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Outdoor Rec - Victoria:12-15yrs

Power to BePurpose

The purpose of the Outdoor Rec program, in partnership with Power to Be, is to offer an introduction to youth and teens (12 -15yrs) with autism to enjoy a variety of outdoor activities in a safe and supportive environment.

Program Structure

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.

The Victoria program will take place in 2017. Please check back to this page in January 2017 for updated program details.

Outdoor Recreation for Youth with Autism in Victoria

Supports Provided

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 (ali.gorsak@canucksautism.ca) with any questions or concerns.

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. 

Program Criteria


Please note that all registration for the Outdoor Rec program will be to PENDING ENROLMENT ONLY. Specific dates of registration are included in the schedule below.  


The program will begin with a try-it day for interested participants. This is tentatively scheduled to take place in March. The program will then continue to run 3 more sessions, each exploring a different outdoor recreation activity (e.g. paddling, geocaching, nature games, etc.). More information on the try-it day and additional outdoor rec sessions will be updated to the CAN website in early January 2017.