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Upcoming Events

12 Feb 2022
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm EST
CNIB Tech Extravaganza 2.0
Virtual
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A young woman sits alone outdoors. In her left hand, she is holding her smartphone up to her ear. In her right hand, she holds her white cane

Due to popular demand, we're adding another monthly dose of our weekly Wednesday afternoon tech discussions. CNIB Tech Extravaganza 2.0 is a monthly discussion group that is joined by members all over the country to come together and talk everything tech. This technology workshop meets via Zoom web conference on the second Saturday of every month from 1 to 3 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

12 Feb 2022
12:00 pm to 12:30 pm CST
( 1:00 pm to 1:30 pm EST )
Relaxation Yoga
Virtual
A woman kneels on a yoga mat and stretches in a downward dog pose.
A woman kneels on a yoga mat and stretches in a downward dog pose.

Are you looking for ways to manage stress or would like additional resources to help you relax? Join us virtually every Saturday for a half-hour of guided instruction for stress-reducing yoga poses.
This yoga program runs via Zoom web conference every Saturday from 12 to 12:30 p.m. Central Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

13 Feb 2022
10:00 am to 12:00 pm EST
Achilles Ottawa - Sunday Running Club
In Person

Central Experimental Farm
960 Carling Ave.
Ottawa ON K1A 0C6
Canada

A man laces up a running shoe. His foot is resting on an elevated wooden post.
A man laces up a running shoe. His foot is resting on an elevated wooden post.

Achilles Ottawa is a national capital-based running club which is creating a community of support for runners who are blind or partially sighted.

14 Feb 2022
1:00 pm to 2:00 pm EST
Let's Talk Gardening
Virtual
A small garden lined with potted plants on a shelf.
A small garden lined with potted plants on a shelf.

Gather together to talk about all things related to gardening.  Each session will have a topic and learn from others who have "green thumbs" and those who are new to the hobby. This gardening group meets via Zoom web conference biweekly on Monday from 1 to 2 p.m. Eastern Time.

14 Feb 2022
3:00 pm to 4:00 pm EST
BALANCE for Blind Adults Presents: Communication Skills Workshop Series
Virtual
BALANCE for Blind Adults logo.
BALANCE for Blind Adults logo.

This 6-week workshop aims to reduce uncertainties and stress around communication in different contexts and give participants the opportunity to build their skills and practice in a safe setting. Some of the tools and strategies that will be developed in this workshop include, assertive communication, self-advocacy strategies, active listening, public speaking and creating a safe space. The goal is that at the end of this program, participants will be able to apply these skills in their everyday life and more actively engage in occupations that are important to them!

14 Feb 2022
5:30 pm to 6:30 pm EST
Accessible Yoga Sessions
Virtual
A woman kneels on a yoga mat and stretches in a downward dog pose.
A woman kneels on a yoga mat and stretches in a downward dog pose.

Accessible yoga for most skill levels from the comfort of your home.  Check out accessible yoga if you are looking for a classic yoga class with descriptive prompts. Designed for people with vision loss, the instructor will verbally walk you through all the poses and movements. Please bring a yoga mat, a bottle of water, and your breath! This yoga class runs via Zoom web conference every Monday & Friday from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

14 Feb 2022
6:30 pm to 7:30 pm EST
CNIBLakeJoe@Home: Valentine's Day Holiday Box Party
Virtual
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A red envelope with a red rose on top and red heart-shaped candies

Calling all kids and families! From the bottom of our hearts, CNIBLakeJoe@Home is inviting you to our Valentines Day virtual celebration on Monday, February 14th, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. EST.

14 Feb 2022
6:30 pm to 8:00 pm EST
What Lies Beneath: Harnessing your Emotions for Powerful Advocacy
Virtual
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An illustration of a megaphone outlined in a black paintbrush style design with yellow accents.

There are many strong emotions that can get in the way of our self-advocacy goals. During the month of February, we'll come together for an interactive three part-series facilitated by registered therapist Malini Ondrovcik. Each session will focus on the feelings that can rise during self-advocacy and skills for coping with these emotions. We'll discuss inaction, reaction, and empowerment and provide resources, tips, and trick to harness emotions for powerful advocacy.  This advocacy series runs via Zoom web conference Monday, January 31, February 7  & 14 from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

14 Feb 2022
3:45 pm to 4:30 pm PST
( 6:45 pm to 7:30 pm EST )
Virtual Music for Kids – Monday Session
Virtual
A piano keyboard. Each key is in a different bright rainbow colour.
A piano keyboard. Each key is in a different bright rainbow colour.

