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Children and Youth Programs

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Family Zoom Room

Children (ages 7-11) take the lead as we read stories, share talents and play family-friendly games. Parents and siblings are also welcome. This group runs via Zoom web conference every Tuesday from 6:30 to 7 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.
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Tween Zoom Hangout

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. 
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2022 Braille Creative Writing Contest

Calling all aspiring young writers! The 2022 Braille Creative Writing Contest is now accepting entries. Write a short story, essay, or poem on any topic or re-purpose something you've written for school this year! Show off your creative writing talents for a chance to win cash prizes. 
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Music for Kids – Monday Session

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 via Zoom web conference every Tuesday from 2 to 2:45 p.m. Pacific Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.
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Zoom Zoom Room

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.
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Music for Kids – Tuesday Session

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 via Zoom web conference every Tuesday from 2 to 2:45 p.m. Pacific Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.
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Read Aloud to Me: Stories for Children

Children of all ages across the country are welcome to participate in our new live reading series Read Aloud to Me. Join us as experienced volunteers give life to picture books, chapter books and short stories.
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Young Adult Zoom Hangout

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 the second Tuesday of every month from 8 to 9 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration. 
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CNIB Mississauga Mobile Hub: Family Engagement Event

Mississauga area families are invited to join us for an all-ages Sunday afternoon of food, fun and games. This CNIB Mobile Hub program meets in Mississauga at the Royal Canadian Legion (456 Hensall Circle) on Sunday, May 29 from 12 to 2:30 p.m. Eastern Time. 
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CNIB Learning Academy - Junior Explorers (grades 7-8)

Get started in the CNIB Learning Academy with this unique summer experience of self-discovery! Participants (in grades 7-8) will explore their skills and strengths, hear from people with sight loss bout their careers, and learn about best practices for success in high school. For just an hour a day over ten weekdays, attendees can begin to build foundations for secondary school transition and plant the seeds for early career recognition and exploration.  Program content will be delivered in a fun and engaging style utilizing group games, challenges, and chats. Junior Explorers (grades 7&8) meets weekdays July 4-15th via Zoom web conference on  from 12-1 p.m. Eastern Time.