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).

Please Note Office Hour Changes Due to COVID-19

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 Blind Beginnings office remains closed save for appointments for the duration of the summer, 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

NEWS & EVENTS & Blog Posts
Image of a chocolate cake with pink icing inside a cake box. Messy writing in green icing reads "Happee Birthdae Harry" on top of the cake.

Happee Birthdae Harry

Harry Potter’s birthday is on July 31 and we thought it’d be fitting to celebrate that by asking a few of our regular Limitless Blog authors to write up what this fictional character and world he resides in means to them. I’m not sure why but I was always reluctant to read Harry Potter as… Read more Happee Birthdae Harry

Cartoon image of a woman wearing a face mask with a towel wrapped around her head, looking relaxed as bottles of different skin care products surround her.

Why Skin Care is Self-Care

I’ve written previous articles on fashion and make up, so naturally I feel as though skin care would be something that I’d also be passionate about. When I’d watch make up videos on YouTube when I was young, skin care videos would also show up, but at the age of 10 I didn’t realize the… Read more Why Skin Care is Self-Care

Image of a braille display plugged into a laptop as a pair of hands hover over the pins of the display, reading the braille.

All About Braille Displays

Have you ever wondered how blind individuals access a computer? If that sounds like you, this blog article is just for you! Computers and phones are a very important part of life in this day and age. The world of technology is changing rapidly. We use computers and phones every day to write documents, send… Read more All About Braille Displays

We Discovered the George C. Reifel Migratory Bird Sanctuary!

On Saturday June 26th, we had a blast exploring George C. Reifel Migratory Bird Sanctuary as part of our Family Community Discovery program. After over a year apart, it was amazing to see some families in person! We spent our morning walking through the sanctuary and listening to some unique bird sounds. After finding some… Read more We Discovered the George C. Reifel Migratory Bird Sanctuary!

Image of a series of crayons - red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, and violet, which make the up the acronym ROYGBIV.

Beyond ROYGBIV Part 2

Most children love crafts, and I was certainly one of them. So many colours and options to always choose from. However, being that I was born blind, being involved in crafty activities felt challenging as a child. A constant struggle for my younger self use to be the perfection and accuracy sought when it came… Read more Beyond ROYGBIV Part 2