Who we are
Fighting Blindness Canada (FBC) is the largest charitable funder of vision research in Canada.
Over our 49-year history, FBC has contributed critical funding for the development of sight-saving treatments and cures for blinding eye diseases. By raising and stewarding funds, FBC is helping drive forward research that supports our goal of understanding why vision loss occurs, how it can be slowed and how sight can be restored.
We are an invaluable resource for individuals and families impacted by blindness, providing accurate eye health information through our website and educational events, as well as engaging with government and other stakeholders to advance better vision health policies.
Fighting Blindness Canada (FBC) has been leading the fight against blindness since 1974, when we first received charitable status as the Retinitis Pigmentosa Foundation of Canada. In 2000, we became the Foundation Fighting Blindness and expanded our mission beyond rare inherited retinal diseases, such as retinitis pigmentosa, to include age-related macular degeneration.
Our long-term focus on funding vision research steadily demonstrated that a discovery about one disease often reveals important insights about another. These meaningful interconnections inspired the expansion of our mission to include all blinding eye diseases. To communicate this expansion, we became Fighting Blindness Canada (FBC) in 2019.
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