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24 Jul 2024
7:00 pm to 7:30 pm EDT
Zoom Room for Kids
Virtual
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A young child sits at a desktop computer. The computer screen displays a Zoom call.

The Zoom Zoom Room is growing up, and is now called the Zoom Room for Kids! Children ages 6-10 and older, non-verbal participants are invited to join us as we use music to build our social skills. Each session will be all about the special things going on that month. Make sure to come regularly, because each session you will work as a team to create your own special song. Certified music therapist Melissa Murphy will also have lots of songs and stories to share that are perfect for singing and dancing along. Every Wednesday from 7 to 7:30 p.m. Eastern Time on Zoom. 

25 Jul 2024
10:30 am to 12:30 pm NDT
( 9:00 am to 11:00 am EDT )
Coffee Time
Virtual
A coffee cup sits on a table.
A coffee cup sits on a table.

This is a virtual group that gets together every Thursday morning for a general group conversation. There is no planned topic of conversation but it is kept positive and light! Every Thursday from 10:30 to 12:30 p.m. Newfoundland Time on Zoom.

25 Jul 2024
10:00 am to 11:30 am EDT
Burlington Friendlies
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.

Join to connect with other people in the Burlington area for conversation, support and good practices. Every Thursday from 10 to 11:30 a.m. on Zoom and once a month in-person in Burlington.

25 Jul 2024
10:00 am to 11:00 am MDT
( 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm EDT )
Western Social Meet Up
Virtual
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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 socialize. Every Thursday from 10 to 11 a.m. Mountain Time on Zoom.

25 Jul 2024
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm EDT
Algoma After Sight Group
Virtual
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An elderly woman talks on a smartphone.

A peer support group for people who are blind or partially sighted to learn from and connect to others who understand their experiences. Come and share tips and tricks with other participants relevant to your community and connect with local resources. This group is for people with sight loss living in the Sault Ste. Marie/Algoma district. Second and fourth Thursday of every month from 1 to 3 p.m. on Zoom or telephone.

25 Jul 2024
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm EDT
Tech It Out – Thunder Bay
Virtual

CNIB Thunder Bay
229 Camelot Street
Thunder Bay ON P7A 4B2
Canada

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An illustration of a smartphone outlined in a black paintbrush style design with yellow accents.

If you need some tips on using your iPhone or iPad, CNIB Thunder Bay hosts a monthly drop-in session where a team of volunteer tech coaches are available to help you learn about your iOS accessible features. Fourth Thursday of every month from 1 to 3 p.m. at CNIB Thunder Bay.

25 Jul 2024
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm EDT
GTA Knitting Bees
In Person

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

Two hands hold knitting needles and knit a blue fabric.
Two hands hold knitting needles and knit a blue fabric.

Calling all knitters – whether you’re a beginner or experienced knitter! Come out and enjoy some time with your peers and knit! If you don’t know how to knit, no problem we can teach you! Every Thursday from 1 to 3 p.m. at the CNIB GTA Hub. 

25 Jul 2024
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm EDT
Toronto Guitar/Ukulele Lessons
In Person

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

A man strums on a guitar.
A man strums on a guitar.

If your interested in learning how to play the guitar or or ukulele, or even just advance your skills, these lessons are here for you! Each lesson will be 30 minutes. You are welcome to bring your own guitar/ukulele, and one will be available if needed.

25 Jul 2024
1:30 pm to 3:00 pm CDT
( 2:30 pm to 4:00 pm EDT )
Biblical Peer Support Group
Virtual
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An open bible sits on a table.

A time for sharing, communion, prayer and praise. Make new friends, deepen existing friendships, find support from your peers. This program is an extension of the Bible Study. The Biblical Peers Support Group meets four times over the summer months from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. Central Time on Zoom. Dates TBC.

25 Jul 2024
3:30 pm to 4:30 pm EDT
Thursday Games
Virtual
A red roll of dice.
A red roll of dice.

Everyone loves games. This games group meets to socialize playing 2 to 3 different lively word games for the hour. Sessions are led by our own professional game hosts (aka CNIB staff and volunteers). We embrace a safe fun time to exercise your mind. Every Thursday from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time on Zoom.

