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Upcoming Events

19 Jan 2022
6:00 pm to 7:00 pm EST
The 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 to 7 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

19 Jan 2022
6:00 pm to 7:30 pm EST
Guide Dog Peer Group (Ontario)
Virtual
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 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Call-in information will be given upon registration. 

19 Jan 2022
7:30 pm to 9:00 pm EST
CNIB and OPVIC present
Virtual
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 from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

20 Jan 2022
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm EST
Tools for Your Toolbox: Braille Resources for French Speakers of All Ages
Virtual
A young child's hands read a braille document.
A young child's hands read a braille document.

In celebration of World Braille Day, a series of online braille events is being jointly organized by Braille Literacy Canada (BLC), CCB, CNIB, CELA, NNELS and the Provincial Resource Centre for the Visually Impaired (PRCVI).Session 3:  Tools for Your Toolbox: Braille Resources for French Speakers of All Ages. Thursday, January 20 from 1-2:30 p.m. Eastern Time.

20 Jan 2022
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm EST
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. 
 

20 Jan 2022
6:00 pm to 7:30 pm EST
Name That Tune
Virtual
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. We will play clips of songs and participants will have to name that tune. A variety of music types will be played. This program runs via Zoom web conference on the first and third Thursday of every month from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

20 Jan 2022
6:00 pm to 7:00 pm EST
The Words of the World
Virtual
The flag of Spain on a flag post waving in the cloudy blue sky.
The flag of Spain on a flag post waving in the cloudy blue sky.

The Words of the World program is a fun and immersive course where we help you learn new languages and cultures! The program will return this fall where we will be learning Spanish and Spanish culture.  This group meets via Zoom web conference on the third Thursday of every month from 6 to 7 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

22 Jan 2022
9:00 am to 5:00 pm EST
Go Play! 1:1 Sports Mentoring
Virtual
Six colourful running shoes stacked side-by-side in a circle.
Six colourful running shoes stacked side-by-side in a circle.

Do you have a sport or fitness goal and are unsure of how to go about achieving that goal? Would you like to play the sports your family and friends or favorite sports teams do? Do you need help knowing where to start and how to access the resources in your community? Well, there is no time like the present! The Go Play! program is designed to be a 1 on 1 short term mentoring program. We are here to help you as you advocate, adapt, and find essential resources to play the sport you love and reach any goal you dream of!

23 Jan 2022
10:00 am to 12:00 pm EST
Achilles Ottawa - Sunday Running Club
In Person

Central Experimental Farm
960 Carling Ave.
Ottawa ON K1A 0C6
Canada

A man laces up a running shoe. His foot is resting on an elevated wooden post.
A man laces up a running shoe. His foot is resting on an elevated wooden post.

Achilles Ottawa is a national capital-based running club which is creating a community of support for runners who are blind or partially sighted.

23 Jan 2022
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm NST
( 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm EST )
Youth Hang Out
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.

The Youth Hangout It is an interactive experience that allows youth (ages 10-18) to share and their experiences, challenges, and successes. Whether youth wish to contribute their powerful words or attend as a listener, this program is a great opportunity to connect with the community, to make friends, to be heard, to inspire, to be supported and to shine brighter. The virtual social takes place on the fourth Sunday of every month from 7 to 8 p.m. Newfoundland Time. Call in information will be given upon registration. 

24 Jan 2022
5:00 pm to 6:00 pm EST
Piano Workshop Series
Virtual
Left hand plays a piano keyboard.
Left hand plays a piano keyboard.

Join us for a weekly piano series workshop for beginner players. All you need is access to a piano or keyboard. This piano class meets via Zoom web conference every Monday from 5 to 6 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration. 

25 Jan 2022
1:00 pm to 2:00 pm EST
Belleville Book Club
Virtual
a blue book with headphones resting on top.
a blue book with headphones resting on top.

Calling all book lovers, do you enjoy a good page turner? Spend an afternoon in the company of friends discussing the book club pick of the month. This monthly book club meets via Zoom web conference on the fourth Tuesday of the month from 1 to 2 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration

26 Jan 2022
11:00 am to 12:00 pm NST
( 9:30 am to 10:30 am EST )
Parent Support Group
Virtual
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.

Do you have a child who has additional needs? Our monthly parent support group runs via Zoom web conference on the last Wednesday of the month from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Newfoundland Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

26 Jan 2022
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm EST
Diabetes & Vision Loss Group
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.

