The purpose of the Outdoor Rec program, in partnership with Power to Be, is to introduce teens and adults with autism to a variety of outdoor activities in a safe and supportive environment.
The Outdoor Rec program is led by Power to Be, and participants are highly supported by trained CAN staff and dedicated volunteers. Activities may include hiking, kayaking, snowshoeing, geocaching, and more. CAN and Power To Be will be working in collaboration to provide high-quality, outdoor recreation activities in a safe and fun environment. For more information about Power To Be, please click here.
At Canucks Autism Network, we strive to meet the needs of each participant and encourage parent collaboration. Our staff receives training on a variety of support strategies to use with participants.
Please do not hesitate to speak with the coach and support staff about strategies to use with your son or daughter (e.g., visual schedules, first-then boards, token systems, social stories, etc.) and contact the Program Coordinator, Ali Gorsak (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any questions or concerns.
- Must be of correct age when starting the program
- Have an autism diagnosis, and an active membership through the CAN Participant Membership Program
- Commitment to attend the duration of the program (See Attendance Policy)
Please check the Lower Mainland and Victoria Outdoor Rec pages for the specific program structure and registration dates.
PLEASE NOTE: This program is for participants to attend independently. Parents are asked to drop-off participants and return at the scheduled pick-up time.