Blind people enjoying a sunny day playing on the rocks beside the ocean in Victoria, BC.

Blind people enjoying a sunny day playing on the rocks beside the ocean in Victoria, BC.

The Pacific Training Centre for the Blind is a Canadian grassroots nonprofit service organization founded and run by blind people. Started in 2011, the centre provides services and programs based on a positive and empowering no-limits philosophy of blindness.

Project leaders instill a belief in blind people’s own capabilities and in the limitless possibilities open to them and to adopt a non-custodial approach (i.e. it is not about sighted people doing things for the blind; it is about blind people doing things for themselves, and it is about blind teachers working with blind students to increase skills and confidence).