Our Plan This Summer.
In-person programming, online programs, and a virtual challenge for all!

New! Outdoor Summer Pilot Programs

We’re excited to announce that we will be running a small number of in-person, outdoor programs this summer in order to practice our newly enforced COVID-19 safety protocols. Multiple safety measures will be in place including enhanced cleaning, hand hygiene, and physical distancing to the extent that is possible within our programs.

As the scale of programming will be small, we anticipate the demand will far exceed the available spaces. While we wish we could accommodate more members, we strongly believe in piloting the enhanced safety procedures with a limited number of participants to ensure we get it right. Like other program providers, we plan to expand our offerings by gradually adding more in-person programs in more locations throughout the next year. 

Looking Ahead

Even come fall, we will be facing challenges with access to facilities as well as budget constraints as a result of cancelled fundraising events and the overall economic impact of the pandemic. Our goal will always be to deliver the greatest number of programs for our members while ensuring CAN’s long-term sustainability.

Virtual Programs

In the meantime, we encourage you to check out our live virtual programs this summer, with registration opening on July 13. Our virtual programs allow CAN coaches to interact with participants in real-time. Stay tuned as we add new and exciting opportunities throughout 2020.  

You can also check out our library of pre-recorded videos and 8-week programs that participants can enjoy at their own time and at their own pace!

New! Join the CAN Virtual Challenge

Every year, we host a large-scale public event (CAN Family Festival, CAN Relay 4 Autism) that aims to raise vital funds for CAN, while increasing autism acceptance and support in the community at large.  

This year, rather than gathering together physically, we want you to join us online for the first ever CAN Virtual Challenge! The online fundraising event will take place over 10 days (August 5-14), with fun, accessible challenges that have been designed to promote active living, creativity and mental health.  

Add a reminder in your calendar to sign-up on July 6 and learn more about the challenges and prizes that you and your family can win! 

Upcoming Registration Details
 Pilot Summer Sports (7-12yrs)
Mon, Aug 10-Fri, Aug 14
Mon, Aug 17-Fri, Aug 21

Half-Day Sessions:
9:30am-1:00pm (Daily)
1:00pm-3:00pm (Daily)
Hjorth Road Park, Surrey
Reg. opens: Mon, Jul 6 at noon
Reg. closes: Fri, Jul 10 at noon
Participants will enjoy a range of outdoor activities to build social connection. This program will be focused on physical activity and games to allow for physical distancing.
Add a registration reminder to your calendar
*Pilot Summer Sports registration updates will be sent by end of day, July 17.
Pilot Mini Golf Family Event (All Ages)
Sat, Aug 22
10am-6pm (1-hr time slots)
Eagle Quest Golf, Coquitlam
Reg. opens: Mon, Jul 27 at noon
Reg. closes: Fri, Jul 31 at noon
Enjoy an hour of complimentary mini golf alongside other families living with autism!
PLEASE NOTE: Families will be required to physically distance during sign-in and will be spaced out by two holes during game play. Golf clubs will be sanitized prior to use, with disposable gloves and face masks available for those who request them.
Add a registration reminder to your calendar
*Pilot Family Event registration updates will be sent by end of day, August 7.
Virtual Programs
Virtual Active (3-6yrs)
30 min. sessions
Aug 4 - Aug 25 | Tuesdays, 3:30pm or 4:15pm
Aug 5 - Aug 26 | Wednesdays, 1pm, 1:45pm, or 2:30pm
Aug 6 - Aug 27 | Thursdays, 3pm or 3:45pm
Aug 8 - Aug 29 | Saturdays, 10am or 10:45am

Virtual Movement (7-12yrs)
45min. sessions
Aug 4 - Aug 25 | Tuesdays, 1:30pm or 2:30pm
Aug 5 - Aug 26 |  Wednesdays, 3:30pm, 4:30pm, or 5:30pm
Aug 6 - Aug 27 | Thursdays, 1pm or 2pm
Aug 9 - Aug 30 | Sundays, 9:30am or 10:30am

Virtual Youth and Adult (13-17yrs, 18yrs+)
Weekly sessions
Youth & Adult Fitness
Aug 5 - Aug 26
|  Wednesdays, 6:00pm-6:45pm
Youth Meet-up
Aug 6 - Aug 27 | Thursdays, 3:30pm-4:30pm
Adult Meet-up
Aug 6 - Aug 27 | Thursdays, 4:45pm-5:45pm

One-Day Sessions
Microsoft Workshop - Arts & Digital Crafts using Paint 3D**
Wed, Jul 22 | Time TBD 
**Reg. opens Mon, Jul 6 at noon
**Reg. closes: Fri, Jul 10 at noon

Microsoft Workshop - Code Your Own Video Game
Wed, Aug 5 | Time TBD  

Microsoft Workshop - Virtual Road Trip
Wed, Aug. 26 | Time TBD
Add a registration reminder to your calendar
*Virtual program registration updates will be sent by end of day, July 24.
Virtual Family Event (All Ages)
Parks Canada - Learn to Camp
Social Distancing for New Outdoor Adventures (Entry-Level)
Sat, Jul 18, 2pm-3pm
Leave No Trace Principles, Trip Planning, Camping in the era of COVID-19

Family Animal Aware
Sat, Jul 25, 2pm-3pm
Different animals in BC, packing a a daypack, preventing unwanted animal encounters, respecting wildlife

The content of these programs are intended for children viewing the program with an adult.

Registration is now open
Reg. closes: Fri, Jul 10 at noon

Submit a registration request
*Registration updates for this program will be sent by end of day, July 17.

Questions about our in-person or virtual programs? See our FAQ.

Calling Grads of 2020!
Celebrating a graduation from high school, college, university? We want to celebrate your accomplishments on social media!*
Davin has been with CAN since he was 10 years old and just received his high school diploma, along with the District Award for Fine Arts and two School Awards for Resiliency!
In honour of your 2020 graduation, we're thrilled to offer you a 20% discount on all CAN merchandise. If you would rather not share a photo/video on social media, simply email monica.bui@canucksautism.ca to receive the discount code.
Submit Now
*Send us your graduation photos or videos by Friday, July 3.
Community Opportunity
City of Surrey | Summer Day Camps: July 6 - August 28
Our friends at The City of Surrey are providing 1:1 support within their Summer Day Camps. Support is limited to one week per child. CAN staff will not be onsite to support.

If you are interested in registering, please email: 
June 29, 2020
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