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.