World Blind Union (WBU)

The World Blind Union (WBU) is the internationally recognized organization representing the 285 million blind and partially sighted persons in 190 member countries.  WBU brings together all the major national and international organizations of blind persons and those organizations providing services to the visually impaired to work on the issues affecting the quality of life for blind people.  WBU is divided into 6 regions, with each region having its own President and volunteer executive team to assist the needs of the local members.

The World Blind Union is a member of the Vision Alliance along with IAPB (International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness) and the ICEVI (International Council for Education of People with Visual Impairment).

CCB works alongside the WBU and others organizations work together as a coalition to advance the standards of people who are visually impaired and to educate others how to prevent blindness.

Canadian Council of the Blind is an active and committed member organization of the WBU North American/Caribbean Region, and hold two voting seats. These two CCB representatives attend twice yearly meetings to ensure the voice of the Canadian Council of the Blind membership is heard.

Canadian Council of the Blind WBU Representative & First Vice-President Jim Tokos.

Canadian Council of the Blind First Vice-President and WBU Representative, Jim Tokos.

Head Table , 2012 World Blind Union General Assembly.

Head Table , 2012 World Blind Union General Assembly.

Canadian Council of the Blind WBU Representatives, President Louise Gillis & First Vice-President Jim Tokos with Charles Mossop - President, North American/Caribbean Region WBU.

Canadian Council of the Blind WBU Representatives, President Louise Gillis & First Vice-President Jim Tokos with Charles Mossop – President, North American/Caribbean Region WBU.