25 Jul 2024
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.  Last Thursday of every month from 6 to 8 p.m. at the CNIB GTA Hub.

25 Jul 2024
3:30 pm to 4:15 pm PDT
( 6:30 pm to 7:15 pm EDT )
Seated Dance Fitness Zoom
Virtual
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An illustration of a running outlined in a black paintbrush style design with yellow accents.

Adaptive Dance instructor, Tiffany Tjosvold, will be leading a Zoom-based, high energy, seated dance class for participants ages 19+. This class is suitable for all fitness levels. Every Thursday from 3:30 to 4:15 p.m. Pacific Time on Zoom.

25 Jul 2024
6:30 pm to 7:30 pm EDT
Ottawa Youth Games Club
In Person

CNIB Ottawa Community Hub
425 Marché Way Suite 104
Ottawa ON K1S 5H6
Canada

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An illustration of a smiling sunshine icon outlined in a black paintbrush style design with yellow accents.

Join us at the CNIB Ottawa Hub for a monthly games group! Play games with peers and chat. We will offer a variety of games including board games, indoor axe throwing and trivia style games. This program is offered to children and youth (ages 5+) in the  Ottawa area. Fourth Thursday of every month from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the CNIB Ottawa Hub.

25 Jul 2024
6:30 pm to 7:30 pm EDT
Tween Zoom Hangout
Virtual
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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. Every Thursday from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Eastern Time on Zoom.

25 Jul 2024
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm EDT
CNIBLakeJoe@Home: Improv Club
Virtual
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5 people in a group on a dark stage interacting with each other

If there is one thing we know how to do at CNIB Lake Joe, it is laughing! Join us for some hilarious drama fun as we play virtual improv games together. Join us on Thursdays from 7 to 8 p.m. Eastern Time. Zoom information will be provided after registering. 

25 Jul 2024
4:15 pm to 5:15 pm PDT
( 7:15 pm to 8:15 pm EDT )
LOBBY Seated Dance Fitness
Virtual
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An illustration of a running outlined in a black paintbrush style design with yellow accents.

A social group for those who want to keep connect after Seated Dance Fitness has ended. We invite participants to stay and socialize with each other. You can talk about the session, get to know one and other and socialize with the community across Canada.

26 Jul 2024
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm EDT
Yarnivores
Virtual
Two hands hold knitting needles and knit a blue fabric.
Two hands hold knitting needles and knit a blue fabric.

Designed for knitters/advanced knitters to work on projects, learn from peers, and enjoy knitting fellowship. Every Friday from 12 to 1:30 p.m. Eastern Time on Zoom.

26 Jul 2024
1:00 pm to 2:00 pm EDT
Guide Dog Handlers Chat Group
Virtual
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An illustration of a megaphone outlined in a black paintbrush style design with yellow accents.

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. Biweekly on Friday from 1 to 2 p.m. Eastern Time on Zoom.

26 Jul 2024
1:30 pm to 3:30 pm CDT
( 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm EDT )
Virtual Coffee Group
Virtual
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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! Make new connections and find friendships and enjoyable conversation. The focus is on a positive, inclusive, and safe support network of people who have experienced sight loss. Everyone is welcome. Virtual Coffee Group meets every Friday from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Central Time on Zoom. 

26 Jul 2024
1:30 pm to 2:30 pm PDT
( 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm EDT )
Coffee-Talks
Virtual
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An illustration of a smiling sunshine icon outlined in a black paintbrush style design with yellow accents.

A call-in social group. Each session will have a topic of discussion. This program is designed for participants 19+. Biweekly on Friday from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Pacific Time on Zoom.

26 Jul 2024
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm EDT
CNIBLakeJoe@Home: The Lounge (ages 20+)
Virtual
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Men and women sit on a sofa with trays of food on a coffee table. They are smiling.

Friday nights are fun...and easy! We're hosting a special monthly get-together for adults ages 20+ who simply want to hangout and chat.  Zoom information will be provided after registering. 

