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"You’ve helped me to feel validated as a human being with respect and support.  Thank you."

 -- A Guest, Homeless Connect Wellness Day 

The mission of the Vision Institute of Canada is to provide charitable clinical services to under-served communities and at-risk patient populations. The Vision Institute acts as a resource to health-care providers and social service agencies for patient care, education and research. Our programs are supported in part by OHIP payments and direct patient billing but the total cost of our programs exceeds those amounts. This FUNDING GAP is filled by generous donations from our optometric colleagues and corporate supporters.

Please make a donation to support our charitable clinical services so that we can continue to be a beacon of light to those who need our care.



The Board of Directors of the Vision Institute would like to acknowledge Optometry Giving Sight (OGS) for their $25,000 grant in support of our work.

The Board of Directors would like to express its gratitude to the following Vision Institute's 2020 donors: 
(from Ontario unless indicated otherwise)
CHAMPIONS: (3,500 +)
ALCON 2020 I Help Campaign
Anonymous 2020 I Help Campaign 
Bochner Eye Institute 2020 I Help Campaign 
Canadian Association of Optometrists
Ihnatowycz Family Foundation 2020 I Help Campaign 
Optometry Giving Sight Grant, AB,
AMBASSADORS: ($1000-3,499)
Dr. Mira Acs
Dr. Etty Bitton Kronish In memory of Dr. Catherine Chiarelli
Dr. Joe Chan In Memory of Dr. Peter Martinello
Dr. A. Paul Chris Homeless Connect
College of Optometrists of Ontario
Esther Lung 2020 I Help Campaign
Dr. Mary Turner
Ms. Barbara Watti-Fuller
 2020 I Help Campaign
PARTNERS: ($500-$999)
Christine & Lou Brisson, USA,  In Memory of Dr. Catherine Chiarelli
Dr. Barbara Caffery
Dr. Fred Campbell 
In memory of Dr. Catherine Chiarelli
CooperVision Canada Corp. 2020 I Help Campaign
Dr. Ronald Gall In memory of Dr. Catherine Chiarelli
Dr. Joe Hoja In memory of Dr. Catherine Chiarelli
Mr. Edward K. Jang In memory of Dr. Catherine Chiarelli
Dr. Susan E. Jany
Dr. Lindsay Kamachi 
In memory of Dr. Catherine Chiarelli
LASIK MD Vision 2020 I Help Campaign
Shirley McCartney 2020 IHelp Campaign
Dr. Murray McLeod 2020 I Help Campaign
Dr. Donna L. Milne 2020 I Help Campaign
TLC Laser Eye Centers 2020 I Help Campaign
ASSOCIATES: ($250-$499) 
Dr. Perry Amos
Dr. Curtis Bain
Dr. Sara Naomi Gladstone
Dr. Pat Hamilton 
In memory of Dr. Catherine Chiarelli
Dr. Ronald Krebs In memory of Dr. Catherine Chiarelli
Dr. Renis Lapienis 2020 I Help Campaign
Cheryl Letheren
Dr. Scott Mundle
Dr. Alan Nicholson,
BC , In memory of Dr. Catherine Chiarelli
Dr. Joshua Smith
Dr. Jon S.G. Walcott
Dr. Caroline Wong
William Yung