Music Therapist Erin Koop hosts weekly sessions on Zoom for children and youth participants across the country. These interactive sessions are filled with songs, stories, and more!  Get ready to make some music!  This group runs via Zoom web conference every Tuesday from 2 to 2:45 p.m. Pacific Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

14 Feb 2022
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm EST
CNIBLakeJoe@Home: Bingo
Virtual
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Close up of a red bingo card.

Get your head in the game and join us for some weekly Bingo fun on Mondays from 7 to 8 p.m. Eastern Time!

15 Feb 2022
10:00 am to 11:30 am AST
( 9:00 am to 10:30 am EST )
Tuesday Coffee Chat
Virtual
A coffee cup sits on a table.
A coffee cup sits on a table.

If you are a morning person, join in on CNIB’s weekly coffee chat group that occurs every Tuesday morning. This is a warm and welcoming group that has been getting together for quite some time. New people are always welcome. We chat about everyday life and get to know each other in the meantime. This group runs via Zoom web conference every Tuesday from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Atlantic Time. Call in information will be given upon registration

15 Feb 2022
9:00 am to 10:00 am EST
CNIBLakeJoe@Home: Coffee Break
Virtual
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White mug sitting on a wood table. The mug has a smiley face on it.

Join us on Zoom Tuesday mornings, 9-10 a.m. Eastern Time for conversation, laughter, and a chance to reminisce about your favourite CNIB Lake Joe memories. Pour yourself a coffee, tea, or beverage of choice, login and connect with your friends from Lake Joe.

15 Feb 2022
10:00 am to 11:00 am EST
Eastern Canada Social Meet Up Teleconference
Virtual
The keypad of a landline telephone.
The keypad of a landline telephone.

Are you craving that social interaction you normally get from going for coffee, attending meetings or going shopping? We are here to provide a safe alternative. We’ll get to know each other, share some good news stories, and discuss practical tips for staying healthy and connected. Join us on Tuesday mornings from 10 to 11 a.m. Eastern Time for a friendly group chat. Call in information will be given upon registration.

15 Feb 2022
11:30 am to 12:30 pm EST
The Good News Spotlight
Virtual
Three folded newspapers sits on a table next to a cup of tea.
Three folded newspapers sits on a table next to a cup of tea.

Join your event host who will play a selection of audio clips that will serve as a launchpad for discussion. These interesting audio clips will inspire, motivate, or get you thinking. Nothing controversial, just positive topics. This program runs via Zoom web conference every Tuesday from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

15 Feb 2022
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm EST
Tech Drop-in Session
Virtual
A man wearing sunglasses and a hat holds an iPhone in his left hand. A white cane sits in his right hand.
A man wearing sunglasses and a hat holds an iPhone in his left hand. A white cane sits in his right hand.

Are you having challenges with using your technology or do you simply have questions about something new? Join us for a forum discussion by teleconference. Tech successes are welcome too! Many heads are better than one! The technology drop-in session meets via Zoom web conference on the first and third Tuesday of every month from 1 to 3 p.m. Eastern Time. Call-in information will be given upon registration.

15 Feb 2022
1:00 pm to 2:00 pm EST
Tuesday Virtual Games
Virtual
A red roll of dice.
A red roll of dice.

Like word games? This group is for you so come play word games led by our game show hosts and join in the laughter. The group meets via Zoom web conference every Tuesday from 1 to 2 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

15 Feb 2022
10:00 am to 11:30 am PST
( 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm EST )
Mindfulness Through Music
Virtual
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An illustration of a running outlined in a black paintbrush style design with yellow accents.

