Upcoming Events

24 Nov 2020
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22 Dec 2020
Eastern Canada Social Meet Up Teleconference
The keypad of a landline telephone.
The keypad of a landline telephone.

Are you craving that social interaction you normally get from going for coffee, attending meetings or going shopping? We are here to provide a safe alternative. We’ll get to know each other, share some good news stories, and discuss practical tips for staying healthy and connected. Join us on Tuesday mornings from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Eastern Time for a friendly group chat. Call in information will be given upon registration. 

24 Nov 2020
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16 Dec 2020
Peel Region Peer Support Group
A peer support group featuring four elderly people sitting around a table drinking coffee.
A peer support group featuring four elderly people sitting around a table drinking coffee.

Understanding, support, mentorship and advice when you need it most. Struggling with the emotional challenges of sight loss? We're here for you. This peer support group meets via Zoom web conference every Wednesday from 9 to 11 a.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

24 Nov 2020
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17 Dec 2020
Youth Social Meetup
A teenage girl wears headphones connected to her iPhone and smiles at the camera.
A teenage girl wears headphones connected to her iPhone and smiles at the camera.

Join us via Zoom to meet new friends, play games, and discuss various topics chosen by the group. The group meets via Zoom web conference every Thursday from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration. 

24 Nov 2020
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22 Dec 2020
Tech Talk Tuesday
Photo of lightbulbs
Photo of lightbulbs

This group runs via Zoom web conference every Tuesday from 7-9 p.m. Atlantic Time to chat about technology. Call-in information will be given upon registration.

24 Nov 2020
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05 Dec 2020
Advanced Knit-Along
Two hands hold knitting needles and knit a blue fabric.
Two hands hold knitting needles and knit a blue fabric.

Knit-alongs are a really fun way to have an ongoing project over a number of weeks or months. Each week participants will receive several rows of a pattern and by the end of the session you will have a completed project. Participants must have basic knitting skills, and be able to cast on, bind off, and do the knit and pearl stitches. This program meets via Zoom web conference every Saturday (until December 5) from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Central Time. Call in information will be given upon registration. 

24 Nov 2020
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18 Dec 2020
Friday Peer Support Sessions
A peer support group. Three elderly women engage in lively conversation.
A peer support group. Three elderly women engage in lively conversation.

These weekly peer support sessions feature a guest speaker, staff greetings, CNIB information and updates. This peer support group runs via Zoom web conference every Friday from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

24 Nov 2020
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Accommodating Your World: Optelec Equipment
A young woman holds an iPhone in her left hand and double taps on the home screen.
A young woman holds an iPhone in her left hand and double taps on the home screen.

This November and December, the CNIB Foundation will be hosting a series of virtual workshops with the theme “Accommodating Your World.” November 24 Session: Optelec Equipment, 10-11 a.m. MT. Optelec Canada has teamed up with the CNIB Foundation to present and identify key functionalities on their most popular products. Join us to identify what Optelec device best suits your needs for accommodating your world.

24 Nov 2020
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14 Dec 2020
Brampton/Caledon: VIP Meet Up Group/Peer Support Sessions
A peer support group featuring four elderly people sitting around a table drinking coffee.
A peer support group featuring four elderly people sitting around a table drinking coffee.

Understanding, support, mentorship and advice when you need it most. Struggling with the emotional challenges of sight loss? We're here for you. The sessions are designed for participants who have previously attended a peer support group. Based on the regional area, participants want to remain engaged and stay connected! This peer support group runs via Zoom web conference every Monday from 10:30  a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

24 Nov 2020
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27 Nov 2020
CNIB Lake Joe: Art Series
Photo of a person's hand, sketching on a white piece of paper with two pairs of glasses on the right.
Photo of a person's hand, sketching on a white piece of paper with two pairs of glasses on the right.

Embrace your creativity with us on Fridays from 11 a.m. to 12 noon. Eastern time! Each week we will explore a different form of art - drama, crafts, music and dance.

24 Nov 2020
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17 Dec 2020
Virtual Bingo
An illustration of two bingo cards and red, circular, chips marking the card.
An illustration of two bingo cards and red, circular, chips marking the card.

Bingo is fun for all ages. It's a game of chance and there is no skill involved! An opportunity to play bingo in a virtual way! Join us for telephone bingo. As long as you have a bingo card or two at home to use, you will be ready to play. This group runs via teleconference every Thursday 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

24 Nov 2020
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22 Dec 2020
Tech Drop-in Session
A man wearing sunglasses and a hat holds an iPhone in his left hand. A white cane sits in his right hand.
A man wearing sunglasses and a hat holds an iPhone in his left hand. A white cane sits in his right hand.

Are you having challenges with using your technology or do you simply have questions about something new? Join us for a forum discussion by teleconference. Tech successes are welcome too! Many heads are better than one! The group meets via Zoom web conference every Tuesday from 1-3 p.m. Eastern Time. Call-in information will be given upon registration.

24 Nov 2020
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16 Dec 2020
Guided Ukulele Workshop
A Ukulele
A Ukulele

Music Therapist, Emily Brown, will lead weekly workshops for those who want to buff up their ukulele skills! Each week we'll delve into 1-3 songs, go over the chords, strumming patterns, and do few practice turns. This program is designed for participants who are 14+, have some ukulele experience, and a ukulele in their home.  This group runs via Zoom web conference every Wednesday from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Pacific Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

24 Nov 2020
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23 Dec 2020
Weekly Wednesday Social
A woman, sitting in a recliner, is talking on a white phone.
A woman, sitting in a recliner, is talking on a white phone.

A CNIB social to bring us closer in a time of social distancing! This group runs via Zoom web conference every Wednesday from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

24 Nov 2020
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23 Dec 2020
Technology for Beginners
A man is working on laptop computer with a refreshable braille display. He is wearing headphones.
A man is working on laptop computer with a refreshable braille display. He is wearing headphones.

If you are new to smartphones or computers or like to revisit the basics, just us for this introductory technology program! It will focus on the basics of smartphone and computer use. Aimed towards beginners, or those wanting a refresher. The group meets via Zoom web conference every Wednesday from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

24 Nov 2020
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25 Nov 2020
CNIB Young Writers
A woman's hands type on a computer keyboard.
A woman's hands type on a computer keyboard.

This program is for youth between 18-30 who love to write! Meet with a group of like-minded individuals and share your writing samples. Each call we will give feedback on the writing samples provided to the group and discuss different writing techniques and literature. The group meets via Zoom web conference on November 11 & 25 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

24 Nov 2020
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15 Dec 2020
Phone Support/Peer Support Leader Training
A group of 5 people sit in a circle
A group of 5 people sit in a circle

If you are a participant who is blind or partially sighted and would like to encourage a new participant with your experiences, we have a tailored program on how to conduct peer support phone sessions. Phone Support/Peer Support Leader Training runs via Zoom web conference & teleconference every Tuesday. Register to learn more!

24 Nov 2020
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27 Nov 2020
Manitoba Virtual Coffee Group
two people sitting at a table drinking coffee
two people sitting at a table drinking coffee

Join us every Friday for a virtual meet up in the prairies with a friendly bunch of people looking to connect with others across the country! This group meets via teleconference every Friday from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Central Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

24 Nov 2020
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11 Jan 2021
BALANCE for Blind Adults Presents: Modern Music Appreciation 101
A piano keyboard.
A piano keyboard.

