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First Responder Training

autism-first-responder-trainingCanucks Autism Network is proud to be a leader in providing autism training to the first responder community.

We have partnered up with a number of groups to support projects and provide workshops to build capacity within the sector, including:

  • Surrey RCMP
  • District of North Vancouver Fire
  • North Shore Search and Rescue
  • Transit Police BC
  • Emergency Management BC
  • Fire Prevention Officers Association of British Columbia
  • Coquitlam Search and Rescue


Workshops include:

  • Autism 101 – Challenges face by individuals with autism for First Responders (sector focused)
  • General Communication Tools
  • Sector Specific Tools
  • Tips and Strategies in the community

Our training was developed in consultation with a team of subject matter experts:
Ben Wilson, Captain – Fire Prevention
Michaela Stuart, Corporal, RCMP
Scott Hilderley, Corporal – Strategic Prevention Services, RCMP
Cindy Maltman, Retired Lieutenant – Fire Suppression, Burnaby Fire Department
Stewart Maltman, Captain – Fire Suppression, Burnaby Fire Department
Rob DeGoey, Constable, Port Moody Police
Elvis Bellia, Police Sergeant
Martin Hurst, Detective Constable, Metro Vancouver Transit Police

For more information/to request a Canucks Autism Training workshop for your group, please fill out this form HERE.