Blind Beginnings

our Mission

Blind Beginning’s mission is to inspire children and youth who are blind or partially sighted and their families through diverse programs, experiences, counselling 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.


Bursary Opportunity through Blind Beginnings

Blind Beginnings is honored to be taking over the administration of the Lori Sheppard Memorial Fund bursary. The Lori Sheppard Memorial Fund was created in December of 2006 and is held in trust by the Vancouver Foundation.  Lori was an impassioned advocate who embraced life.  She was active in campaigns for the United Way, CNIB,… Read more Bursary Opportunity through Blind Beginnings


Community Discovery Outings are Coming to the Okanagan!

The first one of 2019 will be on Saturday, February 23rd. We will be going 5-pin bowling! There will be some options for modifications such as using a bar to get a straight shot, and a ball-ramp for anyone who needs it. Come out for some good times at the lanes and an opportunity to… Read more Community Discovery Outings are Coming to the Okanagan!


2019 Gala Dinner & Auction

Blind Beginnings is pleased announce our upcoming 9th annual Gala Dinner & Auction! Thanks to the generosity of our guests, in 2018 our Gala raised over $40,000 to support the limitless potential of children and youth! Together with you we hope to see this event continue to grow, with increasing funds raised to expand our services… Read more 2019 Gala Dinner & Auction