Through this BALANCE program, you’ll learn how to identify texture, form, time signature, mood, instrumentation, and basic trends that have evolved in popular music from the 1960’s to present day. Attendees will gather over zoom to listen to pieces of music, and then actively participate in discussions. By the end of this program, you’ll be able to articulate why you like or dislike any song.  

24 Nov 2020
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16 Dec 2020
CNIB Lake Joe: Campfire Songs & Stories
A campfire on a sandy beach.
A campfire on a sandy beach.

Join us for a virtual Lake Joe campfire with traditional campfire songs and stories. Fun for all ages! This group meets via Zoom web conference every Wednesday from 7 to 8 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

24 Nov 2020
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22 Dec 2020
Tuesday Virtual Games
A red roll of dice.
A red roll of dice.

Like word games? This group is for you so come play word games led by our game show hosts and join in the laughter. The group meets via Zoom web conference every Tuesday from 1 to 2 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

24 Nov 2020
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22 Dec 2020
The Family Zoom Room
a man builds Lego with a boy
a man builds Lego with a boy

A fun family Zoom room for children 12 and under. Children take the lead and we read stories, share talents,  play family friendly games and so much more. Parents and siblings are also welcome. This group runs via Zoom web conference every Tuesday from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

24 Nov 2020
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18 Dec 2020
Song Bingo Game Night!
An illustration of two bingo cards and red, circular, chips marking the card.
An illustration of two bingo cards and red, circular, chips marking the card.

All you need to participate is access to a Phone or Zoom and a Bingo card at home or online! Each Music Bingo Night will have a different Music theme. This group runs via Zoom web conference on Friday, October 30, November 13, 27, December 11 & 18 from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Pacific Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

24 Nov 2020
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07 Dec 2020
Disclosing Your Disability: How to Get the Support You Need
An illustration of a megaphone outlined in a black paintbrush style design with yellow accents.
An illustration of a megaphone outlined in a black paintbrush style design with yellow accents.

Learn about disclosing your disability can help you to find the support that you need. Join us as we discuss topics such as myths about disability; the social model of disability; steps for disclosure; collaborative accommodation; understanding bias; and being your own best advocate. This six-week workshop runs via Zoom web conference every Monday (Nov. 2 - Dec. 7) from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

24 Nov 2020
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02 Dec 2020
Introduction to Art Fundamentals
A painters pallet with 15 different colours.
A painters pallet with 15 different colours.

Join Yvonne Felix in a 4-week program teaching elements of design using paper sculpting techniques. The lessons are modeled after the other programs found in community and academic arts education institutions and programs. This program runs via Zoom web conference every Wednesday (November 18-December 2) from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

24 Nov 2020
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The Listening Stage Presents: Assassinating Thomson
A roll of paper tickets for admission.
A roll of paper tickets for admission.

Join us on the evening of Tuesday, November 24th, 2020 as critically acclaimed visual artist Bruce Horak brings his hit show “Assassinating Thomson” to you, in your home! Presented by Common Boots Theatre in association with BALANCE for Blind Adults, we’re very excited for the first presentation in our series of “The Listening Stage.” 

24 Nov 2020
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24 Nov 2020
Technology Workshop: Learning Zoom Video Conference - Basics
A computer monitor displays multiple video streams featuring people video-conferencing at home.
A computer monitor displays multiple video streams featuring people video-conferencing at home.

Zoom is a web-based video conferencing tool that allows users to meet online or via telephone. Learn how to use Zoom video conference from a ZoomText/Fusion/JAWS/NVDA user. This group runs via teleconference on November 10 & 24 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

24 Nov 2020
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23 Dec 2020
Ontario Peer Support Weekly Teleconference
A person sits in a group circle. Their hands are clasped in their lap.
A person sits in a group circle. Their hands are clasped in their lap.

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. 

24 Nov 2020
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18 Dec 2020
Friday Tech Talk
A man wearing sunglasses and a hat holds an iPhone in his left hand. A white cane sits in his right hand.
A man wearing sunglasses and a hat holds an iPhone in his left hand. A white cane sits in his right hand.

Join us every Friday to discuss the wonderful world of apps & computers and share your technology tips with other participants. Basic familiarity with smartphones and computers is recommended to get the most from this group. The group meets via Zoom web conference every Friday from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

24 Nov 2020
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15 Dec 2020
Community Music Jam
A hand playing guitar
A hand playing guitar

Music Therapist, Erin Koop, will host a weekly jam session for CNIB participants across the country. This will be a space for people to share, create, and listen to music together. This group runs via Zoom web conference every Tuesday from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Pacific Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

24 Nov 2020
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17 Dec 2020
Coffee Time Chat
A coffee cup sits on a table.
A coffee cup sits on a table.

Join us for coffee, snacks and chatter! Kick back and relax over a cup of java and some great conversation. This group runs via Zoom web conference and teleconference every Thursday at 10:30 a.m. Newfoundland Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

24 Nov 2020
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30 Nov 2020
How It’s Played: A Guide to Accessible Sport
Three people practicing goalball guarding nets.
Three people practicing goalball guarding nets.

Bringing together athletes, guides, community partners, to discuss the in’s and out’s of how to make sports, recreation and physical activity accessbile and inclusive to all.  We'll talk about adapting equipment, guiding techniques, teamwork, advocacy, partnerships and all the things that answer the queston “how’s it played?” This program runs via Zoom web conference on November 2, 16, and 30 from 6 to 7 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

24 Nov 2020
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03 Dec 2020
Connecting the Dots: Educators’ Series
Collage containing various images of students with vision loss
Collage containing various images of students with vision loss

School is in session, whether it be in the classroom or at home. As professionals providing support to students who are blind or partially sighted, we must ensure these students have the tools for success – regardless of where they're learning.

24 Nov 2020
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16 Dec 2020
York Region Peer Support Group
A group of 5 people sit in a circle and engage in a support group.
A group of 5 people sit in a circle and engage in a support group.

Understanding, support, mentorship and advice when you need it most. Struggling with the emotional challenges of sight loss? We're here for you. This program is designed for new participants who are adjusting to vision loss. We explore and discuss the stages of grief and loss, coping mechanisms, family dynamics, health and nutrition, and financial literacy. This peer support group runs via Zoom web conference every Wednesday from 1 to 2 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

24 Nov 2020
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25 Nov 2020
Guide Dog Peer Group (Ontario)
A golden lab. CNIB Guide Dog - puppy in training, wearing a yellow vest and leash. It is walking alongside a handler.
A golden lab. CNIB Guide Dog - puppy in training, wearing a yellow vest and leash. It is walking alongside a handler.

Join other guide dog handlers to talk about social/advocacy issues. This group meets via teleconference biweekly on Wednesday, November 11 & 25 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Call-in information will be given upon registration. 

24 Nov 2020
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22 Dec 2020
Remote One-on-One Technology Training, Coaching & Support (Tuesday Sessions)
An over the shoulder shot of a woman tapping on an iPad.
An over the shoulder shot of a woman tapping on an iPad.

Join us for one-on-one training sessions for a variety of popular, accessible technology options including smartphones, tablets, smart home devices and so much more. Ask questions and learn more about your technology in a dedicated time slot - just you and your instructor. Online sessions run via Zoom web conference every Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. by appointment only. Call in information will be given upon registration.

24 Nov 2020
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24 Dec 2020
Bible Study Group
An open bible sits on a table.
An open bible sits on a table.

