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01 Jun 2021
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31 Mar 2022
Microsoft: Free Online Certification Courses
Virtual
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A microsoft tablet sits on a table top.

Microsoft offers free online certification courses where you can learn the fundamentals of their platform (e.g. Office 365). Each certification consists of passing a series of exams to earn certification.

03 Jan 2022
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31 Mar 2022
Assistive Technology/Lived Experience Testing
Virtual
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An illustration of a briefcase outlined in a black paintbrush style design with yellow accents.

Come to Work partners often approach CNIB with opportunities for people to engage in user experience testing. As day-to-day users of a variety of tools, we would like to seek out people who many be interested in participating in such activities. Each project is distinct and will have terms around it. It could be a focus group, active testing of concepts with developers, or it could be even more involved.

17 Jan 2022
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31 Mar 2022
The Empowerment Digest
Virtual
An illustration of a running outlined in a black paintbrush style design with yellow accents.
An illustration of a running outlined in a black paintbrush style design with yellow accents.

Would you love to get an email each week with a little bit of inspiration, motivation and examples of how people living with sight loss are stepping outside their own comfort zones, all in pursuit of living a life that they choose? Breaking through stereotypes, taking on new challenges, connecting with their communities and sharing practical tips on how they are doing the things they once thought "I can't do that!"?

21 Jan 2022
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20 Mar 2022
LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired – Holman Prize
Virtual
Holman Prize logo. Left: An orange square box with the text: Lighthouse for the blind and visually impaired. To the right of the orange box is an abstract illustration of a circle. Inside the circle is the text: Holman Prize.
Holman Prize logo. Left: An orange square box with the text: Lighthouse for the blind and visually impaired. To the right of the orange box is an abstract illustration of a circle. Inside the circle is the text: Holman Prize.

LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired is pleased to announce applications for the annual Holman Prize for Blind Ambition for 2022 are now open! Now in it’s sixth year in 2022, the Holman Prize for Blind Ambition annually awards three blind people from anywhere in the world, up to $25,000 each to carry out an incredible idea that will shatter misconceptions about blindness.

21 Jan 2022
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10 Mar 2022
Braille Quest
Virtual
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An illustration of a braille book outlined in a black paintbrush style design with yellow accents.

Kids, use your braille skills at home or school to complete fun challenges including crafts and creative writing! Register to get your package, before March 10. Complete at least one Quest by March 31 to be eligible for the prize draw! Instructions will be provided in uncontracted and contracted braille and will be mailed to you.

22 Jan 2022
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm EST
Old Time Radio
Virtual
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 biweekly on Saturday from 12 to 1:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

22 Jan 2022
1:00 pm to 2:00 pm EST
CNIB National Learning Academy and Come to Work Present: Youth Job Club!
Virtual
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An illustration of a briefcase outlined in a black paintbrush style design with yellow accents.

Calling all CNIB Youth! Carpe Diem. Seize the day. It’s time to get that job! CNIB Learning Academy and Come to Work invite you to join us for our new monthly Youth Job Club. Program sessions take place on Saturdays from January 22 to June 17, 2022 from 1 to 2 p.m. EST and require regular commitment. There will be homework assignments and the opportunity for one-to-one facilitator consultation.

22 Jan 2022
12:00 pm to 12:30 pm CST
( 1:00 pm to 1:30 pm EST )
Relaxation Yoga
Virtual
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.

Are you looking for ways to manage stress or would like additional resources to help you relax? Join us virtually every Saturday for a half-hour of guided instruction for stress-reducing yoga poses.
This yoga program runs via Zoom web conference every Saturday from 12 to 12:30 p.m. Central Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

23 Jan 2022
10:00 am to 12:00 pm EST
Achilles Ottawa - Sunday Running Club
In Person

Central Experimental Farm
960 Carling Ave.
Ottawa ON K1A 0C6
Canada

A man laces up a running shoe. His foot is resting on an elevated wooden post.
A man laces up a running shoe. His foot is resting on an elevated wooden post.

Achilles Ottawa is a national capital-based running club which is creating a community of support for runners who are blind or partially sighted.

23 Jan 2022
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm NST
( 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm EST )
Youth Hang Out
Virtual
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The back of a young woman's head. She sits at kitchen table and types on her laptop computer.

