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September 18, 2014
Come and try martial arts at the Junior Explorer's Club
Junior Explorer’s are invited to come out and meet martial arts instructor Johnny Tai, learn the fundamentals of martial arts, talk about prevention and responses to bullying, and of course, try some techniques.
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September 2, 2014
Register now for our new Seeing Things Differently Parent Support Group
The Seeing Things Differently Parent Support Group is a place to connect with other parents who have a child or youth with a visual impairment. The group starts September 9 and runs every other Tuesday evening until December 16. Register here
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June 16, 2014
Community Discovery outing to the Vancouver Rowing Club in Stanley Park!
Back by popular demand, the Vancouver Rowing Club is inviting Blind Beginnings families back for another opportunity to try rowing! Please RSVP
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Welcome to Blind Beginnings!

"When being blind doesn't make you different, it stops being the thing people see first." Shawn Marsolais, Founder and Manager of Programs & Services at Blind Beginnings. Watch our video below to learn about Blind Beginnings:

Children and parents hiking up a forest trail at Summer Camp 2009Blind Beginnings is a non-profit organization striving to guarantee quality of life for children and youth who are blind or visually impaired by promoting equal access to the world's resources and opportunities. We seek to challenge the limits of what is deemed possible for blind and visually impaired children and to establish a strong foundation on which to build rich and fulfilling lives.

Our Mission is to provide children and youth with the necessary opportunities, experiences and family/community support to reach their full potential.

Blind Beginnings Brochure Download the Blind Beginnings brochure

»» Listen to the Blind Beginnings song "I See Differently"

Programs & Services
  • Workshops for children and youth who are blind or visually impaired, and their parents
  • Training Programs
  • Organized Family Activities
  • Awareness Presentations
  • Counselling & Consultation
Blind Beginnings is Unique
  • Our focus is on children and youth, and issues affecting them
  • We are family directed; A minimum of 60% of the Board must be family members of children who are blind or visually impaired
  • We share a "no-limits" philosophy that challenges any attempts to limit what blind or visually impaired children are capable of doing or achieving
  • We embrace and value blindness and visual impairment as an expression of the range of human diversity

Accessibility features of our new site:

We've added many new features to our re-designed site to help you view the pages and find what you're looking for. Be sure to check out each feature:

  • Skip to Main Content : this link at the top of every page allows you to get right to the important content
  • Text re-size: also at the very top of every page, three settings—small, medium and large—allow you to adjust the text to a comfortable reading size for you
  • Our most frequently accessed sections, Programs and Resources are available in the navigation menu near the top of the page. If you want to get to those pages quickly, don't click Skip to Main Content, simply scroll down to these links.
  • Link to Site Map in our Quick Links gives you a list of links to every page on the website, all in one easy place