Support Groups

Following is a list of blindness-related support groups, catagorized 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 Should you find the telephone number is outdated, please contact Access for Sight-Impaired Consumers and we would be plea​sed to update the contact information for that particular group.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) that offer 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 H​ouse

  • 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.

Abbotsf​o​rd

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

Campbell River

  • Canadian Council of the Blind - Campbell River White Cane Chapter
    C​ontact Melissa at (778) 418-2122

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.

Chilliw​ack

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

Com​ox Valley

Coquitl​am

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

Creston

  • Canadian Council of the Blind - Visually Impaired & Blind Empowerment
    Contact Darren Douma at (250) 428-8715 or write to Darren via e-mail for further information.

De​lta

  • Delta Macular Degeneration Support Group
    Contact Kit at (604) 584-8679.
  • Delta (South) Macular Degeneration Support Group
    Contact Pat at (604) 943-8026.

Kamloo​ps

Kelow​na

  • Canadian Council of the Blind - Kelowna Blind Curlers Chapter
    Contact Bill Mah at (250) 878-0710 or write to Bill via e-mail for further information.
  • Canadian Council of the Blind - Kelowna White Cane Chapter
    Contact Al at (250) 765-2753 or contact Al via e-mail for further information.

Langle​y

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

New We​stminster

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

North Vancouve​r

  • Canadian Council of the Blind - North Shore White Cane Chapter
    Contact May Chang at (604) 988-2538 or contact May via e-mail for further information.

Parksville​

Penticton​

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

Port Coquitlam

  • Canadian Council of the Blind - PoCo Visually Impaired People Chapter
    Contact Brodie McKenzie at (604) 942-4255 or write to Brodie via e-mail for further information.

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/Su​nshine Coast

Surrey​

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

Vancou​ver

  • 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 Va​ncouver

  • 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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