We support these Lions Projects that are organized by Lions Clubs.
We support Lions Clubs Camp Kirk, and the Lions Clubs Camp Kirk Foundation. The Camp, owned by the Lions and Lioness of District A-16, is located in Kirkfield, and is operated yearly by the Friends of the Learning Disabled, a non-profit organization that staffs and runs the camp. Children who have attended this camp have gone on to better themselves , and conquer their disabilities, because of the skills and the opportunity to interact, that they have learned at Lions Clubs Camp Kirk.
Passionate about Positive Youth Development, adept at connecting champions of Positive Youth Development, and skilled at facilitating capacity building.
We collect used eyeglasses for our Eyeglass Recycling project.
Once collected, these eyeglasses are sent to the Lions Canadian Eyeglass Recycling Center, in Calgary, where the prescription is determined, and they are distributed all over the World, for those in need.
Lions Foundation of Canada Dog Guides
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. Since then the Foundation has grown to include additional Dog Guide programs:
Hearing, Service, Seizure Response, Autism Assistance, Diabetic Alert and newly introduced, Facility Support.
Lions Foundation of Canada's mission is to assist Canadians with a medical or physical disability by providing them Dog Guides at no cost. To do this, the Foundation operates Dog Guides Canada, a preeminent national training school and charity that assists individuals with disabilities through specialized Dog Guide programs. These Dog Guides are provided at no cost to eligible Canadians from coast to coast despite costing $25,000 to train and place. The Foundation relies on donations from individuals, service clubs, foundations and corporations and does not receive any government funding.
Now the largest school of its kind in Canada, Lions Foundation of Canada Dog Guides is located in Oakville and has a breeding and training facility in Breslau.