Funding

"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 underserved 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.

  • Optometrists can download our 2020 donation request letter and donation fax form by clicking here.
  • Optometrists and members of the public can make a donation by clicking here.

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


The Board of Directors of the Vision Institute extends its appreciation to our 2020 Corporate Sponsors:

Equipment Donors:

Innova Medical Ophthalmics
Optometric Services Inc. (OSI)
Topcon Canada
Zeiss Canada


The Board of Directors would like to express its gratitude to the following optometrists (from Ontario unless indicated otherwise) and public members for their contributions to the Vision Institute's 2020 Donation Program:

AMBASSADORS: ($1000 and up)

Dr. Mira Acs  
Dr. Etty Bitton Kronish In memory of Dr. Catherine Chiarelli


PARTNERS: ($500-$999)

Dr. Fred Campbell 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


ASSOCIATES: ($250-$499) 

Dr. Curtis Bain  
Dr. Pat Hamilton In memory of Dr. Catherine Chiarelli
Dr. Ronald Krebs In memory of Dr. Catherine Chiarelli
Dr. Alan Nicholson In memory of Dr. Catherine Chiarelli
Dr. Caroline Wong  


AFFILIATES: ($100-$249)

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. Linda Hadalier  
Dr. Patrick D. Hamilton  
Dr. Karen Hyyrylainen In memory of Dr. Catherine Chiarelli
Dr. Saida Lalani In memory of Dr. Catherine Chiarelli
Dr. Lisa J. Lazarus
Dr. Lawrence Mackinnon In memory of Dr. Catherine Chiarelli
Dr. Surinder Mahul  
Dr. Rosemary Makaran In memory of Dr. Catherine Chiarelli
Dr. Cynthia Bahoshy Markarian  
Dr. Danny Mus  
Dr. Louise Myshak In memory of Dr. Catherine Chiarelli
Dr. Paul Paulli In memory of Dr. Catherine Chiarelli
Dr. Jo-Anne Purdy Monteiro  
Dr. Elizabeth Rutyna  
Dr. Evelyn St. George  In memory of Dr. Catherine Chiarelli
Dr. Kalpna Varshney  
Ms. Barbara Whitney In memory of Irene Whitney
Dr. Michael Zona  


OTHER SUPPORTERS: (UNDER $100)

Dr. Lianne F. Cousieau  
Dr. Adriana Filippone  
Dr. Lisa Fung  
Dr. Kara Harvey  
Dr. David A. Hicks  
Dr. Michael A. Kusnierczyk  
Ms. Yolanda Main  
Dr. Christopher Markham  
Dr. Lisa Propkopich  
Dr. Feng FQ Qiu  
Dr. Linda Voisin  


TOTAL raised to date (January 28, 2020):  $35,017.50

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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:

Closed

Closed

Sunday:

Closed

Closed

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