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
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

A blackboard with a series of mathematical equations on it.

My Experience in Math 8

Math is an academic subject that is challenging for blind and visually impaired people as it is mostly visual. I will be talking about some of my challenges and alternatives that my teacher provided me with to overcome my challenges in Math 8. The first challenge that I had in Math 8 was figuring out… Read more My Experience in Math 8

Close-up image of an eye.

Normalizing the “B” Word

Growing up partially sighted, the word “blind” was never a part of my vocabulary, mostly because many people who met me didn’t consider me to be blind. To them (and myself), blindness meant having no vision whatsoever. I grew up with the idea that blindness was an all or nothing concept, and although I only… Read more Normalizing the “B” Word

Win Tickets to See Elton John at BC Place!

We are excited to announce that we’ve added a Raffle prize of two tickets to see Elton John at BC Place on Friday October 21st as part of our virtual 50/50 Draw! You don’t miss to miss an opportunity to see the RocketMan one last time on his final North American tour! Raffle Tickets are… Read more Win Tickets to See Elton John at BC Place!