Join other blind and partially sighted individuals for a discussion of the Bible. Make new friends, or deepen existing friendships, find support from your peers and develop more theological insight and biblical understanding. This group meets via teleconference every Thursday from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Central Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

24 Nov 2020
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23 Dec 2020
Techstravaganza
Close of a black keyboard
Close of a black keyboard

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.

24 Nov 2020
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15 Dec 2020
Music for Kids (Tuesday Sessions)
Keyboard in all the colors of the rainbow.
Keyboard in all the colors of the rainbow.

Our Music Therapists Erin Koop and Emily Brown will be hosting weekly sessions on Zoom for children and youth participants across the country. These interactive sessions are filled with songs, action songs, stories, and more!  Get ready to make some music! This group runs via Zoom web conference every Tuesday from 2 to 3 p.m. Pacific Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

24 Nov 2020
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23 Dec 2020
Remote One-on-One Technology Training, Coaching & Support (Wednesday Sessions)
An over the shoulder shot of a woman tapping on an iPad.
An over the shoulder shot of a woman tapping on an iPad.

Join us for one-on-one training sessions for a variety of popular, accessible technology options including smartphones, tablets, smart home devices and so much more. Ask questions and learn more about your technology in a dedicated time slot - just you and your instructor. Online sessions run via Zoom web conference every Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. by appointment only. Call in information will be given upon registration.

24 Nov 2020
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Family Social
A black & white photo of a child wearing headphones.
A black & white photo of a child wearing headphones.

For children and youth (ages 0-21) and their families. Join us for a fun night for the whole family as we listen and learn from a guest speaker. November topic: Diversity & Inclusion. This group meets via Zoom web conference on November 24 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Mountain Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

24 Nov 2020
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18 Dec 2020
Music for Kids (Friday Sessions)
Keyboard in all the colors of the rainbow.
Keyboard in all the colors of the rainbow.

Our Music Therapists Erin Koop and Emily Brown will be hosting weekly sessions on Zoom for children and youth participants across the country. These interactive sessions are filled with songs, action songs, stories, and more!  Get ready to make some music! This group runs via Zoom web conference every Friday from 3:30 to 4:15 p.m. Pacific Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

24 Nov 2020
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28 Nov 2020
Old Time Radio
Image of a microphone placed in a recording studio.
Image of a microphone placed in a recording studio.

Join us for a trip back into the world of old-time radio with OTR Rewind. Featuring comedies, dramas and a variety of programs from the time when network radio was king and every buddy tuned in for their entertainment. Shows will originate from the Thirties through the eighties. You are welcomed to briefly comment between shows or just sit back and enjoy the vast variety presented by your host Kelly MacDonald. This group runs via Zoom web conference on Saturday, November 14 & 28 from 12 to 1:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

24 Nov 2020
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22 Dec 2020
The Good News Spotlight
Three folded newspapers sits on a table next to a cup of tea.
Three folded newspapers sits on a table next to a cup of tea.

Join your event host who will play a selection of audio clips that will serve as a launchpad for discussion. These interesting audio clips will inspire, motivate, or get you thinking. Nothing controversial, just positive topics. This program runs via Zoom web conference every Tuesday from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

24 Nov 2020
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17 Dec 2020
Thursday Virtual Games
A red roll of dice.
A red roll of dice.

Like word games? This group is for you so come play word games led by our game show hosts and join in the laughter. The group meets via Zoom conference every Thursday from 3:30-4:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

24 Nov 2020
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16 Dec 2020
CNIB and OPVIC present
A young boy reads a tactile book. His mother helps guide his hands over the book.
A young boy reads a tactile book. His mother helps guide his hands over the book.

A peer support group for parents who are raising children with vision loss. Biweekly sessions will feature a presenter who will talk about important issues to you, the parent. The group meets via Zoom web conference on the first and third Wednesday of every month 8 to 9:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

24 Nov 2020
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Wildlife Talk with Shubenacadie Wildlife Park
A wolf with a light dusting of snow on its fur.
A wolf with a light dusting of snow on its fur.

The Shubenacadie Provincial Wildlife Park is a 99-acre park in Nova Scotia that includes animals, an interpretive centre, and hiking trails. During this call, they will be giving a presentation on a unique topic focused on local animals. This program runs via Zoom web conference on November 24 from 1 to 2 p.m. Atlantic Time. Call in information will be given upon registration. 

24 Nov 2020
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Accommodating Your World: Link Up With LinkedIn
A young woman holds an iPhone in her left hand and double taps on the home screen.
A young woman holds an iPhone in her left hand and double taps on the home screen.

This November and December, the CNIB Foundation will be hosting a series of virtual workshops with the theme “Accommodating Your World.” November 24 Session: Link Up With LinkedIn, 12-1 p.m. PT. LinkedIn is the world's largest professional network on the internet. LinkedIn can be used as a tool to find the right job or internship, connect and strengthen professional relationships, and learn the skills you need to succeed in your career. This program will outline the different aspects of this platform and learn how to leverage this to strengthen their professional goals.

24 Nov 2020
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17 Dec 2020
Durham Region Peer Support Group
A group of 5 people sit in a circle and engage in a support group.
A group of 5 people sit in a circle and engage in a support group.

Understanding, support, mentorship and advice when you need it most. Struggling with the emotional challenges of sight loss? We're here for you. This program is designed for new participants who are adjusting to vision loss. We explore and discuss the stages of grief and loss, coping mechanisms, family dynamics, health and nutrition, and financial literacy. This peer support group runs via Zoom web conference every Thursday from 1 to 2 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

24 Nov 2020
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Getting Organized with Accessible Tech
The hands of an elderly man type on a laptop keyboard.
The hands of an elderly man type on a laptop keyboard.

Most people hve at least one email address, if not more. And even if you don't have one, registering for one is easy and fast. Did you know that your email provider likely offers more than just an email service? In fact, many email accounts also have a calendar and other options for organizing your life. Join us as we explore the in's and out's of the most popular email services along with the additional functions that will help you get your ducks in a row! This group meets via Zoom web conference on November 24 from 1 to 3 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

24 Nov 2020
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22 Dec 2020
Reel Film Fans
A film reel.
A film reel.

If you love movies, come share you passion for film with fellow film buffs! We will play games related to all things movies and learn what others have been watching. The group meets online via Zoom conference every Tuesday from 4 to 5 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

24 Nov 2020
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28 Apr 2021
Young Champions Program
a megaphone icon with the words be the change
a megaphone icon with the words be the change

Learn how to become an effective advocate. For youth ages 13-18, this program assists youth in gaining the knowledge and skills to become confident self-advocates, as well as, how to advocate systemically. Topics discussed in the session will be on what accessibility is, your rights as a student and employee, disclosure, steps to self and systemic advocacy, conflict resolution, and much more. This group runs via Zoom web conference biweekly from 7 to 8 p.m. Central Time Call in information will be given upon registration.

24 Nov 2020
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17 Dec 2020
Dance & Movement Games for Kids
A group of children hold hands and stand in a circle.
A group of children hold hands and stand in a circle.

Our adaptive dance instructor, Tiffany Tjosvold, will be leading a zoom based dance and movement game program for children. This program is designed to meet children's Daily Physical Activity (DPA) standards. This group runs via Zoom web conference every Thursday from 2 to 2:45 p.m. Pacific Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

24 Nov 2020
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17 Dec 2020
Low-impact, Seated Dance Fitness
People wearing aerobics attire participate in a dance class.
People wearing aerobics attire participate in a dance class.

