Specsavers announces that it has become a Participating Gold Sponsor of the Canadian Council of the Blind (CCB), whose mission is to improve the quality of life of people who are blind, deaf-blind or living with low vision through efforts that support individuals and communities.
The Canadian Council of the Blind (CCB) is a membership-based not-for-profit organization that brings together Canadians who are blind, deaf-blind or living with vision loss through chapters within their own local communities to share common interests and social activities.
The CCB was founded in 1944 by blind Canadian war veterans and schools of the blind. The national office is located in Ottawa with over 80 chapters across Canada. The CCB is the largest membership based organization for the blind in Canada and is known as the Voice of the Blind™
“We at Specsavers are delighted to partner with the Canadian Council of the Blind, an organization that shares our values, to support their important work, and encourage Canadians to take care of their eye health,” said Bill Moir, Managing Director of Specsavers Canada.
CCB’s objectives include promoting measures for the conservation of sight and the prevention of blindness for all. Specsavers shares this objective, as demonstrated by its standard of care for patients and the use of advanced technology.
“We are thrilled to announce support from Specsavers as we advocate for better quality of life for those with vision loss,” said Jim Tokos, National President of the Canadian Council of the Blind. “Over 1.2 million Canadians are blind, deaf-blind or partially sighted, and the number of Canadians living with vision loss is growing every day. It is necessary that our community has the support of organizations with shared values, who are at the forefront of eye care and share our commitment to conserve sight for all.”