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Message to CNIB Lake Joe Family

We hope you're staying healthy and safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. On May 19, the Government of Ontario announced that overnight camps will not be permitted to operate in the summer of 2020. While this is very difficult to hear, CNIB Lake Joe understands and supports this decision as it puts health and safety first. We are truly disappointed that cancelling in-person programs at CNIB Lake Joe means we won't see you at camp this summer, but we know there is so much to look forward to, with brighter days ahead. For now, we need to stay connected in other ways.

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Virtual Vino (National)

A 19+ event. Join us for a virtual wine tasting hour! Participants should bring a bottle of their favourite wine to the session and be prepared to explain why it is their favourite and what they like to pair it with. After the session, all participants will receive via e-mail a list of all wines discussed and what food pairings were recommended. This group meets via Zoom web conference and teleconference on May 29 from 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Eastern Time Call in information will be given upon registration.

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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 Group

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.

Become a volunteer!

Find the perfect volunteer opportunity for you!


Volunteer Opportunities

Vision Mate

Ideal for
• Individual
• Adults (18 years old or older)
• Seniors

Volunteer for Vision Mate

Administrative and Shop Assistant

Administrative and Shop Assistant
Contribute to community-based support by providing administrative and basic shop duty assistance to programs that enable Canadians impacted by blindness to live the lives they choose.

Volunteer for Administrative and Shop Assistant