Upcoming Events

20 Jun 2019
to
18 Dec 2019
Parenting with sight loss

CNIB Community Hub
1525 Yonge Street
Toronto ON M6G 3S7
Canada

A group of five people sit in a circle and engage in lively conversation.
A group of five people sit in a circle and engage in lively conversation.

A support group for blind/partially sighted parents.

20 Jun 2019
to
27 Jun 2019
Technology Workshop: Introduction to iPhone & iPad Accessibility - Toronto

CNIB Community Hub
1525 Yonge Street
Toronto ON M4T 1Z2
Canada

An over the shoulder shot of a man holding his iPhone using voiceover.
An over the shoulder shot of a man holding his iPhone using voiceover.

At this introductory session, we'll explore screen reader navigation, braille support and Siri voice control. Each session includes 90 minutes of structured lecture delivery of material, followed by 60 minutes of individualized support.

20 Jun 2019
to
20 Dec 2019
Toastmasters

CNIB Community Hub
1525 Yonge Street
Toronto ON M4T 1Z2
Canada

A single microphone.
A single microphone.

Learn how to organize, formulate and effectively communicate your ideas to others! Open to everyone in the community - not just CNIB participants. The group meets the first, third and fifth Wednesday of every month.

20 Jun 2019
to
30 Jun 2019
Eyes forward - Whitby

Whitby Senior Centre
801 Brock Street S
Whitby ON L1N 4L4
Canada

Two hands sit on a mans lap.
Two hands sit on a mans lap.

This small support group will connect you with other people in your community who have experienced sight loss.  Held on the fourth Friday of the month in Whitby.

20 Jun 2019
to
26 Jun 2019
Technology Workshop: Introduction to Android Accessibility - Toronto

CNIB Community Hub
1525 Yonge Street
Toronto ON M4T 1Z2
Canada

A hand holding an Android smartphone against a black background.
A hand holding an Android smartphone against a black background.

This is part of a series of group sessions that will help guide participants through the basics of using Android devices, as well as understanding and using the built-in accessibility features. We'll explore screen reader navigation, access tips and tricks, as well as Google Assistant voice control.

20 Jun 2019
to
30 Jun 2019
Audio book club - Whitby

Whitby Central Library
405 Dundas St. W
Whitby ON L1N 6A1
Canada

a blue book with headphones resting on top.
a blue book with headphones resting on top.

This monthly book club will meet and discuss audiobooks. Held on the third Tuesday of the month in Whitby.

20 Jun 2019
to
27 Aug 2019
Diabetes & Vision Loss - Monthly Teleconference
A group of 5 people sit in a circle at a support group.
A group of 5 people sit in a circle at a support group.

Join Dr. Tyceer (an Endochronologist from Windsor) for a monthly teleconference about diabetes and vision loss.

20 Jun 2019
to
31 Aug 2019
Oshawa Lawn Bowling Group

Northview Community Centre
150 Beatrice St East
Oshawa ON L1G 7T6
Canada

5 black lawn balls sit on a green grass.
5 black lawn balls sit on a green grass.

Take part in lawn bowling with the Oshawa Lawn Bowling Club. Free for people who are blind or partially sighted.

20 Jun 2019
to
17 Jun 2020
CNIB: Read Book Club
Photo of a Victor Stream displaying a reader’s bookshelf, next to DAISY books on CD.
Photo of a Victor Stream displaying a reader’s bookshelf, next to DAISY books on CD.

 
CNIB: Read is a virtual book club for anyone interested in accessible literacy. Housed on Facebook, the club gives members an interactive community where they can read together, swap notes and perspectives on what they've read, and talk about all things books – from their favourite writers to the latest accessible reading technologies on the market. 
 

20 Jun 2019
to
27 Jun 2019
Two-person Guitar Classes

CNIB Community Hub
1525 Yonge Street
Toronto ON M4T 1Z2
Canada

Christine Malec plays the guitar. Three people sit next to her.
Christine Malec plays the guitar. Three people sit next to her.

