The Council of Canadians with Disabilities are looking for 15 volunteers to partake in a research project to inform accessibility standards for heritage buildings under Federal jurisdiction in Canada. An honorarium will be provided to those who become part of the working group.
For further information and registration, please see the following document. Registration closes September 15, 2022.
“The primary goal of the survey, outlined in Assistive Devices Report, was the development of a rigorous and patient-centered evidence-base from which we made recommendations to ADP governing bodies that are informed, substantive, and reflective of the needs of Ontarians living with vision loss.”
Dr. Keith Gordon Ph.D. M.Sc. (Epid.) Principal Investigtor Senior Research Officer Canadian Council of the Blind
The CCB’s Toronto Visionaries Chapter hosted its annual Experience Expo Forum (presented both live and virtually) on Saturday, May 28 from 4:00 to 5:30 pm at the Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre, 750 Spadina Avenue (at Bloor West) in Toronto.
Topic: Best Practices, Informed Consent and Understanding Patient’s Rights. Compliance and side effects. Speakers: The Forum will feature a panel of experts. Dr. Chad Andrews, Director of Research and Policy, College of Optometrists of Ontario Sarah Shephard, Patient Advocate John Adams, Patient’s Rights Advocate Dr. Keith Gordon, Senior Research Officer, Canadian Council of the Blind DATE: Saturday, May 28, 2022
The Forum discussed the best practices – a patient’s right to informed consent and full disclosure for whatever the treatment, including all of the informed therapies, their side effects, dosage frequency, all options, and costs (which should never influence what a patient is prescribed) before a treatment decision is made.
This video is a recording of the Canadian Council of the Blind’s (CCB) Summit on The Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Eye Health in Canada held October 26, 2021. This project was spearheaded by the CCB in partnership with Fighting Blindness Canada (FBC) and key partners the Canadian Association of Optometrists (CAO) and the Canadian Ophthalmological Society (COS).
In this session a panel of experts share their perspectives on the addendum to the Cost of Vision Loss & Blindness in Canada report that specifically looks at the impact COVID has had on the blindness and vision loss community.
The Summit was proudly supported by our Presenting Sponsor Bausch + Lomb
About the Report In 2020 the Canadian Council of the Blind, partnering with Fighting Blindness Canada, and key stakeholders, the Canadian Association of Optometrists and the Canadian Ophthalmological Society, conducted a supplementary study to reveal the astounding impact COVID-19 has had on eye health in Canada. The Canadian Council of the Blind (CCB) engaged Deloitte Access Economics in December 2020 to provide a contemporary estimate of the annual social and economic cost of vision loss (VL) and blindness in Canada. In support of this report, the CCB partnered with Fighting Blindness Canada and key partners the Canadian Association of Optometrists and the Canadian Ophthalmological Society. The full report on the Cost of Vision Loss and Blindness in Canada using 2019 data was completed in May 2021. During the completion of that earlier document, it became apparent that the COVID-19 pandemic was having a major impact on the findings of the study. It was therefore decided to conduct a supplementary study on the impact of the pandemic in 2020 on the prevalence and cost of VL. The findings of that study are presented as an addendum to the original report. The estimated costs in the report reflect the impact of COVID-19 from March to December of 2020, highlighting aggregated, pan-Canadian effects
About the Canadian Council of the Blind (CCB) The Canadian Council of the BlindIs the Voice of the Blind™ in Canada, a membership-based charity that brings together Canadians who are living with vision loss, the blind, deaf-blind and the partially sighted. Advocating for its members, the CCB works to promote a sense of purpose and self-esteem along with an enhanced quality of life. Based on belief in ABILITY, not disability Canadian Council of the Blind (CCB) is a vibrant network of active members across Canada. Each chapter is unique to its geographic area and engages in a variety of social and recreational activities based on the interests of their local members. Visit www.ccbnational.net or call 1-877-304-0968 for more information.
Over 1.2 million Canadians are blind, deaf-blind, or partially sighted, and the number of Canadians living with vision loss (VL) is growing everyday. This has profound implications for individuals communities, the economy, and our healthcare system. The Cost of Vision Loss and Blindness in Canada, is a new report that provides an up-to-date assessment of the prevalence and cost of vision.
The growing VL crisis affects all Canadians and will continue to do so. The report outlines the financial impact vision loss has on individual, Canadian families, and our health system. This is an urgent crisis, and with the findings of this report, it is clear that a National Vision Health Plan is needed to provide access to eye exams, therapies, prevention measures and funding for ongoing research.
The Cost of Vision Loss and Blindness in Canada is a joint initiative of the Canadian Council of the Blind (CCB), Fighting Blindness Canada (FBC), the Canadian Association of Optometrists (CAO), and the Canadian Ophthalmological Society (COS).
Cost of Vision Loss & Blindness Summit Wednesday, May 26, 2021, 2 – 3:45 pm ET
In 2009 a study was undertaken to uncover the cost of vision loss in Canada. In the past ten years, much has changed in vision care in Canada. This year, the Canadian Council of the Blind and Fighting Blindness Canada (FBC) have partnered on a landmark study to evaluate how the cost of vision loss and blindness has changed. Join us to learn about the results of the report and hear perspectives of this data from optometry, ophthalmology and patient advocates.
Featured speakers: Dr. Keith Gordon, Senior Researcher, Canadian Council of the Blind Dr. Michael Nelson, President of the Canadian Association of Optometrists Dr. Colin Mann, President of the Canadian Ophthalmology Society Louise Gillis, President of the Canadian Council of the Blind Doug Earle, President & CEO of Fighting Blindness Canada