Support Groups

Following is a list of blindness-related support groups, categorized by the area, municipality or city within British Columbia where they meet or assemble. In many cases, group leaders are individual volunteers who, themselves are blind or sight-impaired. Many do not have e-mail addresses where you may contact them so we have supplied their telephone numbers as a point of contact. Should you find the telephone number is outdated, please contact Access for Sight-Impaired Consumers and we will be pleased to update the contact information for that particular group.
 
We invite you to submit the name and contact information for any other blindness related support group(s) which offers a "helping hand" or fellowship to others. We will categorize further submissions by municipality/city and province so that visitors to this page can quickly and easily find an appropriate group in their locale.

100 Mile House

  • Canadian Council of the Blind - 100 Mile House & District Chapter
    Contact Marilyn at (250) 396-4070 or contact Marilyn via e-mail for further information.
     

Abbotsford

  • Canadian Council of the Blind - Abbotsford Blind and Visually Impaired Society Chapter
    Contact Bruce at (604) 852-1720 or contact Bill via e-mail for further information.
  • Canadian Council of the Blind - Abbotsford Chapter
    Contact Mae at (604) 626-0643 or contact Mae via e-mail for further information.
     

Cariboo/Williams Lake

  • Canadian Council of the Blind - Cariboo/Williams Lake Chapter
    Contact Sandra at (250) 398-7614 or contact Sandra via e-mail for further information.
     

Chilliwack

  • Canadian Council of the Blind - Chilliwack Chapter
    Contact Ann at (604) 795-7230 or contact Anne via e-mail for further information.
     

Comox Valley

  • Canadian Council of the Blind - Comox Valley Chapter
    Contact Joyce at (250) 338-9904 or contact Joyce via e-mail for further information.
     

Coquitlam

  • Canadian Council of the Blind - Dogwood Chapter
    Contact Ivy at (604) 939-3164 or contact Ivy via e-mail for further information.
     

Delta

  • Delta Macular Degeneration Support Group
    Contact Kit at (604) 584-8679.
  • Delta (South) Macular Degeneration Support Group
    Contact Matt at (604) 946-9934.
     

Kamloops

Kelowna

  • Canadian Council of the Blind - Kelowna White Cane Chapter
    Contact Al at (250) 765-2753 or contact Al via e-mail for further information.
     

Langley

  • Langley Visually Impaired Group
    Contact Mildred at (604) 574-9771
     

New Westminster

  • New Westminster Low Vision Group
    Contact Helen at (604) 522-2249
     

North Vancouver

  • Canadian Council of the Blind - North Shore White Cane Chapter
    Contact Joan at (604) 985-2293 or contact Joan via e-mail for further information.
     

Parksville

  • Canadian Council of the Blind - Parksville & District 69 Chapter
    Contact Colin at (250) 586-8089 or contact Colin via e-mail for further information.
     

Penticton

  • Canadian Council of the Blind - Penticton White Cane Chapter
    Contact Irene at (250) 487-1228
     

Powell River

  • Canadian Council of the Blind - Powell River White Cane Chapter
    Contact Geraldine at (604) 485-5028 or contact Geraldine via e-mail for further information.
     

Prince George

  • Canadian Council of the Blind - Prince George Blind Curling Chapter
    Contact Terry at (250) 562-1892 or contact Terry via e-mail for further information.
  • Canadian Council of the Blind - Prince George White Cane Chapter
    Contact Sylvia at (250) 563-6254 or contact Sylvia via e-mail for further information.
     

Richmond

  • Richmond Support Group for the Visually Impaired
    Contact Edith Petersen at (604) 276-0059
     

Sechelt/Sunshine Coast

  • Canadian Council of the Blind - Sunshine Coast White Cane Chapter
    Contact Shirley at (604) 740-8039 or contact Shirley via e-mail for further information.
     

Surrey

  • North Surrey / Fraser Valley Visually Impaired Society
    Contact Joe at (604) 951-4349
     

Vancouver

  • Canadian Council of the Blind - Vocal Eye Chapter
    Contact Linda at (604) 597-8028 or contact Linda via e-mail for further information.
  • Lower Mainland Blind Parent's Support Group
    Contact contact Lovette via e-mail for further information regarding this group which provides support for blind parents of all aged children.
  • Vancouver Macular Degeneration Group
    Contact Tamara at 604 431-2174 or contact Tamara via e-mail for further information regarding this group which meets the third Wednesday morning of each month at CNIB's Vancouver Service Centre.
  • Vancouver Parent's Support Group
    Contact Mary-Kay Kennedy (in care of CNIB's Vancouver Service Centre) at (604) 431-2121 or contact Mary-Kay via e-mail for further information regarding this support group for parents of children who are blind or sight-impaired.
  • Vancouver White Cane Club
    Contact Lance at (604) 874-2562
  • Vancouver Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP) Support Group
    Contact Tamara at 604 431-2174 or contact Tamara via e-mail for further information regarding this group which meets at CNIB's Vancouver Service Centre.>

West Vancouver

  • West Vancouver Visually Impaired Persons Support Group
    Contact Maureen at (604) 922-1179
     

White Rock

  • South Surrey / White Rock Macular Degeneration Support Group
    Contact Eileen at (604) 535-3200

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