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CNIB's Virtual Program Offerings

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Join us! Whether it’s children and youth groups, employment workshops, tech sessions or book clubs, our innovative programs are designed to educate, entertain and engage! Our free programs are available to Canadians who are blind or partially sighted as well as their families, friends and caregivers.

We kindly ask participants to register for programs at least one business day before the start date. If you can’t join us, register anyway. If a program is recorded, we’ll send the recording to registered participants. When registering, please provide your first name and last name, as well as any accessibility accommodations you require to attend and fully participate in the program.

Below, you'll find a snapshot of some of our global virtual program offerings. *For local program offerings in your province, visit: cnib.ca/en/event.

Advocacy

Have your say on accessible public transit!
The Government of Canada has committed to investing $3 billion each year in permanent public transit funding, starting in 2026-27. The federal government is engaging with the public to get feedback, ideas, and solutions to help inform the design and delivery of this funding to enhance and expand public transit. We have provided a simplified version of the consultation survey that focuses on accessibility. Answer our survey and have your feedback submitted directly to the Department of Infrastructure and Communities. Take the survey!

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Children & Youth

Monday, October 3

Read Aloud to Me: Stories for Children - Monday Session
Every Monday, 3:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Register Now.

Virtual Music for Kids – Monday Session
Every Monday, 3:45 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Pacific Time. Register Now.

Zoom Zoom Room
Every Monday, 6:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Register Now.

Tuesday, October 4

Virtual Music for Kids – Tuesday Session
Every Tuesday, 2:15 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Pacific Time. Register Now.

Family Zoom Room
Every Tuesday, 6:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Register Now.

Read Aloud to Me: Stories for Children - Tuesday Session
Every Tuesday, 7:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Register Now.

Wednesday, October 5

Read Aloud to Me: Stories for Children - Wednesday Session
Every Wednesday, 6:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Register Now

Thursday, October 6

Read Aloud to Me: Stories for Children - Thursday Session
Every Thursday, 6:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Register Now

Tween Zoom Hangout
Every Thursday, 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Register Now.

Tuesday, October 10

Virtual Music for Kids – Tuesday Session
Every Tuesday, 2:15 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Pacific Time. Register Now.

Family Zoom Room
Every Tuesday, 6:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Register Now.

Read Aloud to Me: Stories for Children - Tuesday Session
Every Tuesday, 7:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Register Now.

Wednesday, October 11

Read Aloud to Me: Stories for Children - Wednesday Session
Every Wednesday, 6:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Register Now

Thursday, October 12

Read Aloud to Me: Stories for Children - Thursday Session
Every Thursday, 6:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Register Now

Tween Zoom Hangout
Every Thursday, 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Register Now.

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Culture, Sport & Recreation, including Peer Support

SPIRIT Club – an online fitness platform! 
Registered SPIRIT Club members have access to a suite of accessible and scalable virtual exercises and healthy lifestyle classes, including fitness, Zumba, boxing, yoga, meditation, healthy cooking, etc. Classes are developed and taught by fitness trainers. Equipment is not required. Learn more

Play Ambassador Program
Do you have a “Play“ goal? Have you always wanted to run or walk a 5 km race? Learn to play an instrument, how to golf or take on a charity tandem bike ride? Are you already someone who is active want to share your stories to empower others? Become a Play Ambassador! Learn more

Monday, October 3

Let's Get Gardening
Every Monday, 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Register Now.

CNIBLakeJoe@Home: Curiosity Corner
Monday, October 3, 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Register Now.

Accessible Yoga
Every Monday & Friday, 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Register Now.

Let's Talk Cooking
Every Monday, 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Register Now.

Tuesday, October 4

CNIBLakeJoe@Home: Coffee Break
Every Tuesday, 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time. Register Now.

Virtual Zoom Coffee and Chat - Moncton
Every Tuesday, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Atlantic Time. Register Now.

Eastern Canada Social Meet Up
Every Tuesday, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time. Register Now.

The Good News Spotlight
Every Tuesday, 11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Register Now.

Tuesday Games
Every Tuesday, 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Register Now.

Chair Yoga
Every Tuesday, 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Register Now.

Wednesday, October 5

The Bookends Book Club
Every Wednesday, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time. Register Now.

Wednesday Social Hour
Every Wednesday, 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Atlantic Time. Register Now.

Gentle Yoga 
Every Wednesday, 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Register Now.

Parenting With Sight Loss – The Early Years
Wednesday, October 5, 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Register Now.

Music and Friends
Wednesday, October 5, 7:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Newfoundland Time. Register Now.

Thursday, October 6

Western Social Meetup
Every Thursday, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Mountain Time. Register Now.

Bible Study Group
Every Thursday, 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Central Daylight Time. Register Now.

Thursday Games
Every Thursday, 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Register Now.

Seated Dance Fitness
Every Thursday, 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Pacific Time. Register Now.

LOBBY Seated Dance Fitness
Every Thursday, 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Pacific Time. Register Now.

Interpretive Movement Program
Every Thursday, 5:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Register Now.

Name That Tune
Thursday, October 6, 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Register Now.

Outburst
Thursday, October 6, 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Atlantic Time. Register Now.

Friday, October 7

Friday Fun Trivia
Every Friday, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Register Now.

Mandarin and Cantonese Yoga
Every Friday, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Register Now.

Virtual Relaxation Yoga
Every Friday, 12:00 p.m. – 12:45 p.m. Central Daylight Time. Register Now.

