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Currently Open
Evening at the Aquarium - January 12

RSVP by December 21 for this event by completing this form.

Opening for Registration
January Youth and Young Adult Programs
Online registration opens for these programs on Monday, December 10 at noon and closes on Friday, December 14, at noon.

Holiday Office Closure
The office will be closed from Monday, December 24th to Tuesday, January 1st for the holidays. Regular office hours will resume on Wednesday, January 2nd.
Winter Active program still accepting late registration
Active (3-6yrs) Duncan
Sundays, January 27-March 10, 1:45pm-2:30pm

Want to see what the Active program looks like? Watch this video.

Additional program details may be accessed in the 2019 Winter Leisure Guide. If you are interested in one of these sessions, you may email to submit a late registration request. In your email, please include:

1. name and age of the participant, and
2. program name, location, and time

All the requests will be handled in the order received.
Upcoming Family Event
Evening at the Aquarium – Victoria (All Ages)
January 12 @ 5:00pm-6:00pm or 6:30pm-7:30pm
Shaw Centre for the Salish Sea

Families are invited to come and experience 160 species of marine life, a marine mammal artifact exhibit, and a unique Coast Salish art collection! Learn more about the Salish Sea Bioregion, including its wildlife, waters, land, culture, and people!

This event is open to CAN members, as well as those families living with autism who are not yet CAN members – we welcome you to come out to experience a CAN family event and learn more about other program opportunities. Space is limited, and requests will be handled on a first-come, first-serve basis.
RSVP now
Monthly Youth and Young Adult Programs
January Youth and Young Adult Program – Nanaimo (13+yrs)
Tuesday, January 15, 6:00pm-8:00pm
Nanaimo Aquatic Centre
Activity TBA
Introduction to Coding – Victoria (13+yrs)
Sunday, January 13, 10:00am-12:00pm
Science Venture at the University of Victoria
Learn about computer coding!

Online registration opens Monday, December 10, at noon, and closes Friday, December 14, at noon. All interested participants will be notified of their updated registration status by end of day on Friday, December 21.
We Heard You!
What is each staff and volunteer's role in programs?

At the majority of CAN programs, there are four roles:
  • Support Team (Black shirt)
  • Coach (Blue shirt)
  • Support Worker (Blue shirt)
  • Volunteer (Green shirt)
Learn more about their roles
Archive - We Heard You:
Who gets into programs? | Why aren’t swim programs longer? | Why are programs offered at less than ideal times of the week?
Weekly Hockey Draw | Jan 7 - Apr 10, 2019

Need a stocking stuffer idea? The CAN Weekly Hockey Draw is back! For $20, receive 13 chances to win weekly cash prizes of up to $200, while supporting Canucks Autism Network.

How does it work?

- For $20, entrants are assigned a random selection of teams.
- Based on the number of goals your teams score each week, you have 13 chances to win weekly prizes ranging from $20 to $200!

Entrants will receive a unique combination of hockey teams.
Based on goals scored, the top five entrants will win cash prizes each week. No hockey expertise necessary.

CAN Pro-Am Online Auction

Bid on rare sports memorabilia & experiences in the CAN Pro-Am Online Auction!

Check back often as CAN Pro-Am teams & supporters will be continually donating items to be auctioned.

Sponsored by Leith Wheeler, the Online Auction is open to the public and will close on January 22 at 4 pm.

Bid Now
Seeking Translators
Can you read and write Mandarin, Farsi, Russian, French, Tagalog, Hebrew, Ukranian, Spanish, Japanese or Korean? If so, we would love your help translating some of our programs and membership documents. If you are interested or know someone who would be, please contact:
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December 8, 2018
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