In The Community

#YQGrocks believes in giving back to the community. An essential component of our corporate responsibility is to provide support to charitable or non-profit organizations which benefit our readers and the communities in which they live. When appropriate, and as available, #YQGrocks can provide promotional and advertising sponsorship opportunities to charities, not-for-profit organizations and community organizations which provide a positive service or benefit to the community. We encourage your organization to contact us with your requests.Guide Dogs

Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind (CGDB) is a national, non-profit, registered, charitable organization that was founded in 1984. The mission statement is: “To assist visually-impaired Canadians with their mobility by providing and training them in the use of professionally trained Guide Dogs.”

Initially, the Centre was housed in rental properties and in 1987 the building of the current National Training Centre was completed just outside of Manotick, Ontario (16 miles south of Ottawa). The Training Centre is situated on 9 acres and includes a kennel that can house 30 dogs. The main house has accommodation for eight students and administration offices. The Management and Foundation Board members of CGDB are volunteers from across Canada. CGDB is funded by donations received from individuals, corporations, service clubs, Foundations and fundraising events.