Why Your Support Matters

Joey smilingThere are estimated to be over 500,000 Canadians living with blindness or a serious loss of sight today, and that number is growing all the time. For many, adjusting to life with vision loss is a frightening, overwhelming experience with challenges at every turn.

The need for help

Because of our aging population, more Canadians are losing their vision today than ever before. But sadly, that doesn’t mean the support available to help them is keeping up with the demand.

In fact, CNIB is the only place many Canadians have to turn to for help when they experience a serious loss of vision. And as a charity receiving less than 35 per cent of its funding from the government, we rely on your support to continue to be there for all those who need us.

The need for change

In addition to supporting Canadians who are blind or partially sighted, we’re also working to stop a very serious problem that affects all Canadians: our national vision loss crisis.

Due mainly to our country’s lack of awareness about eye health, one in seven Canadians will develop a serious eye disease – and we’re on the verge of a vision loss epidemic.

The need for your support is more urgent than ever.

Your support makes it possible

Your donations enable CNIB to empower people who are blind or partially sighted with the skills, confidence and opportunities to live life to the fullest – through personalized rehabilitation services delivered right in their own homes, communities or local CNIB offices.

Because of your support, we’re also able to raise our voices in unison for the future of vision health – lobbying government to create a national vision health plan that will help reduce as many Canadians as possible from losing their sight and ensure every Canadian has the support they need if they ever experience a loss of vision.

Thanks to donors like you, we also hold vital public education campaigns to teach Canadians the simple steps to help prevent eye disease, and we fund world-class medical research designed to explore causes of vision loss, potential cures, treatments, how our eyes work and what we need to do to maintain our vision.

Every day we make strides towards eliminating avoidable sight loss and ensuring every Canadian has the support they need to live independently without sight. But our work is far from done – and we still need your help.