The Lions Clubs and other community leaders established the British Columbia Lions Society for Children with Disabilities to help families and children with disabilities, which is now known as Easter Seals British Columbia & Yukon.

The first Conn Smythe Sports Celebrities Dinner and Auction, a fundraiser founded by the Ontario Sportswriters and Sportscasters Association, was held in Toronto.


The first Easter Seals House opened in Vancouver with five units, providing out-of-town families with affordable accommodations when they had to bring their sick children to Vancouver for medical treatment. Since that time, Easter Seals House has grown to 49 suites.


The New Brunswick Coordinating Council for the Handicapped was launched, representing 57 member organizations from throughout the province. This organization is now known as Easter Seals New Brunswick – Timbres de Pâques Nouveau-Brunswick.

The Rotary Club of Charlottetown (Prince Edward Island) voted to adopt Easter Seals as the program through which to continue its support of children with disabilities; today it is known as Easter Seals Prince Edward Island.