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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*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).

A message to the Blind Beginnings Community
regarding COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought about many changes to our daily lives, and to the operations, and services and programs of our organization.

The health and well being of our participants, our staff, our supporters, our families, and the greater community is of utmost importance and so face-to-face programs and events remain postponed. We have adapted our programs and have created alternate ways to participate and you can see the current programs, most of which are now operating online, on our Winter Programs 2021 page.

The Blind Beginnings office remains closed, but all our staff are still working and continue to be available by phone or email.

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

These are challenging and extraordinary times and it is more important than ever to be kind and compassionate to each other. We feel that together, we can work through this!

NEWS & EVENTS & Blog Posts
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Expressing Yourself Through Makeup

Often times when I’m in public, I receive compliments on my makeup and get asked who did it for me. Some people are quite shocked to find out I did it myself. Although I have help for formal occasions, in my daily life, I do my makeup independently. As a legally blind young adult who… Read more Expressing Yourself Through Makeup

Blind Beginnings 50/50 Tickets Now Available

Are you feeling lucky? Do you like money? Are you interested in helping support Blind Beginnings with our mission to inspire and support BC children and youth who are blind or partially sighted and their families? If the answer to any of these questions is “yes”, then you should head on over to https://blindbeginnings.rafflenexus.com and… Read more Blind Beginnings 50/50 Tickets Now Available

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Growing Up Blind in a Developing Country

Being blind or partially sighted in a developing country is a topic that I don’t hear about very often, and this blog is to hopefully shine some light on this topic that doesn’t get talked about enough. Moving to Canada after growing up for 12 years in a developing country  has been such a huge… Read more Growing Up Blind in a Developing Country

Trivia Night Online Version 2021 Announced

Let’s get Trivial! We are so excited to announce the return of Trivia Night — this time in an online format so we can all gather together virtually from the safety and comfort of our own homes! Come join us on March 6, 2021 at 7PM PST and test your trivia knowledge and compete for… Read more Trivia Night Online Version 2021 Announced

NEW Blog Post – From the Heart

Valentine’s Day is rapidly approaching!  In celebration of this very pink holiday, Jinnie has submitted an article over at the Limitless Blog  detailing the various ways in which teachers can make Valentine’s Day classroom activities more accessible and inclusive for students who may be blind or partially sighted that she has titled, “From the Heart”. Check… Read more NEW Blog Post – From the Heart