Virtual Coffee Group
Every Friday, 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Central Daylight Time. Register Now.

Coffee-Talks
Friday, October 7, 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Pacific Time. Register Now.

Song Bingo Game Night
Friday, October 7, 4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Pacific Time. Register Now.

Accessible Yoga
Every Monday & Friday, 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Register Now.

Saturday, October 8

Old Time Radio
Saturday, October 8, 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Register Now.

Tuesday, October 11

CNIBLakeJoe@Home: Coffee Break
Every Tuesday, 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time. Register Now.

Virtual Zoom Coffee and Chat - Moncton
Every Tuesday, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Atlantic Time. Register Now.

Eastern Canada Social Meet Up
Every Tuesday, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time. Register Now.

The Good News Spotlight
Every Tuesday, 11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Register Now.

Tuesday Games
Every Tuesday, 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Register Now.

Chair Yoga
Every Tuesday, 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Register Now.

Wednesday, October 12

The Bookends Book Club
Every Wednesday, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time. Register Now.

Yarnivores
Wednesday, October 12, 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Register Now.

Wednesday Social Hour
Every Wednesday, 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Atlantic Time. Register Now.

Gentle Yoga 
Every Wednesday, 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Register Now.

Parenting with Sight Loss Group
Wednesday, October 12, 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Register Now.

Thursday, October 13

Western Social Meetup
Every Thursday, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Mountain Time. Register Now.

Bible Study Group
Every Thursday, 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Central Daylight Time. Register Now.

Thursday Games
Every Thursday, 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Register Now.

Seated Dance Fitness
Every Thursday, 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Pacific Time. Register Now.

LOBBY Seated Dance Fitness
Every Thursday, 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Pacific Time. Register Now.

Interpretive Movement Program
Every Thursday, 5:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Register Now.

Family Feud
Thursday, October 13, 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Register Now.

Friday, October 14

Friday Fun Trivia
Every Friday, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Register Now.

Mandarin and Cantonese Yoga
Every Friday, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Register Now.

Virtual Relaxation Yoga
Every Friday, 12:00 p.m. – 12:45 p.m. Central Daylight Time. Register Now.

Guide Dog Handlers Chat Group
Friday, October 14, 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Register Now.

Virtual Coffee Group
Every Friday, 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Central Daylight Time. Register Now.

Accessible Yoga
Every Monday & Friday, 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Register Now.

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Learning & Employment

Connecting the Dots Conference
Connecting the Dots is Canada's largest educational and professional development conference focused on education, technology, and employment for people who are blind or partially sighted. We are so excited to offer a hybrid experience for Connecting the Dots 2022, so we can connect online, and in person. Join us for the French virtual conference on October 18th or English virtual conference on October 25th with in-person exhibitor hall & networking events on October 12th in Montreal, October 20th in Toronto, and October 27th in Calgary. Bonus! The first 100 people who register for the virtual conferences will receive an experience box packed with all sorts of goodies! Dive into education, tech and employment at #CTD2022 and register for the conference!

International Association of Accessibility Professionals (IAAP)
In May, CNIB, CNIB Deafblind Community Services (DBCS) and Vision Loss Rehabilitation Canada (VLRC) announced a new partnership with the International Association of Accessibility Professionals (IAAP). IAAP is a not-for-profit membership-based organization for individuals and organizations that are focused on accessibility or are in the process of building their accessibility skills and strategies. Come to Work Talent Pool members can access a wide range of professional development opportunities offered through IAAP. Certification courses are offered at a discounted rate for IAAP members. Learn more about IAAP.

Microsoft Online Certification Courses
Free online certification courses. Learn More.

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Technology

Connecting the Dots Conference
Connecting the Dots is Canada's largest educational and professional development conference focused on education, technology, and employment for people who are blind or partially sighted. We are so excited to offer a hybrid experience for Connecting the Dots 2022, so we can connect online, and in person. Join us for the French virtual conference on October 18th or English virtual conference on October 25th with in-person exhibitor hall & networking events on October 12th in Montreal, October 20th in Toronto, and October 27th in Calgary. Bonus! The first 100 people who register for the virtual conferences will receive an experience box packed with all sorts of goodies! Dive into education, tech and employment at #CTD2022 and register for the conference!

CNIB SmartLife Tech @ Home
CNIB SmartLife brings the showroom to you! The CNIB SmartLife Tech @ Home program allows participants to test cutting-edge accessible devices from the comfort of their own homes and beyond. Through this program, we are able to reach more Canadians with sight loss than ever before – no matter where they reside. Learn More.

Tuesday, October 4

Tech Drop-In
Tuesday, October 4, 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Register Now.

Wednesday, October 5

Techstravaganza
Every Wednesday, 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Register Now.

Wireless Wednesday
Every Wednesday, 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Pacific Time. Register Now

Saturday October 8

Techstravaganza 2.0
Saturday, October 8, 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Register Now.

Tuesday, October 11

Tech it Out: There's an App for that!
Tuesday, October 11, 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Atlantic Time. Register Now.

Wednesday, October 12

Techstravaganza
Every Wednesday, 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Register Now.

Wireless Wednesday
Every Wednesday, 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Pacific Time. Register Now

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Vision Mate

Virtual Vision Mate Program
To sign up to be matched with a Virtual Vision Mate, visit cnib.ca/virtualvisionmate.

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