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.

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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
A youth climbs up top the pole that is the Leap of Faith, one of the activities at Camp Hornby.

Of Course You Can!

The following is a blog that was submitted to us by Amit, a parent of one of our program youth. He and his family attended our Camp Hornby Summer Camp in July for the first, and he shared this with us. Last month we’ve attended Blind Beginning’s Hornby Camp for the first time. Hornby Island… Read more Of Course You Can!

Youth Leadership Open House – August 5

On Friday August 5 we invite teens who are blind and partially sighted to join us virtually for a Youth Leadership Open House from 7:00 – 8:30 PM PST over Zoom. This is a chance to hear more about our Youth Leadership training program, learn about some of the projects our Youth Leaders are currently… Read more Youth Leadership Open House – August 5

August Community Discovery Events – Family Picnic In The Park and Playland!

We are so excited to be able to gather together and take advantage of the sunny weather for these Community Discovery events in August! Don’t delay, register now and come join us for some fun in the sun! Family Picnic In The Park Queens Park, New Westminster Saturday August 6, 2022 10:30 AM Metro-Vancouver families with… Read more August Community Discovery Events – Family Picnic In The Park and Playland!

4 Youth holding their canes sit on a couch and await heading out for a Youth Leadership Activity

My Youth Leadership Weekend

On May 27th, 2022 Blind Beginnings held their Youth Leadership Weekend, which I attended. I’d like to talk about the weekend, what we did, and how was the experience for me. During the weekend, we did a lot of different activities and learned many skills. We practiced how to cross busy intersections listening for cars… Read more My Youth Leadership Weekend

Casting Call for Fashion Show Models!

We are excited to announce that the Blind Beginnings Society is hosting a fashion show that will exclusively feature children, youth and young adults who are blind or partially sighted. We are calling it Limitless Beauty: The Blind Beginnings Fashion Show and we hope you will help us touch hearts as we showcase the limitless… Read more Casting Call for Fashion Show Models!