Blind Beginnings

our Mission

Blind Beginning’s mission is to help children and youth who are blind or partially sighte​d achieve their full potential by offering them educational and experiential workshops, summer camps, recreational activities,  pre-employment training and individualized counselling. We also support and encourage parents to see their children’s potential to live a life without limits.

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.


Invitation to Okanagan Family Retreat

Okanagan Family Retreat  – November 2, 3, and 4, 2018 Blind Beginnings in partnership with CNIB, is pleased to invite you and your family to participate in our first Okanagan Family Retreat.  Families with children with a visual impairment from birth to eight years of age living in the Okanagan and surrounding region, are invited to… Read more Invitation to Okanagan Family Retreat


2018 AGM & Family BBQ/Potluck

Invitation to our Blind Beginnings AGM and Family BBQ/Pot Luck When: Saturday, September 29th, 2018 from 12:00 – 3:30pm.   12:00-12:45 Paint Art Project 12:45-1:30 Eat Lunch 1:30-3:00 AGM 3:00-3:30 Assemble Art Project   Where: 7915 Elwell St., Burnaby. Thank you to Marilyn & Ken Rushton for the use of their home for this event!… Read more 2018 AGM & Family BBQ/Potluck


Blind Beginnings Planning Okanagan Early Intervention Retreat

Blind Beginnings with the support and involvement of CNIB is planning an early intervention retreat for families with blind or partially sighted children who live in the Okanagan and surrounding regions. Telus’ Thompson-Okanagan Community Board and the Vernon-based Foord Family Foundation have each donated $5,000 to help cover the cost of the retreat. Blind Beginnings… Read more Blind Beginnings Planning Okanagan Early Intervention Retreat