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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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Guide Dog Handlers Chat Group

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 on Friday biweekly from 1 to 2 p.m. Eastern Time.
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Brockville VIP Group

A monthly group for clients, and their family member/ friend who live in the Brockville and surrounding area to get together, socialize, and connect with others who are living with sight loss. This group runs via Zoom web conference on the first Tuesday of every month from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.
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Virtual Coffee Group

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 Daylight Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.
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Coffee Chat Group

Understanding, support, mentorship and advice when you need it most. Struggling with the emotional challenges of sight loss? We're here for you. Join us for monthly discussions about ssues that are important to one another. The group is a way to support those with vision loss to socialize and enjoy the company of those who understand what it is like to live with vision loss. This group meets via teleconference on the last Tuesday of every month from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Central Standard Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.
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Oakville Weekly Peer Support

Join weekly on Mondays through zoom or by phone to connect with other people in the Oakville area for conversation, support and good practices. This peer support group meets via Zoom web conference every Monday from 10 to 11 a.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.
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Burlington Hamilton Peer Social

Connect with other people in the Hamilton/Burlington area for conversation, support and good practices. This peer support group meets via telephone and Zoom web conference every Thursday from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.
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Richmond Hill VIP

Understanding, support, mentorship and advice when you need it most. Struggling with the emotional challenges of sight loss? We're here for you. This is a peer support group in Richmond Hill led by volunteer, Miriam Salah. This peer support group meets on the first Thursday of every month from  11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.
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Virtual Zoom Coffee and Chat - Moncton

The informal coffee chat group is a chance to socialize and meet new people. It is a very warm and welcoming group of regulars and newcomers. his is a recurring meeting and it will be the same information to log on each time. This group runs via Zoom web conference and telephone every Tuesday from 10 to 11 a.m. Atlantic Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.
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Eastern Canada Social Meet Up

Are you craving that social interaction you normally get from going for coffee with friends ? We are here to keep the virtual conversation going post pandemic! Since we've gotten t to know each other, let's stay connected and share some good news stories, discuss practical tips and successes with others living with vision loss. 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. 
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Western Social Meet Up

Join us for our weekly social meet up group. We’ll get to know each other, share some good news stories, and discuss practical tips for staying healthy and connected.  This peer support group meets every Thursday from 10 to 11 a.m. Mountain Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.