Blind Beginnings is a non-profit organization striving to guarantee quality of life for children and youth who are blind or partially sighted by promoting equal access to the world’s resources and opportunities. We seek to challenge the limits of what is deemed possible for blind and partially sighted children and to establish a strong foundation on which to build rich and fulfilling lives.
Our Mission is to inspire children and youth who are blind or partially sighted, and their families, providing diverse programs, experiences, counselling and peer support, and opportunities for them to create fulfilling lives.
We envision a world where seeing things differently inspires limitless possibilities.
New in 2017, Blind Beginnings Society introduced a challenge element to its Community Discovery, Creating Confidence and Project Adventure programs for sight-impaired older children, that saw a group of these individuals partner, train for and successfully master the Grouse Grind in Vancouver. Building on this achievement, developed in 2017 and being delivered in 2018, th enext goal set for these adolescents is to partner them with a sighted individual to fully participate in a series of tandem bicycling excursions.