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Children and Youth Programs

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Boys Corner (National)

Young men (ages 15 to 21) living with vision loss can come together for meaningful conversations. Topics discussed range from vision loss and masculinity, dating, expressing oneself and observing today’s music and media. This group runs via Zoom web conference and teleconference from 1-3p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.
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Dance & Movement Games for Kids (National)

Our adaptive dance instructor, Tiffany Tjosvold, will be leading a zoom based dance and movement program for children. This group runs via Zoom web conference and teleconference every Friday from 10-10:45 a.m. Pacific Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.
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Supporting parents in home-based education

Parents have the opportunity to learn about available resources, new techniques and what other families are doing to support their children with home-based education. Keep up to date with the most recent information from the Ministry of Education, hear from vision teachers, and chat with other parents. This group runs via Zoom web conference and teleconference on June 17 from 8-9:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.
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Children & Youth Book Club (National)

Join other youth from across Canada to share your reading adventures. Read the books you choose at your own pace and bring the adventures you went on to the rest of the group each week. This book club meets via Zoom conference every Wednesday from 2:30-4 p.m. Mountain Time. Call in information will be given upon registration
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The Family Zoom Room (National)

For children (ages 5-12). A time for children to join us for a story a game or just some old fashion fun. Parents and siblings are also welcome. This group runs via Zoom web conference and teleconference every Tuesday from 6:30-7:15 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.
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Children and Youth Music (National)

Music can help to create a space in which people can relate, inspire, and connect with one another. Music Therapy is the self-actualized practice, that supports individuals through music, to better explore and understand their potential. Join an Accredited Music Therapists, Erin Koop and Emily Brown, in practicing the art of self-empowerment through musical exploration. This group runs via Zoom web conference and teleconference every Monday from 2-3 p.m. Pacific Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.
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Virtual Children's Sensory Fun (National)

Join ASRAB (Alberta Sports and Recreation Association for the Blind) Edmonton Program Coordinator Haley for an hour of fun and interactive virtual sensory activities and games. Learn how to help your children develop fundamental movement skills. For children (ages 2-7) and their parents/guardians. Siblings are welcome. This group runs online via Zoom web conference on June 25 from 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. Mountain Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.
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Youth Tech Club (National)

Technology is an ever-growing community and who better to learn new tricks from than your peers? By joining tech club, youth are their peers will be able to teach one another new strategies, apps, and pieces of equipment while learning at the same time. This informal group style saves those conflicts at home with your teenager when they don't want to learn from their parents, but gives them the information they need in order to be successful. For youth ages 11-21 years. This group runs online via Zoom web conference on June 13 from 2-3 p.m. Mountain Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.
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Young Leaders Discussion (National)

Providing youth (ages 11-21) who are blind or partially sighted ways to develop leadership, advocacy and skills in a social setting by building self-esteem, confidence and empowerment.  We'll discuss different topics and welcome a new guest speaker each month. This group runs online via Zoom web conference on June 24 from 7-8 p.m. Mountain Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.
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Pursuing our Passions (POP) for youth!

Calling all aspiring artists and musicians! Pursuing Our Passions (POP) will host monthly guest speakers, creatives and professional artists from diverse streams in the art and entertainment industry to share their skills, knowledge and talent and help grow your artistic dreams into successful careers. This group runs via Zoom web conference from 6-8 p.m. Eastern Time. Call-in information will be given upon registration.