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 every Thursday from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Pacific Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

24 Nov 2020
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23 Dec 2020
Wednesday Morning Social
A woman holds an iPhone to her ear and listens intently to a private conversation.
A woman holds an iPhone to her ear and listens intently to a private conversation.

An opportunity to virtually connect with others and chat about anything and everything . A safe space to meet new people, share ideas, and learn new things. This group runs via Zoom web conference every Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration. 

24 Nov 2020
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18 Dec 2020
Coffee-Talks
A woman's hands firmly grip a piping hot cup of coffee.
A woman's hands firmly grip a piping hot cup of coffee.

Weekly call-in social group. Each session will have a topic of discussion that changes each week, topics range from mental health to Halloween! This program is designed for those 19+. This group runs via Zoom web conference every Friday from 2-3 p.m. Pacific Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

24 Nov 2020
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14 Dec 2020
Peel Region: Audio Club
A blue book with headphones resting on top.
A blue book with headphones resting on top.

A time to discuss short stories, biographies, poetry, and music. From the vision loss perspective, we discuss the relevance to our daily lives. Sessions are conducted based on regional area. This group runs via Zoom web conference every Monday from 1 to 2 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

24 Nov 2020
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16 Dec 2020
Toronto: VIP Meet Up Group
A peer support group. Three elderly women engage in lively conversation.
A peer support group. Three elderly women engage in lively conversation.

The sessions are designed for participants who have previously attended a peer support group. Based on the regional area, participants want to remain engaged and stay connected! This peer support group runs via teleconference every Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

24 Nov 2020
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27 Nov 2020
Guide Dog Handlers Chat Group
A woman walks with her guide dog. She is holding on to its harness with her left hand.
A woman walks with her guide dog. She is holding on to its harness with her left hand.

This is a safe and supportive place for guide dog handlers from across the country to get together and chat. Share the joys and challenges of being a guide dog handler as well as tips to keep our guide dogs happy and engaged. This group runs via Zoom web conference on Friday, November 13 & 27 from 1-2 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

24 Nov 2020
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18 Dec 2020
Remote One-on-One Technology Training, Coaching & Support : Friday Sessions
A man wearing sunglasses and a hat holds an iPhone in his left hand. A white cane sits in his right hand.
A man wearing sunglasses and a hat holds an iPhone in his left hand. A white cane sits in his right hand.

Join us for one-on-one training sessions for a variety of popular, accessible technology options including smartphones, tablets, smart home devices and so much more. Ask questions and learn more about your technology in a dedicated time slot - just you and your instructor. Friday sessions run via Zoom web conference by appointment only. Call in information will be given upon registration.

24 Nov 2020
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18 Dec 2020
Friday Fun Trivia
Scrabble cubes spell out the word "Trivia" on a table top.
Scrabble cubes spell out the word "Trivia" on a table top.

Love trivia? This group is for you and the trivia is always different each week. The group meets via Zoom web conference every Friday from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

24 Nov 2020
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23 Dec 2020
The Bookends Book Club
a blue book with headphones resting on top.
a blue book with headphones resting on top.

Love to read and discuss books? Then join this weekly group and learn about what others are reading and the technology they use to get their books or hear guest speakers. This group meets via Zoom web conference every Wednesday from 10-11 a.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

24 Nov 2020
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15 Dec 2020
Mindfulness Through Music
A male musician leans against a wall while strumming on a banjo.
A male musician leans against a wall while strumming on a banjo.

Music Therapist, Emily Brown, will be hosting a weekly call in Session where we will practice the art of mindfulness through the practice of music. We will listen/play music together and then participate in reflective and relaxation activities focused on mindfulness and relaxation.  This program is designed for participants ages 19+. This group runs via Zoom web conference every Tuesday from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Pacific Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

24 Nov 2020
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26 Nov 2020
Name That Tune
A young woman wearing headphones sits on the floor and listens to music on her iPhone.
A young woman wearing headphones sits on the floor and listens to music on her iPhone.

Calling all music lovers! If you have a passion for music, join us for a game of name that tune. This program runs via Zoom web conference on Thursday, November 12 & 26 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

24 Nov 2020
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25 Nov 2020
On a Prairie Wind
Two curled pages of a book.
Two curled pages of a book.

Each 30-minute weekly episode will explore a new theme: making references to novels, poetry, articles, song lyrics, quotations, recipes, and more. From clotheslines to libraries, musical instruments, art, and the intriguing landmarks of Winnipeg and Manitoba – come along on this journey of curiosities! This 8-week workshop runs via Zoom web conference every Wednesday (October 7-November 25) from 11 to 11:30 a.m. Central Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

24 Nov 2020
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28 Nov 2020
Dungeons and Dragons Introduction Workshops
Two people hover over a dungeons and dragons game. Dice and figurines are on the game board.
Two people hover over a dungeons and dragons game. Dice and figurines are on the game board.

Join “Knights of the Braille” creator Jim O’Donnell to remotely learn and play accessible Dungeons and Dragons! Workshops are run as if you have never played a role-playing game before. We will cover the basics and play the game along the way. The program is designed for ages 16+. This group runs via Zoom web conference Saturday, November 14, 21 & 28 from 10 to 1 p.m. Pacific Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

24 Nov 2020
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24 Nov 2020
Young Adult Zoom Hangout
The back of a young woman's head. She sits at kitchen table and types on her laptop computer.
The back of a young woman's head. She sits at kitchen table and types on her laptop computer.

Connect with old friends as well as make new ones over Zoom! Topics will be determined by the group. Please note: this group is for individuals between the ages of 18-30. The group meets online via Zoom web conference on Tuesday, November 10 & 24 from 8-9 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration. 

25 Nov 2020
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Technology Workshop: VoiceOver Advanced Users
A young woman sits alone outdoors. In her left hand, she is holding her smartphone up to her ear. In her right hand, she holds her white cane
A young woman sits alone outdoors. In her left hand, she is holding her smartphone up to her ear. In her right hand, she holds her white cane

Come one, come all advanced iOS VoiceOver users! Let's discuss and learn some advanced features of VoiceOver, which is the screen reader on iPhones, iPads and Macs. This workshop will only cover VoiceOver on iOS. This technology workshop meets via Zoom web conference on November 25 from 7 to 8 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

25 Nov 2020
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23 Dec 2020
Yoga Foundation Class
A woman kneels on a yoga mat and stretches in a downward dog pose.
A woman kneels on a yoga mat and stretches in a downward dog pose.

A fully accessible and described gentle-styled yoga allowing you to develop strength, mindfulness and flexibility over time utilizing the most basic yoga postures. This yoga class is suitable for all new and beginner yogis. The course content will cover breathing techniques and fundamental yoga poses at a fun and relaxing pace.  This accessible yoga class is audio described and will be a building block for a higher-level yoga class. Participants will have a chance to ask questions at the end.  This beginner yoga class runs via Zoom web conference every Wednesday from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Eastern TIme. Call in information will be given upon registration.

25 Nov 2020
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Black Voices United
Artistic graffiti of a fist on a brick wall. Made with black spray paint.
Artistic graffiti of a fist on a brick wall. Made with black spray paint.

Community members and CNIB staff who identify as Black are welcome to participate. We'll discuss current anti-Black racism, occurrences, and historical generational trauma by sharing stories, discuss solutions and participating in empowering and healing programs under the Diversity Strategy. This group meets via Zoom web conference on the last Wednesday of every month from 6 to 8 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

25 Nov 2020
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Connecting with Technology: Adventures with Microsoft Soundscape
A woman walks down a busy city sidewalk with a young man. She is walking alongside her guide dog in harness.
A woman walks down a busy city sidewalk with a young man. She is walking alongside her guide dog in harness.

