Guide Dogs for the Blind International (GDBI) is a registered charity in Canada that helps pair Canadians who are blind or visually impaired with highly qualified guide dogs. For more than 50 years, Canadians have been matched with guide dogs from our sister organization, Guide Dogs for the Blind, headquartered in California, with a second training facility in Oregon. GDBI was established so that our Canadian clients could be supported by Canadian donations.

Guide Dogs for the Blind International receives no government funding; we are supported entirely by private contributions. All donations will receive a charitable tax receipt.

GDBI currently supports more than 250 guide dog teams throughout Canada, and with your support, even more Canadians will be matched with their new best friends. GDBI clients receive customized instruction with their new guide dogs at an in-residence training program conducted by our sister organization, Guide Dogs for the Blind. Upon completion, alumni of the program receive comprehensive post-graduation support and services back home in Canada, including financial assistance for veterinary care, as needed. All services are provided free of charge.

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Five dogs against a white background, with a strand of colorful holiday lights across the top.

Join us for this FREE virtual event featuring inspiring stories and opportunities to contribute to our work.

Sunday, December 6, 2020
5:00 PM (PST)

Register by November 1, 2020 for a chance to win $100 in gift shop merchandise!

Register Today!

Donate TODAY to support the Virtual Holiday Celebration


Presenting Sponsor: Suburban Auto Group

Platinum Sponsors: Janice Berthold/Heffernan Insurance Brokers; Gainline Financial Partners; OnPoint Community Credit Union

Gold Sponsors: Granite Solutions Groupe; NW Natural; U.S. Bank Private Wealth Management

Silver Sponsor: Grady Britton

Please contact Debi Morgen for sponsorship information.


Together with our sister organization, Guide Dogs for the Blind, we will celebrate the holiday season and all the amazing ways your support continues to make our life-changing work possible. We’ll also hear from President and CEO Chris Benninger about future plans, receive a virtual tour of GDB's new Puppy Center, and, of course, enjoy some adorable puppy videos!

This is our chance to celebrate our incredible community of supporters (like you!) who make our work possible every single day, no matter the circumstances. Thank you.

If you have any questions about the event, please contact Debi Morgen.

How do I participate in the virtual event?

The day of the event, you simply click on this Virtual Holiday Celebration Livestream link.

The link and other timely information will also be provided to you via email once you register to attend the event.

The event goes live on Sunday evening, December 6, 2020 at 5 PT / 7 CT / 8 ET. A pre-show will begin at 4:30 PT / 6:30 CT / 7:30 ET if you’re able to tune in early.

What will the program be like during the Virtual Holiday Celebration?

This livestream program is an exciting opportunity to come together with the entire GDB and GDB International community. You’ll hear inspirational stories, receive a virtual tour of the new Puppy Center and have a chance to support our impactful work.