Blind Beginnings is excited to be entering a team in the Scotiabank Charity Challenge Run on Sunday June 23. We are one of the official participating charities and we have the opportunity to fundraise as part of the event. We’re looking for Blind Beginnings families and volunteers to join our team and run or walk 5km… Read more Join Blind Beginnings in the Scotiabank 5k!
Our popular Youth Leader Training Weekend is back! This program is offered to youth who are blind or partially-sighted between 13 and 19 years of age, from across BC. The program is intended for youth to develop transferable employment skills including; public speaking, communication, mentoring, active listening and empathy, organization and time management, team building and… Read more 2019 Youth Leader Training Weekend
Blind Beginnings is seeking a Director of Operations This is an opportunity to enhance the impact of an established and growing grassroots charitable organization, whose mission is to inspire children and youth who are blind or partially sighted, and their families. At Blind Beginnings, we provide diverse programs, experiences, counselling and peer support, and opportunities… Read more Job Opportunity: Director of Operations
Blind Beginnings is honored to be taking over the administration of the Lori Sheppard Memorial Fund bursary. The Lori Sheppard Memorial Fund was created in December of 2006 and is held in trust by the Vancouver Foundation. Lori was an impassioned advocate who embraced life. She was active in campaigns for the United Way, CNIB,… Read more Bursary Opportunity through Blind Beginnings
The first one of 2019 will be on Saturday, February 23rd. We will be going 5-pin bowling! There will be some options for modifications such as using a bar to get a straight shot, and a ball-ramp for anyone who needs it. Come out for some good times at the lanes and an opportunity to… Read more Community Discovery Outings are Coming to the Okanagan!
Blind Beginnings is pleased announce our upcoming 9th annual Gala Dinner & Auction! Thanks to the generosity of our guests, in 2018 our Gala raised over $40,000 to support the limitless potential of children and youth! Together with you we hope to see this event continue to grow, with increasing funds raised to expand our services… Read more 2019 Gala Dinner & Auction
Some of our Youth Leaders are excited for the opportunity to share their skills with other children and youth who are blind or partially sighted on Saturday February 23! Join us to participate in a braille research study, and also have an opportunity to be introduced to braille music, and/or the slate and stylus! When:… Read more Community Discovery Braille Day at Blind Beginnings
Most parents who are raising a child who is blind or partially sighted worry about whether or not their child will some day have a job. There is a high unemployment rate for persons who are blind after all, so this is a valid concern. Thankfully lots of us do have jobs, and on Wednesday… Read more Next Online Parent Group: Meet Working Blind Adults
Call for Nominations Blind Beginnings Seeing All People Award We want to celebrate a business that leads by example! Do you know an outstanding business that should be recognized for their efforts in ensuring that children and youth who are blind and partially sighted are included in the community? We are calling on you, Blind… Read more Seeing All People Award
Blind Beginnings is excited to be bringing our Creating Confidence Workshop to youth aged 14 – 18 from all regions of BC! Fitting in can be hard. For children and youth who are blind or partially sighted, it has added social challenges. Whether we can see or not, what we look like is often the… Read more Creating Confidence Workshop (Online)