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Social Group: for Siblings


SIBS 4CatsPurpose

The purpose of this program is to provide siblings of individuals with autism the opportunity to meet other siblings in safe and supportive environment. Siblings have the opportunity to discuss their experiences with other siblings through various discussion activities. In addition, siblings have the opportunity to engage in fun, recreational activities with their peers. This program is led by staff and volunteers, the majority of whom are siblings of individuals with autism.

Program Structure

Events are planned once per month from Sept-June (with the exception of Dec.). Please check this page and/or the newsletter for the monthly events. Participants are supported by a Coach, two Support Workers, and two volunteers.

Past events have included: art classes, swimming, cooking classes, game nights, mini golf, and more!

Program Criteria

  • Ages 8-13 (Must be of correct age when starting program)
  • Non-autism participants
  • Must have a sibling diagnosed with autism
  • Must have an active membership through the CAN Participant Membership Program
  • Commitment to attend the program (See Attendance Policy) 
  • PLEASE NOTE:  This program is for participants to attend independently. As our social programs are designed to encourage social interaction between peers, parents are asked to drop-off their children and return at the scheduled pick-up time. If your family would like to enjoy events together, please visit our Family Events page

    Please check back for upcoming sibling events or subscribe to our family newsletter to keep up-to-date on upcoming events.

    APRIL EVENT: SCIENCE WORLD

    WHEN:   Saturday, April 8, 10:00am-12:00pm
    WHERE:  Telus World of Science, 1455 Quebec St, Vancouver
    WHAT:    Explore Science World take part in sibling discussion activities!
    WHO:     Families living with autism with an active CAN membership
    For more information, please contact Darcie Domes, Program Coordinator, at darcie@canucksautism.ca. 
    Online registration for this program is now closed.

    may EVENT: Footgolf

    WHEN:   Sunday, May 7, 9:45am-12:00pm
    WHERE:  Eaglequest Golf, 1001 United Boulevard
    WHAT:    Play footgolf, a combination of soccer and golf, and mini-golf with your siblings!
    WHO:     Families living with autism with an active CAN membership
    For more information, please contact Darcie Domes, Program Coordinator, at darcie@canucksautism.ca. 
    Online registration for this program is now open and will close Friday, April 14 at noon.