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)

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 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, 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 & Blog Posts
Image of the Welcome to Aldergrove sign, placed on a green patch of grass and flanked by an open Highway.

Aldergrove Roads Take me Home

There are the typical generalizations about both rural and urban areas such as cities always being a home to most amenities, whereas towns tend to be thought about as dirt roads and farmland. Let’s start with determining what qualifies as a small town, and what falls under the umbrella of a city. According to our… Read more Aldergrove Roads Take me Home

Baking With Blind Beginnings Returns!

We are so excited for November’s installment of our highly popular Baking with Blind Beginnings! Join us on Saturday, November 28th from 10:15 am to 12 pm where we will be doing things with Zucchini that will have the chocolate lovers in your household drooling and wanting more! That’s right, we’re baking Chocolate Zucchini Loaf… Read more Baking With Blind Beginnings Returns!

Image of a Goalball player wearing a blindfold and blocking a shot by the opposing team

The Forgotten Sport

Many people may not be familiar with the Paralympic sport of Goalball, one of the only sports that was created specifically for the blind and partially sighted. In a way, it is an unsung sport that truly does not get enough exposure and, to many players and fans around the world, feels like it’s a… Read more The Forgotten Sport

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Fall and Winter Fashion Tips

I’ve always been interested in fashion. I think it stems from my parents. Ever since I was born, my mother would put me in trendy clothing. She thought that just because I couldn’t see myself clearly in the mirror, that doesn’t mean that I shouldn’t care about my appearance. I couldn’t agree more, and I… Read more Fall and Winter Fashion Tips

Image of a Carved Pumpkin, lit from the inside with a candle, glowing in the darkness

Halloween Memories

Halloween is the time of year where everyone seems to get really excited to dress up in cool costumes, go trick or treating, and watch scary movies. However, for kids who are blind or partially sighted, it might look a little different. Growing up as a kid with low vision kid who was blind in… Read more Halloween Memories