COS Public Awareness Fund

Thank you for your contributions to the COS Advocacy and Public Awareness Fund. Because of your generous support, the COS has been able to represent your voice to government, the public and other stakeholders.

Your contribution allows us to continually provide new resources and content for the  See The Possibilities public awareness campaign, increasing the profile of the profession among the public, government, media and others. 

Your support of the Fund allows the COS to continue its strong advocacy and public awareness work at a federal level, as well as empowering the provinces, subspecialty societies, and academic community with advocacy tools, training, and resources to help raise the profile of the profession. When we stand united, we have a more powerful voice on issues that affect our profession and the state of eye and vision health in Canada. 

As our way of saying thank you for your generosity and support, we want to publicly recognize our contributors below. 

To contribute to the COS Advocacy and Public Awareness Fund, please contact Rita Afeltra, Manager, Membership & Meeting Logistics at [email protected] or at: 613.729.6779, x300 for details.  

“As a past president of the COS, I see the lasting value of supporting this fund because it is not only for us here now, but for the future generations of ophthalmology. Under the excellent leadership of Dr. Phil Hooper, I have seen the unity in our voices as ophthalmologists at the national level. There is no other advocacy body for ophthalmology in Canada and for this reason I strongly support this fund, this campaign, and the advocacy efforts of the COS.”

Allan R. Slomovic, MSc, MD, FRCSC

“Telling our story, speaking with one voice as experts in the medical and surgical treatment of eye disease, advocating on behalf of our patients, and improving the delivery of eye care to Canadians. These actions are vitally important to us as ophthalmologists to ensure that we continue to retain, and deserve, our pivotal position in the delivery of eye care, now and in the future. I support the advocacy activities of the COS, both with time and with money, to help them work with subspecialty societies, academia, and provincial associations to engage the public and government and have our voices heard. I would encourage you to do the same. Together we CAN make a difference.” 

Phil Hooper, MD, FRCSC

“I would encourage all COS members to contribute to the Advocacy and Public Awareness Fund. As I enter my final 6 months as President of the COS, I have become more aware of the issues that affect our profession as a whole, in the immediate term but more importantly, into the future. There is no better time to work together, joining the efforts of the COS in raising the profile of Ophthalmology, ensuring that our voice is heard as we approach government at all levels, the media and the public. The ultimate result will be better patient care and the preservation of our Specialty.”

Guillermo Rocha, MD, FRCSC, FACS

“Contributing to the COS advocacy fund is important to me as I have relied on the COS as a resource in my dealings with my provincial medical society, the provincial government and the changing landscape of vision care delivery. The information provided to me as well as the leadership and guidance of the COS have helped me become a stronger voice for our specialty.” 

Ken Roberts, MD, FRCSC

Congratulations to the Board of Directors for initiating the COS Advocacy and Public Awareness Campaign. The great work done by those working in ophthalmology including clinical care, teaching and research has been a secret for far too long. Time to spread the news and further the benefits to our patients now and into the future.

Daniel M. O’Brien, MD, FRCSC

2023 contributors

Please note: Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy and completeness of these important lists. We apologize for any errors or omissions.

In addition to the contributors listed below, we also thank those who donated $700 each, but wished to remain anonymous.

$1000+ contributors

  • Christopher Jackman, MD
  • Colin Mann, MD
  • Daniel O’Brien, MD
  • Guillermo Rocha, MD
  • Andrew Boswall, MD
  • Philip Hooper, MD

