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
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!

Camp Hornby is Coming! July 17 – 21 2022

Camp Hornby is back! Tribune Bay Outdoor Education Centre July 17 – 21st 2022 It has been over two years, and we can’t express how excited we are to be able to get back into the Great Outdoors once again! Camp Hornby will be held at the Tribune Bay Outdoor Education Centre on beautiful Hornby… Read more Camp Hornby is Coming! July 17 – 21 2022

Now Hiring for Part-Time Administration Manager!

We are excited to be able to offer a part-time Administration Manager position as part of our growing team! We are searching for an individual with general administrative experience to join our small but mighty team. This position reports to the Director of Finance and Administration. This role is also responsible for the administrative pieces… Read more Now Hiring for Part-Time Administration Manager!

We’re Looking for Board Members!

We are currently looking to fill several positions on our Board. Are you passionate about children who are blind or partially sighted reaching their full potential? Are you forward thinking, reliable, organized, and like to contribute your skills and ideas? If so, we would love to have you on our Board of Directors! There are… Read more We’re Looking for Board Members!