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CNIB Foundation expands virtual program offerings across Canada

In response to COVID-19, the CNIB Foundation has expanded its free virtual program offerings (e.g. career support, tech training, book clubs, youth groups) for Canadians impacted by blindness. We’re committed to combating the negative ramifications that isolation can have on Canadians with sight loss and ensuring our community is supported during this unprecedented time.

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Technology Workshop: Facebook and VoiceOver (National)

Facebook is an awesome social media platform to connect with old friends and find some new friends. Join creative groups to explore your interests and even start new conversations around things you find most interesting. The Facebook iOS app works well with VoiceOver that makes it easier to use the platform. Join us virtually and learn how you can get started! This technology workshop meets via Zoom web conference and teleconference on April 6 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Eastern Time. Call-in information will be given upon registration.

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Blogs

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“Balcony jam sessions” bringing Toronto community (almost) together

Like many Canadians today, Christine Malec is looking to stay connected with her community and the world around her. Given the current COVID-19 pandemic, everyone is isolating themselves from the outside world – but many don’t consider how challenging this can be for those with a disability. 

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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
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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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Program Activity Assistant - Thunder Bay

The CNIB Foundation hosts a variety of programs for people who are blind or partially sighted. Program activity assistants provide sighted assistance and support for a program. Volunteers assist with setup and teardown, work with group leads to track attendance, promote programs and connect with participant.

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Office Support - Thunder Bay

Help create the first impression for CNIB by providing office administration support.

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