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Upcoming Events

02 Mar 2022
6:00 pm to 7:30 pm EST
Guide Dog Peer Group (Ontario)
Virtual
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 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Call-in information will be given upon registration. 

02 Mar 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.

02 Mar 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.

02 Mar 2022
7:30 pm to 9:00 pm EST
CNIB and OPVIC present
Virtual
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 from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

03 Mar 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.

03 Mar 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.

03 Mar 2022
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm EST
Never Say Never
Virtual
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An illustration of a running outlined in a black paintbrush style design with yellow accents.

We can all face frustrations and encounter things that seem impossible, out of reach or just too daunting to even attempt. But that doesn't mean they can't be done! At Never Say Never, every week we'll present two common "frustrations" we all face and, as a group, we'll problem solve. We all have knowledge and ideas to share. Do you have something you'd like help with?  We can add it to the list and all work together to find some solutions. This series helps to combine ideas with practical steps, empowering you to live your most awesome life! This program meets via Zoom web conference every Thursday (February 3 to March 24) from 12 to 1 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

03 Mar 2022
1:30 pm to 3:30 pm CST
( 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm EST )
Bible Study Group
Virtual
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 Mar 2022
6:00 pm to 7:30 pm EST
Name That Tune
Virtual
A young woman wearing headphones sits on the floor and listens to music on her iPhone.
A young woman wearing headphones sits on the floor and listens to music on her iPhone.

Calling all music lovers! If you have a passion for music, join us for a game of name that tune. We will play clips of songs and participants will have to name that tune. A variety of music types will be played. This program runs via Zoom web conference on the first and third Thursday of every month from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

03 Mar 2022
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm EST
CNIB Unbound Book Club
Virtual
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.  Members get together every Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. Eastern Time over Zoom. Zoom meeting information is posted on the Facebook Group.

03 Mar 2022
6:30 pm to 7:30 pm EST
Tween Zoom Hangout
Virtual
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.

Join us to play games, chat, and make new friends. Please note that this program is for individuals between 10-14 years of age. The group meets online via Zoom web conference every Thursday from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration. 

03 Mar 2022
3:30 pm to 4:30 pm PST
( 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm EST )
Seated Dance Fitness
Virtual
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An illustration of a running outlined in a black paintbrush style design with yellow accents.

Adaptive Dance instructor, Tiffany Tjosvold, will be leading a zoom-based, high energy, seated dance class for participants ages 19 and up. This class is suitable for all fitness levels. 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 Mar 2022
7:30 pm to 8:30 pm EST
Teen Zoom Hangout
Virtual
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.

Join us to play games, chat, and make new friends. Please note that this program is for individuals between the ages of 15-21. The group meets online via Zoom web conference every Thursday from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration. 

04 Mar 2022
10:00 am to 10:30 am EST
CNIBLakeJoe@Home: Reading Room
Virtual
Stacks of books with headphones on top.
Stacks of books with headphones on top.

Sit back and relax with this passive program from CNIBLakeJoe@Home! We will read a short story every Friday from 10:00-10:30 a.m. Eastern Time. This program will be best enjoyed by those aged 12 and up.

04 Mar 2022
11:00 am to 12:00 pm EST
Mandarin and Cantonese 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 yogis of all levels. Instruction is delivered in Mandarin and Cantonese and is highly descriptive to accommodate participants with vision loss. No experience required. The instructor will provide modifications so bring a chair or a mat – whichever works better for your body! This yoga class runs via Zoom web conference every Friday from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

04 Mar 2022
11:00 am to 12:00 pm EST
Friday Fun Trivia
Virtual
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.

04 Mar 2022
1:00 pm to 2:00 pm EST
Guide Dog Handlers Chat Group
Virtual
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 biweekly on Friday from 1 to 2 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

04 Mar 2022
2:00 pm to 3:30 pm EST
Tech with Kiri: Tech to help you get crafty
Virtual
A young woman sits at a table making art with pencils, paper, scissors, magnifying glass, brush and paints in colourful mugs.
A young woman sits at a table making art with pencils, paper, scissors, magnifying glass, brush and paints in colourful mugs.

