Follow up and addition to the press release on WIPO treaty.

I am posting this press release from the CCB national president.

This is a follow up to the press release on the WIPO treaty.




As President of the Canadian Council of the Blind (CCB) I wish to thank Industry Minister James Moore and the Canadian Government for being one of the first G7 countries to join the Marrakesh Treaty to facilitate access to published work for persons with vision loss and other print disabilities. 


Once the treaty is enforced Canada will be there to fully implement it.  This is a major step for those of us with vision loss in Canada and around the world. 


We at CCB have worked alongside CNIB and World Blind Union (WBU) to help make this happen as our organization holds two of the four Canadian representative spots on the WBU and we work hand-in-hand to improve the lives of Canadians with vision loss. 


The CCB was founded in 1944 by veterans of both world wars. It is the largest membership based organization for the blind in Canada. With 9 divisions and over 70 chapters, all members of the national board of directors are either blind or legally blind. 

CCB programs include bursaries, peer support, sports, and recreation including the national Canadian Vision Impaired Curling Championship (CVICC) for 11 consecutive years, training in the latest adaptive devices for those with vision loss and mobile eye clinics for early intervention and prevention of vision loss.

Louise Gillis

National President

The Canadian Council of the Blind