CNIB is a registered charity. Passionately providing community-based support, knowledge, and a national voice to ensure that Canadians who are blind or partially sighted have the confidence, skills and opportunities to fully participate in life.

To do that, our dedicated specialists work with people of all ages in their own homes, communities, or local CNIB offices by providing the personalized rehabilitation support they need in order to see beyond the vision loss. This can help them build their independence and allow them to lead the lives they want.

In addition to our community-based services, we also work hand in hand with Canadians who are blind or partially sighted in order to advocate for a barrier-free society. We strive to eliminate avoidable sight loss with world-class research and by promoting the importance of vision health through public education.


ONE DROP—an initiative by Guy Laliberté, Founder of Cirque du Soleil—is a non-governmental organization (NGO) that was founded on October 29, 2007, in Montreal, Canada.

In Canada, ONE DROP is a charitable organization that develops integrated, innovative projects with an international scope, in which water plays a central role as a creative force in generating positive, sustainable effects for local and foreign populations and in the fight against poverty. More specifically, ONE DROP Canada, in cooperation with partner Oxfam and others, develops access to water and sanitation projects in countries where access to this vital resource is lacking. In addition, ONE DROP is involved in raising awareness among individuals and communities in water-related issues to convince them to mobilize for universal access to water and urge them to adopt sound habits for managing this precious resource for future generations. In closing, ONE DROP Canada is also involved in fundraising—a crucial activity if it is to realize its dream of water for all, today and tomorrow. To this end, the partners of ONE DROP have joined forces with the organization for pursuing this objective.


CAN Fund is a not-for-profit organization devoted solely to raising funds and awareness of our Canadian athletes. We have created a vehicle that connects Canadians directly to our athlete’s journey and success. CAN Fund is the only organization in Canada that allows those donating to find out the names of the athletes they have directly supported and to receive a tax receipt for their efforts. This provides athletes with the opportunity to focus on success instead of focusing on unnecessary financial hurdles. Donations go directly to Canadian athletes so they can afford proper nutrition, better equipment, coaching, travel to competitions and training camps, and basic living expenses. To learn more visit


In 2002, recognizing the rich diversity of our community and the value that each culture places on good health, the Foundation initiated Community Roundtable meetings to engage and encourage support of Trillium Health Centre.

The South Asian community proposed a partnership with the Foundation: to host a Diwali fundraiser in celebration of the annual "Festival of Lights". The first Diwali event attracted 600 guests and raised over $108,700.

Since that time, Trillium Diwali has raised over $4.86 million for critical projects at Trillium Health Centre! Remarkably, the Trillium Diwali event is the first and largest of its kind in North America.

The Foundation is deeply grateful to the South Asian community for its outstanding contribution to Trillium through Trillium Diwali. We especially appreciate former Trillium Diwali Chairs and committee members who have played a key role in shaping the event into what has become a must-attend signature gala in the GTA.


On April 24, 2013, Toronto’s Deputy Police Chief Michael Federico, Sta Sergeant Chris Boddy, local police ocers, and Susanne Morphet from the Canadian Cancer Society joined several Miss Universe Canada contestants at Paramount Fine Foods for The Bald and The Beautiful fundraising event in support of Cops for Cancer.

Hosted by Mohamad Fakih (President and CEO of Paramount Fine Foods) and organized by Kash Khan (President of Buzz PR), this event raised a total of $15,000 in order to top o the recently raised amount of $85,000 to a six-gure amount.

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Started in the early 1960s as the National SIDS Foundation, the organization’s primary focus was to support families who had experienced the death of a baby from Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). Through the foundation, grassroots advocacy efforts were successful at securing the first national funding available specifically for SIDS research.

Most recently, First Candle was one of six prestigious organizations formally invited to collaborate on the NICHD’s Safe to Sleep campaign launched in August, 2012. This campaign goes beyond Back to Sleep in providing risk reduction strategies to parents and caregivers on ways to prevent SIDS, suffocation and other sleep -related causes of death.
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