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Become a Friend

Friends of the WBU are people who support our organization (but as non-members, do not have voting rights or represent the organization). The Friends donate their time and resources, may help with particular aspects of our work, and help us make the world a better place for blind and partially sighted individuals. 

The World Blind Union is always looking for new Friends. We welcome blind, partially sighted and sighted persons as Friends.

Get involved – if you share our vision and mission, and if you are interested in specific areas of our work. To learn more about our key priorities, please visit Our Work page.

When you become a Friend, you will: 

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  • Be offered an opportunity to support our organization through sharing your knowledge and expertise in a particular area of our work (if you wish, we will put you in touch with our members in your country as well as relevant working groups if applicable);
  • Be added to our WBU quarterly E-bulletin subscriber list.

How to apply:

You can become a Friend of the WBU with two easy steps:

1.   Pay your suggested Friendship fee through PayPal, or Canada Helps. We have two suggested fee levels: $100 – developed country; $50 – developing country. 

Larger donations are of course, welcomed and appreciated. And if you are unable to afford the suggested donation amount, all contributions are accepted and appreciated. All funds raised by the Friends program goes directly to support the work of the WBU.

*note: we will not prepare formal invoices – please use our online donation facilities (
Canada Helps​, or PayPal).

2.   Please take a moment to complete our brief application (accessed via a link below) and send it to:

Become a Friend - Application Form.docx

By submitting your application, you agree to the WBU Privacy Policy.

Contact Info

For more information, please call at +1 (416) 486-9698 or email:

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The World Blind Union (WBU) is a registered Canadian charity by Canada Revenue Agency under the registration number 85547 1587 RR0001.​​​​​​