The CCB was founded in 1944 by blind war veterans and schools of the blind. The national office is located in Ottawa with over 65 chapters across Canada. The CCB is the largest membership based organization for the blind in Canada and is known as the Voice of the Blind™. The CCB’s offers programs to assist those with vision loss, create awareness of vision issues to the public and government. Recently, the CCB has undertaken proactive programs such as mobile eye health and training for employment. The CCB is also a member of the World Blind Union. The WBU is the internationally recognized organization, representing the 285 million blind and partially sighted persons in 190 member countries.
About CCB BC-YUKON DIVISION
CCB BC-Yukon Division’s Date of Incorporation: November 17, 1998
Our Mission: The Canadian Council of the Blind, BC-Yukon Division is an organization run by the blind dedicated to providing leadership for the blind and partially sighted to achieve their full potential through guidance, education, resources, and public awareness.
To promote the well-being of the blind through higher education, profitable employment, social association and to create a closer relationship between the blind and sighted friends
To organize a nation-wide organization of blind persons and groups of blind persons throughout British Columbia;
To promote measures for the conversation of sight and the prevention of blindness.