Learn to play guitar at The Hub! One-hour classes beginning at 3 p.m., 4 p.m. or 5 p.m. Guitar enthusiasts of any skill level are welcome and you don’t need to own a guitar. Our visually impaired instructor Joe Bernard teaches in a patient, inclusive environment.

20 Jun 2019
to
02 Dec 2019
The Braille Club
Two hands move over a braille book.
Two hands move over a braille book.

A casual gathering for all who are interested in exploring braille. An opportunity to learn, engage and share.

20 Jun 2019
to
30 Jun 2019
Eyes forward - Oshawa

Oshawa Senior Centre
43 John St W
Oshawa ON L1H 1W8
Canada

Two hands sit on a mans lap.
Two hands sit on a mans lap.

This small support group will connect you with other people in your community who have experienced sight loss. Held on the second Wednesday of the month in Oshawa.

20 Jun 2019
to
18 Dec 2019
CCB Book club

Deer Park Library
40 St Clair Ave E
Toronto ON M4T1M9
Canada

a blue book with headphones resting on top.
a blue book with headphones resting on top.

Calling all book lovers! Spend an afternoon in the company of friends discussing the book of the month. The CCB group meets on the third Wednesday of the month.

20 Jun 2019
to
10 Dec 2019
Music jam session

CNIB Community Hub
1525 Yonge Street
Toronto ON M6G 3S7
Canada

Christine Malec plays the guitar. Three people sit next to her.
Christine Malec plays the guitar. Three people sit next to her.

Singers, musicians, music fans - come jam! Join us for a night of live music and experience the unique joy that only music brings. Bring an instrument, your voice, or just a love of music. The group meets on the second Tuesday of the month. 

20 Jun 2019
to
20 Dec 2019
Guided yoga - Toronto

CNIB Community Hub
1525 Yonge Street
Toronto ON M4T1Z2
Canada

A woman poses on a yoga mat.
A woman poses on a yoga mat.

Check out a guided yoga class to improve your mind, body and spirit. We provide the mats! Classes are held every Monday.

20 Jun 2019
to
21 Nov 2019
Get together with technology (GTT)

CNIB Community Hub
1525 Yonge Street
Toronto ON M6G 3S7
Canada

A person holds an iPad and taps on the screen.
A person holds an iPad and taps on the screen.

GTT is a user-driven monthly group where participants share knowledge and skills related to assistive tech. The group meets on the third Thursday of the month.

20 Jun 2019
to
22 Jun 2019
5-a-side blind soccer (ages 14+)

Kinsmen Turf
705 Sandy Beach Road
Pickering ON L1W 3X5
Canada

A soccer ball sits on a patch of grass.
A soccer ball sits on a patch of grass.

Learn a new sport or brush off your cleats! Check out 5-a-side blind soccer summer development sessions in Pickering.

20 Jun 2019
to
24 Nov 2019
Parents educational resources for kids (PERK)

CNIB Community Hub
1525 Yonge Street
Toronto ON M4T 1Z2
Canada

A young girl sits at a table creating a clay sculpture.
A young girl sits at a table creating a clay sculpture.

A support program for parents of children with sight loss, combined with interactive family recreational events.

20 Jun 2019
to
30 Jun 2019
Audio book club - Oshawa

Oshawa Public Library
250 Beatrice St E
Oshawa ON L1G 7T6
Canada

a blue book with headphones resting on top.
a blue book with headphones resting on top.

This monthly book club will meet and discuss audiobooks. Held on the last Wednesday of the month in Oshawa.

23 Jun 2019
to
Fun with Art (art workshop for children & youth) - Toronto

CNIB Community Hub
1525 Yonge Street
Toronto ON M6G 3S7
Canada

Two participants take part in a drawing class.
Two participants take part in a drawing class.

An opportunity to be creative using art as a means of self-expression.

25 Jun 2019
to
The Curiosity Club - Toronto
A group of people enjoy drinks in a restaurant.
A group of people enjoy drinks in a restaurant.

You’re never too old to learn! Expand your horizons in a welcoming, inclusive environment. Each month we’ll explore a new topic: History, geography, science, travel, social trends, etc.