This group for people who are living with sight loss and diabetes, meets monthly for conversation, sharing insights and presentations.  This peer support group meets via Zoom web conference on the fourth Wednesday of every month from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

26 Jan 2022
10:00 am to 11:30 am PST
( 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm EST )
Clubhouse – The Audio-Only Social Media App
Virtual
An iPhone displays the Clubhouse app.
An iPhone displays the Clubhouse app.

Have you heard about Clubhouse, the newest social media audio app that’s taking the world – and the blind community – by storm? What sets it apart is its reliance on live, drop-in audio. That’s right, video and pictures just aren’t a thing on Clubhouse!
Tune in to hear how Clubhouse offers amazing opportunities for conversations, knowledge-sharing and networking. Jenna Faris will talk you through using the app on your iOS device with VoiceOver (yes, it’s quite accessible). She might even share how a connection she made on the app led her to spend Christmas on the other side of the world! This technology workshop meets online via Zoom conference Wednesday, January 26 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Pacific Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

26 Jan 2022
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm EST
Coffee Club Social – Thunder Bay and Northwestern Ontario
Virtual
The keypad of a landline telephone.
The keypad of a landline telephone.

Join the conversation! Even though we aren’t getting together in physical groups just yet, you can still call in for great conversation and comradery. This group meets via Zoom web conference the second and fourth Wednesday of every month 2 to 4 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

26 Jan 2022
3:00 pm to 4:00 pm EST
Smartphone Photography Club
Virtual
Two women dining. One woman takes a picture of her friend with her smartphone.
Two women dining. One woman takes a picture of her friend with her smartphone.

Have you been exploring your creativity through photography with the use of your smartphone camera? This group for photographers who have sight loss, comes together monthly to share their passion and recent photographs. Join in for camaraderie and tips for capturing expressive images! This photography group meets via Zoom web conference on the fourth Wednesday of every month from 3 to 4 p.m. Eastern Time. Call-in information will be given upon registration.

26 Jan 2022
6:00 pm to 7:00 pm EST
The 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 to 7 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

26 Jan 2022
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm EST
Music Social
Virtual
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! Join us for a night of music, fun, and games! This group runs via Zoom web conference on the fourth Wednesday of every month from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

27 Jan 2022
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm EST
Algoma After Sight Group
Virtual
An elderly woman talks on a smartphone.
An elderly woman talks on a smartphone.

A bi-weekly peer phone support to discuss different social and emotional issues each individual is facing due to vision loss. Sharing tips and tricks with one another. This group is for the Sault Ste. Marie/Algoma residents. The  peer support group meets biweekly on Thursdays from 1-3 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

27 Jan 2022
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm EST
Refreshing and Rethinking Braille Awareness Presentations with a Focus on Equity and Accessibility
Virtual
A young child's hands read a braille document.
A young child's hands read a braille document.

In celebration of World Braille Day, a series of online braille events is being jointly organized by Braille Literacy Canada (BLC), CCB, CNIB, CELA, NNELS and the Provincial Resource Centre for the Visually Impaired (PRCVI). Session 4:  Tools for Your Toolbox: Braille Resources for French Speakers of All Ages. Thursday, January 27 from 1-2:30 p.m. Eastern Time.

27 Jan 2022
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm EST
CNIB LGBTQ2S+ Social Group
Virtual
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? Join the CNIB LGBTQ2S+ Social Group! The group meets monthly to discuss topics chosen by the group. This group meets via Zoom web conference on the fourth Thursday of every month from 2 to 3 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

27 Jan 2022
1:30 pm to 3:00 pm CST
( 2:30 pm to 4:00 pm EST )
Personal Empowerment Life Coaching
Virtual
Two young women enjoy coffee at a cozy restaurant table.
Two young women enjoy coffee at a cozy restaurant table.

Come join us if you are interested in gaining more personal power, deeper confidence, deeper awareness and a deeper sense of harmony in your life! A mix of lecture style & group discussions sessions on topics of believes, values, self talk, awareness and emotional intelligence. This program runs via Zoom conference on the last Thursday of the month from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Central Daylight  Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

27 Jan 2022
3:00 pm to 4:00 pm EST
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 program 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.

