Providing Dog Guides to Canadians with Disabilities

Lions Foundation of Canada is grateful for the support of individuals and organizations who arrange their own events in support of Dog Guides. From golf tournaments,  garage/bake sales, races, rides to dress down days ... the only limit is your imagination! We are happy to work with you, and ensure a Dog Guide or a future Dog Guide puppy is in attendance – which is always an added benefit! You can also support Dog Guides by attending, volunteering or sponsoring any of our events.

To request a Dog Guides ambassador at your next event, please download and complete the Event Registration Form (right click and 'save link as') and email it to Events

For more information about hosting an event for Dog Guides please email Katie or call (905) 842-2891, Ext. 226 or 1 (800) 768-3030, Ext. 226

The Pet Valu Walk for Dog Guides is a national fundraising walk held in approximately 300 communities across Canada. It raises funds to help train Dog Guides for Canadians with disabilities. Each walk is organized by local volunteers with support from Lions Foundation of Canada. To date, the Pet Valu Walk for Dog Guides has raised more than $18 million!

Given the current situation with the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), and with the guidelines set out by the Public Health Agency of Canada, we are cancelling our physical walk event that was to take place this spring. Although it was a difficult decision to make, the safety of the public is always our primary concern. We know lots of you were looking forward to this fundraising event so we’re excited to announce that we will instead be proceeding with a virtual walk in its place.   Stay tuned for further details on our Virtual Walk!

Delta Bingo

Throughout the year, Delta Bingo hosts special nights where proceeds go towards Dog Guides Canada. We are always looking for volunteers to help facilitate this fun event. Unfortunately, during the current pandemic status and Public Health mandates, all locations will remain closed until it is deemed safe to reopen. For more information, please contact Sara at

Calling all Bowling Leagues and those who love to bowl. Lions Foundation of Canada launched Dog Bowl nationally in the fall of 2013 after adopting the project from the Merritton and Garden City Lions Clubs of St. Catharines, Ontario. Through the support and dedication of these clubs, the event has grown and is now taking place in communities across Canada with all proceeds supporting the Canine Vision Dog Guide program at Lions Foundation of Canada. The Lions Foundation of Canada Dog Bowl provides awareness of people who are visually impaired through bowling fundraisers held across Canada. Through a blindfold or specialized glasses that mimic various eye diseases and disorders, each bowler experiences “seeing” and bowling through the eyes of someone who is visually impaired.

If you are interested in learning more or to inquire about hosting this unique event, please contact Katie Gray, Events & Volunteer Coordinator (905) 842-2891 Ext. 226 or Email

Many businesses, organizations and individuals host a golf tournament in support of Dog Guides or participate in one of the existing tournaments. If you would like to host a golf tournament for Dog Guides once golfing can resume again, please contact Julie, Director of Development (905) 842-2891 Ext. 223 or Email

Under the recommendation of the Province of Ontario and in an effort to reduce the spread of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), the BMO Ride for Dog Guide this year will be held virtually to protect the health and wellbeing of the public, staff and volunteers. Stay tuned for further details regarding the virtual BMO Ride for Dog Guides.

*Please note all actions we are undertaking are being guided by the advice of the Canadian Public Health authorities.