AFFILIATES: ($100-$249)
Anonymous 2020 I Help Campaign
Anonymous 2020 I Help Campaign
Anonymous 2020 I Help Campaign
Paul Bailey 2020 I Help Campaign
Laura Bast 
2020 I Help Campaign
Paul Baston 2020 I Help Campaign
Dr. Jenna Bender
Dr. Lucie Berthiaume
 In memory of Dr. Catherine Chiarelli
Dr. Dana L. Blakolmer
Dr. Karine Briand
Dr. Cheryl Cawker
 In memory of Dr. Catherine Chiarelli
Dr. Jack Diberardino
Dr. Greg D'orio
Dr. Robert Foiz
Dr. Lisa Fung
Ellen Gordon 
2020 I Help Campaign
John & Nancy Granda
 2020 I Help Campaign
Dr. Linda Hadalier
Dr. Patrick D. Hamilton
Paul Hansen 
2020 I Help Campaign
Cecile Hurst 2020 I Help Campaign
Dr. Karen Hyyrylainen
In memory of Dr. Catherine Chiarelli
Patricia Israel 2020 I Help Campaign
Dr. Saida Lalani In memory of Dr. Catherine Chiarelli
Dr. Lisa J. Lazarus
Dr. Jennifer Liao,
USA, 2020 I Help Campaign In memory of Dr. Catherine Chiarelli
Dr. Lawrence Mackinnon, NS, In memory of Dr. Catherine Chiarelli
Dr. Surinder Mahul
Dr. Rosemary Makaran
In memory of Dr. Catherine Chiarelli
Dr. Manley M. March In memory of Dr. Catherine Chiarelli
Dr. Maria Marconi 2020 I Help Campaign In memory of Dr. Catherine Chiarelli
Dr. Cynthia Markarian Bahoshy
Ellen Markin 2020 I Help Campaign
Jim & Jane Miller In memory of Dr. Peter Martinello
Dr. Carolynn Morland  In memory of Dr. Catherine Chiarelli
Dr. Danny Mus  
Dr. Louise Myshak
 In memory of Dr. Catherine Chiarelli
Paul Paoli (Optometry Prof. Corp.) In memory of Dr. Catherine Chiarelli
Dr. Michele Poitras-Horner 2020 I Help Campaign
Pre-Optometry Club McMaster University
Dr. Jo-Anne Purdy Monteiro
Dr. Martin Richmond
Dr. Elizabeth Rutyna
James Saigle
 2020 I Help Campaign
Joshua Smith 2020 I Help Campaign
Dr. Evelyn St George In memory of Dr. Catherine Chiarelli
Eric Stegelmeier 2020 I Help Campaign
Vera Suzar-Macintyre 2020 I Help Campaign In memory of Dr. Catherine Chiarelli
Dr. Kalpna Varshney
Ms. Barbara Whitney
In memory of Irene Whitney
Dr. Michael Zona
SUPPORTERS: (UNDER $100)
David Adams In memory of Dr. Peter Martinello
Anonymous
Anonymous 
2020 I Help Campaign
Anonymous
 2020 I Help Campaign
Anonymous 2020 I Help Campaign 
Anonymous 2020 I Help Campaign 
Anonymous 2020 I Help Campaign 
Anonymous 2020 I Help Campaign  
Arra Aravindhan 2020 I Help Campaign
Vilma Biswas 2020 I Help Campaign
Joe Boase 2020 I Help Campaign
Benjamin Chan 2020 I Help Campaign
Dr. Lianne F. Cousieau
Dr. Fung (Optometry Prof. Corp.)
 2020 I Help Campaign
Linda Ewen  2020 I Help Campaign In memory of Ken Ewen
Dr. Adriana Filippone
Dennis Frost, Dennis
 2020 I Help Campaign
Dr. Kara Harvey
David L. Hazlett
 2020 I Help Campaign
Dr. David A. Hicks
Kim Hume 
2020 I Help Campaign In memory of Dr. Catherine Chiarelli
Daniel Kalil 2020 I Help Campaign
Dr. Michael A. Kusnierczyk

Ly Lam 2020 I Help Campaign
Betty Leardi In memory of Dr. Peter Martinello
Cinthia Lee In memory of Dr. Catherine Chiarelli
Edwin Louie 2020 I Help Campaign In memory of Dr. Catherine Chiarelli
Mrs. Yolanda Main
Dr. Christopher Markham
Roshan Mathias
Rosemary McIntosh
 2020 I Help Campaign
Errol Paulicpulle 2020 I Help Campaign
Sybil Percy In memory of Dr. Peter Martinello
Beverly Petrie 2020 I Help Campaign
Sherry Pokol-Daniel
 In memory of Dr. Peter Martinello
Dr. Lisa Prokopich
Dr. Feng FQ Qui
Ceta Ramkhalawansingh 2020 I Help Campaign
Adria Rose
 2020 I Help Campaign
Russell Investments The Benevity Community Impact Fund
Angelika Schueler 2020 I Help Campaign
Ms. Margie Sumadh 2020 I Help Campaign
Lorna Sutherland In memory of Dr. Peter Martinello
Caroline Turek 2020 I Help Campaign
Perranut Visetsuth
Dr. Linda Voisin
Isabella Wai
 2020 I Help Campaign
Dr. Hafiz Walji In memory of Dr. Catherine Chiarelli
Neil Wood 2020 I Help Campaign
Frederick Woods 2020 I Help Campaign


TOTAL raised to date (November 2019 to September 25, 2020):  $86,014.90

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Vision Institute of Canada

Monday:

9:00 AM

6:00 PM

Tuesday:

11:00 AM

7:00 PM

Wednesday:

9:00 AM

5:00 PM

Thursday:

9:00 AM

6:00 PM

Friday:

9:00 AM

2:30 PM

Saturday:

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Sunday:

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