26 Jul 2024
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm EDT
CNIBLakeJoe@Home: "The Lounge"
Virtual
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Six men and women sit around a table in a restaurant eating and talking with each other.

Fridays are fun! Meet us in "the lounge" the fourth Friday of the month to relax, meet friends and make connections!  Zoom information will be provided after registering. 

29 Jul 2024
1:00 pm to 2:00 pm EDT
Let's Get Gardening
Virtual
A small garden lined with potted plants on a shelf.
A small garden lined with potted plants on a shelf.

If you have a green thumb (or you'd like to have one), then this gardening discussion group is for you! We swap success stories, talk about our favorite plants, and generally 'dish the dirt' on all things horticultural. For all levels of garden enthusiasts. Whether you patio or container garden, or have lots of gardening space, the time in this group will just buzz by. Every Monday from 1 to 2 p.m. Eastern Time on Zoom.

29 Jul 2024
to
03 Aug 2024
CNIB Lake Joe: Canadian Leadership Development Program (ages 15-29)
In Person

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

Youth have filled all the seats in the Voyageur canoe and are pushing off from the dock.
Youth have filled all the seats in the Voyageur canoe and are pushing off from the dock.

Weave together leisure and leadership in what’s going to be the best CLDP program yet!

29 Jul 2024
to
10 Aug 2024
CNIB Lake Joe: Counsellor-in-Training (ages 16-19)
In Person

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

Youth in Muskoka chairs at the campfire while a staff member tends the fire.
Youth in Muskoka chairs at the campfire while a staff member tends the fire.

Mix work and play while building your resume and learning essential leadership skills in this extended 2-week program!

29 Jul 2024
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! Accessible Yoga meets every Monday from  5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Eastern Time on Zoom.

29 Jul 2024
3:45 pm to 4:30 pm PDT
( 6:45 pm to 7:30 pm EDT )
Music for Kids – Monday Session
Virtual
An illustration of two music notes.
An illustration of two music notes.

Music Therapist Erin Koop hosts weekly sessions on Zoom for children and youth participants across the country. These interactive sessions are filled with songs, stories, and more!  Get ready to make some music!  This group runs on Zoom, every Monday from 3:45 to 4:30 p.m. Pacific Time.

30 Jul 2024
10:00 am to 11:00 am ADT
( 9:00 am to 10:00 am EDT )
Tuesday Zoom Coffee and Chat
Virtual
A coffee cup sits on a table.
A coffee cup sits on a table.

The informal coffee chat group is a chance to socialize and meet new people. It is a very warm and welcoming group of regulars and newcomers. Every Tuesday from 10 to 11 a.m. Atlantic Time on Zoom. 

30 Jul 2024
9:00 am to 10:00 am EDT
CNIBLakeJoe@Home: Coffee Break
Virtual
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White mug sitting on a wood table. The mug has a smiley face on it.

Join us 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. Coffee Break meets every Tuesday from 9 to 10 a.m. Eastern Time. Zoom information will be provided after registering. 

30 Jul 2024
10:00 am to 11:00 am EDT
Eastern Canada Social Meet Up
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.

Are you craving that social interaction you normally get from going for coffee with friends ? We are here to keep the virtual conversation going post pandemic! Since we've gotten to know each other, lets stay connected and share some good news stories, discuss practical tips and successes with others living with vision loss. Every Tuesday from 10 to 11 a.m. Eastern Time on Zoom.

30 Jul 2024
12:00 pm to 2:00 pm EDT
Kingston SmartLife Group & Demo Session
In Person

CNIB Kingston
826 Princess Street
Kingston ON K7L 1G3
Canada

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An illustration of a smartphone outlined in a black paintbrush style design with yellow accents.

A monthly technology group on assistive devices for Kingston-area participants. Last Tuesday of every month from 12 to 2 p.m at CNIB Kingston.

30 Jul 2024
2:30 pm to 3:15 pm PDT
( 5:30 pm to 6:15 pm EDT )
Music for Kids – Tuesday Session
Virtual
An illustration of two music notes.
An illustration of two music notes.

