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2007 AEBC Award Recipient: Phil Wiseman

Phil has been a member of the Toronto Chapter since 1996. He was the Chapter President between 1997 and 1998,   the chapter Vice President from 2000 to 2004, and has also acted as Chapter Director.  Even though Phil is extremely busy with work and family, the chapter can always count on him to step up to the plate to  take on tasks as well as serve on their executive in any capacity.

Phil was Born and raised in Montreal, moved to Toronto in 1979 and is now residing in Thornhill.  He is married  to Rachel and has a guide dog, Hart. He enjoys playing cribbage, guitar, listening to easy listening music and going to movies.

He graduated with a Bachelor of Science from McGill University with a minor in climatology.  Currently, Phil is employed by the Ontario Public Service in the Ministry of Municipal Affairs as a business analyst.

His involvement  with other groups have focused on both advocacy and social related activities:

  • Toronto Couples Group President
  • East York Cribbage Club, President 1995 - 1999
  • Bach Cribbage Club, President 1998 - 2004
  • CCB Toronto Chapter member since 1993 - Treasurer 2002 - 2004

He enjoys working with fellow blind colleagues to help fight for those issues that can improve our lives through advocacy.  His experience in working with other groups and his ability to pitch in wherever needed is a tremendous asset to our organization.  We are very fortunate to have a gentleman like Phil as one of our very dedicated long time members.