Who We Are

Dr. Graham Trope Dr. Graham Trope formed the Glaucoma Research Society of Ontario in 1988 to raise funds to find a cause and a cure for glaucoma. In 1997, the Society became the Glaucoma Research Society of Canada, a national registered charity committed to funding research into the causes, diagnosis, prevention and treatment of glaucoma.

The Glaucoma Research Society of Canada is the only Canadian charity solely dedicated to funding glaucoma research. Since 1989, it has raised more than two million dollars in support of 150 research projects.

The Society’s mission is to support new ideas at their inception with seed money. Research proposals are peer-reviewed, and a highly regarded Scientific Advisory Committee, chaired by Dr. Trope, reviews the recommendations for the Society which awards research grants annually.


Board of Directors

Martin Chasson and Margaret Rodrigues
Martin Chasson, current President, and Margaret Rodrigues, Past-President,
cut anniversary cake at the 2008 Annual General Meeting.


Honorary Board Members

  • Senator A. Raynell Andreychuk
  • Sonja Bata, OC, Director, Bata Shoe Company
  • Senator Catherine S. Callbeck
  • Gordon A. Chellew, BA, CIP, Past Vice-President
  • Michael Claener, Past-President
  • Kenneth Cohen, LLB
  • Alan F. Cruess, MD, FRCSC, Chair, Department of Ophthalmology, Victoria General Hospital,
    Halifax
  • Fredrick Feldman, MD, FRCSC
  • W. Bruce Jackson, MD, FRCSC, Director General, University of Ottawa Eye Institute
  • Michael Motolko, MD, FRCSC, FACS
  • The Hon. Allan H. Wachowich, Chief Justice, Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta
  • Vic Wareham, BA, District Governor A-16, Lions Club

Scientific Advisory Committee

Financial Information

The Society’s Charitable Donation Registration Number is 88917 8695 RR0001.


Contact us for more information

phone: 416.483.0200
toll-free: 1.877.483.0204
email: info@glaucomaresearch.ca
write:
Glaucoma Research Society of Canada
1929 Bayview Avenue, Suite 215E
Toronto, Ontario, M4G 3E8


Donate Now

donate now through canadahelps.org!

Click on the link to Canada Helps and use your VISA to submit your donation securely online.

Or print out the form and send your cheque or VISA/MASTERCARD information to:

Glaucoma Research Society
of Canada
1929 Bayview Avenue, Suite 215E
Toronto, Ontario, M4G 3E8


Volunteer Your Time

You can help the Glaucoma Research Society of Canada find new treatments and a cure for glaucoma! We depend on the generosity of volunteer assistance to increase awareness and raise funds for research. Fill out the form today!