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Teach us a lesson at the 2020 Connecting the Dots conference!

The Connecting the Dots committee is assembling an enriching two-day learning experience with leaders in braille, technology, academia and employment to provide educational workshops and thought-provoking panel discussions on a variety of topics connected to the conference theme of braille, technology, and employment. Together, we will learn more about current trends and innovations in the sight loss community, network with talent who are blind or partially sighted and experience the latest advancements in assistive technologies.

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Events

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Low-impact Guided Dance Fitness Class (National)

Let’s dance! Our adaptive Dance instructor, Tiffany Tjosvold, will be leading a guided seat based low-impact dance class for our 19+ participants.  This group runs via Zoom web conference and teleconference every Thursday from 3:30-4:30 p.m. Pacific Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

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Blogs

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Puppy Tales: Meet Zach & Elsie

With schools closed due to COVID-19, children and youth across the country are finding themselves struggling with boredom. Calgary’s Zach Abdalla is no exception, though he’s finding comfort in a special companion, his CNIB Buddy Dog, Elsie.

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CNIB Foundation expands virtual program offerings across Canada

In response to COVID-19, the CNIB Foundation has expanded its virtual program offerings across Canada.

Whether it's career support, tech training, youth groups or book clubs, we're combating social isolation and transforming our communities into beacons of accessibility and inclusion, where everyone can live, work and play without barriers. Funded by charitable donations and enabled by the selfless contributions of volunteers, our innovative programs and powerful advocacy are driving change in communities from coast to coast to coast.

Virtual Program Offerings
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Peer Support Groups

Peer support groups connect you with others living with sight loss.

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.

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Volunteer Opportunities

Tech Mates

Get involved by providing one-to-one technology (iOS) training and support for a person who is blind or partially sighted to increase their confidence and help them engage in the world of technology.

Volunteer for Tech Mates

Event Team Member, Phone It Forward

Assist in executing Phone It Forward drives, advocating for smartphone donations and assisting in the data removal from donated phones in support of the CNIB Foundation’s mission.

This position will be of interest to enthusiastic individuals who are highly organized, self-starters, and enjoy team work.

Volunteer for Event Team Member, Phone It Forward