Upcoming Events

30 Sep 2020
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31 Oct 2020
CNIB Unbound Book Club
Photo of a Victor Stream displaying a reader’s bookshelf, next to DAISY books on CD.
Photo of a Victor Stream displaying a reader’s bookshelf, next to DAISY books on CD.

CNIB Unbound is a virtual book club for anyone interested in accessible literacy. Housed on Facebook, the club gives members an interactive community where they can read together, swap notes and perspectives on what they've read, and talk about all things books – from their favourite writers to the latest accessible reading technologies on the market. 
 

30 Sep 2020
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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 September 2, 16 & 30 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

30 Sep 2020
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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.

30 Sep 2020
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30 Sep 2020
National Empowerment Workshop Series – Live, Work, Play
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

This is a 13 week series of workshops focused around the 3 pillars for CNIB Foundation: Live, Work and Play. Topics will include SMART Goals, overcoming adversity, Empowerplay and more! This virtual program runs via Zoom web conference every Wednesday, 4:30-6 p.m. Eastern Time. Call-in information will be given upon registration.

30 Sep 2020
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Techstravaganza Teleconference
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.

30 Sep 2020
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15 Dec 2020
CNIB Lake Joe: Coffee Break
White mug sitting on a wood table. The mug has a smiley face on it.
White mug sitting on a wood table. The mug has a smiley face on it.

Join us on Zoom Tuesday mornings, 9-10 a.m. Eastern Time for conversation, laughter, and a chance to reminisce about your favourite CNIB Lake Joe memories. Pour yourself a coffee, tea, or beverage of choice, login and connect with your friends from Lake Joe.

30 Sep 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.

30 Sep 2020
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30 Sep 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.

30 Sep 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 Thursday from 7 to 8 p.m. Eastern Time until October 1. We hope to see everyone on Wednesdays, 7 to 8 p.m. throughout October - December. Call in information will be given upon registration.

30 Sep 2020
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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. 

30 Sep 2020
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15 Oct 2020
CNIB Creative Writing Project
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.

Have you been journaling your COVID-19 physical distancing experience? Expressing your anxiety or hopes about the pandemic through prose? If you are an aspiring writer, the CNIB Foundation has a new program for you!

30 Sep 2020
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What’s New with HumanWare Blindness Portfolio
The HumanWare Explorē 8 handheld electronic magnifier.
The HumanWare Explorē 8 handheld electronic magnifier.

In this session Peter Tucic, Humanware Blindness Brand Ambassador will provide you a hands on demonstration of the latest features for the BrailleNote Touch+ and take you around the world on the newest addition to the Victor Reader Trek, navigation system. This technology workshop meets via Zoom web conference on September 30 from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

30 Sep 2020
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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.

30 Sep 2020
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30 Oct 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.

30 Sep 2020
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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, September 2, 16, & 30 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Call-in information will be given upon registration. 

30 Sep 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, September 19-December 5, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Central Daylight Day. Call in information will be given upon registration. 

30 Sep 2020
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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. 

30 Sep 2020
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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.

01 Oct 2020
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29 Oct 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.

01 Oct 2020
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29 Oct 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. 

01 Oct 2020
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Youth Leadership - Youth Zoom Hangout
 a girl with headphones on holding a cell phone
 a girl with headphones on holding a cell phone

Join us to meet other youth from across the country to gain some leadership skills. This group meets via Zoom web conference on the first and third Thursday of every month from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Central Standard Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

01 Oct 2020
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29 Oct 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 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

01 Oct 2020
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Parent & Guardian Social
Close up of two peoples clasped hands.
Close up of two peoples clasped hands.

Are you a parent or guardian of children or youth with vision loss? Our Parent and Guardian Social provides a comfortable environment for parents and guardians to come together and share ideas, worries, solutions, and stories. This group meets via Zoom web conference October 1 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Mountain Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

01 Oct 2020
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29 Oct 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.

01 Oct 2020
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29 Oct 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 Daylight Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

02 Oct 2020
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30 Oct 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.