The Youth Hangout It is an interactive experience that allows youth (ages 10-18) to share and their experiences, challenges, and successes. Whether youth wish to contribute their powerful words or attend as a listener, this program is a great opportunity to connect with the community, to make friends, to be heard, to inspire, to be supported and to shine brighter. The virtual social takes place on the fourth Sunday of every month from 7 to 8 p.m. Newfoundland Time. Call in information will be given upon registration. 

24 Jan 2022
3:00 pm to 4:00 pm AST
( 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm EST )
Learn French Through Conversation
Virtual
An illustration of a chalkboard. White chalk written on the board: Parlez-vous francais?
An illustration of a chalkboard. White chalk written on the board: Parlez-vous francais?

Join us and start learning/practicing beginner French together. We will find different ways to incorporate learning French into the session, whether it be through song or exercises. We are excited to learn and have fun together! Whether you know little or no French at all, this session is good for all beginner/intermediate skill levels. You can join by computer or phone. Participants are separated into breakout groups from beginner to advanced to practice conversation in French.

24 Jan 2022
3:00 pm to 4:00 pm EST
BALANCE for Blind Adults Presents: Communication Skills Workshop Series
Virtual
BALANCE for Blind Adults logo.
BALANCE for Blind Adults logo.

This 6-week workshop aims to reduce uncertainties and stress around communication in different contexts and give participants the opportunity to build their skills and practice in a safe setting. Some of the tools and strategies that will be developed in this workshop include, assertive communication, self-advocacy strategies, active listening, public speaking and creating a safe space. The goal is that at the end of this program, participants will be able to apply these skills in their everyday life and more actively engage in occupations that are important to them!

24 Jan 2022
5:30 pm to 6:30 pm EST
Accessible Yoga Sessions
Virtual
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.

Accessible yoga for most skill levels from the comfort of your home.  Check out accessible yoga if you are looking for a classic yoga class with descriptive prompts. Designed for people with vision loss, the instructor will verbally walk you through all the poses and movements. Please bring a yoga mat, a bottle of water, and your breath! This yoga class runs via Zoom web conference every Monday & Friday from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

24 Jan 2022
3:45 pm to 4:30 pm PST
( 6:45 pm to 7:30 pm EST )
Virtual Music for Kids – Monday Session
Virtual
A piano keyboard. Each key is in a different bright rainbow colour.
A piano keyboard. Each key is in a different bright rainbow colour.

Music Therapist Erin Koop hosts weekly sessions on Zoom for children and youth participants across the country. These interactive sessions are filled with songs, stories, and more!  Get ready to make some music!  This group runs via Zoom web conference every Tuesday from 2 to 2:45 p.m. Pacific Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

24 Jan 2022
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm EST
CNIBLakeJoe@Home: Bingo
Virtual
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Close up of a red bingo card.

Get your head in the game and join us for some weekly Bingo fun on Mondays from 7 to 8 p.m. Eastern Time!

25 Jan 2022
9:00 am to 10:00 am EST
CNIBLakeJoe@Home: Coffee Break
Virtual
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White mug sitting on a wood table. The mug has a smiley face on it.

Join us on Zoom Tuesday mornings, 9-10 a.m. Eastern Time for conversation, laughter, and a chance to reminisce about your favourite CNIB Lake Joe memories. Pour yourself a coffee, tea, or beverage of choice, login and connect with your friends from Lake Joe.

25 Jan 2022
10:00 am to 11:30 am AST
( 9:00 am to 10:30 am EST )
Tuesday Coffee Chat
Virtual
A coffee cup sits on a table.
A coffee cup sits on a table.

If you are a morning person, join in on CNIB’s weekly coffee chat group that occurs every Tuesday morning. This is a warm and welcoming group that has been getting together for quite some time. New people are always welcome. We chat about everyday life and get to know each other in the meantime. This group runs via Zoom web conference every Tuesday from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Atlantic Time. Call in information will be given upon registration

25 Jan 2022
10:00 am to 11:00 am EST
Eastern Canada Social Meet Up Teleconference
Virtual
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 to 11 a.m. Eastern Time for a friendly group chat. Call in information will be given upon registration.

25 Jan 2022
11:30 am to 12:30 pm EST
The Good News Spotlight
Virtual
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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.

