Ontario South (Greater Toronto)
Join Me in '23 – Indoor Rock Climbing Burlington
Things are looking up! Join me in '23 makes a stop in Burlington at Climbers Rock! Ever interested in trying indoor rock climbing – or interested in looking to get back on the wall? We have a limited number of spots for 20 climbers, this can include athletes with vision loss, and a sighted buddy, who can act as your guide, if you so choose. Or if you have someone who just wants to stay on the ground and act as your extra set of eyes to help you get off the wall, we encourage you to bring them as well. Join us for Indoor Rock Climbing at Climbers Rock on Saturday, April 22 from 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time.
Come to Work Youth: Resumes and Cover Letters
This session is for youth between ages 15 to 30 and will focus on teaching you a variety of skills which will enable you to craft an excellent resume and cover letter for yourself. The intention of this workshop is to empower you to create a resume and cover letter that is personal, focused and catered to your own unique skills and experiences. A strong understanding of these topics will allow you to effectively communicate the reasons why you are a good fit for the job you are applying to. These skills will be key in creating a resume and cover letter that will stand out from the crowd, and make a great first impression to potential employers. This Come to Work program meets on Zoom, Monday, April 24th from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern.
Come to Work Youth: Interview Skills
This session is for youth between ages 15 to 30. A successful hiring process begins with a successful interview. You can attract suitable opportunities with the appropriate techniques while eliminating bias and emotion from the selection process. The emergence of a new generation of candidates makes now an ideal time to refresh or learn interviewing skills. The purpose of this session is to provide you with practical strategies for preparing for and participating in job interviews, in addition to explaining how to determine the purpose of the interview, setting clear expectations up front, and asking practical questions. This Come to Work program meets on Zoom, Thursday, April 27th from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern.
CNIBLakeJoe@Home: Curiosity Corner: Accessible Art
Meet Robyn Rennie, a local artist with sight loss who believes art is for everyone. At this month's Curiosity Corner, Monday, May 1 from 3 to 4 p.m. Eastern Time, she'll talk about how she creates art with sight loss AND makes it accessible for people who are blind or partially sighted. Zoom information will be provided after registering.
Come to Work Youth: Disclosure and Accommodations
This session is for youth between ages 15 to 30 and will focus on the process of disclosing a disability to an employer, as well as a variety of techniques to accomplish this. For many, discussing a disability with an employer can be very uncomfortable and stressful. This session will help you understand how to handle disclosure in a way that works for you. You have a great deal of choice in regards to when and where you have this discussion, and what information you choose to disclose. Ultimately, we want to use this session to reduce the stress associated with disclosure, and help you get the accommodations you need. This Come to Work program meets on Zoom, Monday, May 1st from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern.
What is Dementia? Presented by Alzheimer Society Southwest Partner
The CNIB London Hub is excited to host Alzheimer Society Southwest Partner. Our guest speakers will give us more of an understanding of what dementia is, what makes a dementia friendly community, go over their services and discuss research that has been done on blindness and dementia. Afterwards they will answer questions. This is a hybrid event. Participants may join the presentation in-person at the CNIB London Hub or participate virtually over Zoom.
Come to Work Youth: Advocacy
This session is for youth between ages 15 to 30 and will provide you with a better understanding of advocacy, it’s use and importance. The workshop will provide a general understanding of what advocacy is, when it could be used at work along with some relevant tips and tricks. We will also take a deeper look at the importance advocacy has on the lives of individuals dealing with vision loss and the ability to differentiate between aggressive vs. assertive advocacy. And that’s not all, you will also get the chance to interact with others while participating in fun activities throughout the workshop. This Come to Work program meets on Zoom, Thursday, May 4th from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern.
Adjustment to Vision Loss – Six Weeks
Participate in a series of six consecutive sessions alongside peers to learn about functional topics in order to successfully navigate their journey with sight loss. This peer support group meets over Zoom every Monday ( May 8th to June 12th) from 1 to 3 p.m. Eastern Time. Zoom information will be shared after registering
Come to Work Youth: Preparing for Your First Day on a Job
This session is for youth between ages 15 to 30. The first day on the job will likely involve little actual work and lots of ramping up, meeting new people, and onboarding. But there are a few tips to keep you calm and excited about starting your new experience. In this session, we will discuss some of the things you may want to consider as you first begin a new job. This Come to Work program meets on Zoom, Monday, May 8th from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern.
Come to Work Youth: Networking and LinkedIn
This session is for youth between ages 15 to 30 and will enlighten participants on the valuable skill of networking, it’s meaning, use and platforms where it can be done. This workshop will provide you with an understanding of what networking is, how it can be done at different stages in life, and the importance of volunteer work as a valuable networking opportunity. We will also take a deeper look at the online platform of LinkedIn and the power it has, to help people in the professional world communicate with others and make new connections. If you want to get a chance to meet others, while gaining knowledge in an interactive way, then this is definitely a workshop you should attend. This Come to Work program meets on Zoom, Thursday, May 11th from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern.