CNIB is honoured to share that The Birks Family Foundation has generously sponsored two future guide dogs named Birks and Drummy. Birks is a male yellow Labrador Retriever while Drummy is a male black Labrador Retriever. They are brothers who were born on May 9, 2022 in Australia and are now being raised in Calgary before they begin their formal training at the CNIB Canine Campus in Carleton Place, Ont.
This generous gift from The Birks Family Foundation will help CNIB get one step closer to our goal of training 150 dogs each year in an effort to meet the growing demand for guide dogs in Canada. With the help of our donors, CNIB covers all costs of the dogs from puppyhood to retirement so handlers never have to pay a cent.
Thank you to The Birks Family Foundation for providing this transformational support to our sight loss community. We couldn’t change what it means to be blind without the support of generous donors like you.