Art is Her Best Friend

Yvonne is living her dream. She is an artist, dedicated to raising awareness and funds for vision research.

Become a Community Fundraiser

Community events are a fun way for you to join the fight against blindness and fund sight saving research. Host a fundraiser in your community today!

Out-pacing vision loss

Cycle for Sight founder and co-chair, Michael Ovens, will cycle any distance or run any length to help support sight-saving research.

Meet Molly Burke, FFB Youth Ambassador

Youth Ambassador

Molly Burke is a youth ambassador for the Foundation Fighting Blindness, educating the public about living with blindness while delivering a message of hope to those living with vision impairment.

Meet Norma Bastidas, mom on a mission

Mom on a Mission

Norma is the second person in history to run 7 of the planet's most unforgiving environments on 7 continents in 1 year in support of vision research. Read her about incredible journey.

Meet Dale Turner, proof that research does work

Miracles do happen

Dale Turner is the first Canadian to receive an experimental treatment and have some sight restored by gene therapy. Dale is proof that investing in research works.

Officers and Directors

The Board of Directors is a group of volunteers committed to the Foundation's mission to find a cure for retinitis pigmentosa, macular degeneration and related diseases of the retina. The Board has representatives from the corporate and medical worlds, as well as individuals affected by vision loss.

Executive Committee & Officers

Andrew Burke, Chair, Board of Directors

Partner, Stewart McKelvey
Halifax, Nova Scotia
 

John Breen, Vice-Chair

Senior Executive Investment Officer, Sanabil Al-Saudia Investments
 

Rahn Dodick, Treasurer

President, Dodick & Associates Inc.
Toronto, Ontario
 

Malcolm Hunter, Corporate Secretary

President & Chief Operating Officer, Fred Deeley Imports/Harley Davidson Canada
Vancouver, British Columbia
 

Joe Grech, Executive Officer

Senior Vice President, TELUS Communications Inc.
Vancouver, British Columbia
 

Catherine Tillmann, Executive Officer

Director of Brand Image, Corporate Marketing (Retired), Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts
Toronto, Ontario
 

Donna Green, Past Chair, Board of Directors

Principal, Greenrock Investments
Chief Executive Officer, Glittering Investments Limited
Toronto, Ontario

 

Directors

Michel Cayouette, Ph.D.

Research Unit Director, Institut de recherches cliniques de Montreal (IRCM)
Research Associate Professor, University of Montreal
Montreal, Quebec
 

David Drury

General Manager, IBM Canada Ltd.
Toronto, Ontario
 

Sherif El-Defrawy, M.D., Ph.D., FRCSC

Chief of Ophthalmology, University of Toronto
Toronto, Ontario
 

Peter Farmer

Toronto, Ontario
 

Kevin Gregory-Evans, MD, Ph.D, FRCSC

Professor, Department of Ophthamology and Visual Sciences, University of British Columbia
Ophthamologist, Vancouver General Hospital
Vancouver, British Columbia
 

Jane Humphreys

Toronto, Ontario
 

Malcolm Hunter

President & Chief Operating Officer, Fred Deeley Imports/Harley Davidson Canada
Vancouver, British Columbia
 

Peter J. Kertes, MD, FRCSC

Vitreoretinal Surgeon, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Hospital for Sick Children
Toronto, Ontario
 

Gary Mandel

President, CEO, Independent Financial Concepts Group Ltd.
Toronto, Ontario
 

Michael Ovens

Process Analyst, Change Management, Bank of Montreal
Toronto, Ontario
 

Lorna L. Rosenstein

General Manager (Retired), Lotus Canada
Toronto, Ontario
 

Raymond M. Stein, MD, FRCSC

Medical Director, Bochner Eye Institute
Toronto, Ontario 
 

David D. Sweeny

Director, RBC Capital Markets
Toronto, Ontario


Deborah Tennant

Toronto, Ontario
 

Sharon M. Colle, Ex-Officio

President and CEO, Foundation Fighting Blindness
Toronto, Ontario
 

Patron

His Excellency the Right Honourable

David Johnston 

C.C., C.M.M., C.O.M., C.D.
Govenor General of Canada

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