02 Oct 2020
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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 2, 16 & 30, from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Pacific Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

02 Oct 2020
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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, October 2, 16 & 30 from 1-2 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

03 Oct 2020
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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, October 3, 17 & 31 from 12 to 1:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

03 Oct 2020
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Acoustic Music Jam Session
Christine Malec plays the guitar. Three people sit next to her.
Christine Malec plays the guitar. Three people sit next to her.

Bring your favourite acoustic musical instrument to the party! Dial-in, play and sing along. All abilities and talents are welcome. This group runs via Zoom web conference on Saturday, October 3, 17 & 31 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

03 Oct 2020
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Hardboiled Braille - Braille Workshop!
Hands move over a braille book. A fireplace emits flames in the background.
Hands move over a braille book. A fireplace emits flames in the background.

Does the sight of braille dots make you dizzy? This interactive workshop is for you! Family and friends of CNIB, join us to learn a few simple tips and tricks to help you get started reading uncontracted braille by sight. This workshop is suitable for all ages (a great activity for kids)! Participate via Zoom web conference on Saturday, October 3 from 1 to 1:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

05 Oct 2020
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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 October 5 & 19 from 6 to 7 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

05 Oct 2020
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CNIB Lake Joe: Curiosity Corner - Fishing Fun with Eugene Chong
Lake Joe camper holding a fish he caught, standing on the dock beside Eugene Chong. They are both wearing life jackets and a ball cap.
Lake Joe camper holding a fish he caught, standing on the dock beside Eugene Chong. They are both wearing life jackets and a ball cap.

Keep curious and engaged with lifelong learning. In our first monthly "Curiosity Corner" session Monday, October 5 from 3 to 5 p.m. Eastern time, Eugene Chong, CNIB Lake Joe General Manager and avid fisherman will be talking about having fun fishing! Call in information will be given upon registration.

05 Oct 2020
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Let's Get Gardening
A small garden lined with potted plants on a shelf.
A small garden lined with potted plants on a shelf.

Love gardening or would love to know more about gardening? Join this group weekly to share ideas, tips and the joy of gardening and listen to guest speakers! The group meets via Zoom web conference October 5 & 19 from 1 to 2 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

05 Oct 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.

06 Oct 2020
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27 Oct 2020
Kids Music
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 and teleconference every Tuesday from 2 to 3 p.m. Pacific Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

06 Oct 2020
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27 Oct 2020
Audio 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.

06 Oct 2020
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27 Oct 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.

06 Oct 2020
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27 Oct 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.

06 Oct 2020
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27 Oct 2020
Mindfulness and Meditation - PART ONE
A woman sits in a cross legged yoga position with her hands in front of her in prayer.
A woman sits in a cross legged yoga position with her hands in front of her in prayer.

This series of four sessions is the first part of Living Mindfully with Meditation. Participants are asked to commit to all four installments. Each session will provide information on various aspects of mindfulness and meditation.  Participants will also have the chance to participate in open discussion with the group. There will be a guided mediation each week. This group runs via Zoom web conference every Tuesday from 3 to 4 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

06 Oct 2020
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27 Oct 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.

06 Oct 2020
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27 Oct 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. 

06 Oct 2020
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27 Oct 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.

06 Oct 2020
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27 Oct 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.

07 Oct 2020
Crafter’s Guild – Home Challenge
An artist's pallet filled with paint.
An artist's pallet filled with paint.

Join fellow crafters for a craft session where you can share your skills and learn new ones alongside your peers. Registered participants will receive an email on the first Wednesday of the month with instructions for their home craft challenge. There will be a monthly show and tell call. 

07 Oct 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.

07 Oct 2020
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08 Oct 2020
Connecting the Dots Conference 2020 - TORONTO
Connecting the Dots logo. A bright, yellow wallpaper featuring the CNIB Foundation Logo. Text: CNIB Foundation Connecting the Dots. Braille, Technology and Employment Conference.
Connecting the Dots logo. A bright, yellow wallpaper featuring the CNIB Foundation Logo. Text: CNIB Foundation Connecting the Dots. Braille, Technology and Employment Conference.

Held annually, Connecting the Dots is Canada's largest educational and professional development experience focused on braille, technology and employment for people who are blind or partially sighted.

