CAO is pleased to announce Mr. Eric Gionet as the winner of the 2020 Vision Champion Award, the only award presented to the general public (non-optometric community) that honours individuals or organizations for distinguished service to the eye... Read More
Vision Champion Award - Tony Jocko
Mr. Tony Jocko is a Federal Health Policy Analyst with the Union of Ontario Indians and has been a dedicated advocate for improved access to quality vision care services for the members of First Nations communities.
Through his great ability to... Read More
President's Award - Dr. Julia Galatis
A 1979 graduate of the University of Waterloo School of Optometry in 1979, Dr. Galatis began serving as an NBAO councilor in 1991, culminating in a two-year term as president from 1996 to 1998. She became the NBAO rep to CAO Council for six years... Read More
Honorary Membership - Dr. B. Ralph Chou
Dr. Chou has excelled in both service to and for the profession of optometry, and in outstanding public service in the vision and eye care field. In addition to serving as the founding Secretary of the Canadian Examiners in Optometry, he co-... Read More