The Society’s independently judged, peer-reviewed research grants are highly valued by researchers and considered important and prestigious within the scientific community.
The Society has funded research projects by most of Canada’s top glaucoma researchers – doctors and scientists interested in finding new treatments and in preventing blindness from glaucoma. These highly respected researchers are recognized across Canada and internationally.
Their research includes:
Glaucoma Research Society of Canada grants $251,419 for 13 Research Projects in 2021
The Glaucoma Research Society of Canada is the only Canadian non-profit organization solely dedicated to funding glaucoma research. Since 1989, it has raised more than five million dollars in support of 247 research projects. The Society funds 10 to 15% of all independent glaucoma research in Canada.
Sound governance, a volunteer board, and low administration costs ensure that as much funds raised by the Society go directly to Canadian researchers.
Registered charity information returns including detailed financial information are available online at the federal government’s Charities Directorate (part of the Canada Revenue Agency). The Society’s Charitable Donation Registration Number is 88917 8695 RR0001.
Dr. Cindy Hutnik and her team of researchers with Dr. Trope at GRSC’s 2020 Annual Supporters’ Meeting
Your donations have funded numerous scientists who have gained international respect and reputations in advancing research into glaucoma.
The next decade should see some important breakthroughs including methods to maintain and possibly even repair damaged optic nerves in glaucoma.
Your support is essential to continue this valuable and much needed research.
Alexandre Ball and his team of researchers, 2009
Researchers into glaucoma from across Canada apply annually for funding. Independent peers review the applications under the guidance of the Scientific Advisory Committee of renowned ophthalmologists and scientists from across the country. The Committee makes funding recommendations to the Society’s Board of Directors.