Welcome to the Bowen Island Centre for the Blind and DeafBlind Project.
There are three goals for this project . The first is to create a recreation, training and meeting Centre to house a ten-month intensive blindness/DeafBlindness skills training program from September to June and summer independence camps for blind and DeafBlind children, youth, adults, and their families during July and August. The second goal is to raise sufficient funds to ensure that the first two years of the programs’ costs are covered while longer-term funding is secured. The last goal is to invest 20% of the money raised through this project with a community foundation to ensure long-term operational costs remain covered.
The goals identified above will address the need faced by many blind and DeafBlind Canadians for meaningful connection, independence, and peer support. Building on their combined industry experience and expanding on their current programs, Camp Bowen and the Pacific Training Centre for the Blind Society are coming together as the Canadian Organization of the Blind and DeafBlind. The teams are working hand in hand to make these valuable programs vibrant, sustainable, and effective.
About the Project
To read a high-level overview of this project, please go here.
To contribute, go here.
To read a high-level overview of the blindness/DeafBlindness skills training program, please go here.
Summer Independence Camps
To read a high-level overview of the summer independence camps, please go here.
To read a high-level overview of the benefits this project brings to Canadians who are blind or DeafBlind and the community of Bowen Island, please go here.
To read the project blog, please go here.
To read the frequently asked questions about this project, please go here.
Drop Us a Line
We’d love to hear from you. Whether you have questions, comments, or just want to know more, please get in touch.