About the Fund 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, and the 20/20 Foundation. She was the Founder and Executive Director of PAWS International… Read more Now Accepting Applications for the 2021 Lori Sheppard Memorial Fund Bursaries
Want to join the Blind Beginnings Team? We are excited to announce we are looking to fill out our team! We are searching for a detail oriented, proactive and collaborative individual to join our small but mighty team to assist the Director of Operations with donations management, donor recognition and general administrative assistance. The person… Read more We’re Hiring – Donor Relations and Administrative Assistant
We are excited to announce the openings for two temporary, part time, paid Program Assistant positions. Responsibilities of these Program Assistants would include assisting the Executive Director and Program Coordinator with the planning, coordination and implementation of Blind Beginnings programs including summer camp activities for children, youth, and families, to help with program evaluation, and… Read more We’re hiring Program Assistants!
We are so excited to partner with Provincial Resource Centre for the Visually Impaired (PRCVI) and the BC Vision Teachers’ Association (BC VTA) to host a “Partners in Resiliency – Seeing Mental Health Differently” Community Day on May 13th. This will be a community-focused day of virtual workshops that address important topics connected to mental… Read more Join us for “Partners in Resiliency – Seeing Mental Health Differently” Community Day on May 13th!
Easter is almost here and in the spirit of the season our Executive Director, Shawn Marsolais, has submitted an article on the Limitless Blog this week that outlines some ideas on how to make Easter Egg hunts a little more accessible for children that are blind or partially sighted. Hop on over to the Limitless… Read more Make Your Easter Egg Hunts More Accessible!
We are so excited for this week’s Limitless Podcast, where Shawn and co-host Jinnie have an incredible conversation with author Amanda Leduc about everything from representation of disability in fiction and fairy tales, person-first language, and much much more! A huge thank you to Amanda for stopping by and talking with us! Head on over… Read more Talking With Author Amanda Leduc on Limitless!
Huge thanks to everyone who attended our Trivia Night on Saturday night and helped make it a success – thanks to you, we raised just over $4100! We had a lot of fun, and congratulations to the team “We Are Llamas” who ended up winning the evening in a nail-biting tie-breaker round. Thank you to… Read more Trivia Night Was a Huge Success!
Are you feeling lucky? Do you like money? Are you interested in helping support Blind Beginnings with our mission to inspire and support BC children and youth who are blind or partially sighted and their families? If the answer to any of these questions is “yes”, then you should head on over to https://blindbeginnings.rafflenexus.com and… Read more Blind Beginnings 50/50 Tickets Now Available
Let’s get Trivial! We are so excited to announce the return of Trivia Night — this time in an online format so we can all gather together virtually from the safety and comfort of our own homes! Come join us on March 6, 2021 at 7PM PST and test your trivia knowledge and compete for… Read more Trivia Night Online Version 2021 Announced
Valentine’s Day is rapidly approaching! In celebration of this very pink holiday, Jinnie has submitted an article over at the Limitless Blog detailing the various ways in which teachers can make Valentine’s Day classroom activities more accessible and inclusive for students who may be blind or partially sighted that she has titled, “From the Heart”. Check… Read more NEW Blog Post – From the Heart