25 Jan 2022
1:00 pm to 2:00 pm EST
Belleville Book Club
Virtual
a blue book with headphones resting on top.
a blue book with headphones resting on top.

Calling all book lovers, do you enjoy a good page turner? Spend an afternoon in the company of friends discussing the book club pick of the month. This monthly book club meets via Zoom web conference on the fourth Tuesday of the month from 1 to 2 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration

25 Jan 2022
10:00 am to 11:30 am PST
( 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm EST )
Mindfulness Through Music
Virtual
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An illustration of a running outlined in a black paintbrush style design with yellow accents.

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 those 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.

25 Jan 2022
1:00 pm to 2:00 pm EST
Tuesday Virtual Games
Virtual
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.

25 Jan 2022
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm AST
( 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm EST )
Tech It Out: The softer side of internet and computer security
Virtual
Three people sit with iPhones in hand and white canes sitting on the table in front of them.
Three people sit with iPhones in hand and white canes sitting on the table in front of them.

In this week’s workshop we will take a close look at the latest trends and threats in internet and computer security, and highlight ways to help keep you safe and protected while online. This technology workshop meets via Zoom web conference on Tuesday, January 25 from 2 to 3 p.m. Atlantic Time. Call in information will be given upon registration. 

25 Jan 2022
4:30 pm to 5:30 pm EST
Advocacy Spotlight
Virtual
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An illustration of a megaphone outlined in a black paintbrush style design with yellow accents.

Join us every Tuesday for Advocacy spotlight – an 7-week program where we'll highlight and discuss a different advocacy topic every week. Learn about advocating in the areas of customer service, employment, education, healthcare, housing, transportation, and social media.  This weekly advocacy series runs via Zoom web conference every Tuesday (January 18 to March 1) from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

25 Jan 2022
2:00 pm to 2:45 pm PST
( 5:00 pm to 5:45 pm EST )
Virtual Music for Kids – Tuesday Session
Virtual
A piano keyboard. Each key is in a different bright rainbow colour.
A piano keyboard. Each key is in a different bright rainbow colour.

Music Therapist Erin Koop hosts weekly sessions on Zoom for children and youth participants across the country. These interactive sessions are filled with songs, stories, and more!  Get ready to make some music!  This group runs via Zoom web conference every Tuesday from 2 to 2:45 p.m. Pacific Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

25 Jan 2022
5:30 pm to 6:30 pm EST
Chair Yoga
Virtual
A woman sits on a yoga mat and reaches for her toes to stretch.
A woman sits on a yoga mat and reaches for her toes to stretch.

Chair yoga is a good option for anyone with injuries or with mobility issues. You will need comfortable clothing and a sturdy chair without arms or armrests for this class. Techniques include breath work, gentle movement with repetition, postures, sitting meditation and relaxation. No experience required. This yoga class runs via Zoom web conference every Tuesday from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Eastern TIme. Call in information will be given upon registration.

25 Jan 2022
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm AST
( 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm EST )
Tech Talk Tuesday
Virtual
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An illustration of a smartphone outlined in a black paintbrush style design with yellow accents.

"TechTalk Tuesday” is an online group that has been operating, in one form or another, for the past 15 years. Although it is called TechTalk, we will discuss anything that is useful to the group in general: including anything to do with technology. This group runs via Zoom web conference every Tuesday from 7-9 p.m. Atlantic Time. Call-in information will be given upon registration.

25 Jan 2022
6:30 pm to 7:30 pm EST
The Family Zoom Room
Virtual
a man builds Lego with a boy
a man builds Lego with a boy

Children (ages 7-11) take the lead as we read stories, share talents and play family-friendly games. 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.

25 Jan 2022
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm EST
Scattergories
Virtual
The Scattergories board game in a box.
The Scattergories board game in a box.

Scattergories is a word-based, creative board game that anyone can play and we are taking it virtual! Join us for some fun game action. This group runs via Zoom web conference on the second and fourth Tuesday of every month from 7 to 8 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

25 Jan 2022
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm EST
Pride Connection
Virtual
A colourful Pride flag waves in the wind on a flag post.
A colourful Pride flag waves in the wind on a flag post.

