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Peer Support Programs

It's not unusual to feel depressed, angry or alone when you experience a loss of sight. There will probably be times when you wish you had someone to help you work through these feelings. If you're struggling to overcome the emotional challenges of sight loss, we're here for you. Peer Support groups give you the opportunity to connect with others who are living with sight loss.

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Virtual Coffee Meet-ups

The CNIB Foundation will be offering virtual coffee meet-ups hosted by a counsellor, for a total of 4 weeks. This group runs via teleconference Every Friday from 10:30 a.m.- 12 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration. Call in information will be given upon registration.
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Edmonton Women's Group

If you're struggling to overcome the emotional challenges of sight loss and wish you had someone to help you work through these feelings, you’re not alone. We're here for you. Peer support groups connect you with others living with sight loss. This group meets via teleconference on the first and third Thursday of every month, from 1:30-3:30 p.m. Mountain Time. Call-in information will be given upon registration.
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Social Meet Up - Teleconference (National)

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. Social distancing is a challenge, but you’re not alone. Join us on Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 10 a.m. - 11 a.m. Eastern Time for a friendly group chat. We’ll get to know each other, share some good news stories, and discuss practical tips for staying healthy and connected. Call-in information will be given upon registration. 
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Red Deer Seniors Support Group

If you're struggling to overcome the emotional challenges of sight loss and wish you had someone to help you work through these feelings, you’re not alone. We're here for you. Peer support groups connect you with others living with sight loss. This group meets via teleconference on the last Tuesday of the month from 1:30-3 p.m. Mountain Time. Call-in information will be given upon registration.
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Parent and Family Support Group - Teleconference (National)

Parents and family members of children with vision loss may sometimes face challenges and barriers. The opportunity to connect with other families who have been through similar experiences can be a valuable form of support. This group meets via teleconference on the last Monday of the month from 7-8 p.m. Eastern Time. Call-in information will be given upon registration.
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Working-Age Group - Teleconference

Working-age individuals get together and discuss topics that impact them and socialize with like-minded individuals living with sight loss. This group runs via teleconference on the last Saturday of every month from 1-3 p.m. Mountain Time. Call-in information will be given upon registration.
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Edmonton Men's Group

If you're struggling to overcome the emotional challenges of sight loss and wish you had someone to help you work through these feelings, you’re not alone. We're here for you. Peer support groups connect you with others living with sight loss. This group meets via teleconference on the second and fourth Wednesday of every month, from 1-3 p.m. Mountain Time. Call-in information will be given upon registration.
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Grande Prarie Support Group

If you're struggling to overcome the emotional challenges of sight loss and wish you had someone to help you work through these feelings, you’re not alone. We're here for you. Peer support groups connect you with others living with sight loss. This group meets via teleconference on the fourth Monday of every month, from 6-8:30 p.m. Mountain Time. Call-in information will be given upon registration.
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Peer Support - Teleconference (National)

Understanding, support, mentorship and advice when you need it most. Peer support will be taking place via teleconference.
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Guide Dog Handler Group - Teleconference

This group meets via teleconference on April 22 from 6-7 p.m. Central Time. Call-in information will be given upon registration.