Peer Support Programs
Understanding, support, mentorship and advice. Peer Support groups give you the opportunity to connect with others who are living with sight loss.
Saskatchewan and Manitoba Indigenous Peer Support Group
This program is designed for blind or partially sighted indigenous individuals who are wanting to connect with others who are experiencing similar circumstances in a safe and comfortable setting. Participants will have the opportunity to help choose various topics this group would like to discuss each session as well as have the option to share ideas, suggestions, stories, worries, etc. with the group. This Saskatchewan and Manitoba Indigenous Peer Support Group meets on Zoom, the first and third Wednesday of every month from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Central Time.
Parenting With Sight Loss Group
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.
Women's Virtual Peer Support Group
If you're struggling to overcome the emotional challenges of sight loss and wish you had someone to help you work through these feelings, you’re not alone. We're here for you. Join this supportive group of women who meet to talk about issues surrounding vision loss. The Women's Virtual Peer Support Group is hosted on a teleconference on the second Wednesday of every month from 4 to 5 p.m. Mountain Time. Call in information will be shared after registering.
Seeing Things: Charles Bonnet Syndrome Group
This group is specifically for those who are experiencing symptoms/have had a diagnosis of CBS. Participants meet monthly for this conversational support group. The Charles Bonnet Syndrome Group meets on Zoom on the third Wednesday of every month from 1 to 2 p.m. Eastern Time.
Saskatoon Parent & Tot Support Group
Building blocks for success. This group is for parents with children aged 6 and under with vision loss where parents can meet other parents and talk about their experiences with their children with vision loss, struggles/successes they are facing, what has worked for them. Building strong relationships with other parents in the community will support parents as the children move into the education system. Children will have the opportunity to play with other children with low vision loss. This program meets in-person at CNIB Saskatoon on the fourth Friday of every month from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Central Time.
Tuesday Zoom Coffee and Chat
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. The Tuesday Zoom Coffee and Chat group meets on Zoom every Tuesday from 10 to 11 a.m. Atlantic Time.
Eastern Canada Social Meet Up
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. The Eastern Canada Social group meets on Zoom, every Tuesday from 10 to 11 a.m. Eastern Time.
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! Coffee Group runs on Zoom every Thursday from 10:30 to 12:30 p.m. Newfoundland Time
Western Social Meet Up
Join us for our weekly social meet up group. We’ll get to know each other, share some good news stories, and socialize. The Western Social Meet Up meets every Thursday on Zoom from 10 to 11 a.m. Mountain Time. Zoom information will be shared after registering.
Moose Jaw Peer Support Group
This monthly Peer Support Program is designed for individuals in the Moose Jaw area who are blind or partially sighted to connect with others who are experiencing similar circumstances and to participate in social gatherings. The Moose Jaw Peer Support Group meets at Venvi The Bentley Moose Jaw on the third Wednesday of every month from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Central Time.