Music Therapist Erin Koop hosts weekly sessions on Zoom for children and youth participants across the country. These interactive sessions are filled with songs, stories, and more!  Get ready to make some music!  This group runs on Zoom, every Tuesday from 2:30 to 3:15 p.m. Pacific Time. 

30 Jul 2024
5:30 pm to 6:30 pm EDT
Chair Yoga
Virtual
A woman sits on a yoga mat and reaches for her toes to stretch.
A woman sits on a yoga mat and reaches for her toes to stretch.

Chair yoga is a good option for anyone with injuries or with mobility issues. You will need comfortable clothing and a sturdy chair without arms or armrests for this class. Techniques include breath work, gentle movement with repetition, postures, sitting meditation and relaxation. No experience required. Chair Yoga meets every Tuesday from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Eastern Time on Zoom.

30 Jul 2024
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm ADT
( 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm EDT )
Tech Talk Tuesday
Virtual
An illustration of a smartphone outlined in a black paintbrush style design with yellow accents.
An illustration of a smartphone outlined in a black paintbrush style design with yellow accents.

Come join us, your hosts Kevin, Brian and Pierre, as we resume the widely popular – Tech Talk Tuesday. In these hour-long, weekly Zoom sessions we will discuss accessible technology as well as its practical application in everyday life. You don’t need to know a lot about technology: you can just listen if you like. The group consists of beginners as well as advanced users of accessible technology. All questions and ideas are welcomed. Every Tuesday from 7 to 8 p.m. Atlantic Time on Zoom. 

30 Jul 2024
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm EDT
CNIBLakeJoe@Home: Campfire
Virtual
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!

30 Jul 2024
8:00 pm to 9:00 pm EDT
CNIBLakeJoe@Home: Karaoke & Talent Show
Virtual
Young woman wearing headphones singing into a microphone
Young woman wearing headphones singing into a microphone

Karaoke is like an instant party...let's belt out some tunes together. Join us on Tuesdays, 8-9 p.m. Eastern Time. Zoom information will be provided after registering. 

31 Jul 2024
9:00 am to 10:00 am EDT
CNIBLakeJoe@Home: Music and More
Virtual
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Man seated in front of an open laptop playing guitar

Get your creative juices flowing as we put your song ideas to music. Join us on Wednesdays, 9-10 a.m. Eastern Time.

31 Jul 2024
10:00 am to 11:00 am EDT
The Bookends Book Club
Virtual
a blue book with headphones resting on top.
a blue book with headphones resting on top.

If you love books, this group is for you! This group features guest authors as well as weeks where a different genre or theme are picked. People read their choice of book on the theme and come ready to discuss. It's a great way to build your reading list and learn about what others are reading and the technology they use to access their books. Every Wednesday from 10 to 11 a.m. Eastern Time on Zoom. 

31 Jul 2024
10:30 am to 11:30 am EDT
London Friendly Chat Group – Waitlist
In Person
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A person sits in a group circle. Their hands are clasped in their lap.

This is a waitlist for when we have enough interest in the London area for a Friendly Chat Peer Social Group. The program will be for those who are wanting friendly conversation and encouragement.

31 Jul 2024
10:30 am to 11:30 am EDT
Hamilton Friendly Chat Group – Waitlist
In Person
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 is a waitlist for when we have enough interest in the Hamilton area for a Friendly Chat Peer Social Group. The program will be for those who are wanting friendly conversation and encouragement.

31 Jul 2024
10:30 am to 11:30 am EDT
Brantford Friendly Chat Group – Waitlist
In Person
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 is a waitlist for when we have enough interest in the Brantford area for a Friendly Chat Peer Social Group. The program will be for those who are wanting friendly conversation and encouragement.

31 Jul 2024
11:30 am to 12:45 pm CDT
( 12:30 pm to 1:45 pm EDT )
On a Prairie Wind
Virtual
Two curled pages of a book.
Two curled pages of a book.

