Born to Lead

Help provide freedom and mobility in the lives of the many Canadians in need of a guide or assistance dog.

Get Involved

Ways to help Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind

Get Involved

Ways to help Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind

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Donate

Make a difference in the lives of the many Canadians in need of a guide or assistance dog.

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Apply

Complete an application, and learn whether a guide or assistance dog is right for you.

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Volunteer

Want to make a difference? Sign up now and complete our volunteer application form.

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Donate

Make a difference in the lives of the many Canadians in need of a guide or assistance dog.

an icon of a guide dog

Apply

Complete an application, and learn whether a guide or assistance dog is right for you.

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Volunteer

Want to make a difference? Sign up now and complete our volunteer application form.

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About Us

Learn About our Organization

Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind (CGDB) is a national, charitable organization founded in 1984 to provide Canadians with greater mobility and independence through the use of professionally trained guide dogs (Nationally) and mobility assistance dogs (Ottawa area). Click the link below to learn more about our organization

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About Us

Learn About our Organization

Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind (CGDB) is a national, charitable organization founded in 1984 to provide Canadians with greater mobility and independence through the use of professionally trained guide dogs (Nationally) and mobility assistance dogs (Ottawa area). Click the link below to learn more about our organization

Our Dogs

Learning About Guide Dogs

Is there a way of knowing if a guide dog is working? Can I ever pet a guide dog? Do guide dogs watch for stop lights to turn green? Click the link below and learn what everyone should know about guide dogs for the blind.

Our Dogs

Learning About Guide Dogs

Is there a way of knowing if a guide dog is working? Can I ever pet a guide dog? Do guide dogs watch for stop lights to turn green? Click the link below and learn what everyone should know about guide dogs for the blind.

Events

Checkout our Upcoming Events!

Events

Checkout our Upcoming Events!

Gift Wrapping at Place d’Orleans

For the 6th consecutive year, we will host gift wrapping at Place d’Orleans in Ottawa. Look for Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind from December 10-24, right beside the food court, adjacent to Starbucks. We’ll be there to wrap your gifts in exchange for your contribution to Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind. WE NEED VOLUNTEERS!

Christmas (Curbside) Bake Sale

Saturday, December 12, 2020, we’ll host our 11th annual Christmas Bake Sale, with a curbside format for everyone’s safety. Simply pre-order your selection of cookies (packaged in half dozens), whole pies, loaves, and homemade dog biscuits on December 11 and then pick them up curbside on December 12.

Giving Tuesday Live Virtual Comedy Night

Tuesday, December 1, 2020, join us for the Giving Tuesday Live Virtual Comedy Night. We have found a way to end 2020 on a good note! The Giving Tuesday Live Virtual Comedy Night hosted by U Streat Productions will showcase world famous comedians from both Netflix and Comedy Central.

Our Newsletter

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Our Newsletter

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News

CGDB in the Media

The latest and archived articles in the media featuring Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind.

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News

CGDB in the Media

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The latest and archived articles in the media featuring Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind.