Blind Beginnings

Breaking Through Barriers

FEATURE PROGRAM

A first-of-its-kind in BC, the Youth Leadership & Pre-employment Program helps youth who are blind or partially sighted prepare for their future transition to work and adult life.

In Canada, the unemployment rate for blind adults is close to 75%. Why?

  • There are no employment training programs specifically designed for the visually impaired.
  • Youth who are blind often have lower self-confidence than their sighted peers.
  • Youth who are blind often grow up believing they have more employment limitations than they actually do.

Blind Beginnings is seeking to break through these barriers by working with children and youth who are blind or partially sighted to teach them that the possibilities for their careers and life success are limitless—if they can only see their own potential and build on it.

We have one more week to reach our goal of $20,000 to fund programs for 2018. Your donations will ensure that ‘Limitless Potential Is All We See’ is a reality—Donate Today!

Since 2008, Blind Beginnings Society has envisioned a world where seeing things differently inspires limitless possibilities for BC’s blind and partially sighted children.

Through educational and experiential workshops, pre-employment and leadership training, camps, recreational activities and individualized counselling, the organization offers these youth opportunities to develop skills, confidence and independence to reach their full potential.

NEWS & EVENTS

Seeing Things Differently Youth Support Group

Youth who are blind or partially sighted between the ages of 14 and 19 are invited to participate in our “Seeing Things Differently” Youth Support Group You have a visual impairment, and that means that in many ways, your day to day experience differs from that of a sighted person. On top of the typical… Read more Seeing Things Differently Youth Support Group

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Seeing Things Differently Parent Support Group

Parents of children and youth who are blind or partially sighted are invited to participate in our “Seeing Things Differently” Parent Support Group You have a child with a visual impairment which means life is now different.  On top of typical parenting, you have the added challenge of learning about an unfamiliar diagnosis, trying to… Read more Seeing Things Differently Parent Support Group

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Seeing All People Award: Nomination Call

Happy New Year everyone! As the tenth year of Blind Beginnings starts up, we couldn’t be more excited about the wonderful opportunities for growth and celebration on the horizon!  One such opportunity is the introduction of a brand new award celebrating businesses that go above and beyond when it comes to ensuring that children who… Read more Seeing All People Award: Nomination Call

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