27 Jan 2022
6:00 pm to 7:30 pm EST
Family Feud
Virtual
Family Feud Logo.
Family Feud Logo.

Join us for a blast from the past! Bring your friends and join us for a fun game of family feud. This group runs via Zoom web conference on the second and fourth Thursday of every month from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

29 Jan 2022
9:00 am to 5:00 pm EST
Go Play! 1:1 Sports Mentoring
Virtual
Six colourful running shoes stacked side-by-side in a circle.
Six colourful running shoes stacked side-by-side in a circle.

Do you have a sport or fitness goal and are unsure of how to go about achieving that goal? Would you like to play the sports your family and friends or favorite sports teams do? Do you need help knowing where to start and how to access the resources in your community? Well, there is no time like the present! The Go Play! program is designed to be a 1 on 1 short term mentoring program. We are here to help you as you advocate, adapt, and find essential resources to play the sport you love and reach any goal you dream of!

29 Jan 2022
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm EST
Parenting With Sight Loss Group
Virtual
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 4 p.m. Call in information will be given upon registration.

30 Jan 2022
10:00 am to 12:00 pm EST
Achilles Ottawa - Sunday Running Club
In Person

Central Experimental Farm
960 Carling Ave.
Ottawa ON K1A 0C6
Canada

A man laces up a running shoe. His foot is resting on an elevated wooden post.
A man laces up a running shoe. His foot is resting on an elevated wooden post.

Achilles Ottawa is a national capital-based running club which is creating a community of support for runners who are blind or partially sighted.

31 Jan 2022
5:00 pm to 6:00 pm EST
Piano Workshop Series
Virtual
Left hand plays a piano keyboard.
Left hand plays a piano keyboard.

Join us for a weekly piano series workshop for beginner players. All you need is access to a piano or keyboard. This piano class meets via Zoom web conference every Monday from 5 to 6 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration. 

31 Jan 2022
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm EST
Parents educational resources for kids (PERK)
Virtual
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 Monday of every month from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

01 Feb 2022
1:00 pm to 2:00 pm EST
Brockville VIP Group
Virtual
An elderly woman talks on a smartphone.
An elderly woman talks on a smartphone.

This monthly peer support group will connect you with other people living in the Brockville area who have experienced sight loss. Enjoy a variety of guest speakers and take part in social activities. This group runs via Zoom web conference on the first Tuesday of every month from 1 to 2 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

01 Feb 2022
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm EST
Tech Drop-in Session
Virtual
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 on the first and third Tuesday of every month from 1 to 3 p.m. Eastern Time. Call-in information will be given upon registration.

02 Feb 2022
10:00 am to 12:00 pm CST
( 11:00 am to 1:00 pm EST )
Sharing Circle
Virtual
Participants at CNIB Sharing Circle having a discussion and smiling
Participants at CNIB Sharing Circle having a discussion and smiling

The Sharing Circle provides participants with an opportunity to learn from guest speakers about a variety of topics, ranging from tips, tricks and tools in the kitchen, to shopping independently, travelling and so much more. 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. Call in information will be given upon registration.

02 Feb 2022
10:00 am to 11:30 am PST
( 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm EST )
CELA Library – Accessible Reading for All
Virtual
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.

Bookworms take note – you won’t want to miss this session! Rachel Breau and Spirit Pilkington with the Center for Equitable Library Access will talk about what CELA is, as well as their relation to CNIB. They’ll then cover registering for library service, what’s in the collection, the various formats and delivery options, and which devices work with CELA reading materials. You’ll then be treated to a thorough walk-through of Dolphin Easy Reader and how it can now be used to search for and download books – all from within the app. This technology workshop meets via Zoom conference Wednesday, February 2 from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Pacific Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

02 Feb 2022
6:30 pm to 7:30 pm AST
( 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm EST )
Games Night
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. We usually do 3 different 20 minutes games each session. Games are different each time: riddles, outburst, name that tune, trivia and more.  This group runs via Zoom web conference biweekly on Wednesdays from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Atlantic Time. Call in information will be given upon registration

02 Feb 2022
6:00 pm to 7:00 pm EST
The 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 to 7 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

02 Feb 2022
6:00 pm to 7:30 pm EST
Guide Dog Peer Group (Ontario)
Virtual
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 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Call-in information will be given upon registration. 

02 Feb 2022
7:30 pm to 9:00 pm EST
CNIB and OPVIC present
Virtual
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 from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

03 Feb 2022
6:00 pm to 7:30 pm EST
Name That Tune
Virtual
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. We will play clips of songs and participants will have to name that tune. A variety of music types will be played. This program runs via Zoom web conference on the first and third Thursday of every month from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

03 Feb 2022
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm EST
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. 
 

