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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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).

A message to the Blind Beginnings Community
regarding COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

**Update August 28, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought about many changes to our daily lives, and to the operations, and services and programs of our organization. We are monitoring the situation closely and are following all recommendations from B.C.’s Minister of Health as the Province continues to re-open.

The health and well being of our participants, our staff, our supporters, our families, and the greater community is of utmost importance and so face-to-face programs and events remain postponed. We have adapted our programs and have created alternate ways to participate and you can see the current programs, most of which are now operating online, on or Fall Programs 2020 page.

The Blind Beginnings office remains closed for now, 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

These are challenging and extraordinary times and it is more important than ever to be kind and compassionate to each other. We feel that together, we can work through this!

NEWS & EVENTS

Harvesting Hope Online Gala 2020 Tickets Now on Sale!

We’re thrilled to announce that our Harvesting Hope Online Gala 2020 tickets are now on sale! Tickets are $30, which will not only grant you access to the evening’s activities, but also enters you into a draw for one of several great door prizes being drawn throughout the evening! Come join us for night of… Read more Harvesting Hope Online Gala 2020 Tickets Now on Sale!

Blind Beginnings Online Gala and Auction 2020 Announced Oct. 17!

We are delighted to announce that our Blind Beginnings 2020 Gala will be take place virtually on October 17th, 2020 at 7:00 pm using the Zoom Meeting Software as a platform. The Blind Beginnings Gala has been an annual highlight since 2010, raising over $280,000 to create and deliver programs, services and counselling to support… Read more Blind Beginnings Online Gala and Auction 2020 Announced Oct. 17!

Limitless Podcast Goes Back to School

We are excited to be talking about going back to school in our latest episode of the Blind Beginnings Limitless Podcast. With COVID still in our lives, this year is very different for many students all over the world, and this week we’ve assembled some of our youth to discuss some of the concerns, worries,… Read more Limitless Podcast Goes Back to School

New Program and Volunteer Coordinator

It’s a bittersweet time for our organization. As some of you may know by now, we are losing our current Program and Volunteer Coordinator, Carrie Tse, who will be moving to London in September to be with her fiancé.  Many of our Program youth and organizational partners have come to know and appreciate Carrie in… Read more New Program and Volunteer Coordinator

Limitless Podcast 10th Episode is Here!

We are officially in the double digits! To celebrate the milestone of our 10th episode, we thought it would be fitting to look inwards to one of our most valuable members of the Blind Beginnings community, none other than our esteemed President of the Board, Betty Nobel! Jinnie and Shown talk with Betty about her… Read more Limitless Podcast 10th Episode is Here!