Music Therapist, Emily Brown, will be hosting a weekly call-in session where we will practice the art of mindfulness through the practice of music. We will listen/play music together and then participate in reflective and relaxation activities focused on mindfulness and relaxation. This program is designed for those ages 19+. This group runs via Zoom web conference every Tuesday from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Pacific Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

15 Feb 2022
5:30 pm to 6:30 pm NST
( 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm EST )
Virtual Cooking Class
Virtual
A carton of eggs. A whisk sits on a recipe book
A carton of eggs. A whisk sits on a recipe book

Did you want some new ideas for meals and safe tips for preparing them? Our virtual cooking class is back! Appetizers go a long way when having company over. At our next Virtual Cooking Class, the chef will show you what type of appetizers are most popular and tasty. This program runs via Zoom web conference on Tuesday, February 15 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Newfoundland Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

15 Feb 2022
4:30 pm to 5:30 pm EST
Advocacy Spotlight
Virtual
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An illustration of a megaphone outlined in a black paintbrush style design with yellow accents.

Join us every Tuesday for Advocacy spotlight – an 7-week program where we'll highlight and discuss a different advocacy topic every week. Learn about advocating in the areas of customer service, employment, education, healthcare, housing, transportation, and social media.  This weekly advocacy series runs via Zoom web conference every Tuesday (January 18 to March 1) from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

15 Feb 2022
2:00 pm to 2:45 pm PST
( 5:00 pm to 5:45 pm EST )
Virtual Music for Kids – Tuesday Session
Virtual
A piano keyboard. Each key is in a different bright rainbow colour.
A piano keyboard. Each key is in a different bright rainbow colour.

Music Therapist Erin Koop hosts weekly sessions on Zoom for children and youth participants across the country. These interactive sessions are filled with songs, stories, and more!  Get ready to make some music!  This group runs via Zoom web conference every Tuesday from 2 to 2:45 p.m. Pacific Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

15 Feb 2022
5:30 pm to 6:30 pm EST
Chair Yoga
Virtual
A woman sits on a yoga mat and reaches for her toes to stretch.
A woman sits on a yoga mat and reaches for her toes to stretch.

Chair yoga is a good option for anyone with injuries or with mobility issues. You will need comfortable clothing and a sturdy chair without arms or armrests for this class. Techniques include breath work, gentle movement with repetition, postures, sitting meditation and relaxation. No experience required. This yoga class runs via Zoom web conference every Tuesday from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Eastern TIme. Call in information will be given upon registration.

15 Feb 2022
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm AST
( 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm EST )
Tech Talk Tuesday
Virtual
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An illustration of a smartphone outlined in a black paintbrush style design with yellow accents.

"TechTalk Tuesday” is an online group that has been operating, in one form or another, for the past 15 years. Although it is called TechTalk, we will discuss anything that is useful to the group in general: including anything to do with technology. This group runs via Zoom web conference every Tuesday from 7-9 p.m. Atlantic Time. Call-in information will be given upon registration.

15 Feb 2022
6:30 pm to 7:30 pm EST
The Family Zoom Room
Virtual
a man builds Lego with a boy
a man builds Lego with a boy

Children (ages 7-11) take the lead as we read stories, share talents and play family-friendly games. Parents and siblings are also welcome. This group runs via Zoom web conference every Tuesday from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

15 Feb 2022
5:30 pm to 6:30 pm CST
( 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm EST )
Guide Dog Handler Group
Virtual
A black guide dog and its handler enter a building.
A black guide dog and its handler enter a building.

Join other guide dog handlers and individuals who are interested in getting a guide dog or in the process of applying for a guide dog. The group discusses topics that are relevant to the handlers like winter gear, working through airports, dealing with problematic behaviour. The members of the group are a great source of information and support and have many years of experience. You can be a part of this group no matter where your dog is from as the group supports all handlers. This group meets via Zoom web conference on the third Tuesday of the month from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Central Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

15 Feb 2022
6:30 pm to 7:30 pm EST
CNIBLakeJoe@Home: Valentine's Day Party (ages 18+)
Virtual
Valentine's day cards and gifts with the "Happy Valentines Day" written out with scrabble pieces and red hearts sprinkled.
Valentine's day cards and gifts with the "Happy Valentines Day" written out with scrabble pieces and red hearts sprinkled.

Join us for an online Valentine's Day party, just for grown-ups!

