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Teach us a lesson at the 2020 Connecting the Dots conference!

The Connecting the Dots committee is assembling an enriching two-day learning experience with leaders in braille, technology, academia and employment to provide educational workshops and thought-provoking panel discussions on a variety of topics connected to the conference theme of braille, technology, and employment. Together, we will learn more about current trends and innovations in the sight loss community, network with talent who are blind or partially sighted and experience the latest advancements in assistive technologies.

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Events

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Dance & Movement Games for Kids (National)

Our adaptive dance instructor, Tiffany Tjosvold, will be leading a zoom based dance and movement program for children. This group runs via Zoom web conference and teleconference every Friday from 10-10:45 a.m. Pacific Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

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Blogs

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Puppy Tales: Meet Zach & Elsie

With schools closed due to COVID-19, children and youth across the country are finding themselves struggling with boredom. Calgary’s Zach Abdalla is no exception, though he’s finding comfort in a special companion, his CNIB Buddy Dog, Elsie.

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CNIB Foundation expands virtual program offerings across Canada

In response to COVID-19, the CNIB Foundation has expanded its virtual program offerings across Canada.

Whether it's career support, tech training, youth groups or book clubs, we're combating social isolation and transforming our communities into beacons of accessibility and inclusion, where everyone can live, work and play without barriers. Funded by charitable donations and enabled by the selfless contributions of volunteers, our innovative programs and powerful advocacy are driving change in communities from coast to coast to coast.

Virtual Program Offerings
Connecting the Dots banner: Braille, Technology and Employment Conference.

Connecting the Dots Conference 2020

Save the date!

At Connecting the Dots, you’ll learn from the best! The conference attracts an incredible lineup of keynote speakers, panellists, educators, and vendors who impart their knowledge, ideas, and research to ignite conversations and provide valuable insights on braille, technology and employment.

Toronto, ON
Date: Wednesday, October 7 and Thursday, October 8, 2020
Time: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Location: MaRS Discovery District

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Volunteer Opportunities

Photographer/Videographer

We are currently seeking a volunteer photographer and/or videographer who has the capacity to donate their time throughout the year.

The photographer is rewarded with varied opportunities to use and expand their photographic skills to the benefit of the photographer and others.  Contribute in your community by bringing your professional skills and expertise to CNIB. Volunteer Photography makes it easy for you to donate your time and make a difference.

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Peer Support Facilitator - Ontario

Make a difference for people who are blind or partially sighted by facilitating peer group meetings in your community.

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