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Join us for a summer of virtual fun with Canadian youth from across the country! Discover and explore your potential through educational and empowering activities while connecting with like-minded peers in a virtual environment. Take part in workshops and challenges that will help develop pre-employment, leadership, independence, and social skills.

Recorded in 2019, this short documentary asks SCORE participants: what makes SCORE such a unique experience?


New for Summer 2021: The CNIB Learning Academy will now include a Junior Explorers stream in addition to the SCORE program (now called SCORE Senior Scholars). 

Junior Explorers (grades 7-9)

Dates: July 12 – 23, 2021.

Participants can look forward to a unique summer experience of self-discovery through fun and engaging virtual group activities. Learn to set goals and find out what skills you will need for secondary school. Hear from other young leaders from across the country and meet new friends.

Daily virtual sessions are one hour in length. Commit to this two-week program and explore and set goals for your future!


The application deadline for the Junior Explorers program has been extended to June 14, 2021.

Download CNIB Learning Academy Junior Explorers application form


SCORE Senior Scholars (grades 10 to first year of post-secondary)

Dates: July 26 – August 13, 2021

Get ready for a transformational summer experience that will prepare you for success in post-secondary studies and beyond. Develop confidence in your next steps and learn among your peers. Interact virtually with a team of dedicated facilitators and special guests who will help you take your communication, brainstorming, problem-solving and goal setting skills to the next level. 

Your commitment will be for 15 sessions, over three-weeks, with 1.5 hours of group work plus independent assignments. Completion of the program will provide you with an edge in your upcoming academic and job-seeking efforts. 

Apply now to the CNIB Learning Academy SCORE Senior Scholars program to secure an admissions interview! 


To be considered for the 2021 CNIB Learning Academy SCORE Senior Scholars Program, applicants will:

  • Be a Canadian student (or recent graduate) in grades 10-12, or first year of post-secondary.
  • Be career-oriented and motivated to pursue post-secondary education.
  • Have strong independence in mobility and living skills.
  • Have strong communication skills and be comfortable communicating in English (oral and written skills).
  • Be dedicated to improving individual skills and contributing to community. 
  • Be committed to participating in all aspects of the CNIB Learning Academy program.


To apply, submit your completed CNIB Learning Academy SCORE Senior Scholars Program application form by May 28, 2021, along with a descriptive paragraph about yourself and your interest in the program and a letter of recommendation from someone who knows you well (like a CNIB staff member, teacher, workplace/volunteer supervisor or youth group leader). Please also include your resume if you have one.

As space is limited, please apply early! Explore and learn more about yourself, your interests, and goals.

Download the CNIB Learning Academy SCORE Senior Scholars application form.


For more information, please contact:

Walter Dickinson
Program Coordinator, Child and Youth


Rhonda Underhill-Gray
Program Lead for Beyond the Classroom and SCORE