors feeling sculpture during multisensory tour.

The AGO multisensory tours provides an opportunity for visitors who are blind or partially sighted, to experience the richness and diversity of their art collection. Tours evolve, so are not the same each time. Explore the AGO's collection with a highly skilled art gallery educator, trained to provide vivid, detailed verbal description of the works on display, while participants can experience a selection of objects through touch, smell, or sound.

25 Jun 2019
to
The Curiosity Club - Toronto
A group of people enjoy drinks in a restaurant.
A group of people enjoy drinks in a restaurant.

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

25 Jun 2019
Finding Your Centre: Come to Work, Power Session – Toronto

CNIB Bayview
1929 Bayview
Toronto ON M4G 3E8
Canada

A man in a suit gives a presentation to a room full of people.
A man in a suit gives a presentation to a room full of people.

Join us for an interactive group session with Vision Loss Rehabilitation Ontario and CNIB Foundation staff about orientating in your space.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

07 Jul 2019
Muskoka Women's Retreat
A beautiful lakeview with canoes scattered on the shoreline and mountains/trees surrounding the lake.
A beautiful lakeview with canoes scattered on the shoreline and mountains/trees surrounding the lake.

Escape the city and spend a weekend at a private cottage in beautiful Muskoka! We're organizing a women's retreat geared towards physically active women. Activities will include running, swimming, hiking, etc.

07 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.