The QFB, in existence since 1926, is a non-profit organization operating in collaboration with the MAB-Mackay Rehabilitation Centre. Membership is open to blind and visually impaired persons residing in Quebec.
The QFB promotes education to its members by organizing info nights and by offering financial assistance for post-secondary education. Bursaries are awarded to successful applicants who are either members and/or children of members who are visually impaired or blind.
The QFB organizes monthly outings to various places. These activities are usually on Saturdays. Some examples of our outings are sugaring off in March and apple picking in September. We also organize an annual Christmas dinner which is usually held in Layton Hall of the MAB-Mackay.
The QFB holds monthly meetings, and organizes activities such as info nights.
The info nights are usually held every second Wednesday of the month except for the months of June, July and August.
Membership is also open to associate Members - who are sighted people interested and willing to assist in the work of the Federation as well as assist blind or visually impaired members when assistance is needed.
Membership fees are very minimal and are due in January of each year.
The bursary packages are usually distributed by mid-March of each year, and bursaries are presented to the recipients at the opening dinner held in September of each year.
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