Connecting with Technology is an adapted curriculum developed by the CNIB Foundation, addressing the unique needs of blind and partially sighted technology users. November 25 Session: Adventures with Microsoft Soundscape. Presented by Jarnail Chudge from Microsoft Canada. This group runs via Zoom web conference on November 25 at 10 a.m. Pacific Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

25 Nov 2020
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The SmartLife with Eschenbach
A man uses the Vario Digital FHD video magnifier.
A man uses the Vario Digital FHD video magnifier.

Join for an interactive session with Eschenbach! During this presentation, Echenbach will be providing demonstrations on their Desktop video magnifier: Vario Digital FHD, Vario Digital FHD Advance.  This technology workshop meets via Zoom web conference on November 25 from 3-4 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

25 Nov 2020
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Music Social
An illustration of a Treble clef and other musical notes.
An illustration of a Treble clef and other musical notes.

The music social is a themed radio-style night of music appreciation, where participants give song requests to the hosts and we listen to music, chat, and answer trivia questions together! November theme: '60s night. This group runs via Zoom web conference on the last Wednesday of every month (November 25 & December 23) from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

26 Nov 2020
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Shop 'till You Drop with Accessible Tech
A woman slings shopping bags over her shoulder.
A woman slings shopping bags over her shoulder.

Do your holiday shopping in the comfort of your own home! Join us as we explore the wonderful world of online shopping. We will teach you the tips and tricks to using accessible apps so that you can shop 'till you drop right on your own smartphone or tablet. Whether you plan on doing your shopping through a website or an app, we will show you how easy and stress-free the experience can be. This group meets via Zoom web conference on November 26 from 1 to 3 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

26 Nov 2020
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Job Seeker's Club
Three women in a meeting. Two women are sitting at a table in front of a laptop. Another woman stands near a window. They are engaging in a serious conversation.
Three women in a meeting. Two women are sitting at a table in front of a laptop. Another woman stands near a window. They are engaging in a serious conversation.

Let's boost participation in the world of work! Join us for a group session where job seekers with sight loss network, share job leads and discuss career and employment-related topics. This group meets via teleconference on the last Thursday of the month from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Pacific Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

26 Nov 2020
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05 Dec 2020
Holiday Shopping Technology Series!
A photoshopped image of two computer monitors facing each other. From the screen of monitor on the left, a hand extends holding a credit card. From the screen of monitor on the right, a hand extends holding a shopping bag.
A photoshopped image of two computer monitors facing each other. From the screen of monitor on the left, a hand extends holding a credit card. From the screen of monitor on the right, a hand extends holding a shopping bag.

It's that time of the year again – time to start thinking about holiday decorations, wishlists and gift wrapping. Join the CNIB Foundation for a series of holiday shopping tech workshops! Learn how different apps and programs can help you find the perfect gift, decoration, or must-have item this season.

26 Nov 2020
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17 Dec 2020
CNIB Lake Joe: Trivia
Wood blocks with red letters on them are laid on a table to spell "TRIVIA"
Wood blocks with red letters on them are laid on a table to spell "TRIVIA"

Test your knowledge and give Alec Trebek a run for his money at our monthly Trivia sessions! Fun for all ages! Join us the last Thursday of each month (November 26 and December 17) from 3 to 4 p.m. Eastern Time.

26 Nov 2020
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CNIB LGBTQ2S+ Social Group
A colourful Pride flag waves in the wind on a flag post.
A colourful Pride flag waves in the wind on a flag post.

Interested in meeting other members of the LGBTQ2S+ community who are also blind or partially sighted? CNIB is launching a new program (for adults 18+) to connect with other LGBTQ2S+ participants across the country! The group will meet monthly to share common experiences, support one another, and discuss topics chosen by the group. This group meets via Zoom web conference on the fourth Thursday of the month from 2 to 3 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

26 Nov 2020
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Accommodating Your World: HumanWare, Part One
A young woman holds an iPhone in her left hand and double taps on the home screen.
A young woman holds an iPhone in her left hand and double taps on the home screen.

This November and December, the CNIB Foundation will be hosting a series of virtual workshops with the theme “Accommodating Your World.” November 26 Session: HumanWare, Part 1, 10-11 a.m. MT. HumanWare has teamed up with the CNIB Foundation to present and identify key functionalities on their most popular low vision products. Join us to identify what HumanWare device best suits your needs for accommodating your world. 

26 Nov 2020
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Life Coaching: Love, Dating and Relationships
Two young women enjoy coffee at a cozy restaurant table.
Two young women enjoy coffee at a cozy restaurant table.

Be part of this engaging life coaching series on love, dating and relationships. This series will be held on the fourth Thursday of each month, for six months. This program runs via Zoom conference or teleconference on the fourth Thursday of the month from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Central Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

26 Nov 2020
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Accommodating Your World: HumanWare, Part Two
A young woman holds an iPhone in her left hand and double taps on the home screen.
A young woman holds an iPhone in her left hand and double taps on the home screen.

This November and December, the CNIB Foundation will be hosting a series of virtual workshops with the theme “Accommodating Your World.” November 26 Session: HumanWare, Part 2, 1-2 p.m. MT. In continuation of Part 1, HumanWare will be presenting their most popular products that are geared towards minimal to no sight audiences. Join us to identify what HumanWare device best suits your needs for accommodating your world. 

27 Nov 2020
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All About The Skills
The end of a job interview. Two women shake hands.
The end of a job interview. Two women shake hands.

This workshop will cover everything you need to know about identifying your skillset. Learn the differences between work skills, transferable skills, soft skills, and how each compliments your employment journey. We will also talk about the nine essential skills as decided by the Government of Canada. This workshop meets via Zoom web conference on November 27 from 2 to 4 p.m. Atlantic Time. Call in information will be given upon registration. 

28 Nov 2020
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Parenting With Sight Loss Group
A group of five people sit in a circle and engage in lively conversation.
A group of five people sit in a circle and engage in lively conversation.

A support group for blind/partially sighted parents.  From infancy to adulthood - blind mothers and fathers can learn, explore, and share their triumphs, challenges, tips and stories among peers in a supportive environment. The group meets twice monthly in order to accommodate busy schedules. This group runs via Zoom web conference on the second Wednesday of the month from 7 to 8 p.m. Eastern Time. and the last Saturday of the month from 2 to 3 p.m. Call in information will be given upon registration.

29 Nov 2020
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Parents educational resources for kids (PERK)
A young girl sits at a table creating a clay sculpture.
A young girl sits at a table creating a clay sculpture.

A support program for parents of children with sight loss, combined with interactive family recreational events. This group meets via Zoom web conference on the last Sunday of every month from 1 to 2 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

30 Nov 2020
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Using Google Search to help find the perfect gift
The Google search bar menu.
The Google search bar menu.

Join us as we explore Google Search to help you with your online shopping. We will teach you some tips and tricks of the search engine so that you can find the perfect gift. This technology workshop meets via Zoom web conference on November 30 from 6 to 7 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

30 Nov 2020
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Parent Forum
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A young woman sits alone outdoors. In her left hand, she is holding her smartphone up to her ear. In her right hand, she holds her white cane

Come join us to hear the Manitoba Youth Council host presentations and discussions on different topics for parents. This group meets via Zoom conference on the last Monday of every month (excluding December) from 7 to 8 p.m. Central Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

30 Nov 2020
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Ladies Night (Holiday Edition)
Two young women enjoy coffee at a cozy restaurant table.
Two young women enjoy coffee at a cozy restaurant table.

