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Upcoming Events

29 Mar 2023
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm PDT
( 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm EDT )
Wireless Wednesday
Virtual
An iPhone and iPad sit side-by-side on a table top.
An iPhone and iPad sit side-by-side on a table top.

Are you new to assistive technology? Want to get more out of your smart device or computer? This Zoom workshop is a 2 for 1! In the main Zoom room will be a volunteer-led, tech-focused Q&A group dealing with a wide range of questions. In another Zoom breakout room, we will have some structured learning – focusing on basics and beginner topics. This technology group runs via Zoom web conference every Wednesday from 1 to 3 p.m. Pacific Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

29 Mar 2023
6:30 pm to 7:30 pm ADT
( 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm EDT )
Games and Trivia
Virtual
A braille monopoly board game.
A braille monopoly board game.

Attention all word gamers, join us for some fun activities during our Game night! We will be exploring some new games and taking it back to the classics. From name that tune, riddles, memory games and trivia. The games are different each time. We hope to see you there!  This group runs via Zoom web conference on the last Wednesday of the month from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Atlantic Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

29 Mar 2023
6:30 pm to 7:00 pm EDT
Zoom Zoom Room
Virtual
A young child sits at a desktop computer. The computer screen displays a Zoom call.
A young child sits at a desktop computer. The computer screen displays a Zoom call.

Parents of Children between the ages of three and six are invited to sign their children up for an exciting new program that combines socialization, creative play and entertainment!  This new program, the Zoom Zoom Room will give your child with sight loss the chance to chat and interact with others experiencing visual impairment or blindness. They will feel part of a nationwide community while playing games, listening to stories and collaborating on creative projects. Program facilitators will enlist professional authors and entertainers to keep content engaging.  This group runs via Zoom web conference every Wednesday from 6:30 to 7 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

30 Mar 2023
10:30 am to 11:30 am EDT
Burlington Hamilton Peer Social
Virtual
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.

Connect with other people in the Hamilton/Burlington area for conversation, support and good practices. This peer support group meets via telephone and Zoom web conference every Thursday from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

30 Mar 2023
10:00 am to 11:00 am MDT
( 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm EDT )
Western Social Meet Up
Virtual
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.

Join us for our weekly social meet up group. We’ll get to know each other, share some good news stories, and discuss practical tips for staying healthy and connected.  This peer support group meets every Thursday from 10 to 11 a.m. Mountain Time. Call in information will be given upon registration. 

30 Mar 2023
3:00 pm to 4:00 pm EDT
VoiceOver Workshop Series
Virtual
A hand holds a white iPhone 6.
A hand holds a white iPhone 6.

This monthly series will cover all things Voiceover on iPhones and iPads. We will discuss things like using VoiceOver with the Messages app, using the VoiceOver rotor, and using VoiceOver with the Mail app just to name a few. Each session will feature 20 minutes of presentation content and 40 minutes of interaction. This technology workshop meets via Zoom web conference on the last Thursday of every month from 3 to 4 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

30 Mar 2023
3:30 pm to 4:30 pm EDT
Thursday Games
Virtual
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.

30 Mar 2023
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm EDT
Woodturning
In Person

CNIB GTA Community Hub
1525 Yonge Street
Toronto ON M4T 1Z2
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.

Discover the art of woodturning and what it’s all about. No experience required! Volunteers will be on hand to show you the fundamentals and help to create a beautiful project.  The GTA Woodturning program meets in-person at the CNIB GTA Community Hub on the last Thursday of every month from 6 to 8 p.m. 

30 Mar 2023
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm EDT
CNIB Unbound Book Club
Virtual
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 Mar 2023
6:30 pm to 7:30 pm EDT
Tween Zoom Hangout
Virtual
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.

Join us to play games, chat, and make new friends. Please note that this program is for individuals between 10-14 years of age. The group meets online via Zoom web conference every Thursday from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration. 

30 Mar 2023
6:00 pm to 7:30 pm CST
( 8:00 pm to 9:30 pm EDT )
Virtual Working Voices Support Group
Virtual
A group of 10 people sit in a circle and engage in lively conversation.
A group of 10 people sit in a circle and engage in lively conversation.

This peer support group is for participants ages 21- 60 who are working or trying to find employment and would like to connect with others in the community with similar experiences It will be a great place to share information, learn from each other, share stories and support each other. This peer support group meets via Zoom web conference on the last Thursday of every month from 6 to 7:30 p.m. CST.

30 Mar 2023
6:00 pm to 7:30 pm CST
( 8:00 pm to 9:30 pm EDT )
Virtual Working Voices Support Group
Virtual
A group of 10 people sit in a circle and engage in lively conversation.
A group of 10 people sit in a circle and engage in lively conversation.

This peer support group is for participants ages 21- 60 who are working or trying to find employment and would like to connect with others in the community with similar experiences It will be a great place to share information, learn from each other, share stories and support each other. This peer support group meets via Zoom web conference on the last Thursday of every month from 6 to 7:30 p.m. CST.

31 Mar 2023
11:00 am to 12:00 pm EDT
Friday Fun Trivia
Virtual
Scrabble cubes spell out the word "Trivia" on a table top.
Scrabble cubes spell out the word "Trivia" on a table top.

If you love trivia, this group is for you! Sessions are led by our own professional game hosts (aka CNIB staff and volunteers) and add the questions and people just respond freely. This 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.

31 Mar 2023
11:00 am to 12:00 pm EDT
Mandarin and Cantonese Yoga
Virtual
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.

This class is designed for yogis of all levels. Instruction is delivered in Mandarin and Cantonese and is highly descriptive to accommodate participants with sight loss. No experience required. The instructor will provide modifications so don't hesitate to ask. Bring a mat! This yoga class runs via Zoom web conference every Friday from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

31 Mar 2023
12:00 pm to 12:45 pm CDT
( 1:00 pm to 1:45 pm EDT )
Virtual Relaxation Yoga
Virtual
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.

Looking for ways to manage stress? Come out and join us for yoga sessions to help you learn to battle some of the stress. These sessions are virtual so can be done anywhere. This yoga program runs via Zoom web conference or telephone every Friday from 12 to 12:45 p.m. CDT. Call in information will be given upon registration.

31 Mar 2023
1:00 pm to 2:00 pm EDT
Guide Dog Handlers Chat Group
Virtual
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 biweekly from 1 to 2 p.m. Eastern Time.

31 Mar 2023
1:30 pm to 3:30 pm CDT
( 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm EDT )
Virtual Coffee Group
Virtual
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 Daylight Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

31 Mar 2023
5:30 pm to 6:30 pm EDT
Accessible Yoga
Virtual
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.

Accessible yoga for most skill levels from the comfort of your home. Check out accessible yoga if you are looking for a classic yoga class with descriptive prompts. Designed for people with vision loss, the instructor will verbally walk you through all the poses and movements. Please bring a yoga mat, a bottle of water, and your breath!  This yoga class runs via Zoom web conference every Monday & Friday from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.