Intended for adults who are blind or partially sighted and are members of the LGBTQ2S+ community. Participants from across the country meet monthly to share experiences, listen to guest speakers, and discuss topics chosen by the group.  This group meets via Zoom web conference on the fourth Tuesday of every month from 7 to 8 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

26 Jan 2022
11:00 am to 12:00 pm NST
( 9:30 am to 10:30 am EST )
Parent Support Group
Virtual
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.

Do you have a child who has additional needs? Our monthly parent support group runs via Zoom web conference on the last Wednesday of the month from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Newfoundland Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

26 Jan 2022
10:00 am to 11:00 am EST
The Bookends Book Club
Virtual
a blue book with headphones resting on top.
a blue book with headphones resting on top.

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

26 Jan 2022
1:00 pm to 2:00 pm AST
( 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm EST )
Wednesday Social Hour
Virtual
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.

Join us every Wednesday for an afternoon social hour – the perfect time for those who are looking for an afternoon get-together. These sessions offer the opportunity to make new friends and reconnect with old ones. Each week we will discuss a different topic, and take some time to socialize. We hope to see you there!   This group runs via Zoom web conference every Wednesday from 1 to 2 p.m. Atlantic Time. Call in information will be given upon registration

26 Jan 2022
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm EST
Diabetes & Vision Loss Group
Virtual
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 group for people who are living with sight loss and diabetes, meets monthly for conversation, sharing insights and presentations.  This peer support group meets via Zoom web conference on the fourth Wednesday of every month from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

26 Jan 2022
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm EST
Techstravaganza
Virtual
An illustration of a smartphone outlined in a black paintbrush style design with yellow accents.
An illustration of a smartphone outlined in a black paintbrush style design with yellow accents.

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

26 Jan 2022
10:00 am to 11:30 am PST
( 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm EST )
Clubhouse – The Audio-Only Social Media App
Virtual
An iPhone displays the Clubhouse app.
An iPhone displays the Clubhouse app.

Have you heard about Clubhouse, the newest social media audio app that’s taking the world – and the blind community – by storm? What sets it apart is its reliance on live, drop-in audio. That’s right, video and pictures just aren’t a thing on Clubhouse! Tune in to hear how Clubhouse offers amazing opportunities for conversations, knowledge-sharing and networking. Jenna Faris will talk you through using the app on your iOS device with VoiceOver (yes, it’s quite accessible). She might even share how a connection she made on the app led her to spend Christmas on the other side of the world! This technology workshop meets via Zoom web conference on Wednesday, January 26 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Pacific Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

26 Jan 2022
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm EST
BALANCE for Blind Adults Presents: Building Soft Skills for Work!
Virtual
BALANCE for Blind Adults logo.
BALANCE for Blind Adults logo.

In this weekly 9-session virtual workshop, we will explore 9 different soft skills. We will talk about why soft skills are important, how they relate to essential skills, what it takes to improve your soft skills and some problem-solving strategies for use in the home or the work place. You’ll get the opportunity share your experiences and review your own soft skills. This program focuses on skills such as motivation, attitude, accountability, presentation, team work, and more!  

26 Jan 2022
2:00 pm to 3:30 pm EST
Tackling Microsoft Teams: Using Your Tech to Collaborate
Virtual
The Microsoft Teams logo.
The Microsoft Teams logo.

In this workshop, we will explore Microsoft Teams and learn some key functions to navigate the platform. We will go over both beginner and advance features in this workshop such as, how to mute/unmute the microphone, share screen, turn video on or off and manage a virtual background, setting up break out rooms, how to use the chat feature to read and copy out pertinent information, and finally how to rename yourself. This workshop meets via Zoom web conference on  Wednesday, January 26 from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

26 Jan 2022
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm EST
Coffee Club Social – Thunder Bay and Northwestern Ontario
Virtual
The keypad of a landline telephone.
The keypad of a landline telephone.

Join the conversation! Even though we aren’t getting together in physical groups just yet, you can still call in for great conversation and comradery. This group meets via Zoom web conference the second and fourth Wednesday of every month 2 to 4 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

26 Jan 2022
3:00 pm to 4:00 pm EST
Smartphone Photography Club
Virtual
Two women dining. One woman takes a picture of her friend with her smartphone.
Two women dining. One woman takes a picture of her friend with her smartphone.

