Providing support for those in need. The Lions Foundation was established in 1981 as a registered non-profit charitable organization, having evolved from Lions Disability Fund for Children, Inc. to reflect the wider scope of community members who were receiving assistance.

The Lions Vision Programs serve to improve the vision of those who are visually impaired. We provide financial assistance to those in need of eyeglasses, as well as those in need of adaptive technology.

Who is eligible?

Applicants must demonstrate a financial burden faced due to expenses related to medical treatment, program, or equipment. Statement of Assessment from Revenue Canada, as well as supporting documentation from a doctor, case worker, or social worker is required.

Procedure for Applying

1. Complete application form.

2. Include supporting documentation from the doctor, caseworker, or social worker.

3. Include the most recent Statement of Assessment from Revenue Canada.

4. Submit the above documentation to your community Lions Club or to Lions Foundation of Manitoba & Northwestern Ontario offices.

Once all the documentation has been submitted, the application will be reviewed by the local Lions Club along with a committee from Lions Foundation, and a decision will be made to approve or deny the application. Decisions typically take up to two weeks. Applicants will be notified by the Lions Foundation office.