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Children and Youth Programs

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Family Zoom Room

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 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.
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Tween Zoom Hangout

Join us to play games, chat, and make new friends. Please note that this program is for individuals between 10-14 years of age. The group meets online via Zoom web conference every Thursday from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration. 
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Zoom Zoom Room

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 6:30 to 7 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.
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Read Aloud to Me: Stories for Children

Children of all ages across the country are welcome to participate in our new live reading series Read Aloud to Me. Join us as experienced volunteers give life to picture books, chapter books and short stories.
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Young Adult Zoom Hangout

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 on the second Tuesday of every month from 8 to 9 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration. 
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Virtual Music for Kids – Tuesday Session

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 Tuesday, August 16 &  23 from 2 to 3 p.m. Pacific Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.
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Writing with Feeling: Braille Writers' Retreat (ages 6-19)

Unleash your creativity with other young writers at CNIB Lake Joe’s first ever Braille writers’ retreat.
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TD Summer Reading Club

The TD Summer Reading Club is Canada’s biggest, bilingual summer reading program for kids of all ages, interests and abilities. This free Club is offered at more than 2,000 public libraries across Canada, as well as online. The Club celebrates Canadian authors, illustrators and stories, and inspires kids to explore the fun of reading their way. This is key to building a lifelong love of reading.
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Ontario Parents of Visually Impaired Children (OPVIC)

OPVIC (formally VIEWS) is a volunteer organization of parents of visually impaired children/youth focused on empowering families and advocating for our kids in Ontario. OPVIC is a friendly and supportive organization of parents, family members and guardians of children with any amount of vision loss.