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Peer Support Programs

It's not unusual to feel depressed, angry or alone when you experience a loss of sight. There will probably be times when you wish you had someone to help you work through these feelings. If you're struggling to overcome the emotional challenges of sight loss, we're here for you. Peer Support groups give you the opportunity to connect with others who are living with sight loss.

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Happy Holiday Peer Get Together

Join Ashley Nemeth for a Christmas social! As many are going to be spending Christmas at home, we will be hosting a Christmas Eve get-together for those who are interested. Join us for some great conversation and social hour.  This group meets via Zoom web conference on December 24 from 2 to 3 p.m. Central Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.
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Happy Holidays Zoom Hang Out

Join Ashley Nemeth for a get together over Christmas break! As Christmas break may look a little different this year, let's stay connected and enjoy each other's company.  This group meets via Zoom web conference on December 29 from 2 to 3 p.m. Central Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.
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Richmond Hill VIP: Meet up Group

Understanding, support, mentorship and advice when you need it most. Struggling with the emotional challenges of sight loss? We're here for you. This peer support group runs via Zoom web conference on the first Thursday of the month from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.
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Parenting With Sight Loss Group

A support group for blind/partially sighted parents.  From infancy to adulthood - blind mothers and fathers can learn, explore, and share their triumphs, challenges, tips and stories among peers in a supportive environment. The group meets twice monthly in order to accommodate busy schedules. This group runs via Zoom web conference on the second Wednesday of the month from 7 to 8 p.m. Eastern Time. and the last Saturday of the month from 2 to 3 p.m. Call in information will be given upon registration.
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Guide Dog Handlers Chat Group

This is a safe and supportive place for guide dog handlers from across the country to get together and chat. Share the joys and challenges of being a guide dog handler as well as tips to keep our guide dogs happy and engaged. This group runs via Zoom web conference on Friday, November 13 & 27 from 1-2 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.
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Black Voices United

Community members and CNIB staff who identify as Black are welcome to participate. We'll discuss current anti-Black racism, occurrences, and historical generational trauma by sharing stories, discuss solutions and participating in empowering and healing programs under the Diversity Strategy. This group meets via Zoom web conference on the last Wednesday of every month from 6 to 8 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.
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Guide Dog Peer Group (Ontario)

Join other guide dog handlers to talk about social/advocacy issues. This group meets via teleconference biweekly on Wednesday, November 11 & 25 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Call-in information will be given upon registration. 
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Life Coaching: Love, Dating and Relationships

Be part of this engaging life coaching series on love, dating and relationships. This series will be held on the fourth Thursday of each month, for six months. This program runs via Zoom conference or teleconference on the fourth Thursday of the month from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Central Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.
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CNIB LGBTQ2S+ Social Group

Interested in meeting other members of the LGBTQ2S+ community who are also blind or partially sighted? CNIB is launching a new program (for adults 18+) to connect with other LGBTQ2S+ participants across the country! The group will meet monthly to share common experiences, support one another, and discuss topics chosen by the group. This group meets via Zoom web conference on the fourth Thursday of the month from 2 to 3 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.
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Guide Dog Handler Group

Join other guide dog handlers and individuals who are interested in getting a guided dog for support and learning. This group meets via Zoom web conference on the third Tuesday of the month from 7 to 8 p.m. Central Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.