Dog Guides was originally founded as Canine Vision Canada by Lions Clubs as Lions Foundation of Canada in 1985 to help people who are visually impaired. Since then the program has expanded to include Dog Guides for Hearing Ear Service, Seizure Response, Autism Assistance and Diabetic Alert.
The mission of Lions Foundation in Canada is to assist Canadians with a medical or physical disability by providing them with a Dog Guide at no extra cost. The Foundation operates a training school and charity called Dog Guides Canada that assists individuals with disabilities with specialized programs. Training and placing the Dog Guides costs $25,000. The foundation does not receive government funding for this program but receives donations from individuals, service clubs, foundations and corporations.
We support the Lions Foundation of Canada, by collecting Change for Canines, in support of the purchase of Dog Guides. The Lions Foundation of Canada provide Dog Guides, transportation, training, accommodation, and support to clients who are blind, deaf, who suffer seizures, or who have other special needs, as well as Children between the ages of 7 and 14, who are Autistic.
Please visit the Lions Foundation of Canada Website for further information.