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We strive to inspire, teach, and motivate others to be inclusive and accepting.

Community Groups

Our goal is to empower community groups to provide families living with autism with opportunities for meaningful inclusion in all community activities.

Through training and business adaptations, we aim to educate and empower community groups to be more inclusive and supportive of families living with autism.

We have partnered with venues, attractions, restaurants and establishments to create initiatives, support projects, and provide workshops that build capacity.

We are proud to have partnered with the following community groups:

  • Vancouver International Airport
  • Telus World of Science
  • BC Sports Hall of Fame
  • Rogers Arena
  • Sky Zone

Sample Resources Co-Developed with Community Groups

Vancouver International Airport
Individuals with autism often face sensory and anxiety-related issues in new environments such as an airport. The I CAN Fly program, developed with YVR, aims to make travel more accessible for families living with autism. The program includes an annual accessibility tour, a travel resource toolkit (activity storybook, checklist, airport map and tips for travel), a step-by-step video series, and the YVR Autism Access Sticker which provides an expedited airport process through the YVR FasTrack lanes. Learn more about the I CAN Fly Program and accessibility at YVR.

Rogers Arena
In collaboration with the Vancouver Canucks, we have created an Activity Storybook that will help families living with autism prepare for their next hockey game at Rogers Arena. The Rogers Arena Activity Storybook describes the hockey game experience as well as expected social behaviours in the given context using words and pictures.

Telus World of Science
In collaboration with TELUS World of Science, we have developed an Activity Storybook that will help families living with autism navigate the Telus World of Science. Participants can read this Telus World of Science Activity Storybook prior to arriving to help prepare them and build predictability.

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To request a training workshop for your group, please fill out our Training Request Form.

“We are proud to have worked together with Canucks Autism Network for the past four years to provide more travel opportunities for families living with autism.  Through our partnership, we’ve created travel resources including videos, step-by-step story books and a new travel sticker system that is helping make our airport more inclusive and accessible for families living with autism. We look forward to continuing to work together to develop innovative new programs to ensure that we make the travel process easier and less stressful because we believe deeply that everyone should have the opportunity to travel.”

– Craig Richmond, President & CEO, Vancouver Airport Authority

“We love our relationship with the Canucks Autism Network! They are incredibly helpful and consistently supportive of our efforts to improve accessibility and better serve our community. Our team has thoroughly enjoyed the opportunities to participate in training workshops, collaborate on the development of our TELUS World of Science Activity Storybook, and work together with the CommunityWorks Canada® students. We look forward to ongoing opportunities to work together!”

– Cindy Wagner, Director of Visitor Experience, Science World