Upcoming Events

21 Apr 2019
to
27 May 2019
Adjustment to vision loss - Brampton

Brampton Public Library
150 Central Park Drive
Brampton ON L6T 1B4
Canada

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

Adjustment to vision loss is a seven-week structured support group for clients, family and friends. This peer support group will connect you with other people in your community who have experienced sight loss. The Spring 2019 Brampton Peer Support Group meets every Monday at the Brampton Public Library. 

21 Apr 2019
to
20 Dec 2019
Eyes forward - Whitby

Whitby Senior Centre
801 Brock Street S
Whitby ON L1N 4L4
Canada

Two hands sit on a mans lap.
Two hands sit on a mans lap.

This small support group will connect you with other people in your community who have experienced sight loss.  Held on the fourth Friday of the month in Whitby.

21 Apr 2019
to
13 Nov 2019
Audio book club - Whitby

Whitby Central Library
405 Dundas St. W
Whitby ON L1N 6A1
Canada

a blue book with headphones resting on top.
a blue book with headphones resting on top.

This monthly book club will meet and discuss audiobooks. Held on the third Tuesday of the month in Whitby.

21 Apr 2019
to
09 Dec 2019
Coffee & Conversation with Denise

CNIB Community Hub
1525 Yonge Street
Toronto ON M4T 1Z2
Canada

A coffee cup sits on a table.
A coffee cup sits on a table.

Join Denise Chamberlin on the first Monday of the month for coffee and conversation!

21 Apr 2019
to
02 Dec 2019
The Braille Club
Two hands move over a braille book.
Two hands move over a braille book.

A casual gathering for all who are interested in exploring braille. An opportunity to learn, engage and share.

21 Apr 2019
to
21 Nov 2019
Get together with technology (GTT)

CNIB Community Hub
1525 Yonge Street
Toronto ON M6G 3S7
Canada

A person holds an iPad and taps on the screen.
A person holds an iPad and taps on the screen.

GTT is a user-driven monthly group where participants share knowledge and skills related to assistive tech. The group meets on the third Thursday of the month.

21 Apr 2019
to
18 Dec 2019
CCB Book club

Deer Park Library
40 St Clair Ave E
Toronto ON M4T1M9
Canada

a blue book with headphones resting on top.
a blue book with headphones resting on top.

Calling all book lovers! Spend an afternoon in the company of friends discussing the book of the month. The CCB group meets on the third Wednesday of the month.

21 Apr 2019
to
29 May 2019
Adjustment to vision loss - Mississauga

CNIB Mississauga
50 Burnamthorpe Roard, Suite 421
Mississauga ON L5B 3C2
Canada

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

Adjustment to vision loss is an eight-week structured support group for clients, family and friends. This peer support group will connect you with other people in your community who have experienced sight loss. The Spring 2019 Mississauga Peer Support Group meets every Wednesday at CNIB Mississauga.

21 Apr 2019
to
13 Nov 2019
Eyes forward - Oshawa

Oshawa Senior Centre
43 John St W
Oshawa ON L1H 1W8
Canada

Two hands sit on a mans lap.
Two hands sit on a mans lap.

This small support group will connect you with other people in your community who have experienced sight loss. Held on the second Wednesday of the month in Oshawa.

21 Apr 2019
to
17 Dec 2019
Youth Ontario United (Y.O.U)

Participate via teleconference or Skype
Across the province
Ontario ON M4T 1Z2
Canada

A group of four young people hold hands and jump in the air.
A group of four young people hold hands and jump in the air.

Join other Ontario Youth for a monthly meetup via Skype or Teleconference. Learn, engage and share among peers across the province. Chat about a new topic and collaborate to develop new friendships, new skills and initiatives in your community. The group meets via teleconference the second  Wednesday or Thursday of the month.

21 Apr 2019
to
20 Dec 2019
Guided yoga - Toronto

CNIB Community Hub
1525 Yonge Street
Toronto ON M4T1Z2
Canada

A woman poses on a yoga mat.
A woman poses on a yoga mat.

Check out a guided yoga class to improve your mind, body and spirit. We provide the mats! Classes are held every Monday.

21 Apr 2019
to
10 Dec 2019
Music jam session

CNIB Community Hub
1525 Yonge Street
Toronto ON M6G 3S7
Canada

Christine Malec plays the guitar. Three people sit next to her.
Christine Malec plays the guitar. Three people sit next to her.

