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CNIB Foundation expands virtual program offerings across Canada

In response to COVID-19, the CNIB Foundation has expanded its free virtual program offerings (e.g. career support, tech training, book clubs, youth groups) for Canadians impacted by blindness. We’re committed to combating the negative ramifications that isolation can have on Canadians with sight loss and ensuring our community is supported during this unprecedented time.

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Events

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Technology Workshop: Facebook and VoiceOver (National)

Facebook is an awesome social media platform to connect with old friends and find some new friends. Join creative groups to explore your interests and even start new conversations around things you find most interesting. The Facebook iOS app works well with VoiceOver that makes it easier to use the platform. Join us virtually and learn how you can get started! This technology workshop meets via Zoom web conference and teleconference on April 6 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Eastern Time. Call-in information will be given upon registration.

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Blogs

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“Balcony jam sessions” bringing Toronto community (almost) together

Like many Canadians today, Christine Malec is looking to stay connected with her community and the world around her. Given the current COVID-19 pandemic, everyone is isolating themselves from the outside world – but many don’t consider how challenging this can be for those with a disability. 

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A yellow banner featuring an illustration of two cartoon faces outlined in a thick, black paintbrush design. Text: Join in.

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