Come connect with other ladies with vision loss and have some fun! This month they’re talking about the holidays and all the joys and stresses they bring. Topics include decorating, making THE meal, shopping, etc.This group runs online via Zoom web conference on November 30 from 6 to 8 p.m. Atlantic Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

01 Dec 2020
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Accommodating Your World: Eschenbach Optik
A young woman holds an iPhone in her left hand and double taps on the home screen.
A young woman holds an iPhone in her left hand and double taps on the home screen.

This November and December, the CNIB Foundation will be hosting a series of virtual workshops with the theme “Accommodating Your World.” December 1 Session: Using AI for Punctuality, 10-11 a.m. MT. Eschenbach Optik has teamed up with the CNIB Foundation to present and identify key functionalities on their most popular products. Join us to identify what Eschenbach Optik device best suits your needs for accommodating your world.

01 Dec 2020
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Accommodating Your World: VLR Accessibility Beyond Technology
A young woman holds an iPhone in her left hand and double taps on the home screen.
A young woman holds an iPhone in her left hand and double taps on the home screen.

This November and December, the CNIB Foundation will be hosting a series of virtual workshops with the theme “Accommodating Your World.” December 1 Session: VLR Accessibility Beyond Technology, 1-2 p.m. MT.  Discover with Vision Loss Rehab (VLR) the essential equipment you need for creating an accessible world beyond using technology. In this presentation, we will be demonstrating how to make a workstation accessible. Explore the different varieties of handheld magnifiers, lighting options, writing guides, along with low vision techniques.

02 Dec 2020
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Connecting with Technology: Be Empowered by Technology with Microsoft Accessibility Tools
A young woman holds an iPhone in her left hand and double taps on the home screen.
A young woman holds an iPhone in her left hand and double taps on the home screen.

Connecting with Technology is an adapted curriculum developed by the CNIB Foundation, addressing the unique needs of blind and partially sighted technology users. December 2 Session: Be Empowered by Technology with Microsoft Accessibility Tools. 

02 Dec 2020
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Sharing Circle
Participants at CNIB Sharing Circle having a discussion and smiling
Participants at CNIB Sharing Circle having a discussion and smiling

Join us from the comfort of your own home via Zoom, using your computer, smart device, or land line. The Sharing Circle meets via Zoom web conference on the first Wednesday of every month from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Central Time. Monthly topics vary. Call in information will be given upon registration.

03 Dec 2020
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How to use Amazon to help you find, “All I want for Christmas is…”
Three stacked cardboard shipping boxes from Amazon Prime home delivery.
Three stacked cardboard shipping boxes from Amazon Prime home delivery.

Join us as we explore Amazon and how it can help you with your online shopping. Whether you plan on doing your shopping through a website or an app, we will show you how easy and stress-free the experience can be. This technology workshop meets via Zoom web conference on December 3 from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

03 Dec 2020
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Accommodating Your World: Take Tech to Work
A young woman holds an iPhone in her left hand and double taps on the home screen.
A young woman holds an iPhone in her left hand and double taps on the home screen.

This November and December, the CNIB Foundation will be hosting a series of virtual workshops with the theme “Accommodating Your World.” December 3 Session: Take Tech to Work, 12-1 p.m. PT. Technology to go! The virtual workshop demonstrates how you can build your personalized and agile tech-toolkit. Learn a step-by-step process in job-seeking strategies, interview skills, and how to be successful at work.

03 Dec 2020
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Richmond Hill VIP: Meet up Group
A group of 5 people sit in a circle
A group of 5 people sit in a circle

Understanding, support, mentorship and advice when you need it most. Struggling with the emotional challenges of sight loss? We're here for you. This peer support group runs via Zoom web conference on the first Thursday of the month from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

03 Dec 2020
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Accommodating Your World: Using Technology to Leverage Your Network
A young woman holds an iPhone in her left hand and double taps on the home screen.
A young woman holds an iPhone in her left hand and double taps on the home screen.

This November and December, the CNIB Foundation will be hosting a series of virtual workshops with the theme “Accommodating Your World.”December 3 Session: Using Technology to Leverage Your Network, 9-10 a.m. PT. Today networking has become an essential aspect of the job search. Developing relationships and connections within a job-seeker's network help to create more opportunities. Using technology can assist in advancing one’s career and promote professional possibilities. Practical networking advice paired with appropriate technology streams helps participants develop the tools needed to bring them closer to their employment goals.

03 Dec 2020
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Technology Workshop: Cyber Security
A desktop computer featuring colourful internet coding. An illustration of a lock appears in the centre of the screen.
A desktop computer featuring colourful internet coding. An illustration of a lock appears in the centre of the screen.

It’s beginning to look a lot like the holiday season – and with the holidays comes various opportunities for cyber-scrooges to exploit.  his workshop covers concepts that help you navigate the web while keeping in mind how you can stay protected as you purchase gifts for loved ones during this holiday season. This technology workshop meets via Zoom web conference on December 3 from 6 to 7 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

03 Dec 2020
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Richmond Hill: VIP Meet up Group
A group of 5 people sit in a circle
A group of 5 people sit in a circle

The sessions are designed for participants who have previously attended a peer support group. Based on the regional area, participants want to remain engaged and stay connected! This peer support group runs via Zoom web conference on the first Thursday of the month from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

04 Dec 2020
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Let's Get Creative!
A paintbrush paints a watercolour design on a piece of paper.
A paintbrush paints a watercolour design on a piece of paper.

Have you ever realized how many things you can make with paper? SO MANY! The possibilities are endless. Join us to put your creative skills to the test. A material list will be sent out with Zoom info.
This group runs via Zoom web conference on December 4 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

05 Dec 2020
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CNIBLakeJoe@Home: Winter Camp-in-a-Box (FULL)
Three children outside in the snow wearing colourful hats and sunglasses
Three children outside in the snow wearing colourful hats and sunglasses

CNIB Lake Joe is excited to host its CNIBLakeJoe@Home: Winter Camp-in-a-Box program on Saturday, December 5th for children and youth with sight loss (aged 5-18) - and their siblings too! Everyone will receive a camp box filled with accessible activities and materials to bring virtual Zoom sessions to life! (This session is FULL, but stay tuned for more fun programming)

05 Dec 2020
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10 Ways to Use Be My Eyes and AIRA During the Holiday Season
Aira Logo.
Aira Logo.

The Holiday season is upon us! So, there is no better time than the present to give you some inspiration on how Be My Eyes and AIRA can help you get into the Holiday spirit. These phone apps connect blind and low-vision people with sighted volunteers or paid staff for visual assistance through a live video call. This technology workshop meets via Zoom web conference on December 5 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

07 Dec 2020
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CNIB Lake Joe: Curiosity Corner - Beer Tasting
Man bending over to sniff one of four full glasses of beer.
Man bending over to sniff one of four full glasses of beer.

Raise a glass and celebrate the holidays with Lake Joe on Monday, December 7, 3-4 p.m.! Join brewer Will Garrett from Muskoka Brewery as he discusses the history of beer and brewing.