07 Oct 2020
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Better Health Series – Essential Oils 101
lavender sits beside two bottles with oil in them
lavender sits beside two bottles with oil in them

Learn the basics of essential oils, as well as, how to get started. This program meets via Zoom web conference on October 7 from 7 to 8 p.m. Central Standard Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

07 Oct 2020
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28 Oct 2020
Musical Theater Style Dance Program
A woman wearing high heels extends her right leg to dance on a hardwood floor.
A woman wearing high heels extends her right leg to dance on a hardwood floor.

A new weekly virtual dance program! Love show tunes and soundtracks? Join adaptive dance instructor, Tiffany Tjosvold, for a playful, high energy dance class that will explore music from musicals like Chicago, Beauty & The Beast, Hairspray and more!  This class is for ages 16+ and runs via Zoom web conference every Wednesday from 2 to 3 p.m. Pacific Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

08 Oct 2020
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Technology Workshop: Learn how to use WhatsApp on your iPhone
A wallpaper of iPhone apps displayed on an iPhone screen.
A wallpaper of iPhone apps displayed on an iPhone screen.

WhatsApp is the leading communications app around the world. Learn how you can connect and chat with friends and family with VoiceOver on WhatsApp. This group runs via Zoom web conference on October 8 from 4 to 6 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

08 Oct 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 Daylight Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

08 Oct 2020
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CELA (Centre for Equitable Library Access)
A stack of four books sits on a shelf. A pair of headphones sits on top of the books - holding them together.
A stack of four books sits on a shelf. A pair of headphones sits on top of the books - holding them together.

The CELA (Centre for Equitable Library Access) Library provides a huge collection of audio books from every genre and all you need to do is register to access them for free! Come learn about CELA Library Services and how to access accessible books from your smartphone. Get back into reading your favourite books and exploring new stories with CELA! The technology workshop meets via Zoom web conference on October 8 from 3 to 4 p.m. Eastern Time. Call-in information will be given upon registration.

09 Oct 2020
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30 Oct 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 10 to 11 a.m. Eastern time! Each week we will explore a different form of art - drama, crafts, music and dance.

12 Oct 2020
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Diabetes & Vision Loss Group
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.

Diabetes Retinopathy is the fourth leading cause of blindness in Canada. Many of us are living with or assist someone living with diabetes and sight loss. In this group, we will discuss life hacks, have guest speakers from the diabetic community, and talk about technology. This group meets via Zoom web conference on Monday, October 12 & 26 from 3 to 4 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

13 Oct 2020
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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 October 13 & 27 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

13 Oct 2020
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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, October 13 & 27 from 8-9 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration. 

13 Oct 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 October 13 from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Newfoundland Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

14 Oct 2020
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Lunch and Learn Speaker Series
A woman sits along a bench and types on her laptop.
A woman sits along a bench and types on her laptop.

For children and youth ages (0-21) and families. Each month we will be featuring a guest speaker from CNIB Foundation and CNIB Vision Loss Rehabilitation. This will give you and your family an opportunity to learn about what services and programs are available for you and your family.  You will learn about services and programs like: Independent Living Skills, Orientation and Mobility, Assistive Technology, Community Education, Career and Employment, plus more! This group meets via Zoom web conference on October 14 from 12 to 1:30 p.m. Mountain Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

14 Oct 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. This month we will be joined by a representative to discuss essential oils. The Sharing Circle meets via Zoom web conference on October 14 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Central Daylight Time. Monthly topics vary. Call in information will be given upon registration.

14 Oct 2020
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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 Daylight Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

14 Oct 2020
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Music & Friends
Keyboard in all the colors of the rainbow.
Keyboard in all the colors of the rainbow.

Come together and talk about a song you must listen to on a certain day – a song that helps you out during a certain emotion or just to get going in the morning. This group runs via Zoom web conference biweekly on Wednesdays from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Newfoundland Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

14 Oct 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 four-part series runs via Zoom web conference on October 14, November 18, December 9 & January 13 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Central Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

14 Oct 2020
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18 Nov 2020
Learn to Run 5K
A man wearing a jogging suit runs along an outdoor track.
A man wearing a jogging suit runs along an outdoor track.

