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Meet Samantha Moore: Adventurer, Artist, and Co-Chair of the 2019 National Young Leaders Program

This is a guest post written by Samantha Moore, a recent addition to the FBC head office! As Coordinator of the National Young Leaders Program, Sam works part-time with FBC’s Research and…

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Young Leaders
National Young Leaders Program Announces Continuation of Support from RBC Future Launch

Launched in 2015, the National Young Leaders Program provides young people living with vision loss the resources they need to build professional networks and advance their careers. It’s an initiative that requires…

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National Young Leaders Advocate Profiled by CIBC

To celebrate the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, CIBC recently featured a number of community leaders as part of its “One for Change” campaign, highlighting the tremendous impact people have when…

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Young Leaders
Meet the 2019 Co-chairs for Young Leaders

Launched in 2015 by Fighting Blindness Canada (FBC), the National Young Leaders Program saw a lot of growth in 2018. Designed to provide Canadian youth living with vision loss and blindness with…

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National Young Leaders: a report on the 2018 Summit

“My perception of leadership has changed. I believe that leadership is not just about being a leader for yourself, but for your team and for what you stand for.” – 2018 Young…

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Top 10: Vision Quest 2016

“Discover Your Path” was the theme of FBC’s Vision Quest educational events in 2016. We visited four Canadian cities, hosted seven different events, and got to meet more than 750 attendees, clinicians,…

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Apr 25, 2019

A Message from the President and CEO For 45 years, the Foundation Fighting Blindness has raised and directed critical funding into sight-saving research for blinding eye diseases. From our earliest days as…

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Stem Cells
May 23, 2019

In light of a recent article published by the Globe and Mail regarding the potential correlation between Avastin injections and increased glaucoma rates specifically in British Columbia, Fighting Blindness Canada is republishing…

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May 15, 2019

We are letting our community know about a patient experience study being conducted by Medicys Ltd., a medical research company that is looking for people with a confirmed diagnosis of Usher syndrome…

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May 14, 2019

On May 28, 2019, Dr. Chad Andrews, Senior Manager of Research and Education at Fighting Blindness Canada, will be taking part in Dispelling Myths Surrounding the Vision of Older People, an interdisciplinary…

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