CNIB Honour Roll

Celebrating our extraordinary supporters throughout history

The CNIB Honour Roll recognizes those exceptional individuals who have generously given their time, expertise and enthusiasm to CNIB since our founding in 1918. Their support has been central to the organization's success and impact over our long history, helping to shape an effective CNIB and a more inclusive Canada.

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Arthur Napier Magill Distinguished Service Award winners

In 1976, CNIB established the Arthur Napier Magill Distinguished Service Award as a tribute toArthur Magill, who dedicated his long and distinguished career to improving the lives of Canadians who are deafblind or living with vision loss.

  • 2015 Gerry Chevalier, Alberta
  • 2014 Margaret Thomson, Newfoundland and Labrador
  • 2013 2013 Frances Cutler, Ontario
  • 2012 Steve Arshinoff and the CNIB Eye Van Team, Ontario
  • 2012 Lily Walls (Special Lifetime Achievement), British Columbia
  • 2010 Eugene Lechelt, British Columbia
  • 2009 Donald Farrell, New Brunswick
  • 2008 Gary Homer, Alberta
  • 2007 Robert (Bob) Tate, Nova Scotia
  • 2006 Glynn Spelliscy, British Columbia
  • 2005 W.R. (Bob) Waugh, Ontario
  • 2004 Frank Verge, Newfoundland and Labrador
  • 2003 Graham Stoodley, Ontario
  • 2003 Denis White, Ontario
  • 2002 Jean Paul Losier, New Brunswick
  • 2001 Ben Hochhausen, Alberta
  • 2000 Jean Henri Picard, Quebec
  • 1999 Walter & Phyllis Gretzky, Ontario
  • 1998 Tim Sheeres, Ontario
  • 1997 Donald D. Ross, Manitoba
  • 1996 Marion Davey, Ontario
  • 1995 Owen Dolan, British Columbia
  • 1994 Harold Hatheway, New Brunswick
  • 1993 Dayton Forman, National/Library
  • 1992 Darleen Bogart, National/Library
  • 1991 R.W. Smith, Manitoba
  • 1990 Boyd McFetridge, Alberta
  • 1989 Peggy Thompson, Nova Scotia
  • 1988 Alfred J. Elliot, British Columbia
  • 1987 Georgette Cantin, Quebec
  • 1986 Joseph Bembridge, Saskatchewan
  • 1985 Dudley Mendels, Quebec
  • 1984 Mr. & Mrs. Elder, Alberta
  • 1983 Jean Parker, Ontario
  • 1982 Davis S. Lloyd, Ontario
  • 1981 Ralph Misener, Ontario
  • 1980 Muriel Howell, Newfoundland and Labrador
  • 1979 Alex Saunders, Ontario
  • 1978 Sadie Bending, Ontario
  • 1977 Johnstone A. Weber, Alberta
  • 1976 Marjorie McGuffin Wood, British Columbia

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Honorary members

In recognition of their exemplary expertise, philanthropy and service. these outstanding individuals were appointed by the National Board of Directors as honorary members of CNIB.

  • Jean-Paul Losier, New Brunswick
  • Barbara Aldous, Manitoba
  • Walter Gretzky, Ontario
  • Rick Andrews, Ontario
  • Charles Randolf Bell, Newfoundland and Labrador
  • Frank Clegg, Ontario
  • J. N. Martin, Saskatchewan
  • Harry H. Dahlem, Saskatchewan
  • Norm Stewart Watson, Ontario
  • Lawrence B. Switzer, Saskatchewan
  • Darleen Bogart, Ontario
  • E. (Ben) Hochhausen, Alberta
  • Robert Gene Griffith, Saskatchewan
  • Clinton Swanson, Saskatchewan
  • F. Ross Bearman, Saskatchewan
  • Gérald R. Tremblay, Quebec
  • Ronald J. Kruzeniski, Saskatchewan
  • R. A. G. MacNab, Newfoundland and Labrador
  • Robert J. Flinn, Nova Scotia
  • Fred A. Walsh, Nova Scotia
  • Wayne Beaton, Prince Edward Island
  • John B Clements, Ontario
  • Marion N. J. Davey, Ontario
  • Iona V. Campagnolo, British Columbia
  • Donald H. Farrell, New Brunswick
  • Jacqueline St-Denis, Quebec
  • John Magill, Ontario
  • Lisette Gagnon, Quebec
  • Khalil Rehman, Saskatchewan
  • Antonina Boyko, Ontario
  • Allan Taylor, Ontario
  • Audrey Murphy, Ontario
  • Nancy Jean Wood, Ontario
  • W. Earle McLaughlin, Quebec
  • Robert S Tate, Nova Scotia
  • F. A. McKinnon, Saskatchewan
  • Don Suchla, British Columbia
  • R. Barry Graham, Ontario
  • William D. Heintzman, Ontario
  • Wolfe D. Goodman, Ontario
  • W. Robert Waugh, Ontario
  • Jack Carmichael, Saskatchewan
  • John J. Grossman, Saskatchewan
  • Walter J. Cripps, Saskatchewan
  • Hartland De M. Molson, Quebec
  • Jean Scott, British Columbia
  • Gerry St-Denis, Quebec
  • Jack D. Fraser, Saskatchewan
  • Barnett J. Danson, Ontario
  • Peggy Thompson, Nova Scotia
  • Robert G. Murray, Saskatchewan
  • Robert Madill, Ontario
  • Owen Dolan, British Columbia

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Past Board of Directors Chairs

CNIB is governed by a volunteer board of directors, led by the board Chair. These individuals come from across Canada and comprise representatives from corporate, medical and government sectors, as well as individuals affected by vision loss.

  • 2014-2016 John Matheson
  • 2011-2014 Jane Beaumont
  • 2007-2011 Al Jameson
  • 2003-2007 Richard (Dick) Hale-Sanders
  • 2000-2003 Frances Cutler
  • 1995-2000 Gary Homer
  • 1992-1995 Robert Waugh
  • 1987-1992 Tim Sheeres
  • 1982-1987 John Baker
  • 1979-1982 Richard (Dick) Smith
  • 1977-1979 David Stanley
  • 1973-1977 George Beck
  • 1966-1973 George Thompson
  • 1963-1965 Frank G.J. McDonagh
  • 1958-1963 Ralph S. Misener
  • 1954-1957 Lady Virginia Kemp
  • 1918-1954 Lewis Miller Wood
  • 1918 Charles Rae Dickson