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Children and Youth Programs

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CNIB Learning Academy and Come to Work Present: Core Skills Academy

We are seeking enthusiastic and motivated youth (ages 15-21) who are ready to take their first steps toward employment. This seven-week program with multi-department facilitation will provide aspiring job seekers with the tools to self-assess, develop reachable goals, and actualize targets. Professional research, communication and interaction techniques will be taught. Learn best practices, secure employment, and start building relevant experience!
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Virtual Music for Kids

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.
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Young Adult Zoom Hangout

Connect with old friends as well as make new ones over Zoom! Topics will be determined by the group. Please note: this group is for individuals between the ages of 18-30.  The group meets online via Zoom web conference biweekly on Tuesday from 8 to 9 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration. 
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Teen Zoom Hangout

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. 
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Tween Zoom Hangout

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. 
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Youth Hang Out

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. 

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CNIB and OPVIC present

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.
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Parents educational resources for kids (PERK)

A support program for parents of children with sight loss, combined with interactive family recreational events. This group meets via Zoom web conference on the last Monday of every month from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.
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Post-Secondary Connect Online Group

If you are a student interested in connecting with others, exchanging ideas and discussing the challenges of attending post-secondary school with sight loss, join us for our monthly discussions from the comfort of your home or dorm room! Come with your questions, concerns and stories. Topics discussed will be determined by the group.  This group runs online via Zoom web conference on the third Monday of every month from 7 to 8 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration. 
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The Family Zoom Room

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.