March 2020 | Lower Mainland
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Monthly Youth & Adult Programs (13yrs+)
Reg. opens Mon, Mar 9 at noon
Reg. closes: Fri, Mar 13 at noon
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Easter Breakfast at the Teahouse in Stanley Park
Reg. opens Mon, Mar 9 at noon
Reg. closes: Fri, Mar 13 at noon
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Upcoming Programs
April Monthly Youth & Adult Programs
Learn to Camp Workshop (Vancouver - 13yrs+)
Sat, Apr 5
Britannia Community Services Centre
13-17yrs: 10:00am-11:30am
18+yrs: 11:45am-1:15pm
Learn to camp with Parks Canada!

Outdoor Recreation (Vancouver - 13yrs+)
Sat, Apr 7, 5pm-6:30pm
Stanley Park
Enjoy an evening hike!
Online registration for these programs opens Monday, March 9, at noon, and closes Friday, March 13, at noon. 
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Easter Breakfast at the Teahouse (Vancouver - All Ages)
Sat, Mar 28 | 8:30am
Teahouse in Stanley Park

Families are invited to enjoy a gourmet buffet breakfast in the scenic Teahouse in Stanley Park. The breakfast is followed by an outdoor egg hunt.

This event is very popular and we anticipate we will not be able to accommodate all those interested in attending. Participants are reminded that enrolment is not guaranteed.

Online registration opens Monday, March 9, at noon, and closes Friday, March 13, at noon. Participants will be notified of their updated registration status by end of day on Friday, March 20.
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Did You Know that April is Autism Acceptance Month?
1 in 46 children in BC has autism. This April, we are celebrating Autism Acceptance Month.

Leading up to last April, Jack asked his teacher if he could speak to his class about autism and how his classmates could support CAN. By giving his talk, Jack helped educate his peers while raising funds for CAN and increasing autism acceptance in his classroom. Way to go Jack! (Read the full story.)

Have an idea for a fundraiser, partnership, or a way to educate your school about the prevalence of autism? We CAN support you!

Contact with any questions or ideas.
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Upcoming Training Opportunities
American Sign Language (ASL) 3-Part Workshop
March 13, 20, & 27 | 6pm-8:30pm
Guildford Rec Centre

Cost: $40

In partnership with Queer ASL, Canucks Autism Network is pleased to offer a 3-part introductory course package in American Sign Language (ASL)! The course will provide an introduction to deaf culture and basic signs you can use in programs, including greetings, basic manners, actions, feelings, and more!

SIGN UP DEADLINE: Thu, Mar 12 at noon

Supporting Individuals with Autism in Physiotherapy Settings
presented by CAN & Kids Physio Cambie
Sun, Mar 8 | 1pm-3:30pm
Vancouver General Hospital

Cost: $35

An overview of autism and intro to strategies for support. Includes workbook and certificate of completion.

If you have any further questions prior to registering, please contact: 
Save the Date: April 28
CAN & YVR Autism Accessibility Tour
Vancouver International Airport

The 6th Annual CAN & YVR Autism Accessibility tour will take on April 28, 2020. The tour will take families through the entire pre-flight process, including check-in, security, finding their gate and boarding a plane. Families will also receive Resource Kits with tools to better prepare for air travel, including an activity storybook, step-by-step checklist, tips for travel and airport map. Read about Kerry's first experience through the tour.

Stay tuned to the April newsletter for more details! If you have any questions, please contact:

Upcoming in the April Newsletter

  • Summer Program Guide
  • May Youth and Adult Programs
  • Sports Day at BC Place
  • YVR Autism Accessibility Tour
  • Pitt Meadows Family Movie Matinee
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Upcoming Employment Opportunities
Spectrum Works Job Fair
Hyatt Regency Hotel Vancouver
Wed, Apr 8 | 12pm-4pm

Spectrum Works is a job fair for individuals with autism. Taking place in Vancouver for the second year, the Spectrum Works job fair will provide opportunities to job seekers with autism to meet with service providers, and meet with potential employers.

Questions? Email:

Ready, Willing & Able (RWA)

Are you looking for employment in the metro Vancouver area? Do you identify as being on the autism spectrum? Through the Ready, Willing and Able program, our Navigator of Youth and Adult Services can support you in navigating your path to employment by connecting you to community agencies and services.

Ready, Willing & Able (RWA) is a national initiative that engages, educates and supports employers to hire people with intellectual disabilities and Autism Spectrum Disrder (ASD). Canucks Autism Network is an RWA partner, co-delivering the program with Inclusion BC in British Columbia.

If you are interested in employment, please fill out this form.

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Upcoming Community Events
CAN Adapted Hockey Tournament
Fri, Mar 27- Sat, Mar 28
Surrey Sport and Leisure Complex

Support the CAN Hockey Teams as they participate in a season-ending adapted hockey tournament with a variety of teams across the province!

Fri, Mar 27, 6:30pm-8:00pm

The weekend festivities kick-off with a skate for all players and their families, a BBQ dinner, games, community activations and the Coaches Hockey Game.

Sat, Mar 28, 8am-4:30pm

The day begins opening ceremonies in the morning, a BBQ lunch and an awards presentation in the afternoon. Games take place throughout the day.

Questions? Email Romdoul:

Autism Acceptance Night
Sat, Mar 28 | 7pm game time
Rogers Arena

Watch the Canucks showcase the successes of CAN participants and promote acceptance of autism as they play the Anaheim Ducks!

Special ticket pricing is available for CAN members until March 11 (while supplies last).  Prices range from $54-$83 in the upper bowl.

To access this pricing:
1. Visit this Ticketmaster page.
2. Select the "Find Tickets" button on the Ticketmaster page.
3. When prompted for the promo code, enter CAN in the empty field.

Limited availability! As this is an exclusive opportunity for CAN members, please refrain from sharing publicly.
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Relaxed Screening: Weathering with You
Sat, Mar 28 | 10am
Vancity Theatre

Our friends at VIFF who have worked with CAN on hosting sensory-friendly spaces, are providing a FREE relaxed screening of Weathering with You. Relaxed screenings are open to anyone who may feel overwhelmed by a typical cinema environment.

Questions? Email:
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Healthy Family Expo
Sun, Mar 29 | 9am-5pm
Vancouver Convention Centre - East

Don’t miss the Healthy Family Expo on March 29 in Vancouver, with PAW Patrol storytimes & special guest Daniel Tiger, HUGE Active Kid Zone with trampolines & climbing wall, and 200+ exhibitors with healthy food sampling! Partial proceeds of Expo ticket sales support Canucks Autism Network (CAN). CAN is again hosting a Sensory-Friendly Space at the Expo for families that offers noise-cancelling headphones (for rental), books, games and sensory toys. 
All CAN families are eligible for FREE Expo tickets! Please fill out this form by March 11 to request yours!

Questions? Email:
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Science World
Community Access Pass
From now until May 31, CAN members can request a pass, giving general admission to up to 10 guests for FREE!

Additional benefits include access to Science World member express lines, discounts for OMNIMAX and Science Store purchases, and m
embers’ early access (9:30am) on weekends and holidays.

*Must be a registered CAN member. First-come, first-served.
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Upcoming Fundraisers
Els for Autism 2020 Golf Challenge
Mon, Jun 22 | 11am
Richmond Country Club

$500 registration per player.
Fee includes, lunch, a round of golf, cocktails, dinner, and gift bag.

By participating in this tournament, you are supporting both Els for Autism Foundation and Canucks Autism Network.

Questions? Email: or
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