Singers, musicians, music fans - come jam! Join us for a night of live music and experience the unique joy that only music brings. Bring an instrument, your voice, or just a love of music. The group meets on the second Tuesday of the month. 

21 Apr 2019
to
28 Nov 2019
Woodturning

CNIB Community Hub
1525 Yonge Street
Toronto ON M6G 3S7
Canada

A lathe sits on a counter. Two hands maneuver a piece of wood.
A lathe sits on a counter. Two hands maneuver a piece of wood.

Learn woodturning fundamentals and tackle a small project at The Hub. The group meets on the last Thursday of the month. 

21 Apr 2019
to
24 Nov 2019
Parents educational resources for kids (PERK)

CNIB Community Hub
1525 Yonge Street
Toronto ON M4T 1Z2
Canada

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. The group meets on the last Sunday of the month.

21 Apr 2019
to
20 Nov 2019
Audio book club - Oshawa

Oshawa Public Library
250 Beatrice St E
Oshawa ON L1G 7T6
Canada

a blue book with headphones resting on top.
a blue book with headphones resting on top.

This monthly book club will meet and discuss audiobooks. Held on the last Wednesday of the month in Oshawa.

21 Apr 2019
to
31 Jul 2019
Guided yoga - Richmond Hill

Bayview Hill Community Centre
114 Spadina Road
Richmond Hill ON L4B 2Y9
Canada

A woman poses on a yoga mat.
A woman poses on a yoga mat.

Check out a guided yoga class to improve your mind, body and spirit. We provide the mats! Classes are held every Wednesday.

21 Apr 2019
to
20 Dec 2019
Toastmasters

CNIB Community Hub
1525 Yonge Street
Toronto ON M4T 1Z2
Canada

A single microphone.
A single microphone.

Learn how to organize, formulate and effectively communicate your ideas to others! Open to everyone in the community - not just CNIB participants. The group meets the first, third and fifth Wednesday of every month.

21 Apr 2019
to
18 Dec 2019
Parenting with sight loss

CNIB Community Hub
1525 Yonge Street
Toronto ON M6G 3S7
Canada

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. The group meets on the second Wednesday of the month. 

23 Apr 2019
to
The Curiosity Club - Toronto

CNIB Community Hub
1525 Yonge Street
Toronto ON M4T 1Z2
Canada

A group of people enjoy drinks in a restaurant.
A group of people enjoy drinks in a restaurant.

You’re never too old to learn! Expand your horizons in a welcoming, inclusive environment. Each month we’ll explore a new topic: History, geography, science, travel, social trends, etc.

23 Apr 2019
to
Technology Workshop: Introduction to Android Accessibility - Toronto

CNIB Community Hub
1525 Yonge Street
Toronto ON M4T 1Z2
Canada

A hand holding an Android smartphone against a black background.
A hand holding an Android smartphone against a black background.

Join us for this introductory session where we will explore the basics from turning on a device to identifying which accessibility features are best suited for you. After this session, you will be able to hold your device correctly and identify important access points, identify the main accessibility, explain how the built-in accessibility features make Android devices easier to use.

24 Apr 2019
to
Technology Workshop: Introduction to Low Vision Accessibility Features on iPhone & iPad - Toronto

CNIB Community Hub
1525 Yonge Street
Toronto ON M4T 1Z2
Canada

An over the shoulder shot of a man holding his iPhone using voiceover.
An over the shoulder shot of a man holding his iPhone using voiceover.

At this introductory session, we'll explore the basics from turning on your device to identifying which accessibility features are best suited for you.

25 Apr 2019
to
CNIB Venture Zone entrepreneurship meetup - London

CNIB London Community Hub
171 Queens Ave. Suite 101. (entrance on Richmond)
London ON N6A5J7
Canada

A brainstorming session. A group of five people sit at a meeting room table. Various laptops are sitting on top of the table.
A brainstorming session. A group of five people sit at a meeting room table. Various laptops are sitting on top of the table.

Announcing CNIB Venture Zone meetups – a monthly entrepreneurship networking meetup for current/aspiring entrepreneurs with sight loss. Venture Zone meetups will feature panel discussions with industry experts, interactive activities and an opportunity to network with colleagues from the world of business.

26 Apr 2019
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Pursuing our Passions (POP) for youth!

CNIB Community Hub
1525 Yonge Street
Toronto ON M4T 1Z2
Canada

Five pairs of hands play a piano keyboard.
Five pairs of hands play a piano keyboard.

