The Donald K Johnson Eye Institute is the result of partnership building. Our program is partially supported by the Vision Science Research Program, itself a partnership of UHN and the Department of Ophthalmology and Vision Sciences at the University of Toronto. In addition to providing funding for activities at the Donald K Johnson Eye Institute, the Vision Science Research Program also funds outstanding doctoral and post-doctoral students from across the University of Toronto studying any aspect of vision science. Trainees support by the Vision Science Research Program are an active part of the Donald K Johnson Eye Institute, creating a dynamic and ever evolving learning environment.
Our institute, the University Health Network, is also a partnership between many hospitals, including our home, the Krembil Research Institute at Toronto Western Hospital. We benefit greatly from collaboration with other UHN centres, most particularly the Krembil Neuroscience Centre (KNC) and the McEwan Centre for Regenerative Medicine.
Donors, committed to the cause of reversing blindness make our work possible. Generous donations by the Krembil family and by Donald K Johnson have helped shape our institution and are at the heart of our success. We continue to work closely with the Toronto Western and General Foundation and with donors to make cures for eye disease a reality.
The work of scientists at the Donald K Johnson Eye Institute is supported by many organizations and agencies which have acknowledged the scientific excellence of our faculty with peer-reviewed research grants. This includes:
- Brain Canada
- The Canadian Institutes for Health Research
- The Foundation Fighting Blindness including support of the FFB Laboratory at the Donald K Johnson Eye Institute
- The Glaucoma Research Society of Canada
- Krembil Foundation
- Ontario Institute for Regenerative Medicine
- Prevent Blindness (USA)