Keeping you safe.
Our safety plan, restart plan & upcoming events during COVID-19.
COVID-19 Safety Plan

This month, we are piloting a limited delivery of in-person programs and events. In order to ensure the safety of all participants, families, staff and volunteers, we are introducing a variety of new COVID-19 protocols:

  • Screening. Before each session, CAN staff will screen parents/guardians and participants for COVID-19 symptoms and ask questions about recent travel outside of Canada or potential exposure to a confirmed COVID-19 case.
  • Personal safety. CAN staff will teach and enforce diligent hand hygiene, respiratory hygiene and physical distancing.
  • Additional procedures will be in place to ensure that toileting, first aid and facility/equipment usage adheres to all health regulations. Personal Protective Gear is optional for participants.
The outlined protocols above are detailed in full in our 11-page Safety Plan.

All parents, guardians and/or participants must read the full document and agree to the protocols before their enrollment is confirmed in any CAN program.
View the CAN Safety Plan
We want to hear from you.

Help us better understand your level of comfort and interest in returning to in-person programming. Complete our brief, 5-min questionnaire.

Looking Ahead: CAN Restart Plan

As expected, our upcoming year will look much different due to the safety, financial and logistical challenges created by COVID-19.

  • Beginning Fall 2020, we will slowly reintroduce up to 25% of in-person programs each season.
  • Program being re-introduced will be dependent on:
    • Ongoing Health Orders: Will it be safe?
    • Facility Availability: Are community centres open and available?
    • Funding: Do we have the necessary financial support?
    • Staffing: Do we have the necessary personnel?
    • Physical Distancing: Programs requiring close physical contact (ie swim) will be put on hold until they can be safely reintroduced.
These key points are detailed in our full 8-page CAN Restart Plan.
View the CAN Restart Plan
Questions about in-person or virtual programs?
View our COVID-19 FAQs.

Fall 2020: Program Registration

We are working on confirming program details for the upcoming season. We aim to send out a special edition newsletter on Thursday, August 20 with our Fall 2020 Program Guide.

Again, please note that our Fall 2020 offerings will be limited due to the limitations presented by COVID-19.

Online registration for weekly fall programming (in person and virtual) will take place from Monday, August 24, at noon, until Friday, August 28, at noon.
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Ongoing & Upcoming Opportunities!
Youth & Adult Program

Deer Lake Nature Walk (Burnaby)
Saturday, September 12
Youth (13-17yrs) | 10:00-11:30am
Adults (18+yrs) | 12:00-1:30pm

Registration opens to CAN members on Monday, August 10, noon, and closes on Friday, August 14, at noon.

Registration updates will be sent out by Friday, August 21.

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CAN Virtual Challenge
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The #CANChallenge is on! Visit our Facebook, Instagram or Twitter every morning at 8am until August 14 to see each daily challenge.

Post a photo or video of yourself or your family completing each activity to win daily prizes!

Registration not required. Open to all.
As always, we will continue to keep you updated on any new developments, as they occur.

And you can always stay up-to-date on program-related news and announcements by following us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or LinkedIN, or visiting

From Canucks Autism Network
August 6, 2020
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