Calling all aspiring artists and musicians! The CNIB Foundation and Toronto Arts Council are partnering to host monthly workshops for youth. The group meets on the third Friday of the month. 

30 Apr 2019
to
Diabetes & Vision Loss Teleconference
A group of 5 people sit in a circle at a support group.
A group of 5 people sit in a circle at a support group.

Join Dr. Tyceer (an Endochronologist from Windsor) for a teleconference about new blood glucose testing, dieting, government assistance programs and any questions you might have about diabetes and vision loss.

30 Apr 2019
to
Technology Workshop: Introduction to Low Vision accessibility features on Android devices - Toronto

CNIB Community Hub
1525 Yonge Street
Toronto ON M4T 1Z2
Canada

A hand holding an Android smartphone against a black background.
A hand holding an Android smartphone against a black background.

We are all unique individuals with different needs, and our phones reflect that! Depending on your vision, different text and graphics settings may be more suitable for you. Join us for a review of the variety of Low Vision Accessibility features available on Android devices.

01 May 2019
to
08 May 2019
Technology Workshop: Introduction to iPhone & iPad Accessibility Part 3 & 4 - Toronto

CNIB Community Hub
1525 Yonge Street
Toronto ON M4T 1Z2
Canada

An over the shoulder shot of a man holding his iPhone using voiceover.
An over the shoulder shot of a man holding his iPhone using voiceover.

At this introductory session, we'll explore screen reader navigation, braille support and Siri voice control. Each session includes 90 minutes of structured lecture delivery of material, followed by 60 minutes of individualized support. Wednesday, May 1st and 8th.

02 May 2019
to
23 May 2019
Two-person Guitar Classes

CNIB Community Hub
1525 Yonge Street
Toronto ON M4T 1Z2
Canada

Christine Malec plays the guitar. Three people sit next to her.
Christine Malec plays the guitar. Three people sit next to her.

Learn to play guitar at The Hub! One-hour classes beginning at 3 p.m., 4 p.m. or 5 p.m. Guitar enthusiasts of any skill level are welcome and you don’t need to own a guitar. Our visually impaired instructor Joe Bernard teaches in a patient, inclusive environment.

03 May 2019
to
CCB Toronto Mysteries Chapter

CNIB Community Hub
1525 Yonge Street
Toronto ON M4T 1Z2
Canada

A deck of tarot cards is fanned out on a table.
A deck of tarot cards is fanned out on a table.

Save the date! The CCB Mysteries chapter is teaming up with the CNIB Foundation to bring you an evening of entertainment that is guaranteed to keep you on the edge of your seats!

04 May 2019
to
22 Jun 2019
5-a-side blind soccer (ages 14+)

Kinsmen Turf
705 Sandy Beach Road
Pickering ON L1W 3X5
Canada

A soccer ball sits on a patch of grass.
A soccer ball sits on a patch of grass.

Learn a new sport or brush off your cleats! Check out 5-a-side blind soccer summer development sessions in Pickering.

05 May 2019
to
Monthly meetup group - Toronto

CNIB Community Hub
1525 Yonge Street
Toronto ON M4T1Z2
Canada

A group of people enjoy drinks in a restaurant.
A group of people enjoy drinks in a restaurant.

Meet new people. Learn something new! Mix and mingle. Each monthly meetup will have a different theme, topic or outing.

07 May 2019
to
09 May 2019
Technology Workshop: Introduction to Android Accessibility Part 3 & 4- Toronto

CNIB Community Hub
1525 Yonge Street
Toronto ON M4T 1Z2
Canada

A hand holding an Android smartphone against a black background.
A hand holding an Android smartphone against a black background.

This is part of a series of group sessions that will help guide participants through the basics of using Android devices, as well as understanding and using the built-in accessibility features. We'll explore screen reader navigation, access tips and tricks, as well as Google Assistant voice control.

15 May 2019
to
Technology Workshop: Introduction to Sunu Band - Mississauga

CNIB Mississauga
50 Burnhamthorpe Rd. W, Suite 421
Mississauga ON L5B 3C2
Canada

Sunu band. A black plastic wristband
Sunu band. A black plastic wristband

Join us for an introduction to Sunu Band - a smart-band that helps guide users around obstacles. Using sonar or echolocation to detect objects up to 16 feet or 5.5 meters away, Sunu Band sends haptic vibration feedback to inform users how close (or far away) they are to obstacles.

