Blind Beginnings

Our Mission

Blind Beginnings’ mission is to inspire children and youth who are blind or partially sighted and their families through diverse programs, experiences, counseling and peer support, and opportunities to create fulfilling lives.

Our work is made possible by the generosity of our donors and sponsors. To make a  one-time donation, please click here. To make a monthly donation, click here.

Watch ‘Changing Our World’


*Video includes audio description by Descriptive Video Works and
funded in part by Social Venture Partners Vancouver

A Statement Regarding Diversity and Inclusion

Even though diversity and inclusion are and always have been integral parts of the core Blind Beginnings values, we do of course recognize that there is always room for us to grow, listen, learn and participate in support of anti-racism. For this reason, we have formed a Diversity Committee that consists of board and staff members in order for us to take meaningful action in support of Black Lives Matter and other organizations that work against systemic racism against Black, Indigenous and People of Colour (BIPOC).

In-Office Hours

The Blind Beginnings staff are currently in the office  Fridays 9:00AM – 4:30PM, and are available by phone or email the rest of the week.

If you have any questions please contact one of our staff. For program updates specifically contact shawn@blindbeginnings.ca

NEWS & EVENTS & Blog Posts

Trivia Night A Huge Success – Thank You!

We had a fantastic time over the weekend on January 28th, 2023 at Moose’s Down Under Bar and Grille hosting our Trivia Night! It was a fun filled evening of food, drinks, and trivia, and was incredible to be gathered again with our community! A huge thank you to everyone who came out on a… Read more Trivia Night A Huge Success – Thank You!

A collage of a collection of country's flags.

My International Friendship Club Experience

International Friendship Club is one of my favourite activities at school. International Friendship Club is a lunch-hour club where we can meet new people and do things like watch movies together, try new foods from other cultures, and give suggestions of things we want to do as a club. Not many schools that I know… Read more My International Friendship Club Experience

Announcing Trivia Night – January 28th, 2023

Announcing Trivia Night Saturday January 28th Doors Open 6:00 PM | Trivia Begins 7:00 PM Moose’s Down Under Pub 830 West Pender Street, Vancouver BC We are thrilled to be hosting our annual Trivia Night in person once again this year at Moose’s Down Under (830 West Pender, Vancouver) after a three year hiatus! Come… Read more Announcing Trivia Night – January 28th, 2023

Cartoon of three kids laughing together.

Why I Make Blind Jokes

I had an interesting conversation with my aunt the other day. She noticed how many people with disabilities often make jokes about their disabilities to themselves or their friends. She didn’t understand why they would do that, since she interpreted them as being mean to themselves, and asked if that was something that I did… Read more Why I Make Blind Jokes

A display of pumpkins of various sizes, all carved with different faces.

My Halloween Achievement

Walking down the street on top of leaves, with the wind whistling in your ears, and the smell of fall in the air. A chilly mist in the air, and the prospect of candy. Knocking on a house door filled with excitement. Surprising someone with your costume and the anticipation of candy. These are just… Read more My Halloween Achievement