Have you been exploring your creativity through photography with the use of your smartphone camera? This group for photographers who have sight loss, comes together monthly to share their passion and recent photographs. Join in for camaraderie and tips for capturing expressive images! This photography group meets via Zoom web conference on the fourth Wednesday of every month from 3 to 4 p.m. Eastern Time. Call-in information will be given upon registration.

26 Jan 2022
5:30 pm to 6:30 pm EST
Gentle Yoga
Virtual
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.

This class is designed for all level yogis. Relaxed pace to release anxiety and calm the body. Students will be guided into meditation, breathing techniques, yoga poses and relaxation. Please bring a yoga mat, a blanket, a big towel and an open mind to learn something new for the new year!  Suitable for those with glaucoma, high blood pressure and insomnia. This 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.

26 Jan 2022
7:30 pm to 8:30 pm NST
( 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm EST )
Music & Friends
Virtual
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 biweekly on Wednesday from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Newfoundland Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

26 Jan 2022
6:00 pm to 7:00 pm EST
The Zoom Zoom Room
Virtual
A young child sits at a desktop computer. The computer screen displays a Zoom call.
A young child sits at a desktop computer. The computer screen displays a Zoom call.

Parents of Children between the ages of three and six are invited to sign their children up for an exciting new program that combines socialization, creative play and entertainment!  This new program, the Zoom Zoom Room will give your child with sight loss the chance to chat and interact with others experiencing visual impairment or blindness. They will feel part of a nationwide community while playing games, listening to stories and collaborating on creative projects. Program facilitators will enlist professional authors and entertainers to keep content engaging.  This group runs via Zoom web conference every Wednesday from 6 to 7 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

26 Jan 2022
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm EST
CNIBLakeJoe@Home: Campfire Songs & Stories
Virtual
A campfire on a sandy beach.
A campfire on a sandy beach.

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

26 Jan 2022
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm EST
Music Social
Virtual
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! Join us for a night of music, fun, and games! This group runs via Zoom web conference on the fourth Wednesday of every month from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

27 Jan 2022
10:30 am to 11:30 am NST
( 9:00 am to 10:00 am EST )
Coffee Time!
Virtual
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.

27 Jan 2022
10:30 am to 11:30 am EST
Burlington/Hamilton Coffee & Chat
Virtual
photo of two people seated at a table holding coffee mugs.
photo of two people seated at a table holding coffee mugs.

Grab a coffee and come chat each week about local things in the Burlington & Hamilton area. This group meets via Zoom web conference every Thursday from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

27 Jan 2022
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm EST
Refreshing and Rethinking Braille Awareness Presentations with a Focus on Equity and Accessibility
Virtual
A young child's hands read a braille document.
A young child's hands read a braille document.

In celebration of World Braille Day, a series of online braille events is being jointly organized by Braille Literacy Canada (BLC), CCB, CNIB, CELA, NNELS and the Provincial Resource Centre for the Visually Impaired (PRCVI). Session 4:  Tools for Your Toolbox: Braille Resources for French Speakers of All Ages. Thursday, January 27 from 1-2:30 p.m. Eastern Time.

27 Jan 2022
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm EST
Exploring Windows 11 Accessibility
Virtual
A laptop computer displays the Windows operating system.
A laptop computer displays the Windows operating system.

You probably have a computer at home, and that computer is probably a PC. That means your computer is also probably running Windows 10. Did you know that Windows 11 was released just a few months ago?  Regardless of whether or not you have upgraded, there are many new accessibility features available as a part of the new system and that is what the "Exploring Windows 11 Accessibility" session is all about! Explore the new and improved accessibility features that Windows 11 has to offer. We will also refresh your knowledge on the features available to Windows 10. Sign up today and learn how to use your computer more efficiently! This technology workshop meets via Zoom web conference on Thursday, January 27 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration

27 Jan 2022
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm EST
Algoma After Sight Group
Virtual
An elderly woman talks on a smartphone.
An elderly woman talks on a smartphone.

A bi-weekly peer phone support to discuss different social and emotional issues each individual is facing due to vision loss. Sharing tips and tricks with one another. This group is for the Sault Ste. Marie/Algoma residents. The  peer support group meets biweekly on Thursdays from 1-3 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.