15 May 2019
to
Technology session: Introduction to NuEyes, Smartcane and Saarthi - Mississauga

CNIB Mississauga
50 Burnhamthorpe Rd. W, Suite 421
Mississauga ON L5B 3C2
Canada

NuEyes e2 headset.
NuEyes e2 headset.

Join us for an introduction for three new pieces of technology: NuEyes, Smartcane and Saarthi! 

16 May 2019
to
Technology Workshop: Introduction to Photography - Toronto

CNIB Community Hub
1525 Yonge Street
Toronto ON M4T 1Z2
Canada

An iPhone is being held up and taking a picture of a woman. The photo is displayed on the iPhone.
An iPhone is being held up and taking a picture of a woman. The photo is displayed on the iPhone.

Learn how technology can enable people who are blind or partially sighted with taking pictures and working with digital photo albums. After this session, you will be able to incorporate adaptive techniques to capture quality images, use accessible technology to manage photos, and utilize artificial intelligence and other supports to identify and enjoy your photo memories! 

21 May 2019
to
St. Clair Place - CNIB Community Meeting

Community Engagement Space
1499 Yonge Street
Toronto ON M4T 1Z2
Canada

The Yonge and St. Clair skyline. Three large tower buildings line the street.
The Yonge and St. Clair skyline. Three large tower buildings line the street.

Join us at the St. Clair Place Engagement Centre to learn how the block on the northeast corner of Yonge & St. Clair will be transformed in the coming years into a vibrant and welcoming place for the Yonge & St. Clair community to live, shop, gather, and play. Ask questions, meet the team, and provide feedback on topics like accessibility and programming. Refreshments will be provided.

24 May 2019
to
02 Jun 2019
ReelAbilities Film Festival

Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre
750 Spadina Ave
Toronto ON M5S 2J2
Canada

An illustration of a camera with two film reels. Background wallpaper is an orange illustration of a map of North America. Text: "North America's Best Film Festival"
An illustration of a camera with two film reels. Background wallpaper is an orange illustration of a map of North America. Text: "North America's Best Film Festival"

Now in our fourth year, ReelAbilities Toronto Film Festival is proud to showcase Canadian and International shorts, features, and documentaries about Deaf and disability cultures and by filmmakers and actors with disabilities and/or who are Deaf.

26 May 2019
to
Introduction to adaptive Scuba diving with DiveHeart!

Dive World
3138 Lake Shore Blvd West
Toronto ON M8V 1L4
Canada

A person wearing scuba diving gear (oxygen tank, flippers, wet suit) floats underwater in the ocean.
A person wearing scuba diving gear (oxygen tank, flippers, wet suit) floats underwater in the ocean.

In this extraordinary opportunity, participants are invited to an introduction to Scuba diving with instructors trained by the DiveHeart adaptive SCUBA organization. Hosted by Dive World in Etobicoke, this experience will involve 2-3 hours of class time, combined with 1-2 hours of pool time. For the nominal cost of $25 per person, you’ll receive one-on-one guidance through equipment usage and underwater techniques.

28 May 2019
to
30 May 2019
Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival: As We See It

CNIB Community Hub
1525 Yonge Street
Toronto ON M4T 1Z2
Canada

Photography festival logo: a bright red circle in the middle of a white background. Text in the centre of the red circle "Scotiabank Contact Photography Festival."
Photography festival logo: a bright red circle in the middle of a white background. Text in the centre of the red circle "Scotiabank Contact Photography Festival."

Let us show you how blind and partially-sighted people see the world. Join us at the CNIB GTA Community Hub for a unique photography exhibition curated and shot by blind and partially-sighted photographers.

28 May 2019
to
The Curiosity Club - Toronto

CNIB Community Hub
1525 Yonge Street
Toronto ON M4T 1Z2
Canada

A group of people enjoy drinks in a restaurant.
A group of people enjoy drinks in a restaurant.

You’re never too old to learn! Expand your horizons in a welcoming, inclusive environment. Each month we’ll explore a new topic: History, geography, science, travel, social trends, etc.

01 Jul 2019
to
06 Jul 2019
Summer Camp (ages 8-18)

CNIB Lake Joseph Centre
4 Joe Finley Way
MacTier ON P0C 1H0
Canada

A group of  young campers huddle in a circle. Arms are raised in the air.
A group of  young campers huddle in a circle. Arms are raised in the air.