15 Feb 2022
8:00 pm to 9:00 pm EST
Young Adult Zoom Hangout
Virtual
The back of a young woman's head. She sits at kitchen table and types on her laptop computer.
The back of a young woman's head. She sits at kitchen table and types on her laptop computer.

Connect with old friends as well as make new ones over Zoom! Topics will be determined by the group. Please note: this group is for individuals between the ages of 18-30.  The group meets online via Zoom web conference biweekly on Tuesday from 8 to 9 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration. 

16 Feb 2022
10:00 am to 11:30 am EST
Kingston Book Club
Virtual
a blue book with headphones resting on top.
a blue book with headphones resting on top.

Calling all book lovers, do you enjoy a good page turner? Spend an afternoon in the company of friends discussing the book club pick of the month. This monthly book club meets via Zoom web conference on the third Wednesday of every month from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration. 

16 Feb 2022
10:00 am to 11:00 am EST
The Bookends Book Club
Virtual
a blue book with headphones resting on top.
a blue book with headphones resting on top.

Love to read and discuss books? Then join this weekly group and learn about what others are reading and the technology they use to get their books or hear guest speakers. This group meets via Zoom web conference every Wednesday from 10-11 a.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

16 Feb 2022
1:00 pm to 2:00 pm AST
( 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm EST )
Wednesday Social Hour
Virtual
A woman holds an iPhone to her ear and listens intently to a private conversation.
A woman holds an iPhone to her ear and listens intently to a private conversation.

Join us every Wednesday for an afternoon social hour – the perfect time for those who are looking for an afternoon get-together. These sessions offer the opportunity to make new friends and reconnect with old ones. Each week we will discuss a different topic, and take some time to socialize. We hope to see you there!   This group runs via Zoom web conference every Wednesday from 1 to 2 p.m. Atlantic Time. Call in information will be given upon registration

16 Feb 2022
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm EST
Techstravaganza
Virtual
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An illustration of a smartphone outlined in a black paintbrush style design with yellow accents.

This virtual group brings people with sight loss together to discuss any technical issue that affects their every-day lives and to share ideas and experiences that might be helpful to the group. You don't have to be "technical" in order to participate in group discussions. The tech talk group meets every Wednesday via Zoom web conference from 1-3 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

16 Feb 2022
1:00 pm to 2:00 pm EST
Seeing Things: Charles Bonnet Syndrome Group
Virtual
An elderly man talks on a smartphone.
An elderly man talks on a smartphone.

This group is specifically for those who are experiencing symptoms/have had a diagnosis of CBS. Participants meet monthly for this conversational support group.  This group runs via Zoom web conference the third Wednesday of every month from 1 to 2 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

16 Feb 2022
10:00 am to 11:30 am PST
( 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm EST )
Using Microsoft Word from the Keyboard
Virtual
Hands typing on a black laptop keyboard.
Hands typing on a black laptop keyboard.

Join Gerry Chevalier, a retired IT professional, as he covers the basics of using Word entirely from the keyboard with no mouse. This short presentation will demonstrate the screen reader user’s experience with preparing Word documents (including creating headings, bulleted lists and tables). Several low vision users will then discuss the ways in which they use Word in their work and home lives. This technology workshop meets via Zoom web conference on Wednesday, February 16 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Pacific Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

16 Feb 2022
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm EST
BALANCE for Blind Adults Presents: Building Soft Skills for Work!
Virtual
BALANCE for Blind Adults logo.
BALANCE for Blind Adults logo.

In this weekly 9-session virtual workshop, we will explore 9 different soft skills. We will talk about why soft skills are important, how they relate to essential skills, what it takes to improve your soft skills and some problem-solving strategies for use in the home or the work place. You’ll get the opportunity share your experiences and review your own soft skills. This program focuses on skills such as motivation, attitude, accountability, presentation, team work, and more!  

16 Feb 2022
3:30 pm to 4:30 pm EST
Gentle Yoga
Virtual
A woman kneels on a yoga mat and stretches in a downward dog pose.
A woman kneels on a yoga mat and stretches in a downward dog pose.