Do you have a treadmill at home? Do you have a family member in your bubble who wants to take on the challenge with you? Each week we will provide information, tips, teechniques and guest speakers to help you “learn to run” with the goal of completing a virtual 5km. This series runs via Zoom web conference Wednesday, October 14 to November 18 from 6 to 7 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

15 Oct 2020
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Young Leaders Club
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A group of  young campers huddle in a circle. Arms are raised in the air.

Providing youth (ages 11-21) who are blind or partially sighted ways to develop leadership, advocacy and skills in a social setting by building self-esteem, confidence and empowerment.  We'll discuss different topics and welcome a new guest speaker each month. This group meets via Zoom web conference on September 23 & October 15 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Mountain Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

17 Oct 2020
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Tech & Tea: Be My Eyes
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A hand holds a smartphone up in the air. The "Be my Eyes" app is open on the homescreen.

Grab a cup of tea and join us and learn more about Be My Eyes, a free app that connects blind and low-vision people with sighted volunteers and company representatives for visual assistance through a live video call. This technology workshop meets via Zoom web conference on October 17 from 10-11:30 a.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

17 Oct 2020
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The Boyz Corner
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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 (October 17, November 14 & December 12) from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

18 Oct 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 October 18, November 15 and December 13 from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

19 Oct 2020
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Post-Secondary Connect Online Group
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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. 

19 Oct 2020
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07 Dec 2020
Let's Talk Cooking!
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A carton of eggs. A whisk sits on a recipe book

Love cooking or would love to know more about cooking? Join this group to share ideas, tips and the joy of cooking and baking! This program runs via Zoom web conference every Monday (October 19 to December 7) from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

20 Oct 2020
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Fashion Forward - Non-Binary Fashion
A buffet of colourful wool fabrics.
A buffet of colourful wool fabrics.

Strike a pose with the CNIB Foundation! Learn fashion coordination, grooming, styling and makeup application tips with the Fashion Forward group. October 20 Workshop: Non-Binary Fashion and Self-Expression through Fashion.  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.

20 Oct 2020
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Let's Talk About: Taxes, Benefits and Credits with COVID-19 Resources
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A stack of file folders with printed labels. Text "Employment Insurance COVID-19 CLAIMS"

This informational session is hosted by a representative of the Canada Revenue Agency. The presentation will focus on current benefits and new pandemic tax measures to which you may be entitled. There will be an opportunity for Q&A. This group runs via Zoom web conference on October 20 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

20 Oct 2020
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For the Love of Podcasts
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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 6-7:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Call-in information will be given upon registration.

20 Oct 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 teleconference on September 15 from 7-8 p.m. Central Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

21 Oct 2020
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Young Champions Program
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a megaphone icon with the words be the change

Join Ashley Nemeth and Danika Blackstock to 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. This group runs via Zoom web conference once a month starting on October 21 from 8 to 9:30 p.m. Call in information will be given upon registration.

21 Oct 2020
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Family Social
Donovan Tildesley wearings a swim cap and goggles. In his right hand, he holds a white cane.
Donovan Tildesley wearings a swim cap and goggles. In his right hand, he holds a white cane.

Join us for a fun night for the whole family as we listen and learn from our guest speaker, Paralympic Swimmer Donovan Tildesley! This group meets via Zoom web conference on October 21 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Mountain Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

21 Oct 2020
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Self-Advocacy in Small Cities
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An illustration of a megaphone outlined in a black paintbrush style design with yellow accents.

Speaking up for ourselves and our own needs is a vital skill we all need to improve our quality of life. Yet opportunities to advocate for technology, transportation, employment, and education differ depending on where you live. Join a cross-Canada conversation about self-advocacy in small cities. Share your own experiences and challenges and hear from other participants who have advocated for change in small cities.  This workshop meets via Zoom web conference on October 21 from 6 to 7 p.m. Central Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

22 Oct 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, October 22, November 19 & December 17 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration. 

22 Oct 2020
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23 Oct 2020
Sight Loss & You Days
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A woman's feet walking along a sidewalk. Her white cane navigates.

Sight Loss & You Days is a two-day, virtual conference for people living with sight loss. Hosted by the CNIB Foundation through Zoom, this conference will have sessions on technology, self-advocacy, and mindfulness and meditation. 

