Ontario West

A small figurine cut out of red paper stands in the centre of a hand-crafted wooden model. The figure is holding a white cane and wearing a makeshift bow tie. They are situated next to a small, arched bridge made of cedar planks with railings of thin, braided ropes.

Luminato Listening Parties (National)

Luminato Festival welcomes writer and podcast producer Christine Malec to host two Listening Parties on June 12 & 13 for people who are blind or partially sighted to gather and experience arts & culture as a group. After each performance, Christine will lead a moderated discussion.
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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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Let's Talk (National)

An amazing CNIB volunteer, Louise Burley, created her own Zoom-based support group:  Let's Talk!
People that join in on this video conversation have been chatting about what they have been doing to pass the time and sharing some humour. This group meets via Zoom web conference every Monday and Wednesday from 7-8 p.m. Atlantic Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.
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The Bookends Book Club (National)

Join and learn about what others are reading and the technology they use to get their books. This group meets via Zoom web conference every Wednesday from 10-11 a.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.
a blue book with headphones resting on top.

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
Keyboard in all the colors of the rainbow.

Mindful Music (National)

Come together and talk about a song you must listen to on a certain day – a song that helps you out during a certain emotion or just to get going in the morning. This group runs via Zoom web conference and teleconference on June 17 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Newfoundland Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.
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Weekly Wednesday Social (National)

A CNIB social to bring us closer in a time of social distancing! This group runs via teleconference every Wednesday from 1:30-2:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.
A Ukulele

Ukulele Group Workshop (National)

Our Music Therapist Emily Brown will be leading workshops for those who want to buff up their Ukulele Skills! Each week we will delve into 1-3 songs, go over the chords, strumming patterns, and do few practice turns. We will be adding these chords/songs to the “Community Song Book” So that people can show off their skills in the Community Jams on Tuesdays. This program is designed for participants who are age 14+ and have some ukulele experience, and a ukulele in their home. This group runs via Zoom web conference and teleconference every Wednesday from 10-11:30 a.m. Pacific Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.
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Ontario Peer Support Weekly Teleconference

This teleconference group will connect with others across the region who are living with sight loss.  This group meets via teleconference every Wednesday from 1:30-3 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration. 
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Techstravaganza Teleconference (National)

This virtual group brings people with sight loss together to discuss any technical issue that affects their every-day lives and to share ideas and experiences that might be helpful to the group. You don't have to be "technical" in order to participate in group discussions. The tech talk group meets every Wednesday via Zoom web conference from 1-3 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.