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Children and Youth Programs

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Youth Hang Out - Zoom (National)

Join us for some Zoom hangout sessions with other youth from across the country. This group runs online via Zoom web conference every Thursday from 1:30-2:30 p.m. Central Standard Time. Call-in information will be given upon registration.
a young woman sits at a bus stop using her smart phone

Youth Hang Out - Zoom (National)

Join us for some Zoom hangout sessions with other youth from across the country. This group runs online via Zoom web conference every Thursday from 1:30-2:30 p.m. Central Standard Time. Call-in information will be given upon registration.
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Youth Virtual Game Night (National)

Join us for fun, conversation and word games, all from home!  The group meets via Zoom conference on April 9, from 7-8:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration. 
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Parents educational resources for kids (PERK)

A support program for parents of children with sight loss, combined with interactive family recreational events. This group runs via Zoom web conference on the last Sunday of the month. Call-in information will be given upon registration.
Winners from the 2019 Braille Creative Writing Contest Kelsey, Zara and Zachary pose for a photo with Karen Brophey. They are holding their awards!

2020 Braille Creative Writing Contest

The 2020 Braille Creative Writing Contest is now accepting entries. Since 1997, the CNIB Foundation has organized a Canada-wide Braille Creative Writing Contest for children and youth. This important competition celebrates braille literacy and encourages young people to flex their creative muscles while practicing their braille skills. Show off your creative writing talents for a chance to win cash prizes! 
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Post-Secondary Connect Online Group (National)

If you are a student interested in connecting with others, exchanging ideas and discussing the challenges of attending post-secondary school with sight loss, join us for our monthly discussions from the comfort of your home or dorm room! This group runs online via Zoom web conference on the second Monday of every month from 6-8 p.m. Eastern Time. Call-in information will be given upon registration. 
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Fashion Forward For Youth (National)

Learn fashion coordination, makeup and styling needs. For youth who are transitioning into young adulthood.
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Youth Ontario United (Y.O.U) Teleconference

Join other Ontario Youth for a monthly meetup via Teleconference. Learn, engage and share among peers across the province. Chat about a new topic and collaborate to develop new friendships, new skills and initiatives in your community. The group meets via teleconference the second Wednesday or Thursday of the month from 7-8 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration. 
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Youth Leadership - Teleconference (National)

Providing youth who are blind or partially sighted ways to develop leadership, advocacy and skills in a social setting by building self-esteem, confidence and empowerment. This group runs online via teleconference on April 4, from 1-3 p.m. Central Standard Time. Call-in information will be given upon registration.

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Pursuing our Passions (POP) for youth!

Calling all aspiring artists and musicians! Pursuing Our Passions (POP) will host monthly guest speakers, creatives and professional artists from diverse streams in the art and entertainment industry to share their skills, knowledge and talent and help grow your artistic dreams into successful careers. This group runs via Zoom web conference from 6-8 p.m. Eastern Time. Call-in information will be given upon registration.