Join us and learn about some of the different technology options – including smartphones, smart devices, apps, and tools that you can use to be creative! This technology workshop meets via Zoom web conference on Friday, March 4 from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

04 Mar 2022
1:30 pm to 3:30 pm CST
( 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm EST )
Manitoba Virtual Coffee Group
Virtual
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.

04 Mar 2022
1:30 pm to 2:30 pm PST
( 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm EST )
Coffee-Talks
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.

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.

04 Mar 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.

04 Mar 2022
4:30 pm to 6:00 pm PST
( 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm EST )
Song Bingo Game Night!
Virtual
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.

Come join us every other Friday for Song Bingo Game Night! All you need to participate is access to phone or Zoom and a bingo card at home or online!  Each Song Bingo Night will have a different musical theme! Feel free to play as a family or house, you could even make a night of it by dressing up to match the theme! There will be prizes for the first 3 bingo winners and for the person who names the most tunes! This program is designed for participants of all ages. This group runs via Zoom web conference biweekly on Fridays from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m. Pacific Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

05 Mar 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.

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

05 Mar 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.

06 Mar 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.

07 Mar 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.

07 Mar 2022
3:00 pm to 4:00 pm EST
CNIBLakeJoe@Home: Curiosity Corner
Virtual
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 Mar 2022
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm NST
( 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm EST )
Story Corner
Virtual
A book cracked opened wide on a table with an illustration of magical stars rising out of the book pages.
A book cracked opened wide on a table with an illustration of magical stars rising out of the book pages.

Sit back and enjoy several stories from the well-known Chicken Soup books! A volunteer will be reading a selection of interesting and enjoyable short stories. This program runs via Zoom web conference on the first Monday of every month from 7 to 8 p.m. Newfoundland Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

07 Mar 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.

07 Mar 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.

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

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

08 Mar 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

08 Mar 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.

08 Mar 2022
11:30 am to 12:30 pm EST
The Good News Spotlight
Virtual
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.

08 Mar 2022
10:00 am to 11:30 am PST
( 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm EST )
Mindfulness Through Music
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.

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.

08 Mar 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.

08 Mar 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.

08 Mar 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.

08 Mar 2022
6:00 pm to 7:30 pm EST
App Review: Seeing AI
Virtual
An iPhone has the Seeing AI app open and scanning an envelope.
An iPhone has the Seeing AI app open and scanning an envelope.

Seeing AI is a free app that narrates the world around you. Designed for the blind and low vision community, this ongoing research project harnesses the power of AI to open up the visual world and describe nearby people, text and objects. Join us to learn more about how you can use it in your everyday life. This technology workshop meets via Zoom web conference on Tuesday, March 8 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

08 Mar 2022
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm AST
( 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm EST )
Tech Talk Tuesday
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.

"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.

08 Mar 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.

08 Mar 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.

09 Mar 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.

09 Mar 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

09 Mar 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.

09 Mar 2022
10:00 am to 11:30 am PST
( 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm EST )
Tech for Travel – What Works Best and Why?
Virtual
From the knee down, a man's legs walking along a city sidewalk with his white cane.
From the knee down, a man's legs walking along a city sidewalk with his white cane.

Camping and hiking. Beach holidays. Adventure travel. Studying abroad. There are so many ways to get out there and “see the world”. But can you still do all that if you’re blind or have low vision? Tune in for a spirited panel discussion between Julia Bonnett, Albert Ruel, Alfredo del Arenal and Craig Faris to learn about how they lead full, active lives. You’ll hear about the devices and apps they do and don’t use, when they go alone and when travel buddies are preferred – as well as their craziest travel stories.This technology workshop meets via Zoom web conference on Wednesday, March 9 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Pacific Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

09 Mar 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!  

09 Mar 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.