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Children and youth programs

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Braille Challenge - Toronto

The Braille Challenge is the only academic competition of its kind in North America for students who are blind or partially sighted. Braille Institute developed the Braille Challenge to motivate students to practice and hone their braille literacy skills, which are essential to academic and employment success. If your child is interested in testing their braille skills in reading, writing and spelling, join us at the CNIB GTA Community Hub for a fun, free event with food and prizes for the entire family and workshops for parents.
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Ballet Barre Class - For Youth - Toronto

Come and join us for a pilot class learning techniques of ballet barre fitness, combining ballet techniques and strength training!
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Fashion forward (for youth) - Mississauga

Learn fashion coordination, makeup and styling needs. For youth who are transitioning into young adulthood. The group meets on the second Tuesday of the month at CNIB Mississauga.
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Youth Ontario United (Y.O.U)

Join other Ontario Youth for a monthly meetup via 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.
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Fun with Art (art workshop for children & youth) - Toronto

An opportunity to use creative techniques, (drawing, painting, collage, colouring, sculpting) to express yourself artistically. We provide all the art supplies. Discover and explore your inner Picasso!  This group meets on the last Sunday of the month.
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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. The group meets on the last Sunday of the month. 
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National SCORE Program

Calling all youth in Canada! CNIB's National SCORE program is an (all-expenses-paid) summer experience that combines the joys of camp with excursions and activities geared to helping youth (ages 16-21) learn and develop skills to pursue post-secondary education.