Spring Programs Update

As promised, we want to keep you, our valued members, informed of any changes to CAN programming and events as a result of COVID-19. 

Due to the ongoing health crisis, newly enforced social distancing measures and indefinite facility closures, we have made the inevitable decision to cancel spring programming as it was originally planned.*

This includes all weekly programs, monthly youth and adult programs, and family events scheduled from April and June, as well as Sports Day.

We are already looking at ways of incorporating key aspects of Sports Day into a late summer event in the hope that we can bring our community back together when the time is right. We are also starting to explore creative ways to deliver safe, socially-distanced family events.

In addition, our team is working hard to move various components of our spring programming online so that individuals and families can continue to participate in CAN activities while staying safe at home.

This Spring, we plan to roll out Movement Mondays, Team Meeting Tuesday and Thursday, Wellness Wednesdays, Story Time Fridays and Spontaneous Saturdays. 

*We will be updating the registration system and following up with participants who were enrolled in spring programs during the week of April 6-9 with details for reimbursement of program fees.

Access Resources and Activities from Home

Virtual Team Meetings

We hope that many of you have seen our “Team Meeting“ video series on social media featuring well-known CAN coaches leading a variety of activities.

We will continue to release new videos each week featuring activities such as arts and crafts, simple sports drills, music lessons, fitness lessons, contests and more! 

If you haven’t yet seen the videos, make sure to follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
Not active on social media? Access all of the videos on YouTube!

Have an idea for an activity you would like to see? Fill out this short form and we will do what we can to try to make it happen!
Submit an idea

Story Time Series

Later this month we will be launching a new digital Story Time series! Every Friday morning at 10:00am we will post a video featuring a guest reader (CAN staff, volunteer, partner, supporter or surprise guest) sharing a story with you. Some stories will be read live on social media and others will be pre-recorded, but all will be captioned and saved for future viewings. 

Want to be guest reader or know someone who would be great? Let us know by completing this short form!  
Request to be a Guest Reader

Request a Personalized Video from CAN!

During this period of social distancing, we recognize that many of our members may be feeling isolated.

In an effort to help you feel more connected to your CAN family, we will now be accepting requests for private video messages (up to 30 seconds) from the CAN staff or volunteer of your choice.

Request a personalized message from your favourite CAN team member by filling out this short request form
Request a Personalized Message

Activities for Youth & Adult Members

We will soon be launching online activities for CAN youth and adult members such as online meet ups, virtual Netflix Watching Parties, activities to follow along with at home, and a bi-weekly newsletter to stay connected. 

Subscribe to the bi-weekly CAN Youth & Adult newsletter >>

We're proud to celebrate April as Autism Acceptance Month.

During these uncertain times, the world seems to be changing on a daily basis. So this month, we will be focusing on one of the things that will not change: our values.

Follow along on social media as we reveal our six new belief statements, one at a time, paired with inspiring stories and exciting announcements. We would love to hear if what #WeBelieve resonates with you. 

Summer Program Planning Continues

Our province-wide team continues to actively plan for summer programming so that we can act quickly if the health situation improves in time. We are preparing for the best case scenario while also planning for alternate outcomes. We are crossing our fingers with you.

As promised, we will be sure to keep you updated on important decisions every step of the way. 

*Summer registration dates and details on whether we expect to proceed with our summer plans, will be released in a special newsletter mid to end of May. 
Browse the Summer Program Guide
We recognize that many individuals and families miss their CAN community, and we want you to know that we miss you too! Now more than ever, we need to band together as a community to stay strong and positive.

Wishing everyone health and safety from all of us at CAN!
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