22 Oct 2020
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CNIB LGBTQ2S+ Social Group
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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.

22 Oct 2020
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Technology Workshop: Netflix and VoiceOver
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A wallpaper of iPhone apps displayed on an iPhone screen.

Learn how to navigate Netflix with the iPhone screen reader. This group runs via Zoom web conference on October 22 from 4 to 6 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

22 Oct 2020
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Life Coaching: Love, Dating and Relationships
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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 (June to November) from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Central Daylight Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

26 Oct 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 Daylight Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

28 Oct 2020
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The SmartLife with Eschenbach
The Smartlux Digital portable video magnifier
The Smartlux Digital portable video magnifier

Join for an interactive session with Eschenbach! During this presentation, Echenbach will be providing demonstrations on their Advance Video Magnifiers: Smartlux Digital and Mobilux Digital Touch HD. This technology workshop meets via Zoom web conference on October 28 from 3-4 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

29 Oct 2020
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Job Seeker's Club
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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.

29 Oct 2020
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CNIB Lake Joe: "Trick or Treat" Trivia
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An illustration of five different carved pumpkins with the words "Halloween Trivia" above them.

Boooo-k this Halloween-themed trivia event in your calendar now and test your knowledge of all things spooky. Fun for all ages! See you Thursday, October 29 from 3 to 4 p.m. Eastern Time.

29 Oct 2020
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Youth Tech Club
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5 people but their fists together in the middle of a table covered in computers, cords, and phones.

Are you a youth or young adult who loves playing with or working on technology like iPads, iPhones, BrailleNote Touch or other tech? Check out our monthly Youth Tech Club where you and your peers can share and learn about new and innovative technology. For youth and young adults ages 11-21. Siblings are also welcome to join! This group meets via Zoom web conference on October 29 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Mountain Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

02 Nov 2020
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07 Dec 2020
CNIB Lake Joe: Curiosity Corner
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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 (November 2 & December 7) from 3 to 4 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

02 Nov 2020
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07 Dec 2020
Disclosing Your Disability: How to Get the Support You Need
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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.

04 Nov 2020
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Better Health Series – Nutrition Session, Part 2
A delicious Caprese salad with tomatoes, mozzarella and basil.
A delicious Caprese salad with tomatoes, mozzarella and basil.

Guest speaker – Sara Langley, Regional Nutritionist with Indigenous Services Canada, will debunk the myths around fueling our bodies. She will also address the questions from the participants around labels on food and so much more. Space is limited, register today! This program meets via Zoom web conference on November 4 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Central Standard Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

17 Nov 2020
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Technology Workshop: Kitchen Helpers
A technology workshop. One woman holds a smartphone in her hand. Another woman sits to the right of her and walks her through using the smartphone.
A technology workshop. One woman holds a smartphone in her hand. Another woman sits to the right of her and walks her through using the smartphone.

Join us and learn about some of the different technology options – including smartphones, smart devices, apps, and tools that you can use in the kitchen! This technology workshop meets via Zoom web conference on November 17 from 10-11:30 a.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

18 Nov 2020
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Better Health Series – Meditation and Mindfulness
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a woman sits cross legged meditating

In this session participants will learn what a meditation and mindfulness practice is and how to get started. This program meets via Zoom web conference on November 18 from 7-8:00 p.m. Central Standard Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

18 Nov 2020
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Let's Talk About: Charles Bonnet Syndrome
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An elderly man talks on a smartphone.

This informative session is for anyone who is interested in learning more about Charles Bonnet Syndrome (CBS). It is also an opportunity to share in an open discussion about your own experience with CBS. This group runs via Zoom web conference on November 18 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

21 Nov 2020
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Tech & Tea: iPhone for beginners with Low Vision
A technology workshop. A male instructor holds a smartphone in his hand and listens. A woman sits at the table across from him.
A technology workshop. A male instructor holds a smartphone in his hand and listens. A woman sits at the table across from him.

Grab a cup of tea and join us and learn more about iPhone accessibility features for people with low vision. This technology workshop meets via Zoom web conference on November 21 from 10-11:30 a.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

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.