07 Dec 2020
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Jeopardy
The  jeopardy question board with categories and multiple dollar amounts displayed.
The  jeopardy question board with categories and multiple dollar amounts displayed.

Join us on the first Monday of every month to play this classic tv game show and put your knowledge to the test! This group runs via Zoom web conference on the first Monday of every month (December 7 & January 4) from 7 to 8 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

07 Dec 2020
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How to be a Self-Advocate
A woman walks with her guide dog. She is holding on to its harness with her left hand.
A woman walks with her guide dog. She is holding on to its harness with her left hand.

By learning about self-advocacy, we can gain the skills to use our voices and lived experience to create positive change for ourselves and our communities. This monthly program will provide you with information about how to be a self-advocate and resources to help you with your self-advocacy journey. Join us as we build the skills to stand up and speak out for our rights. This group meets via Zoom web conference on the first Monday of the month from 3 to 4 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

07 Dec 2020
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01 Mar 2021
CNIB Lake Joe: Curiosity Corner
Photo of the top part of a woman's face with an illustration of question marks floating above her head.
Photo of the top part of a woman's face with an illustration of question marks floating above her head.

Keep curious and engaged with lifelong learning. In this monthly session we will be inviting special guests and experts to inform and inspire us on a variety of interesting topics! Join us the first Monday of each month from 3 to 4 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

08 Dec 2020
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Accommodating Your World: IrisVision
A young woman holds an iPhone in her left hand and double taps on the home screen.
A young woman holds an iPhone in her left hand and double taps on the home screen.

This November and December, the CNIB Foundation will be hosting a series of virtual workshops with the theme “Accommodating Your World.” December 8 Session: IrisVision, 1-2 p.m. MT. Irisvision has teamed up with the CNIB Foundation to demonstrate the latest in ecteronic eyewear. Experience the life-changing technology that can help you stay connected to your world, and regain your daily independence.

08 Dec 2020
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Tech Time
A group of people participating in tech training
A group of people participating in tech training

Tech Time is an interactive, engaging and educational program where participants discuss different technologies/apps that can help make life a bit easier! This group meets via Zoom web conference on the second Tuesday of the month from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Newfoundland Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

08 Dec 2020
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Accommodating Your World: eSight
A young woman holds an iPhone in her left hand and double taps on the home screen.
A young woman holds an iPhone in her left hand and double taps on the home screen.

This November and December, the CNIB Foundation will be hosting a series of virtual workshops with the theme “Accommodating Your World.” December 8 Session: eSight, 10-11 a.m. MT. eSight has teamed up with the CNIB Foundation to demonstrate the latest in electronic eyewear.

09 Dec 2020
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Hot Topics in Media and Advocacy
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An illustration of a megaphone outlined in a black paintbrush style design with yellow accents.

This monthly series will give you an opportunity to ask questions, share personal experiences, and hear from experts and long-time advocates on topics you’ve been hearing about in the media. Let’s explore topics including a Guaranteed Livable Income, Gender Identity, Black Lives Matter, and Accessible Built Environments, and discover how we can all create more accessible, inclusive advocacy opportunities in our own communities. This series runs via Zoom web conference on December 9 & January 13 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Central Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

09 Dec 2020
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Parenting With Sight Loss Group
A group of five people sit in a circle and engage in lively conversation.
A group of five people sit in a circle and engage in lively conversation.

A support group for blind/partially sighted parents.  From infancy to adulthood - blind mothers and fathers can learn, explore, and share their triumphs, challenges, tips and stories among peers in a supportive environment. The group meets twice monthly in order to accommodate busy schedules. This group runs via Zoom web conference on the second Wednesday of the month from 7 to 8 p.m. Eastern Time. and the last Saturday of the month from 2 to 3 p.m. Call in information will be given upon registration.

09 Dec 2020
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Connecting with Technology: Rock Your LinkedIn Profile
A young woman holds an iPhone in her left hand and double taps on the home screen.
A young woman holds an iPhone in her left hand and double taps on the home screen.

Connecting with Technology is an adapted curriculum developed by the CNIB Foundation, addressing the unique needs of blind and partially sighted technology users. December 9 Session: Link Up With LinkedIn.

10 Dec 2020
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Accommodating Your World: iOS Accessibility Features
A young woman holds an iPhone in her left hand and double taps on the home screen.
A young woman holds an iPhone in her left hand and double taps on the home screen.

This November and December, the CNIB Foundation will be hosting a series of virtual workshops with the theme “Accommodating Your World.” December 10 Session: iOS Accessibility Features, 1-2 p.m. MT. Join us to truly accommodate your world by understanding the built-in accessibility features in all iOS devices.

10 Dec 2020
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Accommodating Your World: Smartphone Accessibility Apps
A young woman holds an iPhone in her left hand and double taps on the home screen.
A young woman holds an iPhone in her left hand and double taps on the home screen.

This November and December, the CNIB Foundation will be hosting a series of virtual workshops with the theme “Accommodating Your World.” December 10 Session: Smartphone Accessibility Apps, 10-11 a.m. MT. Join us to learn and identify the best accessible Apps for iOS and Android devices. Learn about Seeing AI, Be My Eyes, Envision, etc. to truly know how to accommodate your world. 

10 Dec 2020
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CNIB Nova Scotia’s 7th Annual Holiday Party!
An illustration of a red banner with two Christmas trees. Text: CNIB Nova Scotia's Annual Holiday Party!
An illustration of a red banner with two Christmas trees. Text: CNIB Nova Scotia's Annual Holiday Party!

The CNIB Foundation’s 7th Annual Holiday Party in Nova Scotia is a virtual event that’s inviting our members, volunteers, and staff to showcase their holiday spirit! This group runs via Zoom web conference on December 10 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Atlantic Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

10 Dec 2020
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Technology Workshop: Google Chromecast with Google TV
The Chromecast with Google TV remote.
The Chromecast with Google TV remote.

Google launched the latest version of the most popular streaming stick, the Google ChromeCast with Google TV that has its own interface and a remote. With voice commands, it offers new accessible ways to discover and watch content on your TV. BUT is it really worth your money? Find out in this workshop! This technology workshop meets via Zoom web conference on December 10 from 6 to 7 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

10 Dec 2020
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Life Coach Q&A
Two young women enjoy coffee at a cozy restaurant table.
Two young women enjoy coffee at a cozy restaurant table.

Due to the popularity of the life coaching session, we've extended the program! Come join us for this engaging life coaching series, hosted by certified life coach Veronika Kanya. Be part of the life coaching Q&A. Register and send your questions ahead for a engaging discussion. This program runs via Zoom web conference on the second Thursday of every month from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Central Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

10 Dec 2020
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How I Did It Speakers Series
Three women in a meeting. Two women are sitting at a table in front of a laptop. Another woman stands near a window. They are engaging in a serious conversation.
Three women in a meeting. Two women are sitting at a table in front of a laptop. Another woman stands near a window. They are engaging in a serious conversation.

As part of an ongoing speaker’s series to encourage those who have gained employment or meaningful life experiences to share their stories with members of our community that may find value in hearing them. We are inviting those with blindness or partial vision to volunteer to share their stories with fellow members of the community to share how they did it. This group meets via Zoom web conference on December 10 from 10 to 11 a.m. Pacific Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

11 Dec 2020
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Kitchen Creations
A cutting board. A wooden spoon, basil, tomatoes and pasta sit on top of the board.
A cutting board. A wooden spoon, basil, tomatoes and pasta sit on top of the board.

