Lions Foundation of Canada Dog Guides and its founding program, Canine Vision Canada, was established in 1983. It’s the largest school of its kind in Canada with its training school in Oakville and breeding facility in Breslau.
To assist Canadians with a medical or physical disability by providing Dog Guides at no cost.
With no government funding, we rely on the support of fundraising events and donations from service clubs, corporations, foundations and individuals.
Lions Foundation of Canada Dog Guides operates under the highest standards.
Lions Foundation of Canada is a founding member of the Canadian Association of Guide & Assistance Dog Schools and an accredited member of International Guide Dog Federation and Assistance Dogs International.
Lions Foundation of Canada is recognized as a member of Imagine Canada’s Standards of Excellence program, a charitable organization that meets the highest standards for accountability and openness in its fundraising practices and policies.
Participants can win an estimated grand prize of $100,000 with all proceeds going towards the breeding, training and placement of four Dog Guide teams! Winner will be picked April 1st, 2021. In addition to the grand prize, there will be two early bird prizes of $500 each!
Tickets will be $20 each or 3 for $50 and can be purchased online come February 1, 2021 at www.dogguides5050.ca
*Please Note: Tickets available to Ontario residents only. You must also be 18 years or older to purchase a ticket for the Dog Guides 50/50 raffle.
On May 31st the first ever Pet Valu Virtual Walk for Dog Guides took place in a physically distant manner.
Join thousands of others virtually as we support the Pet Valu Virtual Walk for Dog Guides. Every dollar raised through the virtual walk will support Lions Foundation of Canada Dog Guides and its mission to assist Canadians with a medical or physical disability by providing them Dog Guides at no cost.
How you can help
- Participate in the fundraiser opportunities
- Become a monthly donor
- ‘Adopt’ a puppy
- Sponsor a Dog Guide team
- Visit our Wish List
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HOW DOG GUIDES HELP PEOPLE
Dog Guides are trained to assist Canadians with a wide range of disabilities. There are SEVEN programs that prepare dogs to offer their handlers greater independence, mobility and safety.
Provide safety, companionship and love to help children and their families gain more independence and social interaction.
Dogs trained for professional agencies provide comfort to victims or witnesses of a crime or sudden tragedy.
Assist people who are deaf or hard of hearing by providing an increased sense of security through alerting and/or leading handlers to important sounds.
Help create an increased sense of mobility for handlers who are blind or visually impaired.
Recognize and react to the onset of frequent seizures to help their handlers feel secure.
Increase independence of handlers with physical and medical disabilities (open and close doors, retrieve dropped items, etc).
When they detect sudden drops in their handler’s blood sugar, they alert them, retrieve the diabetic kit and food and provide comfort after an episode.
● Foster a Puppy
● ‘Adopt’ a Puppy
● Sponsor a Dog Guide team
● Corporate Giving
● Become a Corporate Partner
● Host a Fundraiser
● Leave a Legacy
● Memorial Donations
Single or monthly donations accepted.
Did you know that Dog Guides has a Wish List? Dog Guides Canada is a national charity that receives zero government funding, so they’re always looking for specific items for Dog Guides in training, their clients and for the facilities. If you’d like to donate items to the foundation, please view their wish list.
Canine Vision Dog Guide Program
Martin & Yager – Toronto, Ontario
Canine Vision Dog Guides like Yager are trained to help their handlers navigate daily routes and provide them a safe means of moving about freely in their community and beyond.
Diabetic Alert Dog Guide Program
Brooke and Jade & Nettle –Cambridge, Ontario
Nettle was one of the very first diabetic alert dogs trained in Canada. Her sensitive nose continually saves Brooke and Jade from the potentially life-threatening effects of Type 1 diabetes. The 12-year-old twins are both hypoglycemic-unaware, which means the usual signs of low blood sugar are absent.
Lions Foundation of Canada Dog Guides Volunteers Collaboratively Donated
HOW VOLUNTEERS HELP
FOSTER DOG GUIDES
Provide Love, Socialization
and Basic Training in a Safe,
FACILITATE DOG GUIDES IN TRAINING
Walk and Play with Dogs,
Groom Dogs or Assist
Instructors During Training
Participate in / Organize Events
or Offer Administrative Assistance