Each 60-75 minute session will explore a new theme; making reference to novels, poetry, articles, song lyrics, quotations, recipes, and more. From clotheslines to libraries, musical instruments, art and the landmarks of Winnipeg and Manitoba – come along on this journey of curiosities. Bi-weekly on Wednesday from 11:30  a.m. to 12:45 p.m. CST. 

31 Jul 2024
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm EDT
Brampton Guitar/Ukulele Lessons
In Person

CNIB Brampton Community Hub
7700 Hurontario St #400A
Brampton ON L6Y 4M3
Canada

A man strums on a guitar.
A man strums on a guitar.

If your interested in learning how to play the guitar or or ukulele, or even just advance your skills, these lessons are here for you! Each lesson will be 30 minutes. You are welcome to bring your own guitar/ukulele, and one will be available if needed.

31 Jul 2024
3:30 pm to 4:30 pm EDT
Gentle 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 all level yogis. Relaxed pace to release anxiety and calm the body. Students will be guided into meditation, breathing techniques, yoga poses and relaxation. Please bring a yoga mat, a blanket, a big towel and an open mind to learn something new! Gentle Yoga runs every Wednesday from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time on Zoom.

31 Jul 2024
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm EDT
Durham VIP Peer Social
In Person

Abilities Centre Whitby
1 Jim Flaherty Street
Whitby ON L1N 0J2
Canada

A support group of eight people sit in chairs in a circle and engage in lively conversation.
A support group of eight people sit in chairs in a circle and engage in lively conversation.

This group is for residents living in and around Durham Region. We are all at different stages of vision loss and this group is an opportunity to share experiences and learn from one another. Let’s talk about our challenges, strategies we’ve developed, opportunities we’ve gained or are seeking, realizations we’ve had, etc. Last Wednesday of every month from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Abilities Centre in Whitby. 

31 Jul 2024
6:30 pm to 7:00 pm EDT
Read Aloud to Me: Stories for Children
Virtual
An illustration of a smiling sunshine icon outlined in a black paintbrush style design with yellow accents.
An illustration of a smiling sunshine icon outlined in a black paintbrush style design with yellow accents.

Children of all ages across the country are welcome to participate in our live reading series Read Aloud to Me. Join us every Wednesday as experienced volunteers give life to picture books, chapter books and short stories. While stories chosen are geared to participants between the ages of 7 to 12, anyone who would enjoy listening is welcome. Every Wednesday from 6:30 to 7 p.m. Eastern Time on Zoom.

31 Jul 2024
7:00 pm to 7:30 pm EDT
Zoom Room for Kids
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.

The Zoom Zoom Room is growing up, and is now called the Zoom Room for Kids! Children ages 6-10 and older, non-verbal participants are invited to join us as we use music to build our social skills. Each session will be all about the special things going on that month. Make sure to come regularly, because each session you will work as a team to create your own special song. Certified music therapist Melissa Murphy will also have lots of songs and stories to share that are perfect for singing and dancing along. Every Wednesday from 7 to 7:30 p.m. Eastern Time on Zoom. 

01 Aug 2024
10:30 am to 12:30 pm NDT
( 9:00 am to 11:00 am EDT )
Coffee Time
Virtual
A coffee cup sits on a table.
A coffee cup sits on a table.

This is a virtual group that gets together every Thursday morning for a general group conversation. There is no planned topic of conversation but it is kept positive and light! Every Thursday from 10:30 to 12:30 p.m. Newfoundland Time on Zoom.

01 Aug 2024
10:00 am to 11:30 am EDT
Burlington Friendlies
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.

Join to connect with other people in the Burlington area for conversation, support and good practices. Every Thursday from 10 to 11:30 a.m. on Zoom and once a month in-person in Burlington.

01 Aug 2024
11:00 am to 1:00 pm EDT
Richmond Hill VIP
Virtual
A support group of eight people sit in chairs in a circle and engage in lively conversation.
A support group of eight people sit in chairs in a circle and engage in lively conversation.

Understanding, support, mentorship and advice when you need it most. Struggling with the emotional challenges of sight loss? We're here for you. This is a peer support group in Richmond Hill led by volunteer, Miriam Salah. Richmond Hill VIP meets on first Thursday of every month from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Zoom.