$700-$999 contributors

  • Beatrice Adante, MD
  • Younes Agoumi, MD
  • Nina Ahuja, MD
  • Mohamed Albahiti, MD
  • Filiberto Altomare, MD
  • Chris Anjema, MD
  • Steve Arshinoff, MD
  • Michael Ashenhurst, MD
  • Kashif Baig, MD
  • Ronald Baldassare, MD
  • Mark Bariciak, MD
  • Stephanie Baxter, MD
  • Geneviève Bazin, MD
  • Darren Behn, MD
  • Lorne Bellan, MD
  • Graham Belovay, MD
  • Alan Berger, MD
  • William Best, MD
  • Catherine Birt, MD
  • John Blaylock, MD
  • Mark Bona, MD
  • Sheila Brazel, MD
  • Michael Brent, MD
  • Andrew Budning, MD
  • Xavier Campos-Möller, MD
  • Monica Carrillo, MD
  • Jeffrey Chambers, MD
  • Clara Chan, MD
  • Toby Chan, MD
  • Varun Chaudhary, MD
  • Hall Chew, MD
  • King Chow, MD
  • Jean Chuo, MD
  • Ian Clark, MD
  • Kevin Colleaux, MD
  • Gilles Cormier, MD
  • Marie-Noël Corriveau, MD
  • Robin Cottle, MD
  • Andrew Crichton, MD
  • Alan Cruess, MD
  • Olivia Dam, MD
  • Mahshad Darvish, MD
  • Alexandre De Saint Sardos, MD
  • Larissa Derzko-Dzulynsky, MD
  • Béatrice Des Marchais, MD
  • Gavin Docherty, MD
  • Ghulam Dogar, MD
  • Ravi Dookeran, MD
  • Michael Dorey, MD
  • Stephen Dorrepaal, MD
  • Stephanie Dotchin, MD
  • Ryan Eidsness, MD
  • Sherif El-Defrawy, MD
  • Anna Ells, MD
  • Catherine Eplett, MD
  • Murray Erasmus, MD
  • James Farmer, MD
  • Bryce Ford, MD
  • Annick Valérie Fournier, MD
  • Christopher Francis, MD
  • Justin French, MD
  • Raul Garcia-Salinas, MD
  • Jane Gardiner, MD
  • Steven Gilberg, MD
  • Derek Godinho, MD
  • Patrick Gooi, MD
  • Chloe Gottlieb, MD
  • Alain Grégoire, MD
  • Francois Guinard, MD
  • Christopher Hanson, MD
  • Isabelle Hardy, MD
  • Mona Harissi-Dagher, MD
  • Vivian Hill, MD
  • Bradley Hinz, MD
  • Glen Hoar, MD
  • Karen Hoar, MD
  • Simon Holland, MD
  • Bernard Hurley, MD
  • Cindy Hutnik, MD
  • Yiannis Iordanous, MD
  • Andre Jastrzebski, MD
  • Aaron Joe, MD
  • David Johnson, MD
  • David Jordan, MD
  • Conrad Kavalec, MD
  • Stephen Kraft, MD
  • Nathalie Labrecque, MD
  • Kevin Lachapelle, MD
  • Caroline Lajoie, MD
  • David Lederer, MD
  • Robert Leishman, MD
  • James Lewis, MD
  • Adrian Long, MD
  • Frederic Lord, MD
  • Carla Lutchman, MD
  • Paul Mackenzie, MD
  • Joshua Manusow, MD
  • Kristine Mayer, MD
  • Chryssa McAlister, MD
  • Kylen McReelis, MD
  • Garfield Miller, MD
  • Kamiar Mireskandari, MD
  • Andrew Mis, MD
  • Patrick Mitchell, MD
  • Rajender Mohandas, MD
  • Edward Moss, MD
  • Rajeev Muni, MD
  • Paul Murphy, MD
  • Jeremy Murphy, MD
  • Nawaaz Nathoo, MD
  • Anastasia Neufeld, MD
  • Marcelo Nicolela, MD
  • Lachelle Noftall, MD
  • Michael O’Connor, MD
  • Gerald O’Hanley, MD
  • Lindsay Ong-Tone, MD
  • Murari Patodia, MD
  • Nataly Pesin, MD
  • Michel Podtetenev, MD
  • Paul Rafuse, MD
  • Cory Ramstead, MD
  • Timothy Ratzlaff, MD
  • El-Karim Rhemtulla, MD
  • John Richards, MD
  • Rehan Riyaz, MD
  • Marie-Claude Robert, MD
  • Steve Roberts, MD
  • Kenneth Roberts, MD
  • Johane Robitaille, MD
  • Marian Roesch, MD
  • Jamie Rogers, MD
  • Mélanie Roy, MD
  • Chris Rudnisky, MD
  • Hady Saheb, MD
  • Terence Sakamoto, MD
  • Arif Samad, MD
  • Paul Savage, MD
  • Marius Scheepers, MD
  • Robert Schertzer, MD
  • Kelly Schweitzer, MD
  • Esmael Sebbi, MD
  • Briar Sexton, MD
  • Vikas Sharma, MD
  • Thomas Sheidow, MD
  • Ali Shoughary, MD
  • Byron Silver, MD
  • Rémy Simoneau, MD
  • Nirojini Sivachandran, MD
  • Allan Slomovic, MD
  • David Smith, MD
  • Leonard Smith, MD
  • Enitan Sogbesan, MD
  • Curtis Sorgini, MD
  • Gordon Squires, MD
  • Frank Stockl, MD
  • Yi Ning Strube, MD
  • Alexander Tan, MD
  • Fouad Tayfour, MD
  • James Taylor, MD
  • Patricia Teal, MD
  • Joshua Teichman, MD
  • Martin Ten Hove, MD
  • Matthew Tennant, MD
  • Roger Thomas, MD
  • David Tingey, MD
  • Aron Tischler, MD
  • John Van Der Zweep, MD
  • Devesh Varma, MD
  • Randy Walker, MD
  • Simon Warner, MD
  • Charlotte Wedge, MD
  • Ezekiel Weis, MD
  • James Whelan, MD
  • James Wiens, MD
  • Geoff Williams, MD
  • David Wong, MD
  • Peng Yan, MD
  • Hossam Yassein, MD
  • Natasha Yepes, MD
  • Sonia Yeung, MD
  • Jacky Yeung, MD
  • Vivian T. Yin, MD
  • Pavlina Youhnovska, MD
  • Tarek Youssef, MD
  • Setareh Ziai, MD

Up to $699 contributors

  • Selwyn Abel, MD
  • Lulu Bursztyn, MD
  • Harpreet Gill, MD
  • Edsel Ing, MD
  • Lulu Bursztyn, MD
  • Annie Moreau, MD
  • Rasayi Mylankomo, MD
  • Katherine Paton, MD

About your privacy

COS recognizes that some individuals do not wish to be publicly recognized for their contributions. The wishes of those who ask for confidentiality will be respected. We will obtain your written consent for recognition based on your personal preferences. More information about our privacy policies

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