25 Jun 2019
Finding Your Centre: Come to Work, Power Session – Toronto

CNIB Bayview
1929 Bayview
Toronto ON M4G 3E8
Canada

A man in a suit gives a presentation to a room full of people.
A man in a suit gives a presentation to a room full of people.

Join us for an interactive group session with Vision Loss Rehabilitation Ontario and CNIB Foundation staff about orientating in your space.

27 Jun 2019
to
28 Nov 2019
Woodturning

CNIB Community Hub
1525 Yonge Street
Toronto ON M6G 3S7
Canada

A lathe sits on a counter. Two hands maneuver a piece of wood.
A lathe sits on a counter. Two hands maneuver a piece of wood.

Learn woodturning fundamentals and tackle a small project at The Hub. The group meets on the last Thursday of the month. 

01 Jul 2019
to
06 Jul 2019
Leaders-In-Training (ages 16-19)

CNIB Lake Joseph Centre
4 Joe Finley Way
MacTier ON P0C 1H0
Canada

Two participants ride in a canoe on Lake Joe.
Two participants ride in a canoe on Lake Joe.

At Lake Joe, you'll learn you don't need a title to be a leader. Leaders-in-training (LIT) empowers you to take an active role in camp life.

01 Jul 2019
to
06 Jul 2019
Summer Camp (ages 8-18)

CNIB Lake Joseph Centre
4 Joe Finley Way
MacTier ON P0C 1H0
Canada

A group of  young campers huddle in a circle. Arms are raised in the air.
A group of  young campers huddle in a circle. Arms are raised in the air.

Choose your specialization for the week as you learn new skills while developing confidence and independence in a safe and supportive environment.

07 Jul 2019
to
21 Aug 2019
Adult Weeks

CNIB Lake Joseph Centre
4 Joe Finley Way
MacTier ON P0C 1H0
Canada

A group of 5 people sit at a table and play a game of cards.
A group of 5 people sit at a table and play a game of cards.

Escape and spend a week on the shores of beautiful Lake Joseph in Muskoka. Whether you are seeking adventure or relaxation, we have something for you.

07 Jul 2019
Muskoka Women's Retreat
A beautiful lakeview with canoes scattered on the shoreline and mountains/trees surrounding the lake.
A beautiful lakeview with canoes scattered on the shoreline and mountains/trees surrounding the lake.

Escape the city and spend a weekend at a private cottage in beautiful Muskoka! We're organizing a women's retreat geared towards physically active women. Activities will include running, swimming, hiking, etc.

12 Jul 2019
to
Royal Ontario Museum Tactile Tour - Toronto

Royal Ontario Museum
100 Queens Park
Toronto ON M5S 2C6
Canada

GO visitors feeling sculpture during multisensory tour.
GO visitors feeling sculpture during multisensory tour.

The ROM tactile tour provides an opportunity for visitors who are blind or partially sighted, to experience the richness and diversity of their collection. The guided Tactile Tours led by Museum docents explore objects from the ROM's galleries.

13 Jul 2019
to
Everyone's an Audio Describer - Toronto
A microphone sits in a tripod stand.
A microphone sits in a tripod stand.

Our world includes professional audio describers who reframe the visual aspects of entertainment and life into packages that make the world a more familiar and inclusive place for people who are blind or partially sighted. In this open forum, we want to bring together professional audio describers with “life-long audio describers.” Join us for an open and honest discussion about techniques, opportunities, limitations, strategies and challenges.

21 Jul 2019
to
01 Sep 2019
Family Programs

CNIB Lake Joseph Centre
4 Joe Finley Way
MacTier ON P0C 1H0
Canada

A father and daughter ride a tandem bike at Lake Joe.
A father and daughter ride a tandem bike at Lake Joe.

Our family program gives people with sight loss and their families an opportunity to enjoy the splendour of Muskoka on beautiful Lake Joseph in a safe and inclusive environment. Activities are available for all ages and there are also events just for adults, youth and kids.

