Lions Clubs Make a Lasting Impact

Lions Clubs across Canada are important supporters, fundraisers and promoters of Dog Guides. Your efforts help us to continue to provide Dog Guides at no cost to Canadians living with disabilities.

Behind Dog Guides from the Start

First Canine Vision graduate from the foundation

In the early 1980’s Lions Clubs across Canada sought to develop a national project to reflect their service to Canadians with visual impairments. The result was Lions Foundation of Canada and its founding program, Canine Vision Canada, which was established in 1985. Now we offer Dog Guides in seven different programs.

Lions Clubs across Canada contribute as much as 20% of the foundation’s annual revenue. With no government funding, and each Dog Guide costing $35,000 to breed, raise, train and match, this support is critical.

Pet Valu Walk for Dog Guides

Serving Your Community

Almost 85% of the Pet Valu Walk for Dog Guides are run by Lions Clubs across Canada! Your support of the Walk is critical to raise awareness and funds year-round. You can also volunteer and support the foundation in a number of other ways.

Volunteer Register for a Walk

“Vesper has made every single day of my life easier since we met. She catches my lows earlier than my technology does, and in doing so saves me from days of rollercoaster blood sugars. She makes exploring the world more fun and less worrisome.”

Ellen & Vesper

Toronto, ON