05 Feb 2022
9:00 am to 5:00 pm EST
Go Play! 1:1 Sports Mentoring
Virtual
Six colourful running shoes stacked side-by-side in a circle.
Six colourful running shoes stacked side-by-side in a circle.

Do you have a sport or fitness goal and are unsure of how to go about achieving that goal? Would you like to play the sports your family and friends or favorite sports teams do? Do you need help knowing where to start and how to access the resources in your community? Well, there is no time like the present! The Go Play! program is designed to be a 1 on 1 short term mentoring program. We are here to help you as you advocate, adapt, and find essential resources to play the sport you love and reach any goal you dream of!

06 Feb 2022
10:00 am to 12:00 pm EST
Achilles Ottawa - Sunday Running Club
In Person

Central Experimental Farm
960 Carling Ave.
Ottawa ON K1A 0C6
Canada

A man laces up a running shoe. His foot is resting on an elevated wooden post.
A man laces up a running shoe. His foot is resting on an elevated wooden post.

Achilles Ottawa is a national capital-based running club which is creating a community of support for runners who are blind or partially sighted.

07 Feb 2022
5:00 pm to 6:00 pm EST
Piano Workshop Series
Virtual
Left hand plays a piano keyboard.
Left hand plays a piano keyboard.

Join us for a weekly piano series workshop for beginner players. All you need is access to a piano or keyboard. This piano class meets via Zoom web conference every Monday from 5 to 6 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration. 

07 Feb 2022
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm NST
( 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm EST )
Story Corner
Virtual
A book cracked opened wide on a table with an illustration of magical stars rising out of the book pages.
A book cracked opened wide on a table with an illustration of magical stars rising out of the book pages.

Sit back and enjoy several stories from the well-known Chicken Soup books! A volunteer will be reading a selection of interesting and enjoyable short stories. This program runs via Zoom web conference on the first Monday of every month from 7 to 8 p.m. Newfoundland Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

09 Feb 2022
10:00 am to 11:30 am PST
( 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm EST )
Woodworking Blind - Building by Touch
Virtual
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.

Have you heard of blind woodworkers? Ever wondered how they safely manage their craft without eyesight? Albert Ruel, a gentleman who spends countless enjoyable hours in his workshop, will share some tricks of the trade. You’ll learn what special technology blind woodworkers do and don’t rely upon, how they safely use power tools of all kinds – and how anyone can enjoy this hands-on craft with a few simple adaptations. You’ll also be treated to an overview of blind woodworking through the years and hear about some exciting opportunities to get involved. This technology workshop meets online via Zoom conference Wednesday,  February  9 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Pacific Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

09 Feb 2022
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm EST
Coffee Club Social – Thunder Bay and Northwestern Ontario
Virtual
The keypad of a landline telephone.
The keypad of a landline telephone.

Join the conversation! Even though we aren’t getting together in physical groups just yet, you can still call in for great conversation and comradery. This group meets via Zoom web conference the second and fourth Wednesday of every month 2 to 4 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

09 Feb 2022
2:15 pm to 3:30 pm EST
The Coffee Kings (Barrie)
Virtual
A cup sits on a table filled with an artisan cappuccino and foaming milk
A cup sits on a table filled with an artisan cappuccino and foaming milk

This virtual coffee group for men offers an opportunity to meet new people and start interesting discussions with others who are experiencing vision loss. Get comfortable in your favourite chair and set yourself up with snacks and coffee or your beverage of choice, then bring on the conversation. Learn and talk about relevant and interesting topics. The group meets via Zoom web conference on the second Wednesday of the month from 2:15 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

09 Feb 2022
6:00 pm to 7:00 pm EST
The 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 to 7 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

09 Feb 2022
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm EST
Parenting With Sight Loss Group
Virtual
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 Feb 2022
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm CST
( 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm EST )
Care Providers Virtual Café
Virtual
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.

The goal of this new support group is to build a community of support and facilitate an opportunity for connection among spouses, parents, children and other care providers for individuals with sight loss. This informal support group will meet once a month and will cover a different discussion topic each month based on priorities identified by the group. This group meets via Zoom web conference on the second Wednesday of every month from 7 to 8 p.m. Central Daylight Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.