Choose your specialization for the week as you learn new skills while developing confidence and independence in a safe and supportive environment.

01 Jul 2019
to
06 Jul 2019
Leaders-In-Training (ages 16-19)

CNIB Lake Joseph Centre
4 Joe Finley Way
MacTier ON P0C 1H0
Canada

Two participants ride in a canoe on Lake Joe.
Two participants ride in a canoe on Lake Joe.

At Lake Joe, you'll learn you don't need a title to be a leader. Leaders-in-training (LIT) empowers you to take an active role in camp life.

07 Jul 2019
to
21 Aug 2019
Adult Weeks

CNIB Lake Joseph Centre
4 Joe Finley Way
MacTier ON P0C 1H0
Canada

A group of 5 people sit at a table and play a game of cards.
A group of 5 people sit at a table and play a game of cards.

Escape and spend a week on the shores of beautiful Lake Joseph in Muskoka. Whether you are seeking adventure or relaxation, we have something for you.

07 Jul 2019
Muskoka Women's Retreat
A beautiful lakeview with canoes scattered on the shoreline and mountains/trees surrounding the lake.
A beautiful lakeview with canoes scattered on the shoreline and mountains/trees surrounding the lake.

Escape the city and spend a weekend at a private cottage in beautiful Muskoka! We're organizing a women's retreat geared towards physically active women. Activities will include running, swimming, hiking, etc.

21 Jul 2019
to
01 Sep 2019
Family Programs

CNIB Lake Joseph Centre
4 Joe Finley Way
MacTier ON P0C 1H0
Canada

A father and daughter ride a tandem bike at Lake Joe.
A father and daughter ride a tandem bike at Lake Joe.

Our family program gives people with sight loss and their families an opportunity to enjoy the splendour of Muskoka on beautiful Lake Joseph in a safe and inclusive environment. Activities are available for all ages and there are also events just for adults, youth and kids.

21 Jul 2019
to
01 Sep 2019
Family Programs

CNIB Lake Joseph Centre
4 Joe Finley Way
MacTier ON P0C 1H0
Canada

A father and daughter ride a tandem bike at Lake Joe.
A father and daughter ride a tandem bike at Lake Joe.

Our family program gives people with sight loss and their families an opportunity to enjoy the splendour of Muskoka on beautiful Lake Joseph in a safe and inclusive environment. Activities are available for all ages and there are also events just for adults, youth and kids.

29 Jul 2019
to
03 Aug 2019
Pushing Limits for Active Youth (PLAY) (ages 8-18) 

CNIB Lake Joseph Centre
4 Joe Finley Way
MacTier ON P0C 1H0
Canada

A group of campers (in bathing suits) run into the Lake.
A group of campers (in bathing suits) run into the Lake.

Pushing Limits for Active Youth (PLAY) is for those that want to discover new sports at Lake Joe.

29 Jul 2019
to
10 Aug 2019
Wilderness Immersion for Leadership Development (WILD) (ages 15-19) 

CNIB Lake Joseph Centre
4 Joe Finley Way
MacTier ON P0C 1H0
Canada

A young boy surfs on a wakeboard on Lake Joe
A young boy surfs on a wakeboard on Lake Joe

Wilderness Immersion for Leadership Development (WILD) is a two-week adventure program where you’ll work on skills like canoeing, hiking, rock climbing and high-ropes course elements while refining leadership skills.

29 Jul 2019
to
03 Aug 2019
Camp Abilities (ages 8-18) 

CNIB Lake Joseph Centre
4 Joe Finley Way
MacTier ON P0C 1H0
Canada

Children playing on the beach. at Lake Joe. A rainbow appears in the distance.
Children playing on the beach. at Lake Joe. A rainbow appears in the distance.

Want to try a triathlon, or work on paddling skills? This goal-based program is aimed at athletic development.

18 Aug 2019
to
21 Aug 2019
Adult Mini-Camp

CNIB Lake Joseph Centre
4 Joe Finley Way
MacTier ON P0C 1H0
Canada

A woman sits on the grass at Lake Joe with her guide dog.
A woman sits on the grass at Lake Joe with her guide dog.

Enjoy our three-night, four-day adult mini-camp to get a taste of the Lake Joe experience.