Cooking is not always easy with vision loss, but it’s not impossible! Join us for a social cooking experience where we will discuss some kitchen hacks and make pancakes together! An ingredients list will be sent out with Zoom info. This group runs via Zoom web conference on December 11 from 5 to 6 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

12 Dec 2020
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The Boyz Corner
The feet of two teenagers dangle off of an outdoor bench.
The feet of two teenagers dangle off of an outdoor bench.

Young men (ages 15 to 21) living with sight loss can come together for meaningful conversations. Topics discussed range from vision loss and masculinity, dating, expressing oneself and observing today’s music and media. This group runs via Zoom web conference on the second Saturday of every month (December 12) from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

13 Dec 2020
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Young Women's Group
Two young women enjoy coffee at a cozy restaurant table.
Two young women enjoy coffee at a cozy restaurant table.

Are you a young woman preparing for university or starting your professional life? Join us to meet other confident, independent young women with similar interests and experiences. We will focus on issues that are relevant to your life, learn new things, and discuss the challenges of living with sight loss. Topics such as mental health, socialization, dating and navigating the workforce are just some of the things we will delve into. This group runs via Zoom web conference on December 13 from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

15 Dec 2020
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Fashion Forward - Dressing for the Occasion
A young woman sits on a ledge outdoors. She is wearing a stylish business attire.
A young woman sits on a ledge outdoors. She is wearing a stylish business attire.

Strike a pose with the CNIB Foundation! Learn fashion coordination, grooming, styling and makeup application tips with the Fashion Forward group. December 15 Workshop: Dressing for the Occasion! This group runs online via Zoom web conference on the third Tuesday of every month from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

15 Dec 2020
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Guide Dog Handler Group
A black guide dog and its handler enter a building.
A black guide dog and its handler enter a building.

Join other guide dog handlers and individuals who are interested in getting a guided dog for support and learning. This group meets via Zoom web conference on the third Tuesday of the month from 7 to 8 p.m. Central Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

15 Dec 2020
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For the Love of Podcasts
A woman has earbuds in and listens to a podcast on her smartphone.
A woman has earbuds in and listens to a podcast on her smartphone.

Share podcasts that you're listening to. Broaden your podcast sharing and learn about new podcasts!  This group runs via Zoom web conference on the third Tuesday of the month from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Call-in information will be given upon registration.

16 Dec 2020
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Less Trivial: A Holiday Themed Game Night!
A photograph of Jeff deViller wearing a Santa hat, bow-tie and clown nose. He is leaning against a tree. Text: CNIB Less Trivial Holiday Edition.
A photograph of Jeff deViller wearing a Santa hat, bow-tie and clown nose. He is leaning against a tree. Text: CNIB Less Trivial Holiday Edition.

The CNIB Foundation in Nova Scotia will be hosting a unique trivia night designed to be a little less trivial! This month, all rounds will be holiday-themed! This trivia group runs via Zoom web conference on December 16 from 6 to 8 p.m. Atlantic Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

16 Dec 2020
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Connecting with Technology: Explore Your World with the WeWALK SmartCane
The WeWALK Smart cane in a woman's hand. To the left, an iPhone displays the WeWALK app.
The WeWALK Smart cane in a woman's hand. To the left, an iPhone displays the WeWALK app.

Connecting with Technology is an adapted curriculum developed by the CNIB Foundation, addressing the unique needs of blind and partially sighted technology users. December 16 Session: Explore Your World with the WeWALK SmartCane. 

17 Dec 2020
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Technology Workshop: Apple Home Pod Mini
The apple pod home mini speaker.
The apple pod home mini speaker.

Apple launched the new smart speaker, The Home Pod Mini. With a more affordable price, a compact design,  and Siri, it could be the speaker you have been waiting for! With Apple’s industry-leading accessible platform for IOS, does this match the expectations? Come find out in this workshop. This technology workshop meets via Zoom web conference on December 17 from 6 to 7 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

17 Dec 2020
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BALANCE for Blind Adults Presents: Let's Get Quizzical Monthly Trivia Night
Wooden scrabble board keys spell out the word "Trivia"
Wooden scrabble board keys spell out the word "Trivia"

BALANCE for Blind Adults Presents:  Let's Get Quizzical, MonthlyTrivia Night! Join us on the third Thursday of every month for a lot of fun trying to be the best! You’ll be assigned to a team and will have a really fun and challenging evening. This group runs online via Zoom web conference on Thursday, December 17 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration. 

18 Dec 2020
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The CNIB Foundation Learning Academy!
A young teenage girl excitedly holds a laptop monitor displaying the CNIB Foundation logo. She is pointing to the screen with her left hand.
A young teenage girl excitedly holds a laptop monitor displaying the CNIB Foundation logo. She is pointing to the screen with her left hand.

Welcome to the CNIB Foundation's learning academy! In these sessions, youth, parents and educators will have the opportunity to hear from working professionals with sight loss. Explore career options and  learn more about summer programs for students. At the end of the program, students who are interested (and who will be 15 or older by July 1, 2021) may be referred to the Come to Work program for further assistance with their summer job search. Zoom meetings take place on the third Friday of every month (December 18, January 15, February 19, March 19) from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Eastern Time. 

21 Dec 2020
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Post-Secondary Connect Online Group
A smartphone, laptop, mouse and mug sitting on a desk.
A smartphone, laptop, mouse and mug sitting on a desk.

If you are a student interested in connecting with others, exchanging ideas and discussing the challenges of attending post-secondary school with sight loss, join us for our monthly discussions from the comfort of your home or dorm room! This group runs online via Zoom web conference on the third Monday of every month from 7-8 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration. 

21 Dec 2020
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Durham Region: Audio Club
A blue book with headphones resting on top.
A blue book with headphones resting on top.

A time to discuss short stories, biographies, poetry, and music. From the vision loss perspective, we discuss the relevance to our daily lives. Sessions are conducted based on regional area. This group runs via Zoom web conference on the third Monday of every month from 1 to 2 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

21 Dec 2020
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Kitchen Creations, Holiday Edition
A large batch of delicious cookies decorated with holiday sprinkles.
A large batch of delicious cookies decorated with holiday sprinkles.

Cooking is not always easy with vision loss, but it’s not impossible! Join us for a social, holiday-themed cooking experience where we will discuss some kitchen hacks and make holiday cookies together! The ingredients list will be sent out with Zoom info. This group runs via Zoom web conference on December 21 from 2 to 3 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

13 Jan 2021
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Life on Legendary
A peer support group. Five people sit in a circle and engage in conversation.
A peer support group. Five people sit in a circle and engage in conversation.

Come join us to hear a participant’s perspective and experience on a range of different topics. This month we will be discussing Life Hacks. This peer support group meets via Zoom conference on the second Wednesday of every month (excluding December) from 7 to 8 p.m. Central Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

20 Jan 2021
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07 Apr 2021
National Empowerment Workshop Series 4
an extreme close up of 4 people sitting at a wooden table.  A laptop, paper, pens, glasses, notebooks are infront of them
an extreme close up of 4 people sitting at a wooden table.  A laptop, paper, pens, glasses, notebooks are infront of them

The National Empowerment Workshop series will provide participants with an opportunity to immerse themselves in virtual education workshops to develop technology, advocacy, travel, and employment skills that will empower them to live the lives they choose. This 12-week Virtual workshop series will be offered every Wednesday, January 20-April 7, 2021 from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Eastern Time