21 Jul 2019
to
01 Sep 2019
Family Programs

CNIB Lake Joseph Centre
4 Joe Finley Way
MacTier ON P0C 1H0
Canada

A father and daughter ride a tandem bike at Lake Joe.
A father and daughter ride a tandem bike at Lake Joe.

Our family program gives people with sight loss and their families an opportunity to enjoy the splendour of Muskoka on beautiful Lake Joseph in a safe and inclusive environment. Activities are available for all ages and there are also events just for adults, youth and kids.

23 Jul 2019
to
28 Jul 2019
Canadian Blind Hockey - Summer Development Camp

Scotiabank Pond Arena
57 Carl Hall Road
Toronto ON M3K 2E2
Canada

A hockey rink. Blind hockey players are competing against one another on the rink.
A hockey rink. Blind hockey players are competing against one another on the rink.

The sixth annual Canadian Blind Hockey Summer Development Camp takes place for the first time in Toronto from July 23 to 28, 2019. Participants will be grouped throughout the weeks’ on-ice and off-ice activities based on a combination of age and skill level. There will be plenty of opportunities for interaction and combined training with athletes from all divisions, and players at the Development Camp will have the opportunity to be mentored by members of the 2018 National Team. 

23 Jul 2019
to
The Curiosity Club - Toronto

CNIB Community Hub
1525 Yonge Street
Toronto ON M4T 1Z2
Canada

Two hands glide across a tactile 3D printed piece of art.
Two hands glide across a tactile 3D printed piece of art.

You’re never too old to learn! Expand your horizons in a welcoming, inclusive environment. Each month we’ll explore a new topic: History, geography, science, travel, social trends, etc. From the mysteries of the cell, to the intricacies of the skeleton, this month’s Curiosity Club will explore biology through tactile models and audio description. Come out for a fun conversation.

29 Jul 2019
to
03 Aug 2019
Pushing Limits for Active Youth (PLAY) (ages 8-18) 

CNIB Lake Joseph Centre
4 Joe Finley Way
MacTier ON P0C 1H0
Canada

A group of campers (in bathing suits) run into the Lake.
A group of campers (in bathing suits) run into the Lake.

Pushing Limits for Active Youth (PLAY) is for those that want to discover new sports at Lake Joe.

29 Jul 2019
to
10 Aug 2019
Wilderness Immersion for Leadership Development (WILD) (ages 15-19) 

CNIB Lake Joseph Centre
4 Joe Finley Way
MacTier ON P0C 1H0
Canada

A young boy surfs on a wakeboard on Lake Joe
A young boy surfs on a wakeboard on Lake Joe

Wilderness Immersion for Leadership Development (WILD) is a two-week adventure program where you’ll work on skills like canoeing, hiking, rock climbing and high-ropes course elements while refining leadership skills.

29 Jul 2019
to
03 Aug 2019
Camp Abilities (ages 8-18) 

CNIB Lake Joseph Centre
4 Joe Finley Way
MacTier ON P0C 1H0
Canada

Children playing on the beach. at Lake Joe. A rainbow appears in the distance.
Children playing on the beach. at Lake Joe. A rainbow appears in the distance.

Want to try a triathlon, or work on paddling skills? This goal-based program is aimed at athletic development.

18 Aug 2019
to
21 Aug 2019
Adult Mini-Camp

CNIB Lake Joseph Centre
4 Joe Finley Way
MacTier ON P0C 1H0
Canada

A woman sits on the grass at Lake Joe with her guide dog.
A woman sits on the grass at Lake Joe with her guide dog.

Enjoy our three-night, four-day adult mini-camp to get a taste of the Lake Joe experience.

29 Oct 2019
to
30 Oct 2019
Connecting the Dots Conference 2019

MaRS Discovery District
MaRS Centre, South Tower 101 College Street, Suite 401
Toronto ON M5G 1L7
Canada

At a tech fair, a man teaches a woman how to use a large print reading device.
At a tech fair, a man teaches a woman how to use a large print reading device.

Join the CNIB Foundation as we launch our nationwide conference – Connecting the Dots – the largest educational and professional development experience focused on technology, employment and literacy for people with sight loss.