This class is designed for all level yogis. Relaxed pace to release anxiety and calm the body. Students will be guided into meditation, breathing techniques, yoga poses and relaxation. Please bring a yoga mat, a blanket, a big towel and an open mind to learn something new for the new year!  Suitable for those with glaucoma, high blood pressure and insomnia. This yoga class runs via Zoom web conference every Wednesday from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

16 Feb 2022
6:00 pm to 7:30 pm EST
Guide Dog Peer Group (Ontario)
Virtual
A golden lab. CNIB Guide Dog - puppy in training, wearing a yellow vest and leash. It is walking alongside a handler.
A golden lab. CNIB Guide Dog - puppy in training, wearing a yellow vest and leash. It is walking alongside a handler.

Join other guide dog handlers to talk about social/advocacy issues. This group meets via teleconference biweekly on Wednesday from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Call-in information will be given upon registration. 

16 Feb 2022
6:00 pm to 7:00 pm EST
The Zoom Zoom Room
Virtual
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A young child sits at a desktop computer. The computer screen displays a Zoom call.

Parents of Children between the ages of three and six are invited to sign their children up for an exciting new program that combines socialization, creative play and entertainment!  This new program, the Zoom Zoom Room will give your child with sight loss the chance to chat and interact with others experiencing visual impairment or blindness. They will feel part of a nationwide community while playing games, listening to stories and collaborating on creative projects. Program facilitators will enlist professional authors and entertainers to keep content engaging.  This group runs via Zoom web conference every Wednesday from 6 to 7 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

16 Feb 2022
6:00 pm to 7:00 pm EST
Let's Talk RDSP's
Virtual
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An illustration of a megaphone outlined in a black paintbrush style design with yellow accents.

Join us for a virtual webinar style talk about the in's and out's of RDSP's or Registered Disability Savings Plan. This session will provide an education and general knowledge of RDSP's. This workshop runs via Zoom web conference on Wednesday, February 16 from 6 to 7 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

16 Feb 2022
6:00 pm to 7:30 pm EST
App Review: Instacart Grocery Delivery
Virtual
The instacart logo. An illustration of a carrot. Text: Instacart.
The instacart logo. An illustration of a carrot. Text: Instacart.

Going to the store for groceries can pose challenges or may simply be inconvenient for someone who is blind or partially sighted. We will learn about a grocery delivery application for iPhone and Android devices called Instacart. The app allows you to build a grocery list, and provides a seamless, interactive experience from the time the shopper begins purchasing your items until the time your groceries are delivered to your door. The app will be demonstrated during the session. This technology workshop meets via Zoom web conference on Wednesday, February 16 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

16 Feb 2022
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm EST
CNIBLakeJoe@Home: Campfire Songs & Stories
Virtual
A campfire on a sandy beach.
A campfire on a sandy beach.

Join us for a virtual Lake Joe campfire with traditional campfire songs and stories. Fun for all ages! This group meets via Zoom web conference every Wednesday from 7 to 8 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

16 Feb 2022
7:30 pm to 9:00 pm EST
CNIB and OPVIC present
Virtual
A young boy reads a tactile book. His mother helps guide his hands over the book.
A young boy reads a tactile book. His mother helps guide his hands over the book.

A peer support group for parents who are raising children with vision loss. Biweekly sessions will feature a presenter who will talk about important issues to you, the parent. The group meets via Zoom web conference on the first and third Wednesday of every month from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

17 Feb 2022
10:30 am to 11:30 am NST
( 9:00 am to 10:00 am EST )
Coffee Time!
Virtual
A coffee cup sits on a table.
A coffee cup sits on a table.

Join us for coffee, snacks and chatter! Kick back and relax over a cup of java and some great conversation. This group runs via Zoom web conference and teleconference every Thursday at 10:30 a.m. Newfoundland Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

17 Feb 2022
10:30 am to 11:30 am EST
Burlington/Hamilton Coffee & Chat
Virtual
photo of two people seated at a table holding coffee mugs.
photo of two people seated at a table holding coffee mugs.

Grab a coffee and come chat each week about local things in the Burlington & Hamilton area. This group meets via Zoom web conference every Thursday from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

17 Feb 2022
12:00 pm to 3:30 pm EST
Gearing up with Zoom to collaborate online (magnification)
Virtual
A hand holds up an iPhone 11. On the screen, the Zoom app is displayed.
A hand holds up an iPhone 11. On the screen, the Zoom app is displayed.

