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Service Description

Offers virtual and in-person summer programs for Canadian youth experiencing sight loss. Includes workshops and challenges to help develop pre-employment, leadership, independence and social skills. Opportunities are based on grade level categories. Visit the website for current program descriptions.

  • Primary Explorers (grades 4-6)
    • This one-week virtual camp is about becoming aware of the world of work and how it relates to us at a very early age. Addresses basic questions like What is a job? What sorts of jobs do our family members have? Why is work important? Attendees will learn how to perform their own research through casual conversation with family and community acquaintances. 
  • Junior Explorers (grades 7-8)
    • Participants will explore their skills and strengths, hear from successful visually impaired community members about their careers, and learn about best practices for academic success.  Participants begin to build foundations for this important transition and plant the seeds for early career recognition and exploration.
  • Young Achievers (grades 9-10)
    • This bridging program to the flagship SCORE Scholars program helps participants build fundamental analytical and goal setting skills. Early volunteer, summer and part time jobs are discussed in relationship to long term school and career aspirations. Special guest speakers who experience vision loss and are leaders in their field will provide personal stories for inspiration.
  • SCORE Scholars (grades 11, 12 & first year of post-secondary)
    • An all-expenses-paid opportunity that provides an edge in one’s academic and job-seeking goals. SCORE Scholars programming helps participants build essential leadership, independence, pre-employment, and social skills. Participants will explore the city of Toronto by visiting restaurants and local attractions. 

Eligibility


SCORE
- Be a Canadian student (or recent graduate) in grades 10-12, or first year of post-secondary.
- Have strong orientation & mobility skills and independent living skills.
- Be interested in experiential learning activities and developing leadership skills.
- Be determined to work on personal independence and problem-solving skills.
- Have a demonstrated interest in putting personal strengths to use for the betterment of peers, family, and community.
- Be committed to participating in all program activities.

Application Process

Visit website for application form.

Documents Required

SCORE
Application Form, resume (if you have), letter of recommendation from an endorser. (This should be someone who knows you well, like a CNIB staff member, teacher, workplace/volunteer supervisor or youth group leader), and a 750-word essay introducing yourself and discussing how you’ll benefit from attending the SCORE Scholars Program.

Fees

Contact for details.

Regina: 306-525-2571

Saskatoon: 306-374-4545

Toll-Free: 1-800-563-2642

Service Website

www.cnib.ca/en/cnib-learning-academy?region=sk

Facebook

www.facebook.com/myCNIB/

Twitter

www.twitter.com/CNIB

Instagram

www.instagram.com/cnibfoundation/

Email

info@cnib.ca

Coverage Area

Saskatchewan

Languages Offered

English

CNIB – Saskatoon

Address

1149 8 Street East
Saskatoon SK  S7H 0S3

Get Directions

8th Street East, closest controlled intersection is 8th Street East and Clarence Avenue

Location Info

Hours of Operation

Monday - Friday
8:30 am - 12:00 pm (noon), 1:00 - 4:30 pm

Accessibility

Wheelchair access - front doors Wheelchair access - washroom

Fax: 306-955-6224

Toll-Free: 1-800-563-2642

Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 7:30 pm Eastern.

Business Line: 306-374-4545

Website

www.cnib.ca

Email

saskatchewan@cnib.ca

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