Join Us: Become an AEBC Member!
“AEBC offers a great way for those in our community to connect and bring about change, making things better for those who are blind, low vision and deafblind.” --AEBC Member
AEBC relies on member financial and volunteer support to carry out the work that we do.
Becoming an AEBC member is about being a part of a supportive community of people who believe in the power of collective voices coming together to bring about change--making life better for those who are blind, deafblind, or partially sighted. Our dedicated members ensure that the concerns of the blind community are heard and addressed at all levels of society and government, from federal to provincial and municipal. In addition, a large membership base is an important indicator that there is a foundation of community belief in our work.
For a small annual fee of just $10, you too can be a part of our vibrant community. You can also join as a Lifetime Member for a fee of $100.
Benefits of Membership
Aside from supporting the work that we do, there are so many other compelling reasons to get involved as a member:
Meet new people locally and from across the country.
Get peer support and resources from those with lived experience of blindness, deafblindness and partial sight.
Connect with others to address advocacy issues at your local level.
Join committees where you can add your voice and affect change.
Join in on conversations on the members’ forum.
Keep up to date regarding issues that affect blind, deafblind and partially sighted Canadians.
Learn new skills such as self-advocacy and technology skills.
If you take on a Board or Committee position, you’ll have the opportunity to learn many more new skills such as: confidence, leadership, organization, written and verbal communication, time management, teamwork, work ethic, problem-solving, creativity and project planning.
Add your volunteer experience with AEBC to your resume or as extracurricular activities for your college or university application.
Membership in AEBC entitles you to:
Vote at our annual general meeting
Vote at chapter/affiliate meetings
Volunteer and serve on committees or the National Board
Join our online, members-only discussion forum
Receive announcements, newsletters, and other communications from AEBC
A Note on Local Chapters:
When you join us, you can choose to belong to a chapter or affiliate regardless of where you live. Chapters will periodically share local information both on our website and directly to members. Read more about our Affiliates/Chapters HERE.
Fee Structure & Payments
The annual membership and renewal fee is $10.
You may also purchase a lifetime membership or upgrade an annual membership at any time for a one-time fee of $100.
Our preferred payment method is CanadaHelps secure payment processing. Click on the button below to process your membership fee payment now. Use this same button for new memberships or renewals.
Pay by E-Transfer
Payments may be made by e-transfer to accounting at blindcanadians dot ca. When sending an e-transfer include in the transfer memo or notes your full name, mailing address, phone and email address along with a notation that this payment is for Membership and whether you are choosing a chapter affiliation.
Pay by Cheque
If you would prefer to send a cheque payment, please contact us. When sending a cheque, be sure to include your full name, mailing address, phone, email address along with a notation that this payment is for Membership and whether you are choosing a chapter affiliation.