In this day and age, virtual communication platforms are quintessential to professional life. Zoom is one of the most popular video-conferencing platforms and this session will cover Zoom in the Windows environment for magnification users. This technology workshop meets via Zoom web conference on Thursday, February 17 from 12 to 3:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

17 Feb 2022
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm EST
Never Say Never
Virtual
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An illustration of a running outlined in a black paintbrush style design with yellow accents.

We can all face frustrations and encounter things that seem impossible, out of reach or just too daunting to even attempt. But that doesn't mean they can't be done! At Never Say Never, every week we'll present two common "frustrations" we all face and, as a group, we'll problem solve. We all have knowledge and ideas to share. Do you have something you'd like help with?  We can add it to the list and all work together to find some solutions. This series helps to combine ideas with practical steps, empowering you to live your most awesome life! This program meets via Zoom web conference every Thursday (February 3 to March 24) from 12 to 1 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

17 Feb 2022
1:00 pm to 3:30 pm EST
Gearing up with Zoom to collaborate online (screen reader)
Virtual
A hand holds up an iPhone 11. On the screen, the Zoom app is displayed.
A hand holds up an iPhone 11. On the screen, the Zoom app is displayed.

In this day and age, virtual communication platforms are quintessential to professional life. Zoom is one of the most popular video-conferencing platforms and this session will cover Zoom in the Windows environment for screen reader users. This technology workshop meets via Zoom web conference on Thursday, February 17 from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

17 Feb 2022
1:30 pm to 3:30 pm CST
( 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm EST )
Bible Study Group
Virtual
An open bible sits on a table.
An open bible sits on a table.

Join other blind and partially sighted individuals for a discussion of the Bible. Make new friends, or deepen existing friendships, find support from your peers and develop more theological insight and biblical understanding. This group meets via teleconference every Thursday from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Central Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

17 Feb 2022
3:00 pm to 4:00 pm EST
Phone It Forward: Basics and Beyond
Virtual
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An illustration of a smartphone outlined in a black paintbrush style design with yellow accents.

If you have received an iPhone from the Phone It Forward program, this series is for you. Get oriented to your phone, learn about the accessibility features on it and be introduced to apps that will make life easier. This technology workshop meets via Zoom web conference on the third Thursday of every month from 3 to 4 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

17 Feb 2022
6:00 pm to 7:30 pm EST
A Journey Through Our Black History
Virtual
An index card with three different brushstrokes. One brushstroke in red, one in yellow and one in green colours. Text: Celebrating Black History Month. February.
An index card with three different brushstrokes. One brushstroke in red, one in yellow and one in green colours. Text: Celebrating Black History Month. February.

Join us for another  journey of our black history with renown audio describer JJ Hunt. To expand on our last event, this will be  an evening of description-rich storytelling honouring and celebrating Black Canadians and their communities. Stories of notable people who have shaped Canadian Black History, told with description of archival photos, film clips, and key visuals woven into engaging narratives. This programs runs via Zoom web conference on Thursday, February 17 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

17 Feb 2022
6:00 pm to 7:30 pm EST
Name That Tune
Virtual
A young woman wearing headphones sits on the floor and listens to music on her iPhone.
A young woman wearing headphones sits on the floor and listens to music on her iPhone.

Calling all music lovers! If you have a passion for music, join us for a game of name that tune. We will play clips of songs and participants will have to name that tune. A variety of music types will be played. This program runs via Zoom web conference on the first and third Thursday of every month from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

17 Feb 2022
6:00 pm to 7:00 pm EST
The Words of the World
Virtual
The flag of Spain on a flag post waving in the cloudy blue sky.
The flag of Spain on a flag post waving in the cloudy blue sky.

The Words of the World program is a fun and immersive course where we help you learn new languages and cultures! We focus on helping you develop conversational fluency and also introduce you to a new culture at the same time. We aim to do this by helping you understand where the language is spoken, listening to the culture's music, and even learning about their different foods. We will be continuing with Spanish by popular demand. All are welcome whether you are new or returning to the workshops. We will provide a review of all lessons from the previous sessions and continue to  build on vocabulary. This group meets via Zoom web conference on the third Thursday of every month from 6 to 7 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.