Our Causes


Every journey begins with a single step.

One act of service, one encouraging word, one gift of generosity is often all it takes to bring hope where it’s needed most.

Local Causes

We are proud to support local causes that are very important to our community.

Eyeglass Recycling Program

Lions are known throughout the world for their work to improve the lives of the visually impaired and prevent avoidable blindness.

We are proud to be part of the official Lions Clubs International Eyeglass Recycling Centre which provides recycled eyewear free of charge to people in developing countries.


We Serve. Not just our motto; it’s our mission.

Cochrane Lions support Cochranites in their time of need. We support families that have fallen on tough times, local sports teams, and large initiatives, with a focus on youth, extraordinary circumstances, and community development.

Global Causes

Over the last 100 years, the kindness of Lions and Leos has multiplied across borders, oceans, and continents. With over 1.4 million members, we now have an opportunity to truly change our world.

That’s why we’re uniting our global service around five areas of need. These Global Causes present significant challenges to humanity, and we believe it’s our turn to meet them.


We serve to reduce the prevalence of diabetes and improve the quality of life for those diagnosed.


We serve to prevent avoidable blindness and improve the quality of life for people who are blind and visually impaired.


We serve to ensure all community members have access to nutritious foods.


We serve to sustainably protect and restore our environment to improve the well-being of all communities.


Lions and Leos provide support for the needs of children and families affected by childhood cancer through impactful service activities.

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Volunteers hard at work assembling new playground

Cochrane Now Written by Noel Edey Thursday, Jun 09 2022, 3:30 PM With the area already cleared of old equipment, volunteers are hard at work today installing the inclusive equipment at the Centennial Playground. Over the course of three days, almost 50 volunteers will complete the project to the excitement of Cochrane families, especially those on…

What happens to used eye glasses collected by the Lions?

COCHRANE NOW – Written by Noel Edey Friday, April 1, 5:00 AM Each year, hundreds of pairs of used eyeglasses are collected by the Cochrane Lions Club. So, what exactly happens to them? Once collected, they are delivered to the Canadian Lions Eyeglass Recycling Centre (CLERC) in Calgary, where eyeglasses arrive from across the country for distribution…